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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


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (AP) - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn ...

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ Hamilton expects boos in return to Angel Stadium

ANAHEIM (AP) - Josh Hamilton expected to be booed in his first game back at Angel Stadium with the Texas Rangers.

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


USOC asks for stance on Boston ‘24

BOSTON (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the ...

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR Drivers adjust to new rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five ...

July 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chad Campbell shoots 63 to take Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Chad Campbell shot a 9-under 63 on Friday in the Canadian Open to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Harman.

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drug testing is coming to e-sports.

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar ...

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gordon honored at boyhood home before final Brickyard 400

PITTSBORO, Ind. (AP) - Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana.

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio ready to enter Hall

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John ...

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Martin, Donaldson homer to help Blue Jays power past A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - The highest-scoring offense in the majors is heating up at the right time.

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade Kazmir to his hometown Astros for 2 minor leaguers

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting ...

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


After stunning Gold Cup loss, US looks for positive spin

ATLANTA (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in ...

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica stuns US in semifinals

ATLANTA (AP) - The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Davis beats out infield single as A’s top Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ike Davis beat out an infield single with two outs in the 10th inning that went to replay review, lifting the Oakland ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA leaning toward no playoff guarantee for division winners

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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