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Ivy League changes rules for kickoffs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valenzuela loses license bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome extends Tour lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Popovich, US basketball get head start on 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Potato chips helps Hammel’s cramps

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel says potato chips have helped end chronic cramping issues. Now the Chicago Cubs right-hander has enough salty snacks to last the rest of the season.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco

BOSTON (AP) - Jake Peavy showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick's two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign cornerback Amerson to 4-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback David Amerson to a four-year contract extension.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woods out of PGA as rehab continues

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship, the first time he will go an entire year without playing a major.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lefty chasing the other Nicklaus mark

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Tiger Woods isn't the only player chasing Jack Nicklaus in the majors.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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One cup is stealing the spotlight away from the other

ATLANTA (AP) - Here's one argument against the notion that money is ruining golf: The PGA Tour is playing for $69 million over the final ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


AP Power Rankings: Pats, Steelers tied for top spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite missing key players, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are off to fast starts so far this season.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wentz comes through again as Eagles beat Bears

CHICAGO (AP) - Carson Wentz followed up an impressive NFL debut with another solid performance, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US must beat Canada to avoid elimination at World Cup

TORONTO (AP) - One game into the World Cup of Hockey, the United States is on the verge of elimination.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scully’s final week behind mic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As an 8-year-old in the Bronx, Vin Scully would grab a pillow, put it under his family's four-legged radio and lay ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Astros score twice in 9th to beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - A big pinch-hit double by seldom-used Tyler White in the eighth inning and little discipline at the plate by Marwin Gonzalez in the ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio promises changes for struggling defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching his defense give up more yards in the first two weeks than any team in NFL history, Oakland Raiders coach Jack ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kelly stands behind Gabbert despite struggles

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For now, Chip Kelly is sticking with Blaine Gabbert through thick and thin.

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tempers flare, Dodgers rally past Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied Monday night for a testy 2-1 ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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