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NCAA tweaks March Madness seeding rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The committee that puts together the field of 68 for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will have more flexibility to set the First Four and give No. 2 seeds more favorable matchups.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA vote to be held Feb 26

ZURICH (AP) - Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Thrills, spills and telephone pole on Stage 16 won by Plaza

GAP, France (AP) - Two bright-yellow Tour de France arrows attached to a telephone pole were telling Geraint Thomas to veer sharp right.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Beasley back hoping for 5th Gold Cup title

BALTIMORE (AP) - DaMarcus Beasley was content with his December decision to retire from the U.S. national team.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 Spanish riders killed in motorcycle race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Morgan and Messi grace cover of FIFA 16

Lionel Messi will be joined by Alex Morgan on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA 16 video game.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World champ fights off shark

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former pitcher Mark Mulder wins tourney

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Mark Mulder won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off fellow former major league pitcher Eric Gagne by a point.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trainer: California Chrome to return to racing in 2016

DEL MAR (AP) - Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Horse of the Year, will return to racing next year.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch races to 3rd win of year, moves closer to Chase

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Piercy wins Barbasol fpr 3rd PGA title

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Scott Piercy won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Susac on disabled list

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants put catcher Andrew Susac on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb before Sunday's game against Arizona.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maxwell hits HR, Pence has key hit as Giants win

PHOENIX (AP) - Even with his bullpen overworked the previous two days, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided that there was no point in pushing ace Madison Bumgarner beyond five innings and 93 pitches on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Josh Reddick hits grand slam

OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski has made a big impression with his bat in less than 24 hours of his first home games for Oakland.

July 19, 2015 | Tamara Foreman | Pro Sports


US study banning headers only part of stopping concussions

AURORA, Colorado (AP) - A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in U.S. high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Grizzlies’ Conley says big contract won’t affect his play

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies wanted to keep Mike Conley so much that they gave their veteran point guard the richest contract in NBA ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Euro champ Portugal No. 6 in FIFA rankings; US up to No. 25

ZURICH (AP) - European champion Portugal has risen two places to No. 6 in the FIFA rankings. The United States has jumped six spots to No ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanford picked to win Pac-12 in preseason poll

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has been picked to defend its Pac-12 football title in a preseason media poll.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox acquire All-Star lefty Pomeranz from Padres

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox acquired All-Star Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, adding a third left-hander to the rotation ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw and others could return soon for mending Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers got some encouraging news on the eve of resuming play after the All-Star break, with word that injured ace Clayton ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks option struggling Shelby Miller to Reno

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent pitcher Shelby Miller to Triple-A Reno, a move that he said he saw coming.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CFP will consider moving semifinal games off New Year’s Eve

The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year's Eve after television ratings for last season's games plunged.

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Duncan breaks silence: ‘When it’s not fun anymore, I’m done’

When Tim Duncan decided to reflect on his outstanding 19-year NBA career, the understated star did it in the most Timmy way possible: seated at ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ appeal rejected by federal court

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys 1st team worth $4 billion, according to Forbes

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are the first sports franchise worth $4 billion, according to Forbes.

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome evolving into master tactician on the bike

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Over the space of five days, Chris Froome's reputation has evolved from the most calculating of riders to a master tactician ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NHL expansion team hires George McPhee as GM

As general manager of the NHL's expansion Las Vegas franchise, George McPhee wants to build a team that will entertain fans in a unique ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Enough Olympic talk: It’s time for the British Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Jordan Spieth, going for the third leg of the career Grand Slam, spent more time talking about a golf course he will ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James leads call to end gun violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Second half on deck: Playoff push, trade talk, healing stars

David Ortiz is set to get booed at Yankee Stadium, Chris Sale is ready to resume striking out Kris Bryant and the Kansas City Royals ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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