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Lakers make their pitch to Dwight Howard

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and other representatives of the team met Tuesday for about two hours with free agent center Dwight Howard to make their pitch for keeping him in Los Angeles.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kiwis unhappy with America's Cup rules changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sailing near the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge, Emirates Team New Zealand's sleek catamaran turned back toward Alcatraz Island and accelerated almost as if skipper Dean Barker had flipped a switch, with its hulls lifting out of the water onto hydrofoils.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Usain Bolt wants to dominate until 2016

PARIS (AP) - Older and wiser, Usain Bolt is out to dominate his rivals on the track at least until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB umpire let go after drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) - A Major League Baseball umpire was recently dismissed for what was believed to be the first known drug ouster among umps, two people familiar with the situation have told The Associated Press.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB suspends Tigers RHP Rick Porcello for 6 games

TORONTO (AP) - Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello was suspended six games Tuesday by Major League Baseball for throwing at Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants move LH Mike Kickham to bullpen

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Giants revamped their pitching staff on Tuesday, moving left-hander Mike Kickham into the bullpen for now.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cubs trade Feldman to Orioles, Marmol to Dodgers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and all but out before the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs are starting to make moves for the future.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez hitless in season debut

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez called his season's debut a success, even if the results Tuesday night didn't bear that out.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Reds 8-1 in rain-shortened game

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Kickham isn't sure why his pitches seem to wander when he gets past the first inning.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings introduce draft picks McLemore, McCallum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - One grew up in such poverty he had days when he wondered where he would find his next meal. The other is a coach's son who attended the same high school as a player whose jersey is retired in the rafters.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors draft pick ready to make NBA transition

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State Warriors first-round pick Nemanja Nedovic has had a dozen different coaches in the last six years. He went through three coaches last season alone playing for Lietuvos rytas of the Euroleague, and he has never had much stability in his life or career moving around with his family.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


5-time champ Williams exits Wimbledon in 4th round

LONDON (AP) - For 34 matches over 4½ months, on hard, clay or grass courts, Serena Williams was unbeaten - and, in the minds of many, unbeatable.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Having a Grand time: Stephens reaches Wimbledon QF

LONDON (AP) - Without a doubt, Grand Slam tournaments bring out the best in Sloane Stephens, the last American singles player still around at the All England Club.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Paul staying in LA, Howard hears pitches to leave

Chris Paul's answer was brief, just like his time on the free agent market.

July 02, 2013 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Gerrans holds off Sagan to win 3rd stage of Tour

CALVI, Corsica (AP) - Australian sprinter Simon Gerrans held off a late charge by Peter Sagan to win Monday's hilly third stage of the Tour de France by less than half a wheel.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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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


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


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