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At All-Star weekend, it’s all about specially designed shoes

TORONTO (AP) - All-Star weekend is one of the biggest of the NBA season for stars like LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden and Dwyane Wade.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


The NBA 2003 draft class still going All-Star strong

TORONTO (AP) - On the night that he entered the NBA in 2003, someone asked LeBron James to assess the potential of the draft class that he was headlining as the No. 1 pick.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie youngest on Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Chase Elliott was too young to really remember celebrating in victory lane with his father, dressed in a shirt that matched Bill Elliott's firesuit and a little finger pointed toward the sky because daddy was No. 1.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nishikori wins fourth straight Memphis title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kei Nishikori had practiced against teenager Taylor Fritz a few times over the past couple years without beating the American even once.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor rallies to capture Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Vaughn Taylor is headed home to the Masters with his first PGA Tour victory in more than a decade, and he can't believe it.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


West rolls to record victory

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant said his NBA All-Star Game goodbye and the next generation of the West's best sent him off a winner, rolling to a record-setting 196-173 victory over the East on Sunday night.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Skydiver dies after parachute malfunction

LODI (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver has died after crashing against a wall next a road near the Lodi Airport.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Deal delays eviction threat for SF nuns feeding homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

TORONTO (AP) - When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in the deal that would dart around the back hallways of the Air Canada Center dribbling basketballs and bouncing off the walls.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brewers trade Khris Davis to Athletics

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kang flirts with 59, doesn’t even know it

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sung Kang didn't know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. He didn't realize the par at Monterey Peninsula was 71 until he scrambled for par on his final hole and realized while signing his card Friday that he set the course record with a career-low 60.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat throws unexpected wrinkle into Olympic Marathon Trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After four years of measuring every workout, every race with stopwatches, the elite runners competing Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials might find their fate determined by the thermometer.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

GENEVA (AP) - Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Shanshan Feng leads in rain-delayed US Women’s Open

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - Shanshan Feng had her best round in the U.S. Women's Open, and the first-round lead.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Schniederjans. Howell shoot 63 to share John Deere play lead

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Charles Howell III and Ollie Schniederjans each shot 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the John Deere Classic.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Is Darvish into last stretch?

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish was unable to pitch two years ago when the Texas Rangers had an even worse record at the All-Star break ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cubs acquire Quintana in blockbuster trade with Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs found the pitching help they were looking for just a few miles from Wrigley Field. They hope it will give ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mexico plays Jamaica play to scoreless tie in Group C play

DENVER (AP) - Mexico and Jamaica played to a scoreless draw Thursday night and remained on track to advance to the knockout round of the CONCACAF ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Francona rejoins Indians a week after heart procedure

OAKLAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined his team Thursday for an extended stay in Northern California, one week after undergoing a minor procedure ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Streaking Dodgers enter 2nd half on pace to win 100 games for season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The century mark is in sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the second half of the season.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rookies dominated first half, others could shine soon in MLB play

NEW YORRK (AP) - Kyle Schwarber, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner each came up from the minors before the All-Star break and had a strong second ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Knicks, Rockets talking, no Anthony deal yet

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are still trying to work out a deal involving Carmelo Anthony, though it may take ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather, McGregor exchange profanities, barbs in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. tossed $1 bills in Conor McGregor's face. McGregor waved Jay Z's new CD in Mayweather's direction ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Froome loses Tour lead to Aru, Bardet wins 12th stage

PEYRAGUDES, France (AP) - For his three previous victories at the Tour de France, Chris Froome took advantage of the first big mountain stage to deliver ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon is to tennis what the Masters is to pro golf

LONDON (AP) - When Masters champion Sergio Garcia sat in the Royal Box at Wimbledon last week, he showed up in his green jacket from Augusta ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore headline John Deere Classic field

The often-overlooked John Deere Classic elevated its profile by helping Jordan Spieth become a star.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros on eve of second half

The Washington Nationals have Bryce Harper anchoring one of baseball's best lineups, and a glaring hole at the back of their bullpen. The Boston ...

July 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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