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Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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A’s get back in the swing

CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Donaldson checked out the video and figured out the problem. The quick fix led to a big night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers answer skeptics with stellar defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers release RB LaMichael James

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose battle of trenches in opener to Jets

ALAMEDA (AP) - The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

Ray Rice cut after release of video: BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stafford brilliant in Lions’ opener

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s bullpen fails again

CHICAGO (AP) - Eric O'Flaherty wasn't able to help the Oakland Athletics' ailing bullpen.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Josh Hamilton out again for Angels

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Hamilton's sore right shoulder is better, but not improved enough to get him back on the field.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams is building a new house, complete with a karaoke room and a purse room for her "bag problem."

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cilic tops Nishikori for 1st Slam title

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rook, Tigers tame Giants

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit rookie Kyle Lobstein earned his first major league win, and Miguel Cabrera homered for the third time in two days in the Tigers' 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pen blows it for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A day after a dramatic comeback victory, the Oakland Athletics had quite the letdown.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Captain cool as always, Jeter honored by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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