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Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Garcia helps Earthquakes beat Sounders

SEATTLE (AP) - Matias Perez Garcia set up Sanna Nyassi's first-half goal, and then scored in the second half to help the San Jose Earthquake ...

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Parade, large rally celebrate NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The streets of Oakland were awash in yellow and blue as hundreds of thousands of fans watched and cheered the Golden State Warriors ...

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Coughlin sets American record in the 50 back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Natalie Coughlin chatted with teammates and helped one of them fix her starting block. Then the Olympic gold medalist set an American ...

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s grand slam helps Giants beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants got two RBIs each from Brandon Crawford and Matt Duffy in ...

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pujols slam, errors sink A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Albert Pujols hit a grand slam to highlight an eight-run seventh inning and drove in five runs, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied ...

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harper sore, but avoids disabled list for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper's strained left hamstring kept him out of Friday's game against Pittsburgh, which came as no surprise after his nasty ...

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


While feds investigate, MLB holds back on hacking probe

The case of compromised Houston Astros player intel is a federal investigation, not a baseball probe, says MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth, Reed share lead at US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Unbeaten as Ryder Cup teammates, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth now chase a U.S. Open title this weekend at Chambers ...

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks to let John Scott, Scott Hannan leave as free agents

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will let forward John Scott and defenseman Scott Hannan leave as unrestricted free agents next month but have ...

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stenson, Johnson share lead at US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - So much for Chambers Bay being the star of this U.S. Open. Thursday turned into another horror show for Tiger ...

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong shuts down Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong and three relievers combined on a five-hitter to give San Francisco its major league-leading 11th shutout, a 7-0 victory over the ...

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Offense sputters for Graveman, Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics rookie pitcher Kendall Graveman used his recent demotion to the minors as motivation to get back on track.

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors believe more titles could be in their future

OAKLAND (AP) - The parade is not until Friday. The Golden State Warriors are already looking ahead to what could be a promising future.

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval benched after using Instagram during game

ATLANTA (AP) - Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched by manager John Farrell for Thursday night's game against Atlanta after using his ...

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


GM Jeff Luhnow at center of Cardinals-Astros hacking scandal

HOUSTON (AP) - The analytical approach to stocking the roster helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series in 2011 and is starting to pay ...

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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