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Drug in Sharapova doping case used by Soviet troops in 1980s

MOSCOW (AP) - The drug at the center of Maria Sharapova's doping case, regularly given to Soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while fighting in Afghanistan, is normally prescribed for medical use for periods of four to six weeks.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova owns up to failed drug test but still loses sponsors

MOSCOW (AP) - Nike and other sponsors swiftly distanced themselves from Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after the world's highest-earning female athlete outed herself as a longtime user of a recently banned drug.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida-based soccer consultant and match agent who was once licensed by FIFA pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy in a New York City court Tuesday, admitting that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure media and marketing contracts.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Megatron’ shuts down after 9 years

DETROIT (AP) - Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders quietly stepped away from football.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars land Broncos DL Jackson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars took the first step - a huge one - in rebuilding their defense Tuesday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova awaits sanctions after failing doping test

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Illinois hires Lovie Smith to coach football team

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - In a conference where Jim Harbaugh's star power and Urban Meyer's national-title pedigree dominate the news, Illinois has become an afterthought and the headlines lately have been about the coaches who've been fired or accused of misbehavior.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles agree to trade running back Murray to Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - DeMarco Murray will be leaving Philadelphia after only one season for Tennessee in a trade the Titans hope gives them the running threat they've lacked since releasing Chris Johnson, while the Eagles rid themselves of one of the contracts signed by former coach Chip Kelly.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Peavy better in 2nd start

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco veteran right-hander Jake Peavy pitched much better in his second start, but the Texas Rangers rallied for a 6-5 victory Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vogt blasts 2 home runs for A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit a pair of home runs and drove in four and the Oakland Athletics beat a Kansas City Royals split squad 6-4 on Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellis, A’s look to improve IF

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Ellis sprang out of the Oakland clubhouse just as he did during his rookie season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Funny, tearful farewell for Manning

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning got through the weekend thanks to hundreds of texts and calls from men he played against or alongside over his unparalleled 18-year NFL career.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores in OT and Sharks edge Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Martin Jones kept the San Jose Sharks rolling on the road.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis scores 31, Pelicans storm back to beat Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis and the Pelicans refuse to give up on what has been a largely disappointing, injury-riddled season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry is first player to make 300 3s in a single season

OAKLAND (AP) - As all the records keep piling up for Stephen Curry, he is far from ready to pick a favorite.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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US soccer starts youth movement after World Cup flop

Josh Sargent recalled when coach John Hackworth greeted the U.S. Under-17s at breakfast in India last month and told players the American national team ...

November 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Marlins have Stanton on the market

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - For sale: 28-year-old chiseled slugger who led the major leagues with 59 home runs, the most in 16 years.

November 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Goodwin insisted on playing after tragedy

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Kyle Shanahan would have understood if Marquise Goodwin didn't want to play against the Giants.

November 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Without injured Curry, Durant leads Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - One night last week, Kevin Durant sat out. On Monday, it was Stephen Curry with the same bruised thigh muscle that sidelined the ...

November 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wall scores 21, Gortat adds 18 as Wizards beat Kings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wizards point guard John Wall isn't known for his 3-point shooting.

November 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Vegas put on show for groundbreaking

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In a ceremony that balanced the glitz that Las Vegas embodies and the tragedy from which it is still recovering, the Oakland ...

November 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Judge, Bellinger unanimous picks as Rookies of the Year

The only major question was whether it would be unanimous - and it was.

November 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


49ers finally strike pay dirt

SANTA CLARA (AP) - C.J. Beathard has been playing on borrowed time as a starter in San Francisco ever since the 49ers traded for Jimmy ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sutherland wins Schwab Champions, season title

PHOENIX (AP) - Kevin Sutherland finally broke through on the PGA Tour Champions, taking the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship - and the topping the yearlong competition ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins as Keselowski earns berth in championship

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kenseth doesn't get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he's got a handful of good ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer wins opening match at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - One break of serve, and a mini-break, was all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals on ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ward’s skate deflection goal tips Sharks past LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joel Ward scored the tiebreaking goal on a long deflection off his skate with 7:10 to play, and the San Jose ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wood has hat trick, Devils top Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) - Miles Wood had his first career hat trick and added an assist to help the New Jersey Devils rally for a wild 7-5 ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US beats Canada 5-1 to win 3rd straight Four Nations Cup

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hannah Brandt scored twice in the second period and the United States women beat Canada 5-1 on Sunday to win their third ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Celtics beat Raptors for 12th straight victory

BOSTON (AP) - Al Horford had 21 points in his return from a two-game absence for a concussion and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat ...

November 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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