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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


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thompson, Cousins part of US roster

The Associated Press

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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


Surgery gives Bridgewater reason to be ‘optimistic’

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The rehabilitation of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's left knee will require recovery from multiple ligament reconstruction.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Buescher on verge of claiming improbable berth in the Chase

Chris Buescher's task, should he accomplish it Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, is no small feat.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers

DENVER (AP) - Cam Newton will get a few extra days to recover from his latest beating by Von Miller and crew. At least he won ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Shaq, Iverson, Yao headline ‘extraordinary’ Hall class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon welcome two of the sport's game-changing stars - one big and one small.

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Landon Donovan rejoins LA Galaxy

CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan is returning to the LA Galaxy, ending a 21-month retirement to suit up for his Major League Soccer team for at ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Castro leads in the rain at Crooked Stick

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Roberto Castro wants nothing more than to go home to Atlanta, and he took a soggy step in the right direction Thursday ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lochte banned through June 2017

Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next year's world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Williams loses US Open 2nd year in row

NEW YORK (AP) - For the second year in a row, Serena Williams' bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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