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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) - MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Bumgarner, Giants fall to Reds for 9th loss in 11 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are going these days, even a solid outing from their four-time All-Star and staff ace wasn't much help.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a hard-throwing reliever to clinch the fourth series in a row for the Athletics.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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Kings beat Hawks amid protests outside Golden1 Center

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Justin Jackson scored 11 of his season-high 20 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-90 on ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Couture’s OT goal sends Sharks past Golden Knights

SAN JOSE (AP) - Seconds after almost costing the San Jose Sharks a game with a turnover, Logan Couture ended it with his backhand.

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee.

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

NHL GMs call for change on goalie interference challenges

Coach's challenges for goaltender interference and the ensuing arguments aren't going away.

March 22, 2018 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports

McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Mickelson lose early in Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rory McIlroy put together another flawless back nine, running off five straight birdies.

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Joshua looking to be undisputed heavyweight champion in 2018

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) - If 2017 for Anthony Joshua was about becoming the world's No. 1 heavyweight, 2018 is all about creating his legacy.

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - The match ended with Serena Williams grinning at the net. She saved her worst shot for last, and after a rare ...

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Raptors

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 35 points and added 17 assists, his last setting up a late a 3-pointer by Kevin Love, and the undermanned ...

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Crosby has highlight goal, milestone 700th assist

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby ignited a rally with a highlight-reel goal and became the third active player with 700 assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-3 ...

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Celtics end Thunder’s win streak on Morris’ 3-pointer

BOSTON (AP) - Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left and the Boston Celtics stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-99 on Tuesday night.

March 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports

4th line fuels streaking Sharks in win over Devils

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jannik Hansen scored his first goal of the season and fellow fourth-liners Eric Fehr and Barclay Goodrow also scored to help the ...

March 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Sherman defends contract negotiations

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Richard Sherman walked into what used to be enemy territory at the home of the San Francisco 49ers decked out in a ...

March 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Cowboys acquire Olawale from Raiders in a fullback swap

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have traded fullback Jamize Olawale to the Dallas Cowboys in a deal that also includes a swap of picks ...

March 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Curry medically cleared to return to full practice

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry has been medically cleared to resume full practice beginning Wednesday with the hope he can return from his latest right ankle ...

March 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Anderson back with A’s on minor league deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Left-hander Brett Anderson is back pitching with the club for which he broke into the big leagues, reaching agreement on a minor league ...

March 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports

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