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Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing.

July 28, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Pro Sports


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


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SF Giants ready for ‘reset’ after surprising last-place season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Way back in spring training, Bruce Bochy had a roster he believed would be a legitimate contender in the talented NL West.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Familiar foes Diamondbacks, Rockies vie in NL wild card

PHOENIX (AP) - The Diamondbacks and Rockies share a spring training facility and played each other 19 times this season.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Twins match record with 13th straight postseason loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Dozier rounded third and yelled "Let's go!" at his teammates, and it seemed these Twins might finally be the ones ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders count on E.J. Manuel to step up with Derek Carr hurt

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' season was derailed last year as soon as star quarterback Derek Carr went down with a broken leg in the ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NHL: What to watch for as season begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The 101st NHL season opens tonight and there are endless story lines to follow. The Associated Press asked a handful of its ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ref sues media firm over harassment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sabres’ Eichel deal: 8 years, $80 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being "mediocre" upon arriving at ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Led by Davis’ bat, young A’s look to build on strong finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Khris Davis' powerful bat provided so many much-needed highlights for the Athletics in another last-place season - and there were many others by young ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Carr out 2 to 6 weeks with back injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will miss between two and six weeks after breaking a bone in his back during a loss to ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Despite 49ers’ struggles, Shanahan says no big changes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - First-year coach Kyle Shanahan knows he needs to get better quarterback play for the 49ers to end their four-game losing skid that ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Butker’s field goals send Chiefs to win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 43-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in his first career game, atoning for an ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Louisville board OKs firing of Pitino in hoops scandal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal credits passion for his success

BEIJING (AP) - Passion, and overcoming injuries, are the key to Rafael Nadal's recent success.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees, Twins renew one- sided rivalry in AL wild-card

NEW YORK (AP) - Twins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota's fans.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Defending champion Warriors beaten by Nuggets

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant drove through the paint for a quick one-handed slam. Stephen Curry dazzled with his dribbling and pulled up for quick 3-pointers ...

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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