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Ramirez-Stevenson Olympic final could be boxing classic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The two most successful nations in Olympic boxing history somehow haven't faced each other with a gold medal on the line in 20 years.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Volleyball classic: US men lose 5-set semifinal to Italy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his sport.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

BERKELEY (AP) - Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise a strategy to deal with playing a game on the other side of the world.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Howard, Zimmerman cleared of drug allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Si Woo Kim shoots Wyndham-record 10-under 60 to take lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

MLB may consider limits on pitching changes

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport's most radical changes in decades.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants place Cain on 15-day disabled list with sore back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants finally get some offense in win over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had stymied the New York Mets over the years with his pitching. This time, the Giants' ace turned the tables and delivered the big blow with his bat.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Lacy helps power Packers past Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Eddie Lacy's powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Darvish ends losing streak against A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have more wins against Yu Darvish than any other major league team, and Coco Crisp quickly put them ahead again with a homer on the second pitch of the game.

August 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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Bills more concerned with Kaepernick as QB than activist

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - It's a free country, so it makes no difference to Rex Ryan whether Colin Kaepernick continues to kneel in ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Del Rio’s gambles help carry Raiders into 1st place

OAKLAND (AP) - Whether it's going for the win with a late 2-point conversion instead of kicking the safer extra point or passing up easy ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders move to Vegas looks more likely

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada took a giant step closer to becoming home of the Raider Nation on Friday, after state lawmakers narrowly approved a ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders will be without running back Latavius Murray again

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders running back Latavius Murray will miss his second consecutive game because of a toe injury, leaving rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Lindor homers as Indians race past Jays in ALCS opener

CLEVELAND (AP) - When the ball disappeared over the outfield wall, Francisco Lindor raised his right fist and took off.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mike Brown joins Warriors after surviving May kitchen fire

OAKLAND (AP) - A foot-long dark burn scar going from Mike Brown's right quadriceps down his lower leg reminds him each day of his good ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

L.A. tops Nats to win NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - A little past midnight in Game 5 of the NL Division Series, Clayton Kershaw emerged from the bullpen to pitch in relief for ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Rivers leads Chargers to victory against Broncos

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Music blared louder than normal in the San Diego Chargers' locker room, and there was a sense of relief Thursday night after ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Indians, Blue Jays meet in ALCS

CLEVELAND (AP) - There wasn't a bench-clearing brawl.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cubs wait to see who they’ll meet in NLCS

CHICAGO (AP) - Best in the majors this season, the Chicago Cubs cleared their first big October hurdle. Now, they wait to see who's next.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Optimism the current buzz word around NBA labor talks

From Cleveland to China, the message was clear on Wednesday: There is real hope of the NBA and its players getting a new labor deal ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Wall’s knees look just fine in explosive game against 76ers

One soaring dunk at a time, John Wall let everyone know that his surgically repaired knees are just fine.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Sean Smith downplays matchup against former team

ALAMEDA (AP) - For Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith, a matchup against his former team is just business and not anything personal even if the Kansas ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Rapids win to eliminate Quakes

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Kevin Doyle scored two goals and the Colorado Rapids beat San Jose 2-1 on Thursday night to take the MLS overall ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants CEO Larry Baer missed elimination for Yom Kippur

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Larry Baer left the ballpark in the sixth inning, and he remembers the exact moment because of the Kiss Cam on the ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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