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Russia says final decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russian athletes await key ruling on track ban

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) - Long jumper Ekaterina Koneva says she'll cry. World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov says he'll drown his sorrows.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mendes suspended 2 years for doping

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes has been suspended for two years after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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Boldin turns focus on bridging racial divisions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Anquan Boldin didn't decide overnight he was going to quit football in order to speak out against longstanding concerns ...

August 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stratton stymies contending Brewers, Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Catcher Nick Hundley came into the postgame scrum with a question of his own for pitcher Chris Stratton, razzing the rookie for ...

August 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jones homers twice, Orioles beat Athletics

BALTIMORE (AP) - Adam Jones called it a game the Baltimore Orioles needed to win.

August 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner not enough for SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched six innings in one of his best starts this season, took a line drive off his left shin and ...

August 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Semien, Cotton send Athletics past sloppy Houston Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Marcus Semien wound up with a Little League home run when Houston kept throwing the ball away to help the Oakland Athletics avoid ...

August 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lynch starts, Siemian throws TD as Broncos beat San Francisco 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vance Joseph isn't yet ready to declare a winner in the race to be Denver's starting quarterback between Paxton Lynch ...

August 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Carr, Goff shine in Raiders loss to Rams

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch and the rest of Oakland's first-team offense looked sharp in their first action of the preseason. The starting ...

August 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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