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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

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July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders look to build on 1st playoff berth in 14 years

ALAMEDA (AP) - The meticulous rebuilding job in Oakland crashed as soon as quarterback Derek Carr broke his right leg in the penultimate game of the ...

January 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

ZURICH (AP) - Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday.

January 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers interview Sean McVay for coach, Brandon Beane for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the team's vacant head coaching job and Carolina assistant general ...

January 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mantia, Bergsma sweep races at US Championship

KEARNS, Utah (AP) - Joey Mantia won the 1,000 meters and the mass start race Sunday on the final day of the U.S. Speed ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Justin Thomas holds on to beat Hideki Matsuyama at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Justin Thomas kept reminding himself that a one-shot lead with two holes to play is never a bad place to be on ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dimitrov finds a way to break title drought

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov concentrated on fun and games at the season-opening Brisbane International, looking for something a bit different to his regular routine.

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Richardson shows the flash in Seattle’s romp of Detroit

SEATTLE (AP) - With the emergence of Doug Baldwin, the arrival of Tyler Lockett and a list of injuries that slowed his development, Paul Richardson was ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Injuries too much to overcome

HOUSTON (AP) - Oakland's first trip to the playoffs in 14 seasons was short-circuited in great part because of injuries that wrecked its once-prolific offense.

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mistakes pile up as Dolphins’ season ends with a thud

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Moore slowly sat up and took a moment to gather himself after a hit by Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree to the chin ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Errors, missed opportunities help foil Giants at Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Missed opportunities kept Eli Manning and the New York Giants from another postseason victory at Lambeau Field.

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to a big second half

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Steve Kerr pulled a Gregg Popovich. One missed defensive assignment with no backdoor help on DeMarcus Cousins, and Kerr called a timeout 18 ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Carr wonders ‘What if?’ after watching Raiders playoff loss

ALAMEDA (AP) - As the playoffs played in the background, the Oakland Raiders packed their bags, said their goodbyes and began an offseason that started far ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Cook leads Raiders against Texans in wild-card

HOUSTON (AP) - Two weeks ago, the Oakland Raiders were heading for the playoffs with MVP candidate Derek Carr at quarterback.

January 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Donald Penn to miss playoff game with injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders will be without star left tackle Donald Penn for their playoff opener against Houston.

January 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers interview Kyle Shanahan for coach, George Paton for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for their head coach opening and Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton ...

January 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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