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F1 proving a challenge to American drivers

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) - As Formula One expands its reach into the United States, there's still a missing ingredient that could keep some fans away from the stands - an American driver on the grid.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chris Froome now almost unbeatable at Tour de France

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France (AP) - Going down a row of television cameras, answering one question after another, the wearer of the Tour de France's yellow jersey never veered off message. Yes, said Chris Froome, he was delighted to have increased his race lead with a super-fast ride in the time trial. But, no, he added, the Tour isn't over yet because the road to Paris is still long.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lawyer: Giants pitcher accused of groping was ill

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The lawyer for a San Francisco Giants pitcher accused of touching a woman's breast at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year says his client was ill at the time.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB drug probe litigation could be lengthy

NEW YORK (AP) - We may never know exactly what Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are being accused of in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation - if they beat the rap.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Trades, new contracts become official around NBA

By The Associated Press

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders LB Maiava charged with assault at Maui bar

HONOLULU (AP) - Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Oakland Raiders.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA confirms trade sending Iguodala to Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The three-team trade that will send swingman Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors, guard Randy Foye to the Denver Nuggets and a trio of expiring contracts along with a package of draft picks to the Utah Jazz is complete.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors to sign Douglas, O’Neal

OAKLAND (AP) - With the NBA's moratorium on free agency set to lift Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors wrapped up most of their major work ahead of schedule.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bucks trade Luc Mbah a Moute to Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings found some much-needed depth at small forward by giving the Milwaukee Bucks some draft compensation and salary cap relief.

July 10, 2013 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


49ers sign 1st-round pick Eric Reid to 4-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Eric Reid to a four-year contract.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Athletics keep rolling, beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Straily knew before he went to work on Tuesday night his next start wouldn't be in the majors. The All-Star break and a quirk in the Oakland Athletics' schedule means the AL West leaders won't need a fifth starter for a couple of weeks.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Byrd, Mets slam slumping Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marlon Byrd's two-out grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday for their third consecutive win.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oakland slugger Yoenis Cespedes in Home Run Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics will swing for the Citi Field fences in the Home Run Derby next Monday night, rounding out the eight-player field.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Sanchez on DL, call up Kickham

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants placed backup catcher Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder in one of several roster moves made by the slumping World Series champions.

July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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July 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Pacers get Stuckey for 1 year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers blew Lance Stephenson a kiss goodbye and jumped on Rodney Stuckey to fill the void.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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