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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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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


From Ryder Cup to Frys.com Open

NAPA (AP) - The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick fined $10K for headphones

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Thursday that he has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for the pink "Beats by Dre" brand name headphones he wore around his neck after Sunday's game.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann: Donovan ‘could have done a bit more’

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Landon Donovan set U.S. national team and Major League Soccer records for goals and assists, scored in a signature stoppage-time moment that lifted America to a first-place finish in a World Cup group for the first time in 80 years and won five MLS titles - with a sixth still possible.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miller brings more than blocks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As Bruce Miller swung away and trash-talked linebacker Dan Skuta from across the locker room pingpong table, Jim Harbaugh emerged to officiate.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders look to revive running game

ALAMEDA (AP) - As a coaching disciple of Bill Parcells, Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano has long believed that a powerful offense starts with a strong running game.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Prosecutors: Peterson smoked marijuana

HOUSTON (AP) - Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson should be arrested anew after admitting during his court appearance on a child abuse charge that he had "smoked a little weed" while out on bond, Texas prosecutors said Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders place Roach on season-ending IR

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders placed starting middle linebacker Nick Roach on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a concussion in the preseason.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson reaching career milestone with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching at a high level again.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Josh Beckett retires at 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, has retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series championships.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Battle of AFC South powers

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Run game key in balancing out attack for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have found the offensive balance that helped the team reach the NFC championship game in each of the past three seasons.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL owners discuss personal conduct

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners spent five hours discussing the league's personal conduct policy, domestic violence and discipline for misbehavior during their fall meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Valeri scores twice, Timbers beat Quakes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Diego Valeri scored twice and Donovan Ricketts had his fifth shutout of the season to help the Portland Timbers beat San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 on Wednesday night.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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