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Ramirez-Stevenson Olympic final could be boxing classic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The two most successful nations in Olympic boxing history somehow haven't faced each other with a gold medal on the line in 20 years.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Volleyball classic: US men lose 5-set semifinal to Italy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his sport.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

BERKELEY (AP) - Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise a strategy to deal with playing a game on the other side of the world.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Howard, Zimmerman cleared of drug allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Si Woo Kim shoots Wyndham-record 10-under 60 to take lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

MLB may consider limits on pitching changes

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport's most radical changes in decades.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants place Cain on 15-day disabled list with sore back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants finally get some offense in win over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had stymied the New York Mets over the years with his pitching. This time, the Giants' ace turned the tables and delivered the big blow with his bat.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Lacy helps power Packers past Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Eddie Lacy's powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Darvish ends losing streak against A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have more wins against Yu Darvish than any other major league team, and Coco Crisp quickly put them ahead again with a homer on the second pitch of the game.

August 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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Blue Jays hit 4 HRs, beat Texas for 2-0 lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Talk about a 1-2-3 punch for the Toronto Blue Jays in these playoffs.

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Bisping craves revenge title defense vs Henderson

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October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Kluber, Indians blank Red Sox, take 2-0 lead

CLEVELAND (AP) - Corey Kluber didn't show a speck of rust. Well-rested and ready for the biggest start of his career, he wasn't going ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders play clutch, Chargers collapse in early season

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Carr has been at his best in clutch situations this season for the Oakland Raiders, leading two late comebacks to help fuel ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Chip Kelly evaluating 49ers’ entire offense, not just Quarterbacks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly wouldn't commit to starting Blaine Gabbert new week against Buffalo after a fourth straight loss.

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Top-ranked Kerber loses to Elina Svitolina at China Open

BEIJING (AP) - Elina Svitolina beat a No. 1-ranked player for the second time this season, ousting U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber from the China ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Famous fan: LeBron James swinging with Indians in playoffs

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James has traded teams this October.

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Kershaw’s postseason woes a mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) - It is one of baseball's enduring mysteries in recent years and will be front-and-center in Game 1 of the NL Division Series ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Indians hit 3 homers to top Red Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) - Boom! Bang! Pow! Nine pitches, three homers, one devastating inning.

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Estrada, Blue Jays romp in ALDS opener at Texas, Bautista HR

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jose Bautista hit another long, punctuating home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoffs against the Texas Rangers.

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders turning to pair of rookie RBs

ALAMEDA. (AP) - With running back Latavius Murray nursing a toe injury that has prevented him from practicing, the Raiders will be relying on a pair ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants’ win over Mets seen by average of 7.71M on ESPN

NEW YORK (AP) - Viewership was down 1.9 percent from last year for ESPN's wild-card playoff coverage but up 36 percent over the previous ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cueto, Giants set for Game 1 of NLDS against Lester, Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - It's October in an even-numbered year, and the San Francisco Giants appear to be following their usual routine. The Chicago Cubs think ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cardinals capitalize on 49ers mistakes to win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - With Carson Palmer sidelined by a concussion, the one-win Arizona Cardinals turned to Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson and an opportunistic defense for ...

October 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Crabtree emerges as most trusted option for Carr’s

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being in their second season as teammates in Oakland, Derek Carr said there are still times even he is surprised by the ...

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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