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Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Reds’ Frazier, rookies Bryant, Pederson in Home Run Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - The Reds' Todd Frazier is paired with two-time champion Prince Fielder of Texas in the first round of Monday's All-Star Home ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tour contenders kept safe on crash

AMIENS, France (AP) - With crashes taking down riders on rain-drenched roads, keeping team leaders safe was the order of the day on Wednesday's fifth ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Park focused for US Women’s Open

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Inbee Park's focus sharpens during major championship weeks, and the South Korean is dialed in for the U.S. Women's ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former Kings part of $1 million tournament

NEW YORK (AP) - Former NBA players Mike Bibby, Jason Williams and Jamaal Tinsley are among the competitors playing in The Basketball Tournament, with $1 million ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jordan spurns Mavericks for Clippers after teammates’ plea

DALLAS (AP) - DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature.

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ trademark must be canceled

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Romero named to All-Academic Team

Staff reports of the

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

The Associated Press

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer-Murray, Djokovic-Gasquet in Wimbledon semis

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions' locker room at the All England Club, then walked ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir exits early as A’s fall short

NEW YORK (AP) - Scott Kazmir hopes it was just dehydration that caused the triceps tightness and ended his night against New York after only three ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peavy pitches well in loss to Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy made another good start, and that left San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy feeling encouraged following Giants' eighth loss in nine ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors deal Lee, hefty contract to Boston

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Barbosa agree to 1-year, $2.5M deal

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and veteran guard Leandro Barbosa have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal, a person with knowledge of ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams rallies past Azarenka; Sharapova is next

LONDON (AP) - Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain, Pence power Giants past Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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