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Froome comes within inches of disaster at Tour

GAP, France (AP) - Hurtling too fast for comfort down a twisty, turning foothill of the Alps, Tour de France leader Chris Froome faced a high-speed choice between risk and reward.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods looking for 1 key shot to turn his fortunes

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - British Open champions at Muirfield are more likely to be found on a ballot for the Hall of Fame than the bottom of a betting sheet. It has never been known as a haven for long shots, which would seem to bode well for someone like Tiger Woods.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB on track for more instant replay in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay next year.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


All-Star game played under drug cloud

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Davis knows power surges lead to suspicion in the 21st century. The debate has even trickled down to clubhouse banter.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Union says drug bans likely not served this year

NEW YORK (AP) - The baseball players' association says any suspensions resulting from the sport's latest drug investigation likely won't be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds, Giants set for July 23 doubleheader in SF

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds will wear home uniforms and bat last, if needed, in the first game of a July 23 doubleheader at San Francisco.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign punter, kicker Schmidt to 3-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted punter and kickoff specialist Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes steals show from All-Stars, wins HR Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - The Home Run Derby champion didn't even make the All-Star team.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Boys of summer: Young phenoms hit All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sir Nick can't resist another shot at Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - If given the option, Nick Faldo would prefer not to be standing over a putt to win the British Open.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Real Madrid tops Forbes' most valuable teams list

NEW YORK (AP) - Real Madrid tops Forbes' list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Froome looks unbeatable in Tour de France quest

ENTRECHAUX, France (AP) - There appears to be little to stop Chris Froome from reaching the Champs-Elysees on Sunday in the yellow jersey and becoming the second straight British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Henry, Keane selected by MLS to play Roma

NEW YORK (AP) - The Major League Soccer team that will face Roma in the league's All-Star game will have an international flavor.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Italian police raid Jamaican sprinters' hotel

ROME (AP) - Italian police confiscated unidentified substances Monday in a raid on the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were staying after each tested positive for banned stimulants.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


World Peace says he'll sign with Knicks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Metta World Peace is coming home to play for the New York Knicks.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2

NEW YORK (AP) - Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

MIAMI (AP) - A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams did not hesitate when asked to describe her performance Wednesday, when she took her heaviest defeat since she was 16 years old.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British want an NFL team in London

LONDON (AP) - The British government wants an NFL team based in London.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Series rating for opener drops to low

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos have bad memory of Chargers

The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slumping Bears hope to slow No. 6 Oregon, Mariota

BERKELEY (AP) - With his banged-up and beleaguered secondary still trying to get healthy, California coach Sonny Dykes wouldn't mind getting a break in the schedule.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Breeders’ Cup Classic draws in a crowded field

ARCADIA (AP) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and undefeated Shared Belief will face off in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic next week, with Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist also in the overcrowded field.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MadBum, Giants cool off KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Shaw shoulders blame for Stanford’s slide

STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw has answered questions about Stanford's ability to remain a football powerhouse since he succeeded Jim Harbaugh as coach in January 2011, and the debate fires up any time his team begins to slide.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy-Ventura for Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Michael Sam released from practice squad

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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