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USA beats Japan for gold

WEMBLEY, England (AP) - Abby Wambach didn't put on her "Greatness Has Been Found" T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knelt alone at midfield - and cried into an American flag.

August 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


QUARTERBACK DEBUTS

Yep, that's Peyton Manning wearing No. 18 and throwing passes. The uniform might look strange, though.

August 08, 2012 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Rain making preparation for PGA event difficult

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The final major of the year, and everyone was cramming for their last big exam.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA shines in track events

LONDON (AP) - Allyson Felix grinned as she waited for the official results to pop up on the scoreboard. She knew what was coming, and she was going to enjoy this moment.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals hold on to edge White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Owens returns to NFL practice field for first time since late in 2010 campaign

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - As he bolted off the line of scrimmage, Terrell Owens tried to "shock release" stout cornerback Brandon Browner by crashing into the defender then disengaging and breaking into the open.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chen pitches Royals past White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Bruce Chen outpitched Jake Peavy for his first win in six weeks, Billy Butler hit his career-high 22nd homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night.

August 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Australia’s Pearson beats USA trio in 100 hurdles

LONDON (AP) - Sally Pearson stood in the rain, hands on her head, eyes fixed on the big screen, desperately willing her name to show up first so she wouldn't be another Olympic letdown for Australia.

August 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Woodson’s role to be limited, if any, Thursday

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - If Green Bay Packers fans are eager for a sneak peek at Charles Woodson's potentially expanded role at safety for the Green Bay Packers this season, they probably aren't going to get it Thursday night.

August 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs practice with Cardinals in preparation for Friday’s game

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The practice looked like a normal NFL workout. There were just twice as many players on the fields at Missouri Western State University.

August 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Everyone healthy, Chiefs primed for breakout

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Slapping labels on Kansas City's new offense seems to raise the ire of the head coach.

August 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


GOOD DAY FOR USA

LONDON (AP) - One 3-pointer after another, Kevin Durant shot down Argentina - and perhaps the notion that defense wins championships.

August 06, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bolt quells doubters with 100-meter dash gold

LONDON (AP) - Pulling away from the pack with every long stride, Usain Bolt crossed the finish line and wagged his right index finger.

August 06, 2012 | | AP Sports


Oldest son of Eagles coach Reid found dead

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at the club's training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.

August 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Rangers topple Royals in 4-2 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Scott Feldman's sharp turnaround has been a huge boost for the Texas Rangers.

August 04, 2012 | | AP Sports


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At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 02, 2015 | HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer | AP Sports


Volquez, Royals hit speed bump against Astros

HOUSTON- Jose Altuve made his final case for an All-Star starting spot on Wednesday night, and it was a memorable one.

July 02, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.

July 01, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers | AP Sports


Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

HOUSTON- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

July 01, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

MONTREAL (AP) - The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

June 30, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

HOUSTON- Maybe Joe Blanton himself said it best.

June 30, 2015 | Chris Abshire/MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

June 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit

OAKLAND- Royals catcher Salvador Perez is keeping pretty good company in baseball's record books.

June 29, 2015 | Tracy Ringolsby/MLB.com | AP Sports


Volquez grabs 1,000th career strikeout in win

OAKLAND- In his last start, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez didn't strike out a batter for just the third time in his career.

June 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

June 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

June 25, 2015 | ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy finds 'good starting point' in solid return

SEATTLE- It had been 39 days since Royals left-hander Danny Duffy joined his buddies on the field in a meaningful game.

June 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after massacre

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 24, 2015 | MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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