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Phelps to swim three events in comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WRIGLEY TURNS 100

CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oldest ex-player dies at 102

HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sherman speaks at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stunning draw for state No. 1 Lancers

East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks skate to 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors: Bring on the trap

OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


BACK TO WORK

ALAMEDA (AP) - The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wizards work magic in OT; Pacers rebound

CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canadiens first to advance to 2nd round

MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Popovich named coach of the year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manchester United fire Moyes

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Randle leaving Kentucky for NBA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duel in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bad ‘Choice’ for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Royals get Cueto in Reds trade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for ...

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Busch grabs elusive Indy victory; comeback continues

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There was no celebratory burnout - Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks - just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis ...

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Misery for Mercedes with Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first ...

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jason Day rallies to claim Canadian Open championship

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Jason Day made himself right at home in the Canadian Open - at David Hearn's expense.

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) - Lexi Thompson made sure she didn't beat herself - and ended up defeating everyone else.

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF ...

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


With title secured, US sweeps China

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to ...

July 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (AP) - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn ...

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ Hamilton expects boos in return to Angel Stadium

ANAHEIM (AP) - Josh Hamilton expected to be booed in his first game back at Angel Stadium with the Texas Rangers.

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


USOC asks for stance on Boston ‘24

BOSTON (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the ...

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR Drivers adjust to new rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five ...

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chad Campbell shoots 63 to take Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Chad Campbell shot a 9-under 63 on Friday in the Canadian Open to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Harman.

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drug testing is coming to e-sports.

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar ...

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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