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History-making sprinters celebrate Speed City return

SAN JOSE (AP) - Former Olympic sprint stars and civil activists Tommie Smith and John Carlos earned fame and scorn when they raised their gloved fists on the medal podium at the 1968 Mexico City Games and bowed their heads through the national anthem in protest during the heart of racial tension in the U.S.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Expert to Rio athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Split deepens between IOC and anti-doping leaders on Russia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The split between Olympic leaders and global anti-doping officials over the Russian doping scandal continues to deepen.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Solo downplays problems in Brazil, complains of US media

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Hope Solo is blaming the American media for spreading fear about the Zika virus and other problems ahead of the Rio Games.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Von Miller, Broncos expecting even more from Super Bowl MVP

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning called it Von Miller's "world celebrity tour," a five-month jet-setting junket of television and dance studios, A-list parties and B-roll appearances.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ready to receive: Pryor’s move from QB to WR is complete

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Racing downfield after cruising past the cornerback, Terrelle Pryor dove forward and grasped the ball with his fingertips as he fell to the turf.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Suit questions skateboarding anti-doping effort

NEW YOKR (AP) - A lawsuit accuses the group trying to bring skateboarding into the 2020 Olympics of skirting anti-doping rules and giving favors to an IOC official that led to the ouster of a rival group from the negotiating table.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taurasi helps US women’s hoops team beats Australia

NEW YORK (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's national basketball team capped off their pre-Olympic tour with a dominant offensive show against Australia.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Aussie hit again: computer, shirts stolen at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A laptop and team shirts have been stolen from Australia's accommodation at the Olympic athletes' village while the building was being evacuated because of a small fire, the head of the team's delegation at the Rio Games said Sunday.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephan Jaeger finishes off record Web.com Tour romp

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger broke one more Web.com Tour record and tied another Sunday in the Ellie Mae Classic, finishing his four-day scoring frenzy at TPC Stonebrae at 30-under 250.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thailand’s Jutanugarn wins Women’s British Open

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn was flirting with another Sunday meltdown, her six-stroke lead down to one after a double bogey on the par-4 13th at tree-lined Woburn.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade Burns to Royals for Eibner

CLEVELAND (AP) - Outfielder Billy Burns was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday for outfield prospect Brett Eibner.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski gives Earthquakes draw

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski volleyed home Cordell Cato's chip pass in the 59th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes held on for a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Yankees admit MLB has changed, start to retool

NEW YORK (AP) - Watching a second straight loss to last-place Tampa Bay convinced the New York Yankees it was time to shift more fully into sell mode. So late Saturday night, owner Hal Steinbrenner gave the go-ahead.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Hayden moving inside to defend the slot

NAPA (AP) - Raiders defensive back DJ Hayden knows his NFL career might already be at a crossroads after just three seasons.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Kyle Shanahan leads group of 5 1st-time NFL coaches

SANTA CLARA. (AP) - For Kyle Shanahan, getting NFL players to believe in you as a coach comes down to one main thing.

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros boost rotation with trade for Verlander

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, just before the deadline for having players ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Angels get slugging Outfielder Justin Upton in deal with Tigers

ANAHEIM (AP) - Justin Upton is eager to get back into a playoff race. The Los Angeles Angels badly need another big bat to bolster their ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wacha bounces back, Grichuk homers as Cards top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Wacha pitched six strong innings and Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Davis’ late TD rallies Seahawks past Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Austin Davis threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Lawler with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks beat ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Beathard’s long run leads 49ers to victory

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard capped an impressive preseason with a surprising 62-yard touchdown run that helped the San Francisco 49ers beat ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US hosts World Cup qualifier in New York area for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. is playing a World Cup qualifier in the New York metropolitan area for the first time, a critical match ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Texans ready to head home to Houston

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texans headed home to flood-ravaged Houston after their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys was canceled Wednesday.

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Packers reach agreement to sign LB Ahmad Brooks

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A person familiar with the discussions says that the Green Bay Packers and free agent linebacker Ahmad Brooks have agreed to a one-year ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova wins again; No. 4 Zverev, No. 8 Tsonga out

NEW YORK (AP) - No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mariners bolster staff, get RHP Mike Leake from Cardinals

SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league infielder Rayder Ascanio as Seattle tries to ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Carr recalls boost 4th preseason game gave him as rookie

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr will most definitely spend Thursday night on the sideline, wearing no pads and cheering his Oakland Raiders teammates on in the ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Seth Roberts to 2-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed wide receiver Seth Roberts to a two-year contract extension through 2019.

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Trout, Pujols, Pennington rally Angels over A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout went 4 for 4 with a homer and scored four times in his return to the lineup, Albert Pujols connected twice ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wood homers and helps pitch Padres to win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Travis Wood homered and pitched into the fifth inning, Jose Pirela also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the San ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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