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Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics - virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky took refuge from the rain inside a garage stall that was being used as the site of the drivers meeting.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


4-run 7th costs A’s in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - All it took was one bad play and one bad inning to derail the Oakland Athletics.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embrace new expectations Going into camp

NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his Oakland Raiders team that might finally have the ingredients to end a 13-year playoff drought.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Irving help lift US to ugly win

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign defensive lineman to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any shot at making the cut in the PGA Championship.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday.

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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PGA Tour Commissioner’s top priority is to make Palmer proud

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jay Monahan never said his first priority as PGA Tour commissioner was for every player to be just like Arnold ...

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


No fireworks in LA, as city appears likely Olympic winner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was no parade. No reports of delirious fans honking horns or dancing in the streets. No spontaneous flag-waving.

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


On brutal Tour day that culls 12 riders, Froome still on top

CHAMBERY, France (AP) - The Tour de France threw the kitchen sink at Chris Froome: steep mountain ascents followed by daredevil descents at speeds exceeding 70 ...

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic reaches Wimbledon quarters with injured shoulder

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic may wish he had as much time to prepare for his next match as he did for his previous one.

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tatum, Celtics 3-0, Summer League set for tournament stage

The Associated Press

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Padres’ Gore, hurdler McLaughlin named prep athletes of year

MARINA DEL REY, (AP) - MacKenzie Gore, a pitcher drafted by the San Diego Padres, and Olympic hurdler and sprinter Sydney McLaughlin were honored as national ...

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manfred: MLB open to more aggressively managing change

MIAMI (AP) - With home runs, strikeouts and game times at record levels , Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball is open to making changes in the sport ...

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Seattle’s Sue Bird named WNBA All-Star for 10th time

NEW YORK (AP) - Seattle's Sue Bird will start in the WNBA All-Star Game in front of her home crowd after she was selected Tuesday ...

July 11, 2017 | | Pro Sports


From .179 to the All-Star Game: The climb of Aaron Judge

MIAMI (AP) - Aaron Judge keeps the only piece of motivation he needs on his phone.

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Honeywell helps US tops World 7-6

MIAMI (AP) - More than two hours after pitching in the All-Star Futures Game, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Brent Honeywell was still thinking about delivery and ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


AL’s Chris Sale, NL’s Max Scherzer to start

MIAMI (AP) - In a year when it seems just about everyone is a power hitter, Chris Sale and Max Scherzer know what awaits in Tuesday ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Harper, Trout, Judge to connect with fans

MIAMI (AP) - Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge have become the face of baseball as a gleaming, modernist ballpark and a city known for ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Braun capable of strong 2nd half _ if he can stay healthy

The Milwaukee Brewers are the surprising leaders of the NL Central, and they've reached this point with minimal contributions from their star slugger.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Williams vs. Ostapenko at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is the oldest woman in the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 1994. Johanna Konta is the first British woman to make it that ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


French president, LA mayor woo 2024-2028 Olympic host voters

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The president of France spoke of a world needing Olympic values. The mayor of Los Angeles said his home could again be ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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