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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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49ers open Chip Kelly era with victory over Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers opened the Chip Kelly era with a dominating win while the Rams are still seeking their first points ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers open tonight

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest initially went public, talk immediately turned to whether it would lead to a distraction that ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Carr rally to beat Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Even if the Oakland Raiders' latest visit to the Superdome won't go down as their most memorable triumph in New Orleans ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Surge in ER visits for concussions & injuries from soccer

CHICAGO (AP) - Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alcantara pitches better in Athletics’ defeat to Seattle

OAKLAND (AP) - Raul Alcantara tried to be perfect in his major league debut and it didn't go well at all.

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Matt Moore strikes out 11 as Giants sweep Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Moore struck out 11 in seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a key two-run double and the San Francisco Giants beat Zack Greinke ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


KC’s Peters raises fist

NEW YORK (AP) - Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the national anthem, a protest amplified ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Depleted Patriots still win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jimmy Garoppolo, starting in place of suspended Tom Brady, threw for 264 yards and a touchdown, leading the severely depleted New England ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR: Amped up aggression, attitude

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After seven months and 28 races, NASCAR has hit that part of the season that really matters. The start of the playoffs ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s release DH Billy Butler

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have released designated hitter Billy Butler despite still owing him $10 million for next season.

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sounders tie Quakes on late goal

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the 80th minute and the Seattle Sounders rallied to tie the San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 on Saturday night.

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson polishes off a dominant victory

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Dustin Johnson knows as well as anyone that no matter how good he is and how well he plays, something can always ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wawrinka tops Djokovic for 1st US Open title

NEW YORK (AP) - Pointing to his temple after winning the biggest of points, Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tomlinson, Giants outlast Diamondbacks in 12 innings

PHOENIX (AP) - Kelby Tomlinson's one-out single in the 12th inning drove in Brandon Belt with the go-ahead run, and the San Francisco Giants held ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick has brought some teammates closer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has brought some of his San Francisco teammates closer with his national anthem protests against social injustice.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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