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CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday.

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee matches British Open record

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dee Gordon returns from suspension

MIAMI (AP) - Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants trade for All-Star Nunez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arsenal tops MLS All-Stars at Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Didier Drogba hardly felt like celebrating his goal given the MLS All-Stars missed multiple late scoring chances that cost them their all-star game against Premier League power Arsenal.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders game in Mexico City sells out in minutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing.

July 28, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Pro Sports


Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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