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A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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WBC heavyweight champion Wilder set to face Arreola

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Deontay Wilder sported a three-piece suit, bow tie and shades to the pre-fight news conference. Chris Arreola wore T-shirt, jean shorts and ...

July 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome stamps authority on day of mourning at Tour de France

LA CAVERNE DU PONT-D'ARC, France (AP) - Chris Froome and the other Tour de France leaders laid bouquets on the podium in a solemn ceremony.

July 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Von Miller signs record-breaking deal with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Super Bowl MVP Von Miller practiced both pirouettes and patience this offseason.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Miller, Wilkerson, Tucker shed franchise tags with big deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Von Miller got a monstrous contract, befitting a sack-happy Super Bowl MVP. Muhammad Wilkerson and Justin Tucker also received big paydays, shedding ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


QB changes creates parity in Pac-12

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Pac-12 has no clear football favorite this fall, and the biggest reason is obvious at the conference's annual Hollywood media ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Broncos now offering $70M to Von Miller

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have upped their offer to Von Miller by offering to guarantee the Super Bowl MVP a record $70 million ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green court hearing to be held before Olympics

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


On cusp of history, Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome keeps the yellow jersey

MONT VENTOUX, France (AP) - Fans celebrating Bastille Day created dramas at the Tour de France, causing a crash involving race leader Chris Froome that ensured ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Owner says Las Vegas team having trademark issues with name

Las Vegas owner Bill Foley would love to have a name for his expansion team, and he's open to ideas.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr. a scratch in NH with concussion symptoms

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has dropped out of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because of symptoms of ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golokvin to fight ‘an animal’ in Kell Brook in London

NEW YORK (AP) - Gennady "GGG" Golovkin is already boxing's rising star. Welterweight champ Kell Brook hopes that jumping two weight classes will let him ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Spurs make it official, sign forward Pau Gasol

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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