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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) - MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants fall to Reds for 9th loss in 11 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are going these days, even a solid outing from their four-time All-Star and staff ace wasn't much help.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a hard-throwing reliever to clinch the fourth series in a row for the Athletics.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Giants top Dodgers despite injuries to Cueto, Crawford

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Belt homered to help the San Francisco Giants overcome injuries to All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto and shortstop Brandon ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick on threats: If it happens, you’ve proved my point

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Springer delivers, Astros hold off Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - George Springer hit a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tebow homers in batting practice at Day 2 of camp

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow says he's just trying to get better each day in the New York Mets' instructional league.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scully lends play-by-play to Dodgers-Giants fracas

The Associated Press

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US eliminated from World Cup of Hockey after loss to Canada

TORONTO (AP) - Patrick Kane was on the verge of tears as the final horn sounded on another American loss to Canada.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


One cup is stealing the spotlight away from the other

ATLANTA (AP) - Here's one argument against the notion that money is ruining golf: The PGA Tour is playing for $69 million over the final ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


AP Power Rankings: Pats, Steelers tied for top spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite missing key players, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are off to fast starts so far this season.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wentz comes through again as Eagles beat Bears

CHICAGO (AP) - Carson Wentz followed up an impressive NFL debut with another solid performance, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US must beat Canada to avoid elimination at World Cup

TORONTO (AP) - One game into the World Cup of Hockey, the United States is on the verge of elimination.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scully’s final week behind mic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As an 8-year-old in the Bronx, Vin Scully would grab a pillow, put it under his family's four-legged radio and lay ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Astros score twice in 9th to beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - A big pinch-hit double by seldom-used Tyler White in the eighth inning and little discipline at the plate by Marwin Gonzalez in the ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio promises changes for struggling defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching his defense give up more yards in the first two weeks than any team in NFL history, Oakland Raiders coach Jack ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kelly stands behind Gabbert despite struggles

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For now, Chip Kelly is sticking with Blaine Gabbert through thick and thin.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tempers flare, Dodgers rally past Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied Monday night for a testy 2-1 ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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