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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


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Can Derby winner American Pharoah become next idol?

BALTIMORE (AP) - From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he's a champion in the making.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Hawks try to close out series, advance

The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have regained control of their respective series, doing their best to restore order in the NBA playoffs.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Streb takes 1st-round lead in Wells Fargo championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Robert Streb shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Kevin Chappell after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish races to 3rd Tour of California stage victory

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish raced his third Tour of California stage victory and Latvia's Tom Skujins retained the overall lead Thursday in the rainy fifth stage.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Catcher won’t get bowled over in All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - One of the most famous All-Star endings won't be repeated when the game returns to Cincinnati this summer.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to Game 5 win vs Grizzlies

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants can’t pull out another squeaker, lose to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have been superb in one-run games to start the year.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s waste strong start, lose to Boston

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bob Melvin knows Sonny Gray's winning streak should still be going. More missed chances, more mistakes defined the day once again.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heston hurls 2-hit gem for Giants

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Heston was glad he was given the opportunity to go back out to the mound in the ninth inning.

May 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Complete effort helps A’s snap out of funk

OAKLAND (AP) - For one night at least, the Oakland Athletics put everything together.

May 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Skujins takes lead in Tour of California

SAN JOSE (AP) - Latvian Tom Skujins pedaled to a surprising mountain stage win by more than a minute and took the lead Tuesday in the Tour of California.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are preparing for a fight.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Pacquiao sets PPV mark with 4.4M buys

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao proved a box office smash, even if their welterweight title fight didn't live up to the hype.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston avoids elimination with win over Clippers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses to avoid elimination with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lightning oust Canadiens with win in Game 6

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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