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Butler home run in 8th helps A’s beat Rays

OAKLAND (AP) - With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate - even in a rare appearance against a right-hander.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Busch earns historic sweep

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Vive la France’: Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

PARIS (AP) - After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Quakes beat Toronto FC, snap 7-game winless streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - Simon Dawkins scored in the 70th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes, playing down two men most of the second half, beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday night to end a seven-game winless streak.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Crawford’s 3 errors send Giants to 6th loss in row

NEW YORK (AP) - Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford earned his first Gold Glove last season, enhancing his reputation as a guy with a rocket arm.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

LAS VEGAS (AP) - New team. Same old result.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Boldin, Bush, Welker among unemployed NFL vets

NEW YORK (AP) - They were once big names with huge contracts. Now, several former NFL stars are unsigned and unemployed, anxiously awaiting another - and, maybe, final - opportunity to get back on the football field.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jeff Gordon always expected to be at this weekend's Brickyard 400.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, ‘12 samples

LONDON (AP) - Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jack Wagner leads celebrity golf event in Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round Friday to take a three-point lead over former hockey player Mike Modano in the American Century Championship.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women cruise past Costa Rica in Olympics send-off

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Crystal Dunn scored in the 15th minute and Carli Lloyd had her 88th career goal to help the United States women's team beat Costa Rica 4-0 on Friday night in its final game before the Rio Olympics next month.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome crashes but keeps yellow

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France on Sunday, it won't have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders get 2 key pieces of defense back in practice

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders defense had one of their most productive practices on Thursday, the same day outside linebacker Bruce Irvin and defensive end ...

August 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers release receiver Bruce Ellington

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers decided to move on from Bruce Ellington. The third-year receiver was waived Thursday after a week of training camp practices ...

August 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ravens still pondering options on Kaepernick

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Joe Flacco's health. The salary cap. And of course, potential negative fan reaction.

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


TURNING 40

By KYLE HIGHTOWER

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Healy’s 20th HR, Gossett’s start lift A’s over SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryon Healy hit his 20th home run to end a monthlong power drought, rookie Daniel Gossett pitched seven impressive innings and the ...

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Reigning Wimbledon champion Muguruza wins BOTW Classic match

STANFORD (AP) - Reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza eased by American Kayla Day 6-2, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic ...

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Goodwin out to prove he’s more than decoy

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Unlike the long jump, playing receiver is more difficult to rehearse. Without a defender trying to disrupt a long jumper's timing ...

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Philadelphia Phillies scrap plans to honor Pete Rose

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have canceled plans to honor Pete Rose next week because of a woman's claim she had a sexual relationship ...

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Spieth still soaking up British Open memories

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jordan Spieth is one week away from a shot at the career Grand Slam.

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Warrior guard Ian Clark agrees to play for Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Golden State Warriors guard Ian Clark has agreed to play for the New Orleans Pelicans on a one-year, veteran minimum contract ...

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


As Brady turns 40, other old athletes for the ages

By JIMMY GOLEN

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Female coaches break soccer barrier

CARSON (AP) - An ongoing shift in women's soccer has been apparent at the Tournament of Nations - not on the field but on the sidelines.

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Monday Night Football gig a lifetime goal for Mowins

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Beth Mowins is touring training camps this month ahead of dry runs at a pair of exhibition games as she prepares to ...

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Eichel, Sabres negotiating potential 8-year NHL deal

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that ...

August 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija shuts down A’s as Giants snap 4-game skid

OAKLAND (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer and Nick Hundley added a two-run shot to back a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija, and the ...

August 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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