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Froome comes within inches of disaster at Tour

GAP, France (AP) - Hurtling too fast for comfort down a twisty, turning foothill of the Alps, Tour de France leader Chris Froome faced a high-speed choice between risk and reward.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods looking for 1 key shot to turn his fortunes

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - British Open champions at Muirfield are more likely to be found on a ballot for the Hall of Fame than the bottom of a betting sheet. It has never been known as a haven for long shots, which would seem to bode well for someone like Tiger Woods.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB on track for more instant replay in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay next year.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


All-Star game played under drug cloud

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Davis knows power surges lead to suspicion in the 21st century. The debate has even trickled down to clubhouse banter.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Union says drug bans likely not served this year

NEW YORK (AP) - The baseball players' association says any suspensions resulting from the sport's latest drug investigation likely won't be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds, Giants set for July 23 doubleheader in SF

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds will wear home uniforms and bat last, if needed, in the first game of a July 23 doubleheader at San Francisco.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign punter, kicker Schmidt to 3-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted punter and kickoff specialist Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes steals show from All-Stars, wins HR Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - The Home Run Derby champion didn't even make the All-Star team.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Boys of summer: Young phenoms hit All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sir Nick can't resist another shot at Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - If given the option, Nick Faldo would prefer not to be standing over a putt to win the British Open.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Real Madrid tops Forbes' most valuable teams list

NEW YORK (AP) - Real Madrid tops Forbes' list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Froome looks unbeatable in Tour de France quest

ENTRECHAUX, France (AP) - There appears to be little to stop Chris Froome from reaching the Champs-Elysees on Sunday in the yellow jersey and becoming the second straight British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Henry, Keane selected by MLS to play Roma

NEW YORK (AP) - The Major League Soccer team that will face Roma in the league's All-Star game will have an international flavor.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Italian police raid Jamaican sprinters' hotel

ROME (AP) - Italian police confiscated unidentified substances Monday in a raid on the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were staying after each tested positive for banned stimulants.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


World Peace says he'll sign with Knicks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Metta World Peace is coming home to play for the New York Knicks.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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49ers defense presents challenge for Rams QB Davis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Austin Davis has made the most of his improbable shots for the St. Louis Rams, passing for 300 yards each of the last two games.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chargers rally past Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Branden Oliver and Philip Rivers spoiled Oakland's fresh start to the season.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals return home with 2-0 ALCS lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tempers flare as title hopes fade

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors' title and stretched his lead in the championship.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US wins first major women’s title

MILAN (AP) - Kimberly Hill led the United States to its first major women's volleyball title, scoring 20 points in a 3-1 victory over China on Sunday in the world championships.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SPORTS ROUND-UP

BASKETBALL

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Sparano bury past

OAKLAND (AP) - Before starting his first practice as Oakland Raiders interim coach, Tony Sparano dug a hole and placed a football in it and had the entire team bury it with dirt as a symbol of putting the first four games in the past.

October 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford quiets Halliday, beats WSU 34-17

STANFORD (AP) - Kevin Hogan threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns and No. 25 Stanford slowed down Connor Halliday and the Air Raid offense in a 34-17 victory over Washington State on Friday night.

October 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants vs Cardinals: Here we go again in NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two years later, the sting is still fresh for Mike Matheny.

October 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles in ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) - These Kansas City Royals, and Alex Gordon in particular, are way more than just speed and singles.

October 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donovan: ‘I still know I should have been there’

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Hours before his final game for the red, white and blue, Landon Donovan made no effort to hide his anger at Jurgen Klinsmann.

October 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wainwright to start Game 1 of NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says rumors that Adam Wainwright is hurt are overblown.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

HOUSTON (AP) - Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had a great first quarter and did just enough the rest of the way to hold off the Houston Texans 33-28 on Thursday night.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, Orioles bring contrasting offenses in AL Championship

BALTIMORE (AP) - Speed versus Power.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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