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Drug in Sharapova doping case used by Soviet troops in 1980s

MOSCOW (AP) - The drug at the center of Maria Sharapova's doping case, regularly given to Soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while fighting in Afghanistan, is normally prescribed for medical use for periods of four to six weeks.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova owns up to failed drug test but still loses sponsors

MOSCOW (AP) - Nike and other sponsors swiftly distanced themselves from Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after the world's highest-earning female athlete outed herself as a longtime user of a recently banned drug.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida-based soccer consultant and match agent who was once licensed by FIFA pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy in a New York City court Tuesday, admitting that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure media and marketing contracts.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Megatron’ shuts down after 9 years

DETROIT (AP) - Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders quietly stepped away from football.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars land Broncos DL Jackson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars took the first step - a huge one - in rebuilding their defense Tuesday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova awaits sanctions after failing doping test

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Illinois hires Lovie Smith to coach football team

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - In a conference where Jim Harbaugh's star power and Urban Meyer's national-title pedigree dominate the news, Illinois has become an afterthought and the headlines lately have been about the coaches who've been fired or accused of misbehavior.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles agree to trade running back Murray to Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - DeMarco Murray will be leaving Philadelphia after only one season for Tennessee in a trade the Titans hope gives them the running threat they've lacked since releasing Chris Johnson, while the Eagles rid themselves of one of the contracts signed by former coach Chip Kelly.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Peavy better in 2nd start

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco veteran right-hander Jake Peavy pitched much better in his second start, but the Texas Rangers rallied for a 6-5 victory Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vogt blasts 2 home runs for A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit a pair of home runs and drove in four and the Oakland Athletics beat a Kansas City Royals split squad 6-4 on Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellis, A’s look to improve IF

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Ellis sprang out of the Oakland clubhouse just as he did during his rookie season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Funny, tearful farewell for Manning

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning got through the weekend thanks to hundreds of texts and calls from men he played against or alongside over his unparalleled 18-year NFL career.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores in OT and Sharks edge Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Martin Jones kept the San Jose Sharks rolling on the road.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis scores 31, Pelicans storm back to beat Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis and the Pelicans refuse to give up on what has been a largely disappointing, injury-riddled season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry is first player to make 300 3s in a single season

OAKLAND (AP) - As all the records keep piling up for Stephen Curry, he is far from ready to pick a favorite.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Arena says pressure on US team has increased

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Arena knows the job of U.S. soccer coach has changed since his last game a decade ago.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chapecoense vows to compete, possibly with borrowed players

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) - Six players, a handful of support staff, and deep sorrow are all that remain of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods returns amid varied expectations, high interest

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Outfielder Matt Joyce agrees to $11M, 2-year deal with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Matt Joyce hopes to play more regularly again in his new role with the Oakland Athletics, who needed a new outfielder to fill ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders pass rusher Mack steps up production

ALAMEDA (AP) - With the game on the line, the Carolina Panthers sent three blockers in Khalil Mack's direction to no avail.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Carr says no limitations from injured finger

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr says he will have no limitations this week because of the injured pinkie on his throwing hand that forced him to ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A scheduled game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed Wednesday night by the NBA because of condensation on the court ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Couture leads Sharks to yet another win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings have one of the NHL's liveliest rivalries, the ice has been ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers Kelly has no interest in Oregon job

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday that he has no interest in the Oregon Ducks coaching job and has ...

November 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Burns’ OT goal leads Sharks past Coyotes

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 19 seconds into overtime and the San Jose Sharks wrapped up a successful homestand with a ...

November 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick showing improvement for 49ers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald remembers quarterback Colin Kaepernick leading the team to the NFC championship game in 2013 with ...

November 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arena: US ‘fighting for our lives’ in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods is back, and only he knows for how long

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Returning to golf was always going to be an easier decision for Tiger Woods than knowing when to leave.

November 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Antetokounmpo ties career scoring high, Bucks rout Cavs

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Giannis Antetokounmpo tied a career high with 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-101 on Tuesday night.

November 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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