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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


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


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A’s trade Kazmir to his hometown Astros for 2 minor leaguers

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting ...

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


After stunning Gold Cup loss, US looks for positive spin

ATLANTA (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in ...

July 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica stuns US in semifinals

ATLANTA (AP) - The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Davis beats out infield single as A’s top Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ike Davis beat out an infield single with two outs in the 10th inning that went to replay review, lifting the Oakland ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA leaning toward no playoff guarantee for division winners

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fuld still finds new challenges with diabetes

OAKLAND (AP) - Sam Fuld jogs to the outfield each inning with enough gum in his back pocket to give him a quick boost of carbohydrates ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings announce signings of Curry, Acy and Dukan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have signed guard Seth Curry and forwards Quincy Acy and Duje Dukan (DOO-yay DOOK-in) after reaching contract agreements with them ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB may need to consider moving trade deadline

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks baseball may need to consider moving the trade deadline back to give teams in the hunt for ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome keeps lead in Tour de France

PRA LOUP, France (AP) - The speedometer clocked between 50 and 60 kilometers per hour (30-37 mph) as the pine trees whipped by, and the riders ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blatter takes first foreign trip since crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard ready to return to the US national team

LONDON (AP) - Goalkeeper Tim Howard is ready to make himself available for the United States national team again after taking a break since the 2014 ...

July 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings, Seth Curry agree to 2-year deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Seth Curry is joining his brother in Northern California, after all. Just not together on the Golden State Warriors.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds wins: No conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case ...

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays hit 3 homers, power past Athletics 7-1 in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - Russell Martin, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion homered to power the Toronto Blue Jays past the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hudson isn’t sharp in loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tim Hudson needed 27 pitches to get through the first inning and made a mistake against Matt Kemp that the slugger launched ...

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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