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Ivy League changes rules for kickoffs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valenzuela loses license bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome extends Tour lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Popovich, US basketball get head start on 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Potato chips helps Hammel’s cramps

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel says potato chips have helped end chronic cramping issues. Now the Chicago Cubs right-hander has enough salty snacks to last the rest of the season.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco

BOSTON (AP) - Jake Peavy showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick's two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign cornerback Amerson to 4-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback David Amerson to a four-year contract extension.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woods out of PGA as rehab continues

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship, the first time he will go an entire year without playing a major.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lefty chasing the other Nicklaus mark

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Tiger Woods isn't the only player chasing Jack Nicklaus in the majors.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Now or never for Quintana at Tour de France

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - As the Tour de France heads toward the Alps, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have only a few opportunities left to try and derail Chris Froome's bid for a third title in four years.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UFC: Brock Lesnar also failed fight-night doping test

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The UFC says heavyweight Brock Lesnar failed a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Doi and Cornet advance in BOTW Classic

STANFORD AP) - Fifth-seeded Misaki Doi and No. 7 seed Alize Cornet each needed three sets on Monday night to advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephens upset, Querrey advances at Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Querrey advanced despite not having his giant-slaying best. Sloane Stephens didn't have any of her best and is going home.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders DB recovering from concussion, expects to play

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders cornerback David Amerson is expected to play in Sunday's game against Tennessee, one week after suffering a mild concussion.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Padres to keep pace with Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fighting for a postseason berth, Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants finally figured out the pesky San Diego Padres.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers rout Giants to extend NL West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kerr says Americans should be ‘disgusted’ with shootings

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr fully expects NBA players to take up their own version of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's stand against racial oppression.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fresher Murray helps Raiders run game get off to fast start

ALAMEDA (AP) - Even though Latavius Murray is getting the ball less for the Oakland Raiders, he's doing much more when he has it.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers not taking struggling Seahawks lightly

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers haven't won a game at CenturyLink Field since 2011.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas feels like $10 million even if he likely won’t win it

ATLANTA (AP) - Jhonattan Vegas doesn't have a realistic chance of claiming the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus even if he wins the Tour Championship.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Team USA scrambling for answers after World Cup

TORONTO (AP) - Members of Team USA gathered for a few drinks after they were eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mengden tagged by Gattis, Athletics swept by Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Daniel Mengden threw the pitch exactly where he wanted. Where it wound up - not what the Oakland rookie wanted.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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