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CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday.

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee matches British Open record

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dee Gordon returns from suspension

MIAMI (AP) - Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants trade for All-Star Nunez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arsenal tops MLS All-Stars at Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Didier Drogba hardly felt like celebrating his goal given the MLS All-Stars missed multiple late scoring chances that cost them their all-star game against Premier League power Arsenal.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders game in Mexico City sells out in minutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing.

July 28, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Pro Sports


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


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KAEP SITS ON SIDELINES

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Blaine Gabbert overcame a shaky start to throw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Vance McDonald before the Houston Texans rallied in the ...

August 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Palmer solid, but Raiders reserves dominate

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carson Palmer directed a 73-yard drive for a field goal in his one series before the Oakland Raiders backups dominated their Arizona ...

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Orioles back in first in AL East with win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mark Trumbo regained the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the Baltimore Orioles moved back into first place in ...

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Day 7 of Rio Olympics: Ledecky outshines Phelps

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Katie Ledecky even upstaged Michael Phelps at the Olympics on Friday.

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis, Alonso spark Atheltics vs Mariners

OAKLAND (AP) - Yonder Alonso hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning off rookie Joe Wieland and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-3 on ...

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes beat Whitecaps for first road win of season

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Quincy Amarikwa and Simon Dawkins scored to help the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Friday night for ...

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tight shoulder limits QB Colin Kaepernick at 49ers practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick did not throw the football for a second straight day at practice for the San Francisco 49ers as he deals ...

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Messi says he will again play for national team

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - For the love of his country, Lionel Messi has reconsidered his decision to quit international soccer and will continue playing for ...

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Returning McCaffrey helps ease Stanford’s transition at QB

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford heads into the season with questions about which player will touch the ball first after the snap.

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cal hopes transfer Davis Webb eases transition from Goff era

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Davis Webb made an immediate impression when he arrived at California this summer with his tireless work ethic.

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod doubles in Yanks’ finale

NEW YORK (AP) - His tribute ended by a storm, Alex Rodriguez began his final game with the New York Yankees by hitting a run-scoring double ...

August 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders scout sites for Reno training camp

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Business executives who want to bring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas met with northern Nevada lawmakers to get them up to ...

August 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers excited for joint practice with Texans

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After spending nearly two weeks only lining up against teammates, the San Francisco 49ers are looking forward to the opportunity to hit ...

August 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Trumbo’s slam helps O’s avoid sweep in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - For the first few innings, the final starter in the Oakland Athletics' improvised eight-man rotation did just fine.

August 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod leaves without fans’ love

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez's time with the New York Yankees will be remembered for one World Series title, two MVP awards and countless ...

August 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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