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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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Drought is over as Golden State reigns

CLEVELAND (AP) - As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron ...

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings’ future home to be called Golden 1 Center

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Credit Union have reached an agreement on a naming rights deal for the NBA team's future ...

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sogard’s spoils his former coach’s debut

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Oakland's Eric Sogard took pleasure in helping ruin a big day for his former college coach, Padres interim manager Pat Murphy.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wambach’s goal gives US a win over Nigeria

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the U.S. women's national team went on to beat Nigeria ...

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants snap 9-game home skid with win over Mariners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Things have been going so bad at home for the San Francisco Giants that they didn't even have a lead at ...

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player database

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally hacked into a computer database of the Houston Astros to ...

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NEW YORK (AP) — Even former Kansas City Royals are doing well in fan voting for the All-Star starter

NEW YORK (AP) - Even former Kansas City Royals are doing well in fan voting for the All-Star starters.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors fans celebrate NBA title

OAKLAND (AP) - Warriors' fans honked their horns and danced in streets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to celebrate their team's first NBA title ...

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron can’t deliver title to Cleveland despite great effort

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James pulled off his sunglasses, and there was no hiding the hurt in his eyes.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy feels at home on Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Rory McIlroy didn't fare so well the last time he played links golf. He shot an 80 at Royal County ...

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson still seeking elusive title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Phil Mickelson loped off the first tee at Chambers Bay early Tuesday, the morning sun still hidden within a slate-gray sky ...

June 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blackhawks secure another Stanley Cup title

CHICAGO (AP) - Jonathan Toews raised the Stanley Cup over his head and soaked in the cheers from the adoring crowd. Patrick Kane pumped his right ...

June 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kerr knows it’s difficult to clinch title

CLEVELAND (AP) - Steve Kerr's players had never been to the NBA Finals, so only he knows what the Golden State Warriors face in Game ...

June 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants set record at home with loss to M’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are reaching new lows at home where they have been far more reliable in recent years on the ...

June 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Confident Cavs aim to force Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) - Wearing a leather Cavaliers cap and a steely look, LeBron James used his postgame platform to proclaim that he's "the best player ...

June 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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