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Ramirez-Stevenson Olympic final could be boxing classic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The two most successful nations in Olympic boxing history somehow haven't faced each other with a gold medal on the line in 20 years.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Volleyball classic: US men lose 5-set semifinal to Italy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his sport.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

BERKELEY (AP) - Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise a strategy to deal with playing a game on the other side of the world.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Howard, Zimmerman cleared of drug allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Si Woo Kim shoots Wyndham-record 10-under 60 to take lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

MLB may consider limits on pitching changes

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport's most radical changes in decades.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants place Cain on 15-day disabled list with sore back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants finally get some offense in win over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had stymied the New York Mets over the years with his pitching. This time, the Giants' ace turned the tables and delivered the big blow with his bat.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Lacy helps power Packers past Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Eddie Lacy's powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Darvish ends losing streak against A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have more wins against Yu Darvish than any other major league team, and Coco Crisp quickly put them ahead again with a homer on the second pitch of the game.

August 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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One ace standing: Nats’ Scherzer to face Dodgers in Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) - While going to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest helped the Los Angeles Dodgers stave off elimination in their NL Division Series against ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Carr calling shots for Raiders at line of scrimmage

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr's comfort level in changing plays at the line of scrimmage is a part of his game that has gone largely ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers hope to go deep with Kap back at QB

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have had plenty of problems on offense the first five weeks, leading to coach Chip Kelly's decision ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Burns’ goal helps Sharks open season with win

SAN JOSE (AP) - Opening night went as scripted for the San Jose Sharks from the unveiling of the Western Conference championship banner to Brent Burns ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Even year magic wears off for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy has often been bleary-eyed and exhausted going through it all this year. His once-reliable bullpen hit bump after bump and ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants’ playoff run over, Cubs rally to win NLDS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants leaned on some new faces and aces this time around, hoping to ride that even-year magic through another ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

The Tiger comeback becomes the Tiger tease

NAPA (AP) - The Tiger comeback has become the Tiger tease.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers name Colin Kaepernick starting QB

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are putting their future back into Colin Kaepernick's hands.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Utley lifts Dodgers to 6-5 win over Nats to force Game 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

No big hits left for Big Papi as Red Sox swept from playoffs

BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz didn't want it to end.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Tito’s touch: Francona makes right moves as Indians advance

CLEVELAND (AP) - Drenched after his players joyfully doused him with champagne and beer, Indians manager Terry Francona stood at the center of the visitor's ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Moore, Lynx even WNBA Finals at 1-1 with win over Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx were backed into a corner after a Game 1 loss on their home floor to the star-studded Los Angeles Sparks.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Green scores again, US settles for 1-1 draw vs New Zealand

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a second exciting performance, U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann says 21-year-old winger Julian Green is "back in the picture."

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Estrada to start ALCS opener for Blue Jays against Cleveland

TORONTO (AP) - After wrapping up their Division Series sweep of the Texas Rangers on Sunday night, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to kick back ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Stacy McGee emerges as key contributor on Raiders defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Former Oakland coach Dennis Allen once described defensive tackle Stacy McGee as a potential foundation piece for the Raiders.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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