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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


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Athletics outslug Blue Jays for 6th straight victory

TORONTO (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have relied on solid pitching through the first two weeks of the season. Now, they're starting to swing the ...

April 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks dethrone Kings after blowing 3-goal lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Sharks had just blown a three-goal lead in a potential series-clinching playoff game. Staples Center rocked with the combined power of ...

April 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McKenzie, Raiders look to continue draft success

ALAMEDA (AP) - Years of poor drafting played a major role in the Oakland Raiders missing the playoffs for 13 straight seasons. Back-to-back productive drafts have ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers have much work to do on Kelly’s roster

SANTA CLARAAP) - Trent Baalke realizes the importance of this draft for new coach Chip Kelly.

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants 0-4 in Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's new-look lineup is in dire need of some timely hitting.

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics sweep Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Khris Davis and Coco Crisp homered on consecutive pitches, backing Rich Hill's sox strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento among frontrunners for new MLS franchise

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber called St. Louis and Sacramento, "front-runners" for the next round of expansion, which could occur as ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Harden’s late shot lifts Rockets over Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets were down by one point with no timeouts and mere seconds remaining Thursday night.

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scott Brooks to be Wizards’ next coach

WASHINGTON (AP) - French Camp native and former East Union star Scott Brooks is on his way to Washington, the latest move made by the Wizards ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry feeling better, isn’t sure if he’ll play in Game 3

HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry's sprained right ankle is feeling better but he isn't sure if he will be able to play on Thursday ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks score 3 power-play goals to beat Kings

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals in the second period and the San Jose Sharks again moved to the brink ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Baalke hopes Kaepernick stays, hasn’t ruled out trade

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Trent Baalke is not ruling out the possibility of still striking a trade for Colin Kaepernick, though San Francisco's general manager ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Graveman pitches A’s to win over slumping Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Kendall Graveman got more than a win Wednesday night in his first outing at Yankee Stadium. He even took a couple of ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Clippers dominate 4th to beat Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 27 points, J.R. Smith made seven of Cleveland's NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavaliers opened a ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Neuvirth, Flyers hold off elimination in win over Caps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in his first start of the playoff series, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stave off a sweep with a ...

April 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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