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Tyson sees himself in Rousey’s UFC dominance

GLENDALE (AP) - Moments after Mike Tyson stepped into the Glendale Fighting Club, Ronda Rousey grabbed her judo coach and abruptly flung him onto the canvas with an enormous bang.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gasols to play in NBA’s 1st Africa game

NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


In year of parity, nearly every team has playoffs chance

NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw looks around the major leagues and sees opponents convinced they can reach the playoffs.

July 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lawsuit: DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ is illegal monopoly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New California law recognizes cheerleaders as employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth trying to look at British Open as another event

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dollars and sense: In the NBA, money is exploding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trade talks highlight 2nd half of season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Caitlyn Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sky protects Froome’s Tour lead as Majka wins Stage 11

CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping. Maybe, he says, it's time to bring in an independent specialist to test his body and help prove that he's riding clean.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Most franchise tagged players reach long-term deals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US soccer chief felt ‘discomfort’ during soccer proceedings

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mom blames football helmet in death of high school player

RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet for his death.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cuba advances with win over Guatemala

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country didn't miss reaching the quarterfinals, though.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trout homers leading off, and AL top NL

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Lightning earns berth in Eastern final serooes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Victor Hedman and Ben Bishop lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning into the Eastern Conference final for the second straight year.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant’s mother, the “Real MVP,” subject of Lifetime movie

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son, Wanda Pratt's life changed forever.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch keeps Joe Gibbs Racing at front of Sprint Cup races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - At the season-opening Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing proved it was unquestionably the fastest, from Denny Hamlin taking the checkered flag ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kittel wins 2nd successive Giro stage to take overall lead

ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) - Another superb performance from Marcel Kittel saw the German cyclist claim a second successive sprint victory at the Giro d'Italia and ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ariya Jutanugarn becomes LPGA Tour’s first Thai winner

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn was shaking over her final 5-foot putt, with personal, Thailand and LPGA Tour history on the line.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hahn beats Castro in playoff to win Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - James Hahn said the anxiety was creeping in after missing eight straight cuts on the PGA Tour, causing him to wonder ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner Nyquist heads to Preakness; new rivals await

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist heads to Baltimore on Monday to prepare for the Preakness, where the undefeated colt could face up to ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Murray to win record 29th Masters title

MADRID (AP) - A decade after their first match, when they were a couple of promising teenagers, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray again in Madrid, this ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


James’ late shot keys Cavs as they sweep second series

ATLANTA (AP) - Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s record comes in A’s loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Reddick enjoyed a record-setting weekend at Camden Yards, his favorite ballpark in the world.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija’s effort wasted in SF’s loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija had another solid performance for San Francisco. Eddie Butler was just a little better.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Overachieving Pavelski sparks Sharks

NASHVILLE -- So far this spring, the Bay Area's most valuable playoff shooter does not have an iffy knee or a basketball jersey. He wears ...

May 08, 2016 | By MARK PURDY | Pro Sports


Crawford, Bumgarner lead Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer, Madison Bumgarner survived a shaky second inning and the San Francisco Giants ended a three-game losing ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics-Orioles game postponed, to be played as split DH

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics will play a split doubleheader Saturday after Friday night's game was postponed by rain.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to practice, still unlikely to play Game 3

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State superstar Stephen Curry zipped around the court bouncing from spot to spot during his typical extensive post-practice shooting routine, driving to ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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