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Probst signals intent to bid for ‘24 Games

The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city by the end of next year.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn cleared to resume WC downhill training

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore U.S. Player of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forward Jozy Altidore has earned his first Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year award.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


U.S. could draw powers

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - The United States could wind up in a group with powers Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands after FIFA tinkered with its format for Friday's World Cup draw.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


At least 3 stadiums behind schedule

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brazil prepares for street protests

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New World Cup ball unveiled

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The new ball for next year's World Cup - called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course - was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare for rival

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade for closer; ink Kazmir

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pierce has broken shooting hand

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Clubs race against clock to sign free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US hockey Hall of Fame inducts two

DETROIT (AP) - Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alston, Porter win MLS awards

NEW YORK (AP) - New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland's Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ticket Punched

SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Undrafted Oakland WRs play with edge

ALAMEDA (AP) - Rod Streater and Andre Holmes are perfect examples of how things have changed with the Oakland Raiders in the post-Al Davis era.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Americans try to solve Ryder Cup with task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women prepare for World Cup qualifying

World Cup qualifying for the U.S. women's team looks like an easy road.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


L.A. Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman from the Tampa Rays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds recovering from hip surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Barry Bonds hobbled to his car with the help of crutches post hip surgery, and well before the start of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, the home run king insisted he can hardly remember the World Series of 12 years ago.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers throttle Rams for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks hire Athletics bench coach Hale as manager

PHOENIX (AP) - Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals plan to keep catcher Molina active

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Postseason shines spotlight on managers’ moves

Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason as a manager, every choice he's made has been dissected - and, in many cases, flat-out destroyed.

October 14, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Playoff committee cautious when talking football

By RALPH D. RUSSO

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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