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Pats All-Pro TE Gronkowski gets $54 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) - All-Pro Rob Gronkowski agreed Friday to a $54 million deal with the New England Patriots, the richest contract for a tight end in NFL history.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


US opens WCup qualifying with 3-1 win over Antigua

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The United States is off to a successful, though far from perfect start in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dullahan becomes favorite for Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - All along, trainer Dale Romans said he had the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


I'll Have Another out of Belmont, retired

NEW YORK (AP) - I'll Have Another's bid for the first Triple Crown in 34 years ended shockingly in the barn and not on the racetrack Friday when the colt was scratched the day before the Belmont Stakes and retired with a swollen tendon.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


In Vegas jail, Mayweather won't see Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't be able to see rival Manny Pacquiao's pay-per-view fight Saturday night against Timothy Bradley, but he will have time to read his mail.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


In Vegas jail, Mayweather won't see Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't be able to see rival Manny Pacquiao's pay-per-view fight Saturday night against Timothy Bradley, but he will have time to read his mail.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao a changed man as he prepares for Bradley

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao barely escaped to fight another day, and would need 28 stitches to close the cut over his right eye. Juan Manuel Marquez had nearly ended his remarkable run, but that didn't stop Pacquiao from singing at his post-fight concert and partying the night away with his huge entourage.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos. Braves honor RHP John Smoltz, retire No. 29

ATLANTA (AP) - John Smoltz exhaled heavily and shook his head minutes after his No. 29 was retired by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chisox's Ramirez gets replacement gold medal

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went to the outfield for stretching Friday and got one of the biggest surprises of his life.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Back at No. 1, Sharapova to face Errani in final

PARIS (AP) - Wind blew in her face, kicking up flecks of clay, and Maria Sharapova stood at the baseline, knowing she needed one more point to reach her first French Open final and return to No. 1 in the rankings.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With sudden life, Devils now want to scare Kings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the New Jersey Devils alive.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder go from futility to the finals in 3 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - At the beginning of the video the Oklahoma City Thunder play before their starting lineups are announced, there's a message on the scoreboard.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


James scores 45, sends East finals to Game 7

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James pushed away elimination, right along with any defender who tried to stop him.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Golf capsules

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Maggert and John Merrick shot 4-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the St. Jude Classic, leaving U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy two strokes back.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Davis, Walker push each other with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - If Vernon Davis stays after practice to push the weighted sled, Delanie Walker is usually right there with him.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Series rating for opener drops to low

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos have bad memory of Chargers

The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slumping Bears hope to slow No. 6 Oregon, Mariota

BERKELEY (AP) - With his banged-up and beleaguered secondary still trying to get healthy, California coach Sonny Dykes wouldn't mind getting a break in the schedule.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Breeders’ Cup Classic draws in a crowded field

ARCADIA (AP) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and undefeated Shared Belief will face off in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic next week, with Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist also in the overcrowded field.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MadBum, Giants cool off KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Shaw shoulders blame for Stanford’s slide

STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw has answered questions about Stanford's ability to remain a football powerhouse since he succeeded Jim Harbaugh as coach in January 2011, and the debate fires up any time his team begins to slide.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy-Ventura for Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Michael Sam released from practice squad

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bruins hold off Sharks to win

BOSTON (AP) - Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Game 2 starters Ventura, Peavy study in contrasts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buster’s back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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