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Lawsuit: DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ is illegal monopoly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New California law recognizes cheerleaders as employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth trying to look at British Open as another event

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dollars and sense: In the NBA, money is exploding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trade talks highlight 2nd half of season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Caitlyn Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sky protects Froome’s Tour lead as Majka wins Stage 11

CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping. Maybe, he says, it's time to bring in an independent specialist to test his body and help prove that he's riding clean.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Most franchise tagged players reach long-term deals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US soccer chief felt ‘discomfort’ during soccer proceedings

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mom blames football helmet in death of high school player

RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet for his death.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cuba advances with win over Guatemala

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country didn't miss reaching the quarterfinals, though.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trout homers leading off, and AL top NL

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger awaits St. Andrews, insists he’s not ‘buried and done’

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Winless in nearly two years, Tiger Woods at least has experience on his side at St. Andrews.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Playoff changes likely in NBA, moratorium mulled

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome uses mountains to take control of Tour de France

LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France (AP) - Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome's team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on the first skyward climb of this year's race.

July 14, 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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