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Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics - virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky took refuge from the rain inside a garage stall that was being used as the site of the drivers meeting.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


4-run 7th costs A’s in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - All it took was one bad play and one bad inning to derail the Oakland Athletics.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embrace new expectations Going into camp

NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his Oakland Raiders team that might finally have the ingredients to end a 13-year playoff drought.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Irving help lift US to ugly win

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign defensive lineman to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any shot at making the cut in the PGA Championship.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday.

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some ...

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLS could be big loser if Columbus moves to Austin

Congratulations, Major League Soccer.

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Top-ranked UConn routs No. 20 California

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma has put together a tough schedule for his UConn Huskies for the next week. They might be without Katie Lou ...

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bobrovsky makes 36 saves, Blue Jackets beat Rangers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves for his 21st career shutout and Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin scored in the Columbus Blue Jackets ...

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steelers drill Titans

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Another uninspiring half in the books in a season littered with them for a team that expects to play deep into January and ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sock advances with Federer to semifinals at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - In his ATP Finals debut, Jack Sock joined Roger Federer in the semifinals.

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Truex maintains role as favorite at NASCAR’s media day

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's four championship contenders were seated elbow-to-elbow previewing their upcoming title race when they were asked to give one word ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players' association.

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rockets Fertitta interested in NHL team in Houston

New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn't exist under the NBA team's ...

November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Steven Stamkos leads Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves to beat mentor Ben Bishop, and the Tampa Bay ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros’ Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins’ Stanton NL honor

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Panthers’ win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 35 saves for his 74th career shutout and the Florida Panthers blanked the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Thursday night ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cook opening up Raiders passing game

ALAMEDA (AP) - As tight end Jared Cook has gotten more comfortable in the Raiders offense he's become an increasingly reliable downfield threat for quarterback ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brown, Irving help Celtics rally for win

BOSTON (AP) - Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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