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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


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors hold off James, Cavs for OT win

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rivals challenge American Pharoah’s Triple try

NEW YORK (AP) - All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history - 37 years without a Triple Crown winner - is 1 1/2 miles and seven rivals determined to make him earn a victory in the Belmont Stakes.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ill Williams comes back again at French Open

PARIS (AP) - At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit seemed difficult.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barca, Juve can show game’s good side

BERLIN (AP) - After one of soccer's most destructive scandals, the task facing Barcelona and Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday seems simple. Showing the sport at its best, with an entertaining demonstration of artistry, should ensure that the limelight swings back on the players for at least a couple of hours.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Matsuyama, Van Pelt tied at Memorial; Woods 9 behind

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA president starts work on reforms

Two days after becoming the face of soccer corruption, disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Thursday he has already started working on ways to clean up the sport's governing body.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


With belief and depth, Chicago gets early jump on Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - When the Chicago Blackhawks were seven minutes away from losing the Stanley Cup Final opener, it wasn't Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane or Duncan Keith who stepped up and perpetuated this team's reputation for big-game grit.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


In Trinidad, Warner seen as ‘our Robin Hood’

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - In one moment, Jack Warner is on TV telling his countrymen he fears for his life. An hour later, he's standing on a packed narrow street at a political rally, boasting that he fears nothing.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


After offseason WNBA set to begin 19th year

NEW YORK (AP) - Domestic violence, absent marquee players and Isiah Thomas lobbying to become a potential owner has made for a busy WNBA offseason.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Silver: No suggestion of corruption in world basketball

OAKLAND (AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday there has been "absolutely no suggestion" of any wrongdoing with basketball's international governing body like the scandal that has rocked soccer.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Obama honors World Series champion SF Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - Visits to the White House have become as routine as Madison Bumgarner's postseason dominance for the San Francisco Giants.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum makes changes to get back on track

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The long hair and glasses are gone. Tim Lincecum has turned to a short 'do with a fuller patch of hair in the middle and an occasional headband to hold it all in place.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray and A’s send Tigers to 6th straight loss

DETROIT (AP) - No matter how badly things are going for the Oakland Athletics, they have a good feeling every fifth day.

June 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blackhawks rally to stun Tampa Bay 2-1 in opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Final opener.

June 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal in quarters

PARIS (AP) - There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier.

June 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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