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US women’s coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

CHICAGO (AP) - Jill Ellis has been rewarded with a contract extension after leading the U.S. women to the World Cup title. Next challenge: the Olympics.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A jug in hand, Zach Johnson gets back to work

When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand Slam. He came back out and watched from the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse at St. Andrews as Johnson, a good friend, won the claret jug.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Phelps focused in and out of pool

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August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Ledecky wins 200 free at worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Katie Ledecky is unbeatable in the distance races. Turns out she's awfully good going shorter, too.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Manhattan judge tackles Deflategate

VNEW YORK (AP) - If there's anybody who can take the hot air out of football's "Deflategate," it's a Manhattan federal judge with a history of encouraging fast resolutions to perplexing problems.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Leon serves up slam in 10th

OAKLAND (AP) - Arnold Leon was hoping to get a ground ball when he tried to throw a fastball down and away to Baltimore slugger Chris Davis.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Giants peaking at the right time

ATLANTA (AP) - Madison Bumgarner loves how the San Francisco Giants have returned to their winning ways with a tough part of the schedule coming up.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49ers look to bolster pass attack with new receiving options

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Having spent his entire football career playing close to his Virginia home, new 49ers wideout Torrey Smith is enjoying his first extended stay out West in the Bay Area.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Keep the $74.95, pass on fight

LAS VEGAS - So, this is it for Floyd Mayweather Jr., or so they say.

August 06, 2015 | Tim Dahlberg | Pro Sports

49ers GM wants to keep Smith beyond season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep Aldon Smith beyond this season and indicated the linebacker would like to re-sign with the team.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Haley taking 5 titles to Hall

OXNARD (AP) - Charles Haley walks the sidelines at training camp a little more slowly these days, his gruff exterior softened by a smile as he jokingly chides reporters and team personnel with the Dallas Cowboys.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49ers O-linemen out to show they are better than last year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Boone strolled through Levi's Stadium in a tank top with his large, tattooed arms on full display.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Pence’s 3 run homer lifts Giants over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Giants bounced back from a deflating loss with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Semien homers to push A’s past O’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Semien hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning to help Chris Bassitt earn his first win this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Aussies dominate podium at world swimming

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Australia dominated the 100-meter backstroke events at the world swimming championships Tuesday, winning the men's title and going 1-2 in the women's final.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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Venus Williams ousted in 1st round at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (AP) - After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Ravens’ Steve Smith to retire after this season

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, one of 12 players in NFL history with 900 catches, says he will retire after this ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Colts hope Gore Can provide boost to running game

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts are hoping Frank Gore can finally get their running game going.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Rowers fall ill in test event

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships - a trial ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Government wants Armstrong medical records

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The federal government says it wants Lance Armstrong's medical records from his 1996 cancer treatments because they could prove just how ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Mets keep prospect Conforto in majors with Cuddyer off DL

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have chosen to keep top outfield prospect Michael Conforto in the major leagues despite activating Michael Cuddyer from ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Wright produces in rehab game

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - New York Mets star David Wright got a hit and scored a run Monday night in his first minor league ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Rehab over, Twins send OF Buxton to minors

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton will be staying in Triple-A for a while.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Dodgers place Kendrick on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed second baseman Howie Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring and ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Red Sox closer Uehara out for season

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Blue Jays take momentum into series with Oakland A’s

TORONTO (AP) - When Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor felt the energy inside Rogers Centre during David Price's debut for the Toronto Blue Jays, it ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Los Angeles proposes $4.1B budget for 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

McIlroy declares himself to be 100 percent for PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Rory McIlroy says he's 100 percent and his game appears to be in order.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Gordon’s farewell tour hits snag at Watkins Glen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Perhaps Jeff Gordon should have known what was to come this season, his final as a NASCAR driver, when he crashed on ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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