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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 line in 20 years.

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 big, leaping swings.

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 sport.

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 a strategy to deal with playing a game on the other side of the world.

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 substances.

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 because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Si Woo Kim shoots Wyndham-record 10-under 60 to take lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

MLB may consider limits on pitching changes

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport's most radical changes in decades.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants place Cain on 15-day disabled list with sore back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants finally get some offense in win over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had stymied the New York Mets over the years with his pitching. This time, the Giants' ace turned the tables and delivered the big blow with his bat.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Lacy helps power Packers past Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Eddie Lacy's powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Darvish ends losing streak against A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have more wins against Yu Darvish than any other major league team, and Coco Crisp quickly put them ahead again with a homer on the second pitch of the game.

August 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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Goodell: A lot of work to before NFL approves Vegas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is "still a lot of work to be done" before the NFL considers Las Vegas as a possible ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Panthers too much for San Francisco

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers might have to rely on Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne to carry their running game for a while.

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Del Rio: ‘Blame me’ for Raiders D’s struggles

OAKLAND (AP) - The offseason additions meant to fortify Oakland's defense have only led to a historically bad start for the Raiders.

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants slip in wild-card race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Perhaps there was a hangover from a stinging loss the previous night, or maybe the Cardinals' heralded pitching prospect is on the ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Ex-Alabama WRs take center stage when Raiders host Falcons

OAKLAND (AP) - When Amari Cooper arrived at Alabama back in 2012, he immediately started studying film of an old Crimson Tide receiver he wanted to ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers’ defense gets bigger test vs. Panthers QB Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It's time to find out if the San Francisco defense is for real.

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Lucroy’s walk-off single gives Rangers win over A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jonathan Lucroy's two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Texas Rangers a 7-6 victory over the Oakland ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants beat Cards, extend wild-card gap over St. Louis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All that talk about Buster Posey's second-half power drought was answered with one mighty swing in a September game that mattered ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports

No matter what, Team Penske will win an IndyCar title

SONOMA (AP) - Team Penske rolled into the title-deciding IndyCar race last season quite confident about its chances to win a championship. The organization had three ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Golovkin hovers over Canelo-Smith fight in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Liam Smith kept things respectful in the traditional stare down with Canelo Alvarez, ending it with a handshake in less than 10 ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Paul Broadhurst leads PGA Tour Champions at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Paul Broadhurst shot a 6-under 66 at Pebble Beach on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Forte scores 3 TDs leading Jets to win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Forte scored three touchdown runs and Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Rex Ryan's defense, leading the New York Jets ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders hoping to ignite missing pass rush

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - It hasn't taken long for the Raiders to get a pretty good feel for how teams plan to counter the tandem ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO (AP) - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Vogt drives in 5 runs as A’s win to sweep 4 from Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryon Healy's long shot left the Kansas City Royals a longshot to return to postseason play.

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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