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US beats Spain in men’s basketball, will play for gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US beats Italy for gold in women’s water polo

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ashleigh Johnson and KK Clark joined a couple of Brazilian dancers for a samba lesson. Maggie Steffens grabbed an American flag for the party on the pool deck. One by one, the players draped their gold medals around the neck of grieving coach Adam Krikorian.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ramirez-Stevenson Olympic final could be boxing classic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The two most successful nations in Olympic boxing history somehow haven't faced each other with a gold medal on the line in 20 years.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Volleyball classic: US men lose 5-set semifinal to Italy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his sport.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

BERKELEY (AP) - Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise a strategy to deal with playing a game on the other side of the world.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Howard, Zimmerman cleared of drug allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Si Woo Kim shoots Wyndham-record 10-under 60 to take lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport's most radical changes in decades.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Cain on 15-day disabled list with sore back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants finally get some offense in win over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had stymied the New York Mets over the years with his pitching. This time, the Giants' ace turned the tables and delivered the big blow with his bat.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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OT: Texans beat Colts

HOUSTON (AP) - Nick Novak made a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Houston Texans to a 26-23 comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts ...

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw helps Dodgers blank Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - So much for October closer. With his Dodgers desperate for a win, Clayton Kershaw delivered the most dominant start of his checkered playoff ...

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaep tunes out fans in loss

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick didn't feel extra nerves, hear the boos or concern himself with the disparaging T-shirts being sold outside ...

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bills McCoy runs it up on former coach Kelly, 49ers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - LeSean McCoy can finally come clean about the bitter feelings he once had toward 49ers coach Chip Kelly.

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sunk by defensive woes

OAKLAND (AP) - As the Oakland defense struggled through the first five weeks of the season, Derek Carr and the offense managed to repeatedly pick the ...

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland’s Bauer brings drone to news conference

TORONTO (AP) - Trevor Bauer and his drone were ready to explain themselves.

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Steele rallies to win PGA opener at Safeway Open

NAPA (AP) - Brendan Steele figured out how to finish at Silverado and won the Safeway Open for his first PGA Tour victory in more than ...

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Harvick wins at Kansas to reach next Chase round

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - No matter what kind of misfortune befalls Kevin Harvick in the early rounds of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship ...

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Diamondback shire Boston’s Hazen as next general manager

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Boston Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen as their general manager.

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tornaghi gets shutout in 1st MLS start, Caps tie Quakes

SAN JOSE. (AP) - Paolo Tornaghi had a clean sheet in his first MLS start and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on ...

October 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bills more concerned with Kaepernick as QB than activist

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - It's a free country, so it makes no difference to Rex Ryan whether Colin Kaepernick continues to kneel in ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio’s gambles help carry Raiders into 1st place

OAKLAND (AP) - Whether it's going for the win with a late 2-point conversion instead of kicking the safer extra point or passing up easy ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders move to Vegas looks more likely

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada took a giant step closer to becoming home of the Raider Nation on Friday, after state lawmakers narrowly approved a ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders will be without running back Latavius Murray again

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders running back Latavius Murray will miss his second consecutive game because of a toe injury, leaving rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lindor homers as Indians race past Jays in ALCS opener

CLEVELAND (AP) - When the ball disappeared over the outfield wall, Francisco Lindor raised his right fist and took off.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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