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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) - MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants fall to Reds for 9th loss in 11 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are going these days, even a solid outing from their four-time All-Star and staff ace wasn't much help.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a hard-throwing reliever to clinch the fourth series in a row for the Athletics.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Derek Carr channels inner Mamba down stretch

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the game is on the line in the closing minutes, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks for inspiration in an unusual place.

September 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose lead in ninth, fail to gain ground on Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Schimpf hit a go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants' bullpen gave up ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alonso’s pinch-double scores 2 in 8th, A’s rally past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria blew another save and the Kansas City Royals' chances to return to the postseason took another hit.

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Versatile 49ers defense shut down Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A Chip Kelly-coached team is usually synonymous with a fast-paced and prolific offense.

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cornerback Sean Smith says he understands being benched

ALAMEDA (AP) - Deciding to go for a game-winning two-point conversion in the final minute might not have been the boldest move Raiders coach Jack Del ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cowan, Campbell help EU topple Manteca

East Union got solid efforts from its top two golfers, who powered the Lancers to a 254-284 Valley Oak League victory over Manteca at Manteca ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Complete player’ Joe Pavelski is the new Captain America

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Pavelski isn't the United States' oldest player at the World Cup of Hockey, nor does he have the most skill, size ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WADA says Russian hackers published athletes’ medical data

GENEVA (AP) - Confidential medical data of gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and other female U.S. Olympians was hacked ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vin Scully says he won’t call Dodgers playoff games

NEW YORK (AP) - Vin Scully says the last ballgame he will broadcast is the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular-season finale - regardless of whether they reach the ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years

Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger knew the retired Heath Miller, suspended teammates Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant and the injured Markus Wheaton weren't ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio says 2-point try was all about believing

ALAMEDA (AP) - The most daring gambler on the NFL's first weekend turns out not to be much of a betting man at all.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres use 6 pitchers toshut out Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez is getting a lot more comfortable with his swing and his role on the Padres since coming off the disabled ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics trounce Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics looked like a team battling for a playoff spot Monday night, and the Kansas City Royals looked like ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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