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Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco

BOSTON (AP) - Jake Peavy showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick's two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign cornerback Amerson to 4-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback David Amerson to a four-year contract extension.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woods out of PGA as rehab continues

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship, the first time he will go an entire year without playing a major.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lefty chasing the other Nicklaus mark

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Tiger Woods isn't the only player chasing Jack Nicklaus in the majors.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Now or never for Quintana at Tour de France

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - As the Tour de France heads toward the Alps, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have only a few opportunities left to try and derail Chris Froome's bid for a third title in four years.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UFC: Brock Lesnar also failed fight-night doping test

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The UFC says heavyweight Brock Lesnar failed a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Doi and Cornet advance in BOTW Classic

STANFORD AP) - Fifth-seeded Misaki Doi and No. 7 seed Alize Cornet each needed three sets on Monday night to advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephens upset, Querrey advances at Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Querrey advanced despite not having his giant-slaying best. Sloane Stephens didn't have any of her best and is going home.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

LONDON (AP) - With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes - all or even some - will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Olympic tickets: Prices could drop for non-Brazilian buyers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Sports fans living outside Brazil who bought tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign P Drabek to minor league deal

BOSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former first-round pick Kyle Drabek to a minor league deal.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Kershaw out for series vs Nats because of back pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won't pitch this week against Washington because of nagging back pain.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taillon hit in head by liner but stays in game

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pirates rookie pitcher Jameson Taillon was struck in the head by a line drive but remained in the game on Tuesday night.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Early mistake costs Athletics in defeat

CHICAGO (AP) - The Oakland Athletics made another costly mistake Sunday.

August 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF giants fall; slip out of 1st in NL West

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia combined on a three-hitter and Yoenis Cespedes homered off Jeff Samardzija, leading the New York Mets over ...

August 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


In Bolt’s shadow, US team keeps raking in medals

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - In the shadow of mighty Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix achieved something unprecedented in women's track and field Friday by winning ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lochte’s apology is about as real as his story

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ryan Lochte's apology was about as real as his story.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Graveman tosses 2-hitter, Davis homers as A’s rout White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Kendall Graveman was so dominant it left Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin searching for a clock.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cueto snaps winless skid and helps Giants beat Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Johnny Cueto pitched seven effective innings and ended his six-start winless streak, and the San Francisco Giants broke away late from the ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Clark, Horst score; Dynamo win for 1st time since July 2

SAN JOSE (AP) - Ricardo Clark and David Horst scored and the Houston Dynamo won for the first time since July 2, beating the San Jose ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US beats Spain in men’s basketball, will play for gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US beats Italy for gold in women’s water polo

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ashleigh Johnson and KK Clark joined a couple of Brazilian dancers for a samba lesson. Maggie Steffens grabbed an American flag ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ramirez-Stevenson Olympic final could be boxing classic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The two most successful nations in Olympic boxing history somehow haven't faced each other with a gold medal on the ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Volleyball classic: US men lose 5-set semifinal to Italy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

BERKELEY (AP) - Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Howard, Zimmerman cleared of drug allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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