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Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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Gyorko’s 2-out single in 9th lifts Padres over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jedd Gyorko hit an RBI single to right-center with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday night to give the San Diego ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Yankee great Yogi Berra dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) - The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain't ever gonna be over.

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kaepernick insists 49ers want him to ‘be myself

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick walked away from the podium and off the stage after dangling an interesting glimpse into what he went through and ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Can Carr win on the road for Raiders?

ALAMEDA (AP) - Fresh off the most productive game of his young career as the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, Derek Carr now wants to ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Hudson, Zito facing off Saturday

OAKLAND (AP) - Barry Zito had returned home from a minor league season ready to turn his attention from baseball to his other love, music, perhaps ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Stanford QB questionable for Oregon St

STANFORD (AP) - Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan suffered a left ankle injury early in the second half of Saturday's 41-31 upset of Southern California and ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders working on their defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders linebacker Curtis Lofton says Johnny Manziel and Josh McCown are so similar that it won't matter much who the Cleveland Browns ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Giants beat Padres to gain a game on Dodgers in NL West

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Rookie Trevor Brown's RBI double was his first major league hit and Angel Pagan had a two-run home run for the ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Moreland has tying 2-run homer, helps Rangers rally

OAKLAND (AP) - Delino DeShields hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth four batters after Mitch Moreland connected for a tying two-run homer, and the ...

September 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Goons are gone 4th lines now have more skill

NEW YORK (AP) - Goons are pretty much gone in the NHL.

September 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Del Rio’s win brings smiles to Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio noticed a lot more smiles around the Oakland Raiders offices this Monday than there were a week ago.

September 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Tomsula takes blame for 49ers’ lopsided loss

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Steelers owner Dan Rooney made his way to the visiting locker room at Heinz Field and tracked down Jim Tomsula after Sunday ...

September 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Harden, Davis ready to see if they’ve closed gap on Curry

NEW YORK (AP) - The Beard and the Brow checked the same place first when they got a look at the NBA 2K16 video game.

September 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Jets’ opportunistic defense turns table on Colts in win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The New York Jets' suddenly opportunistic defense did it again Monday night.

September 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo breaks left collarbone

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his left collarbone in Sunday's 20-10 win over Philadelphia, spoiling his team's 2-0 start.

September 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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