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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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Colonels assistant gets Tasered in morale-building football stunt

DANVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -Jeff Collett wasn't being figurative as he tried to inject some electricity into Centre College's two-a-day football practices.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Pharoah 1-5 favorite

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - And now, it's on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valverde wins Vuelta stage

VEJER DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (AP) - Former champion Alejandro Valverde won the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, while Colombian Esteban Chaves protected ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Simon upset by Bedene in Winston-Salem play

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Top seed Gilles Simon of France was upset by Great Britain's Aljaz Bedene, while South Africa's Kevin Anderson survived ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal says his struggles are on him, not team

NEW YORK (AP) - Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valverde wins Vuelta stage

VEJER DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (AP) - Former champion Alejandro Valverde won the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, while Colombian Esteban Chaves protected ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sagan wins Vuelta stage

MALAGA, Spain (AP) - After two convulsive days that saw former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali thrown out and a time trial deemed dangerous, Peter ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


IndyCar driver dies of head injury

IINDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Defending champ Rosol wins opener at Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Defending champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic opened with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory Monday over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fraser-Pryce teaches lesson in how to gets gold at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders coaching staff has impressive playing credentials

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added an impressive group this offseason. They brought in 10 men who combined for 102 years of playing experience with ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NaVorro Bowman’s first game back from injury memorable

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula has said it over and over again: He reserves the right to back off NaVorro Bowman if he senses the ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s pick Washington as third base coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to his old position as ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valencia homers in 7-run 5th, A’s rally past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cotto-Alvarez bout Nov. 21

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Miguel Cotto's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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