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Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Two lead at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Lexi Thompson and South Korea's Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Controversy, on clouds Giants’ 7-run rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball's expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Vargas twirls 3-hit shutout against A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

49ers’ Ian Williams taking steps toward return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After three years and six NFL games, San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams finally got his first pro start.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE (AP) - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Yu Darvish on DL with inflammation in right elbow

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Federer gets 300th Masters win in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer had another big moment. Those seem to happen for him a lot in Cincinnati.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Tottenham signs Seattle’s Yedlin to 4-year deal

TUKWILA, Washington (AP) - Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team defender DeAndre Yedlin has signed a four-year deal with Tottenham but will remain in the United States through the remainder of the Major League Soccer season.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

NBA busy on Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami for the first time on Christmas.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Report: Ward’s father says ‘no reason’ for crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports

A’s end Royals’ win streak at 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics' combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Giants extend game but fall in 10th inning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gordon Beckham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Tuesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.

August 12, 2014 | | 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

The Associated Press

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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