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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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Iwakuma earns 15th win in Mariners’ win over A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the seventh inning to match his career high with 15 wins, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GM Alderson says Tebow signing not about T-shirt revenue

ATLANTA (AP) - Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is defending the team's deal with Tim Tebow, saying the decision is about baseball and not any ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic to face Wawrinka in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) - For quite a while, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, looked as if he didn't ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson sets course record and ties for lead at BMW

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson doesn't care about the physics behind his new putter. Seeing more putts drop is enough ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Time for Panthers QB Newton to start getting calls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to receive the same protection on helmet-to-helmet hits as other quarterbacks get in the ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pro wrestling star CM Punk making debut in UFC 203

CLEVELAND (AP) - One show, one match at a time, CM Punk climbed to the top of pro wrestling, acquiring unimagined fame and fortune along the ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Surgery gives Bridgewater reason to be ‘optimistic’

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The rehabilitation of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's left knee will require recovery from multiple ligament reconstruction.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Buescher on verge of claiming improbable berth in the Chase

Chris Buescher's task, should he accomplish it Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, is no small feat.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers

DENVER (AP) - Cam Newton will get a few extra days to recover from his latest beating by Von Miller and crew. At least he won ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Shaq, Iverson, Yao headline ‘extraordinary’ Hall class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon welcome two of the sport's game-changing stars - one big and one small.

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Landon Donovan rejoins LA Galaxy

CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan is returning to the LA Galaxy, ending a 21-month retirement to suit up for his Major League Soccer team for at ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Castro leads in the rain at Crooked Stick

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Roberto Castro wants nothing more than to go home to Atlanta, and he took a soggy step in the right direction Thursday ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lochte banned through June 2017

Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next year's world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Williams loses US Open 2nd year in row

NEW YORK (AP) - For the second year in a row, Serena Williams' bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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