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Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics - virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky took refuge from the rain inside a garage stall that was being used as the site of the drivers meeting.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


4-run 7th costs A’s in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - All it took was one bad play and one bad inning to derail the Oakland Athletics.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embrace new expectations Going into camp

NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his Oakland Raiders team that might finally have the ingredients to end a 13-year playoff drought.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Irving help lift US to ugly win

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign defensive lineman to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any shot at making the cut in the PGA Championship.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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Irritated by data hack, Farah says no secrets to his success

LONDON (AP) - Another testing week off the track ended for Mo Farah in victory, followed by a further defense of his integrity.

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Elias Hernandez leads Mexico past El Salvador

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Elias Hernandez has never played in the World Cup since joining Mexico's national soccer team in 2010. He's doing everything ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stanton, Judge set for Home Run Derby

TAMPA BAY (AP) - Fresh off launching two more longballs in Miami's final game before the break, Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park to defend ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kingly start from Hernandez gives Mariners win over A’s

SEATTLE (AP) - The best of Felix Hernandez doesn't mean what it did in the past. He's not going to blow away hitters with ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stanton homers twice as Marlins sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With two more home runs to pad his already impressive total in the first half, Miami's Giancarlo Stanton sure looks ready ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


With MLB spending on amateurs capped, some could go to Asia

MIAMI (AP) - With spending on international amateurs capped, Major League Baseball might not be the No. 1 choice for all Latin American prospects. Teams in ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


On brutal Tour day that culls 12 riders, Froome still on top

CHAMBERY, France (AP) - The Tour de France threw the kitchen sink at Chris Froome: steep mountain ascents followed by daredevil descents at speeds exceeding 70 ...

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Nadal Djokovic, Murray head to Week 2 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As usual, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are playing well at Wimbledon, leading the way into Week 2.

July 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Indians manager Francona still in hospital undergoing tests

CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least a few more games as doctors try to pinpoint his medical issues.

July 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mike Moustakas, Justin Turner elected to All-Star teams

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas have been elected to the All-Star Game in ...

July 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US drops 12 spots to 35th, near low in FIFA rankings

ZURICH (AP) - The United States dropped 12 spots to 35th in the FIFA rankings, one above the Americans' low in July and August 2012.

July 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


WBO says it will re-score Pacquiao fight, result stands

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - The World Boxing Organization will re-score the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn welterweight title fight because of the contentious unanimous decision awarded to the ...

July 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Love shoots 63, trails Munoz by 2

SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Davis Love III can still get some solid work done in a PGA Tour event.

July 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Watch out! Wayward beach umbrella a threat on calm Tour day

TROYES, France (AP) - On long, mostly flat sultry stages like Thursday's, all Chris Froome and the other leaders in the Tour de France want ...

July 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Clippers acquire Gallinari in deal involving Nuggets, Hawks

DENVER (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers acquired sharp-shooting forward Danilo Gallinari from Denver as part of a three-team trade that also involved Atlanta on Thursday.

July 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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