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Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

PARIS (AP)- Paris took a decisive step toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday when the city council approved a resolution in favor of bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


Spieth dominates a Masters that shows golf in good hands

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


AP Source: QB Johnny Manziel released from rehab

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab facility.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


After stormy night, sun comes out at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)- After a stormy night, the sun broke through Saturday at Augusta National.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Steelers safety Troy Polamalu retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Time? Clocks go out in minor-league opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Minor league baseball's new speed-up rules have hit a glitch on opening day.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Texas coaches swear, in testimony, they share play calling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


All eyes on McIlroy and Woods as the Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame for third straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Comeback! Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Openers: A-Rod cheered, rain delay booed, Big Papi stays put

Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed in Miami, and David Ortiz got a quick introduction to baseball's new speed-up rules.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Jury begins deliberations in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


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K-State signs AD John Currie to extension through 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas State athletic director John Currie has signed a restructured contract that includes an extension through the 2020 academic year and increases his base salary to $775,000 annually.

May 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Warriors’ Stephen Curry voted NBA’s MVP over Harden, James

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Some called him too small. Others too fragile.

May 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals settle for series split vs. Tigers

KANSAS CITY- Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez continued his mastery of the Royals, and Miguel Cabrera delivered a two-run homer as Detroit salvaged a split in the four-game series with a 6-4 win on Sunday afternoon in front of 38,326 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: The Absurdity Is at Hand

LAS VEGA­­­S- Behold: It is here, hours away, the Fight of Fights, proposed as a SuperFight (these days everything even mildly stimulating must be prefixed with a super or perhaps even a super-duper), or the Fight of the Century (well, this century maybe, but we have 85 years left, fingers crossed Planet Earth) or the Most Important Fight in the History of Boxing (good grief, no), or a $99 cable-bill decision that…well, who knows if it'll be worth it. You can still do a lot with $99 bucks. That's a sweet pair of shoes. A one-way ...

May 02, 2015 | JASON GAY, Wall Street Journal | AP Sports


Royals lose no-hit bid in 8th, but tame Tigers

KANSAS CITY- Royals spot starter Chris Young tossed five innings of no-hit ball, and the bullpen kept the no-no going for seven innings before the Tigers' Nick Castellanos singled in the eighth, but Kansas City held on for a 4-1 victory on Friday night in front of 38,186 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL teams pass on quarterbacks in Day 2 of draft

The NFL is a passing league. So too was the second day of the draft.

May 02, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals best tough AL Central rival Tigers 8-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers dominated the Kansas City Royals last year, winning 13 of 19 while capturing their fourth straight AL Central title.

May 01, 2015 | | AP Sports


Top 2 picks prove importance of QBs

CHICAGO (AP) - You don't pass up a potential franchise quarterback.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Thunder reach agreement to hire Florida’s Donovan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Billy Donovan is headed back to the NBA.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals come up short in series finale against Indians

CLEVELAND -- Second baseman Jason Kipnis launched his first home run of the season and collected four RBIs, helping power the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Escobar hit in head by pitch

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar suffered a bruised left cheek when he was hit in the head by a pitch from Cleveland's Danny Salazar in the fifth inning on Wednesday.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rockets have bigger goals after advancing to second round

HOUSTON (AP) - After advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2009, the Houston Rockets shifted their focus to much bigger goals.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Big price, big expectations for Mayweather-Pacquiao pay TV

LAS VEGAS (AP) - George Foreman was fighting Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight title, and anyone wanting to watch it in April 1991 had to plan ahead.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals score 6 in 7th to overtake Indians 11-5

CLEVELAND (AP) The defending American League champions took a hit Tuesday night, but they weren't down for long.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

DETROIT (AP) - Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he said Tuesday.

April 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


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