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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


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


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Pachulia has Kerr not critics in his head

OAKLAND (AP) - Zaza Pachulia heard all the negative noise from the home crowd, and he began taking it personally.

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Boedker’s hat trick leads Sharks to win

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Mikkel Boedker scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 53 victory over ...

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs ...

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NHL announces full All-Star Game rosters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rosters for the NHL All-Star Game are brimming with top-shelf talent, though they lack an unusual fan-picked favorite like John Scott.

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Golovkin vs Jacobs: big-punching middleweights set for March

NEW YORK (AP) - Sitting behind all four of his championship belts, Gennady Golovkin was nearly impossible to spot.

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Standing on college football's biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared ...

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers interview McDermott for coach, Riddick for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for their head coaching vacancy and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their ...

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders replace OC Bill Musgrave

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are making changes on their coaching staff after their first playoff berth in 14 years.

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Thunder pull away from Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away from the Chicago Bulls for an ...

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ovechkin ties Richard, Capitals beat Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) - Alex Ovechkin tied Canadiens great Maurice "Rocket" Richard with his 544th career goal and had two assists, leading the Washington Capitals to a ...

January 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders look to build on 1st playoff berth in 14 years

ALAMEDA (AP) - The meticulous rebuilding job in Oakland crashed as soon as quarterback Derek Carr broke his right leg in the penultimate game of the ...

January 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

ZURICH (AP) - Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday.

January 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers interview Sean McVay for coach, Brandon Beane for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the team's vacant head coaching job and Carolina assistant general ...

January 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mantia, Bergsma sweep races at US Championship

KEARNS, Utah (AP) - Joey Mantia won the 1,000 meters and the mass start race Sunday on the final day of the U.S. Speed ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Justin Thomas holds on to beat Hideki Matsuyama at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Justin Thomas kept reminding himself that a one-shot lead with two holes to play is never a bad place to be on ...

January 08, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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