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British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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Leicester in EPL spotlight

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - A glance at the top of Europe's big leagues tells a mostly familiar story after a third of the season.

November 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Klitschko out to silence Fury

BERLIN (AP) - Tyson Fury's promise to end Wladimir Klitschko's long heavyweight reign in Duesseldorf on Saturday is nothing the defending champion hasn't ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Spieth, Scott struggle in Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) - Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott struggled to even-par 71s in the hot, windy opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday, leaving them ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Big 1st half lifts Michigan to rout of Charlotte

FULLERTON (AP) - Denzel Valentine had a triple-double of 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 3 Michigan State beat Boston College 99-68 Thursday ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Rookie 49ers QB prepares

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Dylan Thompson has spent the majority of his rookie season as the scout team quarterback, posing as Aaron Rodgers, Carson Palmer or ...

November 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Cooper’s big season slowed by drops

ALAMEDA (AP) - When he was drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders more than five months ago, the book on Amari Cooper was ...

November 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kane’s 2 assists help Blackhawks beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks count on getting production from Patrick Kane. When someone like Andrew Desjardins also gets into the act, they are ...

November 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Gay scores 36 as Kings beat Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Rudy Gay scored 36 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks 121-113 on Wednesday night for their second road victory of ...

November 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Warriors make NBA history with 16-0 start

OAKLAND (AP) - The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points ...

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Johnny Manziel benched by Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Dropped from starter to third-stringer - without playing a game.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders losing streak dampens playoff talk

ALAMEDA (AP) - Earlier this month, Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson wanted his teammates to embrace the idea of talking about the playoffs.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Favre, Warner, Owens among hall semifinalists

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Stanford has added speed

STANFORD (AP) - Stanford became a college football powerhouse behind its power offense.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Bengals’ Peko pops off, then protests his innocence

NEW YORK - The Bengals were either busted or they got a bum rap.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

New stars to give Kapalua its strongest field in a decade

The start of a new year on the PGA Tour at Kapalua lost some sizzle when Tiger Woods stopped going after 2005, which was four ...

November 24, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports

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