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Now or never for Quintana at Tour de France

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - As the Tour de France heads toward the Alps, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have only a few opportunities left to try and derail Chris Froome's bid for a third title in four years.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UFC: Brock Lesnar also failed fight-night doping test

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The UFC says heavyweight Brock Lesnar failed a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Doi and Cornet advance in BOTW Classic

STANFORD AP) - Fifth-seeded Misaki Doi and No. 7 seed Alize Cornet each needed three sets on Monday night to advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephens upset, Querrey advances at Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Querrey advanced despite not having his giant-slaying best. Sloane Stephens didn't have any of her best and is going home.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

LONDON (AP) - With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes - all or even some - will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Olympic tickets: Prices could drop for non-Brazilian buyers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Sports fans living outside Brazil who bought tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign P Drabek to minor league deal

BOSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former first-round pick Kyle Drabek to a minor league deal.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Kershaw out for series vs Nats because of back pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won't pitch this week against Washington because of nagging back pain.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taillon hit in head by liner but stays in game

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pirates rookie pitcher Jameson Taillon was struck in the head by a line drive but remained in the game on Tuesday night.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russia’s participation in Rio uncertain

A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation's entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, raising the possibility that the Olympics could go on without a sports superpower for the first time since the 1980s.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘People are scared of him’: Sagan wins any way he chooses

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Peter Sagan can win practically any way he chooses: Breakaways, sprints, fearless downhill attacks, and now a bike throw at the line.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valentine’s buzzer beater gives Bulls title at Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Denzel Valentine put a thrilling finish on the NBA Summer League.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ Strasburg recaptures dominance with 13-0 start

WASHINGTON (AP) - Watching Stephen Strasburg on the mound in 90-degree heat, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker recalled how he heard the right-hander would "wilt" in these situations.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


American League-worst Twins fire general manager Terry Ryan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad's reverence for Terry Ryan has been evident for almost two decades, steadfastly supporting his general manager with a commitment uncommon in today's game.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Niners look to bounce back from slow starts

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The preseason expectations for the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers were at opposite ends of the spectrum.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Gillaspie lead Giants over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Nobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


AP Power Rankings: Broncos alone at No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - The Denver Broncos are one of two teams off to a 4-0 start this season. However, they are alone at the top ...

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pagenaud celebrates title as 2017 season takes shape

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - As Simon Pagenaud collected a $1 million champion's check Tuesday night, he was already contemplating what the 2017 IndyCar season might actually ...

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mets sending Tebow to Arizona Fall League for top prospects

NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Tebow will test his baseball skills against some of the game's premier prospects.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Poised Cubs eye biggest prize of all as playoffs start

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs embraced the target and ran away with the best record in baseball.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manfred in favor of changing roster expansion rule

TORONTO (AP) - Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred supports changing the rule that expands active rosters from 25 to 40 each Sept. 1.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WR Torrey Smith becomes forgotten man in 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith entered the season as one of the few San Francisco receivers with any proven track record in the NFL.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Country hardball in the big city: Bumgarner vs Syndergaard

NEW YORK (AP) - Bright lights, big city, ol' country hardball.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Encarnacion’s HR lifts Jays over O’s, into ALDS

TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in ...

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Runner-up Sharks hope to take 1 more step this season

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks never were closer to that elusive Stanley Cup title than they were last season when a long playoff ...

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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