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Italian police raid Jamaican sprinters' hotel

ROME (AP) - Italian police confiscated unidentified substances Monday in a raid on the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were staying after each tested positive for banned stimulants.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


World Peace says he'll sign with Knicks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Metta World Peace is coming home to play for the New York Knicks.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB OKs sex orientation harass policy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Selig insists 'This sport is cleaner than ever'

NEW YORK (AP) - With his staff pursuing yet another investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, Commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball's drug-testing program on the eve of the All-Star game and insisted "this sport is cleaner than it's ever been."

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harvey to start All-Star game; Rivera to finish?

NEW YORK (AP) - The first and last pitch of the All-Star game could well be "New York, New York."

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox fall to A’s in 11 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Matt Thornton didn't have a problem with the pitch he served up for a game-winning hit in his Boston debut.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum still the Freak after 148-pitch no-hitter

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked into the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse late Sunday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Zito loses again on the road, as SF falls to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Barry Zito had another road misadventure, forcing the San Francisco Giants to be happy with winning three of four games against the last-place San Diego Padres.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Melancon, Romo, Tillman among six new All-Stars

NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh pitcher Mark Melancon was picked as a replacement for the NL All-Star team Sunday, giving the Pirates five players in the game for the first time since 1972.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dixon sweeps IndyCar’s doubleheader

TORONTO (AP) - Scott Dixon went into Pocono Raceway a week ago ranked seventh in the IndyCar standings and approaching the one-year mark on his last victory.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vickers a surprise winner at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Stuck in a hospital bed, Brian Vickers wanted to live another day.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Teenager Spieth is youngest PGA winner in 82 years

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth can say that he's accomplished something that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy never did.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson wins Scottish Open after playoff

INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson doffed his cap to an adoring and applauding crowd in the grandstands overlooking the 18th green at the Scottish Open, and walked to the side of the putting surface to hug his wife and three children.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kenny Perry shoots 63 to win US Senior Open tournament

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner.

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gay, Powell, Simpson all test positive for banned substances

NEW YORK (AP) - The list reads like a Who's Who among the world's best sprinters:

July 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Giants, Royals ready for wild Series finish

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings building arena but focus on team

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron back home, Spurs back on top

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Teams affected by concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T Park was clear and direct: "When in doubt, sit it out."

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie coach aims high for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dorsey returns to 49ers practice, Lattimore next

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore is ready to return to the practice field at last, ready to forget the devastating knee injuries, surgeries and countless hours of rehab.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New problems for winless Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Every week there's a new problem and the same result for the Oakland Raiders.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins end Cowboys’ 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals hope to light up clubhouse deer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins, and has a "W'' underneath a crown.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavys seek cable-car celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jake Peavy's son is eager for dad to bring home the World Series championship, and a cable car.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals grieving Taveras’ death

Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar Taveras.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Athletics hire Aldrete as bench coach

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders still winless after 7 games

CLEVELAND (AP) - One of these games, the Raiders will put it all together.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals outfielder dies in car accident

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants take 3-2 Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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