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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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Roddick, Fish to team up as doubles partners

After dealing with anxiety issues, former top-10 player Mardy Fish is going to give professional tennis another try. And this time, he's bringing pal ...

June 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Giants’ Heston beaten by D’backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No no-no this time for Chris Heston.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors just one win away

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then ...

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray lowers ERA to best in majors

ANAHEIM (AP) - Only twice have the Oakland Athletics had a full-time starting pitcher lead the American League in earned run average at the end of ...

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch wins rain- shortened Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming - and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blackhawks return home just 1 win away from title

CHICAGO (AP) - Kris Versteeg could have sulked or pouted when he was pulled out of the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead, the veteran forward ...

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Solo poses dilemma for US soccer team

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Once one of the prominent faces of the U.S. women's team, promoted alongside stars like Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach ...

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Park wins third straight title

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park won her third consecutive Women's PGA Championship on Sunday - and accomplished a whole lot more.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gomez wins 1st PGA Tour title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Fabian Gomez held his native flag close while celebrating his first career PGA Tour title at the St. Jude Classic. A win ...

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US still leads group after scoreless tie with Sweden

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - The United States played to a 0-0 tie with Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage Friday night in one of the most ...

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s infield hit ruins Anderson’s bid for no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Anderson lost his no-hit bid when he got hit on the right calf by Buster Posey's sharp comebacker with one ...

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pence placed on 15-day disabled list as expected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as expected because of tendinitis in his left wrist.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors get mad, get even with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Weaving his way toward Golden State's locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last ...

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trout, Calhoun HRs help Angels beat A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with eighth-inning homers, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a seesaw ...

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Defensemen starring in a tight, tense Final

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning's practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it ...

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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