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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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Del Rio’s return to Jacksonville elicits ‘fond memories’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has no idea what kind of reception he'll get in Jacksonville on Sunday.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Knicks anxious to get Derrick Rose back with team

Derrick Rose will likely have no more than just a few practices to get ready for opening night with the New York Knicks.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Taylor Swift, title chase spice up US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With the promise of blue skies and some sizzling pop from Taylor Swift, the U.S. Grand Prix is back after all ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cubs homer twice in win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cleveland reliever chosen MVP of ALCS

TORONTO (AP) - MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

HOUSTON (AP) - His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

GMs pick Warriors over Cavs in this season’s Finals

The NBA's general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland matchup in this season's NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to ...

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Barkley says Warriors still a flawed team even with Durant

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that ...

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Hill outpitches Arrieta; Dodgers beat Cubs for NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fourteen months removed from independent ball on Long Island, Rich Hill pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 2-1 NL Championship Series ...

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians

TORONTO (AP) - Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Pavelski’s late goal lifts Sharks past Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton helped the San Jose Sharks get a big win after a rough loss across town the previous ...

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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