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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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Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wily Peralta returns for Brewers & shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball's hottest teams in his first start in more ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sonny Gray throws 3-hitter, Oakland A’s beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched a masterful three-hitter for his second shutout in July, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their four-game losing streak with ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports

NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

DENVER (AP) - After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nationals land Papelbon in trade

MIAMI (AP) - The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets reliever Mejia banned for year

NEW YORK (AP) - Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


USOC moves on after Boston debacle

Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods running out of chances to salvage season

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods knows he's played poorly over the past two years. Now, he's facing the prospect of an early end ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Run-in with reporter triggered Herrera’s ouster

MEXICO CITY (AP) - In the end it wasn't the middling on-field performance by Mexico's national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors trade David Lee for Wallace, Babb

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and ...

July 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) - The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade ...

July 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat ...

July 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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