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Expert to Rio athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Split deepens between IOC and anti-doping leaders on Russia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The split between Olympic leaders and global anti-doping officials over the Russian doping scandal continues to deepen.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Solo downplays problems in Brazil, complains of US media

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Hope Solo is blaming the American media for spreading fear about the Zika virus and other problems ahead of the Rio Games.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Von Miller, Broncos expecting even more from Super Bowl MVP

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning called it Von Miller's "world celebrity tour," a five-month jet-setting junket of television and dance studios, A-list parties and B-roll appearances.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ready to receive: Pryor’s move from QB to WR is complete

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Racing downfield after cruising past the cornerback, Terrelle Pryor dove forward and grasped the ball with his fingertips as he fell to the turf.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Suit questions skateboarding anti-doping effort

NEW YOKR (AP) - A lawsuit accuses the group trying to bring skateboarding into the 2020 Olympics of skirting anti-doping rules and giving favors to an IOC official that led to the ouster of a rival group from the negotiating table.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taurasi helps US women’s hoops team beats Australia

NEW YORK (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's national basketball team capped off their pre-Olympic tour with a dominant offensive show against Australia.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Aussie hit again: computer, shirts stolen at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A laptop and team shirts have been stolen from Australia's accommodation at the Olympic athletes' village while the building was being evacuated because of a small fire, the head of the team's delegation at the Rio Games said Sunday.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephan Jaeger finishes off record Web.com Tour romp

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger broke one more Web.com Tour record and tied another Sunday in the Ellie Mae Classic, finishing his four-day scoring frenzy at TPC Stonebrae at 30-under 250.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thailand’s Jutanugarn wins Women’s British Open

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn was flirting with another Sunday meltdown, her six-stroke lead down to one after a double bogey on the par-4 13th at tree-lined Woburn.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade Burns to Royals for Eibner

CLEVELAND (AP) - Outfielder Billy Burns was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday for outfield prospect Brett Eibner.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski gives Earthquakes draw

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski volleyed home Cordell Cato's chip pass in the 59th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes held on for a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Yankees admit MLB has changed, start to retool

NEW YORK (AP) - Watching a second straight loss to last-place Tampa Bay convinced the New York Yankees it was time to shift more fully into sell mode. So late Saturday night, owner Hal Steinbrenner gave the go-ahead.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Hayden moving inside to defend the slot

NAPA (AP) - Raiders defensive back DJ Hayden knows his NFL career might already be at a crossroads after just three seasons.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray loses for 9th time in 11 decisions as A’s get swept

CLEVELAND (AP) - Sonny Gray entered his start against Cleveland with a 2-0 record and a 0.64 ERA against the Indians.

August 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that ...

February 06, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Golden State eager to get sharp, return to dominant ways

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry realizes there's plenty of chatter about the defending champions and their lack of sheer domination during the season's first ...

February 06, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Belichick isn’t saying why he benched Butler in Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was no more forthcoming on Monday about his surprise benching of one-time Super Bowl star Malcolm ...

February 06, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Frigid Super Bowl raises questions game venues

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After years of planning and many millions in spending, there was one thing organizers of Super Bowl 52 couldn't control - a Minnesota ...

February 06, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Eagles, Foles persevere in soaring to NFL crown

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - He has traveled a long road: starter and castoff, journeyman and backup. Now Nick Foles stands at the summit of his sport.

February 05, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Kings score 9 in first, rally to beat Bulls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Bogdan Bogdanovic made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 52 seconds remaining and the Sacramento Kings overcame a dismal start with a strong finish to ...

February 05, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Graham’s strip-sack of Brady hands Super Bowl to Philadelphia

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Horford, Celtics top Trail Blazers 97-96

BOSTON (AP) - Al Horford made a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Boston Celtics topped the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 on Sunday, giving New ...

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


France advances to Davis Group QFs, Spain to host Germany

ALBERTVILLE, France (AP) - Defending champion France advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup after beating the Netherlands 3-1 Sunday for its eighth win in ...

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Many big-name skaters headed to Games for final time

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford are focused squarely on the Pyeongchang Olympics, where the pairs team from Canada will contend for a gold medal inside ...

February 04, 2018 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Golden Knights beat Hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alex Tuch scored with 5:12 remaining, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday in a matchup of ...

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Woodland beats Reavie in Phoenix Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


San Jose Sharks turn back Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - After their worst stretch of the season, the San Jose Sharks are back on the winning track.

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Foles: Super Bowl MVP & folk hero in Philly

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he outdueled the great Tom Brady to ...

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - As their delirious fans sang their theme song and their owner lifted the Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles' finally could breathe freely.

February 04, 2018 | | Pro Sports


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