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McEnroe: End of competitive tennis near

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - John McEnroe says he's almost done playing competitive tennis.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams ousted from first round

ISTANBUL (AP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams was eliminated from the first round of the Istanbul Cup in a 6-4, 7-6 (4) upset by Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko on Tuesday.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ausmus makes case for Tigers to press on

DETROIT (AP) - With the possibility of significant trades looming over the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus sat in the dugout and made the case for staying the course.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


DeAndre Jordan happy with Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - DeAndre Jordan thought the Dallas Mavericks offered everything he wanted, including a fresh start and a starring role.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica likes underdog role against USA in Gold Cup

ATLANTA (AP) - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No guarantees Spieth will ever get another chance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If that's the best measure, this sobering piece of history might make Jordan Spieth feel even worse.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sky airs Froome’s personal data

SISTERON, France (AP) - The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kemp’s 2-run homer helps carry Padres over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the San Diego Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NCAA tweaks March Madness seeding rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The committee that puts together the field of 68 for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will have more flexibility to set the First Four and give No. 2 seeds more favorable matchups.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA vote to be held Feb 26

ZURICH (AP) - Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Thrills, spills and telephone pole on Stage 16 won by Plaza

GAP, France (AP) - Two bright-yellow Tour de France arrows attached to a telephone pole were telling Geraint Thomas to veer sharp right.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Beasley back hoping for 5th Gold Cup title

BALTIMORE (AP) - DaMarcus Beasley was content with his December decision to retire from the U.S. national team.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 Spanish riders killed in motorcycle race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Morgan and Messi grace cover of FIFA 16

Lionel Messi will be joined by Alex Morgan on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA 16 video game.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World champ fights off shark

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

LAS VEGAS (AP) - New team. Same old result.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Boldin, Bush, Welker among unemployed NFL vets

NEW YORK (AP) - They were once big names with huge contracts. Now, several former NFL stars are unsigned and unemployed, anxiously awaiting another - and, maybe ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jeff Gordon always expected to be at this weekend's Brickyard 400.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, ‘12 samples

LONDON (AP) - Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jack Wagner leads celebrity golf event in Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round Friday to take a three-point lead over former hockey player Mike Modano ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women cruise past Costa Rica in Olympics send-off

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Crystal Dunn scored in the 15th minute and Carli Lloyd had her 88th career goal to help the United States women ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome crashes but keeps yellow

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France on Sunday, it won't have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams reaches semifinals

STANFORD (AP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IAAF upholds ban for Russian track team

LONDON (AP) - Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts

NEW YORK (AP) - Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA moving 2017 All-Star game

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for ...

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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