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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


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thompson, Cousins part of US roster

The Associated Press

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Sepp Blatter faces judgment by FIFA ethics court he created

ZURICH (AP) - In the waning days of his presidency, Sepp Blatter attempted to save his job Thursday at the FIFA ethics committee he helped create ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mack, Autry, Edwards starring on Raiders’ defensive front

ALAMEDA (AP) - The loss of Justin Tuck to a season-ending injury and Aldon Smith to a yearlong suspension figured to be a big blow to ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Burns scores in OT, for win over Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) - Brent Burns banked the winning goal off Toronto center Peter Holland's leg 2:13 into overtime, lifting the San Jose Sharks to ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Childhood friends Ward, McCarron, 1st time face off

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco defensive back Jimmie Ward and Cincinnati quarterback AJ McCarron have been friends since their childhood in Mobile, Alabama. They will ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cueto joins Giants ready to win an ‘even year’ World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Johnny Cueto's elbow checked out just fine. The dreadlocks, too.

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US celebrates Wambach’s final game, but falls 1-0 to China

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Abby Wambach walked off the field for the final time like a rock star - mic drop and all.

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spurs set franchise mark in consecutive home wins

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points and San Antonio set a franchise record with its 23rd straight home victory, rolling past Washington.

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL changing playoff officiating procedures

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will have game referees in the playoffs consult with its director of officiating about the application of rules in situations ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gants finalize 6-year contract with pitcher Johnny Cueto

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Johnny Cueto has finalized his $130 million, six-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, passing a physical Wednesday.

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors coach Kerr feels better, hopes to return soon

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is feeling better as he deals with complications from back surgery, and hopes to be back on ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Frazier: From Reds to White Sox in 3-team, 7-player deal

CHICAGO (AP) - The White Sox were looking to add some pop while solidifying third base, and they are counting on Todd Frazier to provide it.

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers veterans try to keep team together down stretch

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks sees no need for a chat with 49ers coach Jim Tomsula after the linebacker's suggestion that San Francisco overlooked ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Mack in NFL sack lead

ALAMEDA (AP) - The sacks that had eluded Khalil Mack in a strong season for the Oakland Raiders are no longer missing.

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State burns Suns

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 27 of his season-high 43 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors responded after their first loss ...

December 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ manager tossed for slap at Terry, Kings top Rockets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento star DeMarcus Cousins' manager was ejected for slapping at Rockets guard Jason Terry on Tuesday night during the Kings' 107-97 win over ...

December 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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