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Robert Morris cuts 7 programs

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Robert Morris University is cutting seven Division I athletic programs to bolster funding for the remaining 16 sports.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Weibrecht ready to ski Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Early in his career, Andrew Weibrecht constantly flirted with the line between foolhardy and fast on a downhill course.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Simpson back before Nev. judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers said Tuesday they will take his case back to the Nevada Supreme Court, hoping justices will overturn a lower court judge's decision last week denying the former football stat a new trial in his armed robbery case.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Probst signals intent to bid for ‘24 Games

The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city by the end of next year.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn cleared to resume WC downhill training

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore U.S. Player of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forward Jozy Altidore has earned his first Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year award.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


U.S. could draw powers

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - The United States could wind up in a group with powers Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands after FIFA tinkered with its format for Friday's World Cup draw.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


At least 3 stadiums behind schedule

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brazil prepares for street protests

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New World Cup ball unveiled

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The new ball for next year's World Cup - called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course - was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare for rival

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade for closer; ink Kazmir

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pierce has broken shooting hand

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Clubs race against clock to sign free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US hockey Hall of Fame inducts two

DETROIT (AP) - Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Next Women’s World Cup is a big chance for US soccer

The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PGA president refers to Poulter as ‘lil girl’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 6 Oregon looks to extend streak against Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum’s back fine, expected to be ready Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has no structural damage in his tight back and is expected to be available when the World Series resumes with Game 3 on Friday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Write Way: KC coach’s lineup cards are artful

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2

NEW YORK (AP) - Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

MIAMI (AP) - A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams did not hesitate when asked to describe her performance Wednesday, when she took her heaviest defeat since she was 16 years old.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British want an NFL team in London

LONDON (AP) - The British government wants an NFL team based in London.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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