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UK Olympic doping ban declared illegal

LONDON (AP) - Sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar will be eligible to compete for Britain at the London Games after the country's lifetime Olympic ban for doping offenders was found to be unlawful by sports' top court.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Capuano struck out nine while combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, James Loney drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 2-0 victory Sunday.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - CC Sabathia steadied New York's rocky rotation with eight sharp innings, Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for eighth on the career RBIs list and the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Sunday despite leaving 14 men on base in the first six innings.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


3B Brandon Inge to sign with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to sign with the Oakland Athletics, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NBA playoff capsules

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Paul hit a pair of free throws with 23.7 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from 27 down to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-98 Sunday night in the opening game of the Western Conference series.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL playoff capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Danny Briere scored 4:36 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nadal beats Ferrer for 7th Barcelona win

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beating David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in Sunday's Barcelona Open final.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dufner takes Zurich Classic for 1st Tour win

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Jason Dufner's recent late-tournament struggles made it easy to understand why a putt under 2 feet on a playoff hole at the Zurich Classic made him more nervous than the thought of getting married next weekend.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stacy Lewis holds off Thompson in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Stacy Lewis sweated out a win that came down to the last pressurized putt in a day full of them.

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

HORSE RACING

April 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants 2B Sanchez taken off rehab assignment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez made repairs on his uniform pants as he discussed his latest setback since recovering from shoulder surgery last August.

April 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McCarthy pitches Athletics to win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics had only five hits Friday night. Thanks to Brandon McCarthy's solid pitching, that was enough.

April 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Hundley has 4 hits as Padres beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nick Hundley has put his poor offensive start behind him just as San Diego has begun to turn it around after a poor start.

April 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter scored on a passed ball with one out in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees rallied to hand the Tigers their fifth straight loss, 7-6 on Friday night, hours after Detroit left fielder Delmon Young was arraigned on a hate crime harassment charge.

April 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League Capsules

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday had three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals scored eight runs in the third inning Friday night, roughing up Yovani Gallardo in a 13-1 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers.

April 27, 2012 | | 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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