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Froome comes within inches of disaster at Tour

GAP, France (AP) - Hurtling too fast for comfort down a twisty, turning foothill of the Alps, Tour de France leader Chris Froome faced a high-speed choice between risk and reward.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods looking for 1 key shot to turn his fortunes

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - British Open champions at Muirfield are more likely to be found on a ballot for the Hall of Fame than the bottom of a betting sheet. It has never been known as a haven for long shots, which would seem to bode well for someone like Tiger Woods.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB on track for more instant replay in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay next year.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


All-Star game played under drug cloud

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Davis knows power surges lead to suspicion in the 21st century. The debate has even trickled down to clubhouse banter.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Union says drug bans likely not served this year

NEW YORK (AP) - The baseball players' association says any suspensions resulting from the sport's latest drug investigation likely won't be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds, Giants set for July 23 doubleheader in SF

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds will wear home uniforms and bat last, if needed, in the first game of a July 23 doubleheader at San Francisco.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign punter, kicker Schmidt to 3-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted punter and kickoff specialist Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes steals show from All-Stars, wins HR Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - The Home Run Derby champion didn't even make the All-Star team.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Boys of summer: Young phenoms hit All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sir Nick can't resist another shot at Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - If given the option, Nick Faldo would prefer not to be standing over a putt to win the British Open.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Real Madrid tops Forbes' most valuable teams list

NEW YORK (AP) - Real Madrid tops Forbes' list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Froome looks unbeatable in Tour de France quest

ENTRECHAUX, France (AP) - There appears to be little to stop Chris Froome from reaching the Champs-Elysees on Sunday in the yellow jersey and becoming the second straight British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Henry, Keane selected by MLS to play Roma

NEW YORK (AP) - The Major League Soccer team that will face Roma in the league's All-Star game will have an international flavor.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Italian police raid Jamaican sprinters' hotel

ROME (AP) - Italian police confiscated unidentified substances Monday in a raid on the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were staying after each tested positive for banned stimulants.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


World Peace says he'll sign with Knicks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Metta World Peace is coming home to play for the New York Knicks.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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L.A. Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman from the Tampa Rays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds recovering from hip surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Barry Bonds hobbled to his car with the help of crutches post hip surgery, and well before the start of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, the home run king insisted he can hardly remember the World Series of 12 years ago.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers throttle Rams for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks hire Athletics bench coach Hale as manager

PHOENIX (AP) - Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals plan to keep catcher Molina active

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Postseason shines spotlight on managers’ moves

Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason as a manager, every choice he's made has been dissected - and, in many cases, flat-out destroyed.

October 14, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Playoff committee cautious when talking football

By RALPH D. RUSSO

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Furyk looking ahead to Ryder Cup changes

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) - Jim Furyk thinks it's time for the Americans to think long term about the Ryder Cup.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder prepare to play without MVP Kevin Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former champion Leon Spinks hospitalized

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

SEATTLE (AP) - DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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