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Los Angeles vows privately financed Olympics in 2024 bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With 97 percent of the venues in existence or already planned by private investors, organizers of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics are promising a prudent and responsible approach to running the games that would be entirely privately financed.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’S new charters create puzzling payouts for drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's new charter system was introduced as a monumental moment in auto racing - a triumphant merger between a one-time dictatorship and a group of team owners finally organized enough to demand their fair share of the financials.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nike dumps Manny Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Israel’s first NBA player’s breakout season

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he would one day play there.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF’s Bochy recovering from shoulder surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner approached Bruce Bochy and jokingly offered his manager a big hug after an offseason apart.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chris Bosh resumes taking blood thinners

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee goes to Charlotte in 3-team deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team's perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the season to a shoulder injury.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pistons acquire Harris from Magic

DETROIT (AP) - With a playoff spot within reach this year, the Detroit Pistons made a trade they hope will benefit them both now and in the future.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Picking Olympic roster is tough task for US men’s basketball

TORONTO (AP) - In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze medals sweep.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Goodell earned $34 million in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league's tax filing released Tuesday.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gibbs Racing looks to stay hot, end Daytona 500 drought

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Joe Gibbs has made it perfectly clear to his drivers: Even if they win every exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, it's the Daytona 500 that matters most.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rousey thought about suicide after loss to Holm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey says she had dark thoughts including suicide after she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, her first defeat since joining UFC.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chase Elliott’s Daytona pole boosts expectations even higher

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Bill Elliott grabbed the microphone, faced reporters and blurted out "I'm the father."

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Fowler set for primetime match

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live - under the lights.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heartbreaking finish at Pebble comes with optimism for Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The 5-foot birdie putt to force a playoff at Pebble Beach spun out of the left edge of the cup, and Phil Mickelson couldn't believe it. He bent over and braced himself, the left hand on his knee and the right hand on top of the putter.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Hall of Fame ballot newcomers: Jones, Thome, Vizquel

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ryan’s 2 TD passes enough as Falcons hold off Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) - Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score and the Atlanta Falcons held ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Vermette scores winner in shootout, Ducks edge Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antoine Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets win without coach and 2 starters

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Will Barton didn't know Mike Malone was suspended by the NBA until the Denver Nuggets coach informed him as Barton got on ...

November 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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