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MLB OKs sex orientation harass policy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Selig insists 'This sport is cleaner than ever'

NEW YORK (AP) - With his staff pursuing yet another investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, Commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball's drug-testing program on the eve of the All-Star game and insisted "this sport is cleaner than it's ever been."

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harvey to start All-Star game; Rivera to finish?

NEW YORK (AP) - The first and last pitch of the All-Star game could well be "New York, New York."

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox fall to A’s in 11 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Matt Thornton didn't have a problem with the pitch he served up for a game-winning hit in his Boston debut.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum still the Freak after 148-pitch no-hitter

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked into the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse late Sunday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Zito loses again on the road, as SF falls to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Barry Zito had another road misadventure, forcing the San Francisco Giants to be happy with winning three of four games against the last-place San Diego Padres.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Melancon, Romo, Tillman among six new All-Stars

NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh pitcher Mark Melancon was picked as a replacement for the NL All-Star team Sunday, giving the Pirates five players in the game for the first time since 1972.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dixon sweeps IndyCar’s doubleheader

TORONTO (AP) - Scott Dixon went into Pocono Raceway a week ago ranked seventh in the IndyCar standings and approaching the one-year mark on his last victory.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vickers a surprise winner at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Teenager Spieth is youngest PGA winner in 82 years

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth can say that he's accomplished something that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy never did.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson wins Scottish Open after playoff

INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson doffed his cap to an adoring and applauding crowd in the grandstands overlooking the 18th green at the Scottish Open, and walked to the side of the putting surface to hug his wife and three children.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kenny Perry shoots 63 to win US Senior Open tournament

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gay, Powell, Simpson all test positive for banned substances

NEW YORK (AP) - The list reads like a Who's Who among the world's best sprinters:

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Victor Cruz apologizes for Zimmerman tweet

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has apologized for a message he sent on Twitter in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s 5 RBIs carry Giants to win vs Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - All-Star Buster Posey drove in a season-high five runs and Chad Gaudin and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

July 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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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


Bruins hold off Sharks to win

BOSTON (AP) - Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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