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CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday.

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee matches British Open record

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dee Gordon returns from suspension

MIAMI (AP) - Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants trade for All-Star Nunez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arsenal tops MLS All-Stars at Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Didier Drogba hardly felt like celebrating his goal given the MLS All-Stars missed multiple late scoring chances that cost them their all-star game against Premier League power Arsenal.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders game in Mexico City sells out in minutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing.

July 28, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Pro Sports


Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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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


Giants beat Cards, extend wild-card gap over St. Louis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All that talk about Buster Posey's second-half power drought was answered with one mighty swing in a September game that mattered ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


No matter what, Team Penske will win an IndyCar title

SONOMA (AP) - Team Penske rolled into the title-deciding IndyCar race last season quite confident about its chances to win a championship. The organization had three ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golovkin hovers over Canelo-Smith fight in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Liam Smith kept things respectful in the traditional stare down with Canelo Alvarez, ending it with a handshake in less than 10 ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Paul Broadhurst leads PGA Tour Champions at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Paul Broadhurst shot a 6-under 66 at Pebble Beach on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Forte scores 3 TDs leading Jets to win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Forte scored three touchdown runs and Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Rex Ryan's defense, leading the New York Jets ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hoping to ignite missing pass rush

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - It hasn't taken long for the Raiders to get a pretty good feel for how teams plan to counter the tandem ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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