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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


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee matches British Open record

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dee Gordon returns from suspension

MIAMI (AP) - Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants trade for All-Star Nunez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arsenal tops MLS All-Stars at Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Didier Drogba hardly felt like celebrating his goal given the MLS All-Stars missed multiple late scoring chances that cost them their all-star game against Premier League power Arsenal.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders game in Mexico City sells out in minutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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KC’s Peters raises fist

NEW YORK (AP) - Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the national anthem, a protest amplified ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Depleted Patriots still win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jimmy Garoppolo, starting in place of suspended Tom Brady, threw for 264 yards and a touchdown, leading the severely depleted New England ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR: Amped up aggression, attitude

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After seven months and 28 races, NASCAR has hit that part of the season that really matters. The start of the playoffs ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s release DH Billy Butler

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have released designated hitter Billy Butler despite still owing him $10 million for next season.

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sounders tie Quakes on late goal

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the 80th minute and the Seattle Sounders rallied to tie the San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 on Saturday night.

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson polishes off a dominant victory

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Dustin Johnson knows as well as anyone that no matter how good he is and how well he plays, something can always ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wawrinka tops Djokovic for 1st US Open title

NEW YORK (AP) - Pointing to his temple after winning the biggest of points, Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tomlinson, Giants outlast Diamondbacks in 12 innings

PHOENIX (AP) - Kelby Tomlinson's one-out single in the 12th inning drove in Brandon Belt with the go-ahead run, and the San Francisco Giants held ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick has brought some teammates closer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has brought some of his San Francisco teammates closer with his national anthem protests against social injustice.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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