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Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics - virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky took refuge from the rain inside a garage stall that was being used as the site of the drivers meeting.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


4-run 7th costs A’s in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - All it took was one bad play and one bad inning to derail the Oakland Athletics.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embrace new expectations Going into camp

NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his Oakland Raiders team that might finally have the ingredients to end a 13-year playoff drought.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Irving help lift US to ugly win

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign defensive lineman to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any shot at making the cut in the PGA Championship.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday.

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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Raiders get humbled in overwhelming loss in Washington

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have prided themselves on always being competitive in two-plus seasons under coach Jack Del Rio.

September 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hill ready to lead young players

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Veteran point guard George Hill learned last season in Utah how to be a positive example for a young team, and now he ...

September 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Redskins rout Raiders

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Kirk Cousins threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, Chris Thompson had 188 all-purpose yards and a score and the Washington Redskins ...

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Langer wins by 3 shots at Pebble Beach for 34th win

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Bernhard Langer pulled away with three straight birdies on the back nine at Pebble Beach and cruised to a three-shot victory at ...

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Davis slugs 41st homer, Cotton goes 5 strong as A’s top Texas

OAKLAND (AP) - Nearing the end of a long, disappointing season, the Oakland Athletics are finally on a roll.

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bosnian Damir Dzumhur wins 1st ATP title

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Unseeded Damir Dzumhur became the first player from Bosnia-Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour singles title, beating Fabio Fognini 3-6 ...

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw wins 18th, Grandal powers Dodgers past Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a couple of months, Clayton Kershaw might need to make some room at home for a fourth NL Cy Young Award.

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mullins scores 4 goals as United beat Earthquakes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patrick Mullins scored four goals to lead D.C. United to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


USC pulls away late for win over Cal

BERKELEY (AP) - With Sam Darnold and Southern California's usually potent offense struggling to finish drives, the defense kept getting the ball in good positions ...

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Schauffele wins Tour Championship, Thomas takes Cup

ATLANTA (AP) - Justin Thomas is the FedEx Cup champion, a surprise to no one who saw him power his way to scoring records, his first ...

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch secures NASCAR playoff win

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Kyle Busch saw little but billowing white smoke that engulfed the track and blinded enough drivers that it caused a tremendous ...

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stanley Cup champions accept White House invite

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Sidney Crosby is backing the Pittsburgh Penguins' decision to accept a White House invitation from President Donald Trump.

September 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Shanahan being realistic after 0-3 start

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers took a long-term approach when they overhauled their entire football operation last winter by hiring a new coach ...

September 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cal’s improved ‘D’ Gets tough test vs. Darnold, USC

BERKELEY (AP) - Three games into Justin Wilcox's tenure as coach at California, the once-maligned defense has turned from a major liability into the strength ...

September 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Redskins get offensive

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' offense is ready for prime time. The Washington Redskins' offense hopes it will be.

September 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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