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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


Thompson, Cousins part of US roster

The Associated Press

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Earthquakes earn road draw against Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's Tim Howard made a highlight save in the first half, San Jose's David Bingham added his own after ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Truex Jr. rallies to win Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wentz gets prime-time stage, Eagles face Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - He came from an SEC program and spent most of his rookie season watching from the sideline, so Jay Cutler's ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vikings edge Packers, 17- 4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Bradford had a Minnesota debut almost as dazzling as the new $1.1 billion building itself, completing 22 of 30 passes for ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Broadhurst birdies 18th to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Paul Broadhurst birdied the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach on Sunday to win the PGA Tour Champions' Nature Valley First Tee Open.

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd scores 94th international goal as United States beats Netherlands

ATLANTA (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored her 94th international goal, Megan Rapinoe knelt again during the national anthem and the U.S. women's national team ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Khris Davis homers twice for 40, looking for more with A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - After Khris Davis went deep twice to reach 40 homers, the young Oakland Athletics slugger and his manager were already talking about ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Caddie helps Chun set a major record at Evian

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - Walking toward the 18th green at the Evian Championship with one putt to make golfing history, In Gee Chun felt the nerves ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Goodell: A lot of work to before NFL approves Vegas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is "still a lot of work to be done" before the NFL considers Las Vegas as a possible ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Panthers too much for San Francisco

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers might have to rely on Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne to carry their running game for a while.

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio: ‘Blame me’ for Raiders D’s struggles

OAKLAND (AP) - The offseason additions meant to fortify Oakland's defense have only led to a historically bad start for the Raiders.

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants slip in wild-card race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Perhaps there was a hangover from a stinging loss the previous night, or maybe the Cardinals' heralded pitching prospect is on the ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Alabama WRs take center stage when Raiders host Falcons

OAKLAND (AP) - When Amari Cooper arrived at Alabama back in 2012, he immediately started studying film of an old Crimson Tide receiver he wanted to ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ defense gets bigger test vs. Panthers QB Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It's time to find out if the San Francisco defense is for real.

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lucroy’s walk-off single gives Rangers win over A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jonathan Lucroy's two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Texas Rangers a 7-6 victory over the Oakland ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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