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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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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

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

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