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In year of parity, nearly every team has playoffs chance

NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw looks around the major leagues and sees opponents convinced they can reach the playoffs.

July 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Lawsuit: DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ is illegal monopoly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

New California law recognizes cheerleaders as employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Spieth trying to look at British Open as another event

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Dollars and sense: In the NBA, money is exploding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Trade talks highlight 2nd half of season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Caitlyn Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Sky protects Froome’s Tour lead as Majka wins Stage 11

CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping. Maybe, he says, it's time to bring in an independent specialist to test his body and help prove that he's riding clean.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Most franchise tagged players reach long-term deals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

US soccer chief felt ‘discomfort’ during soccer proceedings

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Mom blames football helmet in death of high school player

RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet for his death.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Cuba advances with win over Guatemala

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country didn't miss reaching the quarterfinals, though.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Trout homers leading off, and AL top NL

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Tiger awaits St. Andrews, insists he’s not ‘buried and done’

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Winless in nearly two years, Tiger Woods at least has experience on his side at St. Andrews.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Playoff changes likely in NBA, moratorium mulled

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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Dustin Johnson wins PGA Tour player of the year

NAPA (AP) - Dustin Johnson's first major was only part of a dream season that culminated with the PGA Tour player of the year award ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

AP Power Rankings: Vikings grab No. 1 spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Zimmer's Minnesota Vikings are the last unbeaten team left in the NFL.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants top Cubs to force Game 4 in NLDS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They piled on Joe Panik at home plate in celebration, and just as has been the case so many times before with ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Bucs beat Panthers in last-second field goal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Roberto Aguayo's shaky rookie season got a big lift Monday night.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Casino industry leaders back Las Vegas stadium proposal

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Heavy hitters in Nevada's casino industry are going to bat for a project backed by one of their competitors, saying ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Leonard scores 20 to lead Spurs to win over Pistons

Kawhi Leonard continued his strong start to the preseason by scoring 20 points in 25 minutes for the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Sparks looked more poised than Lynx in Game 1 of WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx have a core group of players participating in their fifth WNBA Finals in the last six seasons. The Los Angeles ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Nationals beat Dodgers to take 2-1 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jayson Werth always wanted to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium when he played two seasons in the venerable ballpark ...

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Indians top Ortiz, Red Sox, complete sweep

BOSTON (AP) - The ball settled into the right fielder's glove, the Cleveland Indians poured onto the diamond and the fans fell silent.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Woods to withdraw from Safeway Open in California

The comeback of Tiger Woods is going to have to wait at least two more months.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Likely news on A’s ballpark situation within year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expects news within a year regarding potential plans for the Athletics to build a new ballpark in Oakland.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders thrive in tight games to get off to 4-1 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have been playing with fire this season and mostly have come out unharmed.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders atop AFC West

OAKLAND (AP) - After too often finding themselves on the wrong end of close games a year ago, the Oakland Raiders have thrived in those situations ...

October 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cubs face tall task in Bumgarner, try to close out series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sure, Jake Arrieta and Joe Maddon know all about what Madison Bumgarner has done on the postseason stage in recent years.

October 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Jimmie Johnson moves into 3rd round of playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Stuck in the longest losing streak of his career, Jimmie Johnson had a chance for a critical win that could salvage ...

October 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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