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NFL launches wellness program

NEW YORK (AP) - In an offseason marked by Junior Seau's suicide and scores of lawsuits over brain injuries, the NFL on Thursday launched a comprehensive wellness program for current and retired players - including a confidential mental health phone line.

July 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


CHIEFS CHANGING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Take a look back at the roster the Chiefs trotted out for their season finale last year, and then slide it up next to the roster they're expected to field this season.

July 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Angels light up Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Five innings on a muggy afternoon were enough this time for Jered Weaver.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


RYAN’S HOPE

ARLINGTON, Texas - Josh Hamilton understands why Nolan Ryan believes the struggling Texas Rangers slugger sometimes appears to be giving away at-bats.

July 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Yankees' Rodriguez out with broken hand

SEATTLE (AP) - With Alex Rodriguez headed for the disabled list and possibly out into September, Eric Chavez will get his chance to prove to the New York Yankees that his injury problems are in the past and he can be an everyday position player again.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Ripken's mother home safe after abduction

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Cal Ripken Jr.'s 74-year-old mother was found with her hands bound in the back seat of her car Wednesday after she said she was kidnapped at gunpoint a day earlier at her home outside Baltimore and driven around blindfolded by her abductor, police and neighbors said.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA beats Spain in basketball exhibition

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the United States Olympic basketball team was bringing its best Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bowden not celebrating newly acquired record

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said Monday the NCAA's unprecedented punishment of Penn State's football program "cannot replace those boys who were molested."

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State's fine may not be as bad for big-budget university

NEW YORK (AP) - The $60 million fine levied on Penn State by the NCAA doesn't look so big next to the scale of the athletic department's finances.

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mariners trade outfielder Suzuki to Yankees for pair of pitchers

SEATTLE (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki is headed to a new team and, after all these years, maybe a shot at playing in the World Series.

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State football program slammed with NCAA sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased from the record books. And Joe Paterno's legacy in shreds.

July 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AL capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.

July 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


NL capsules

NATIONALS 9, BRAVES 2

July 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Els prevails after Scott's late collapse

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Adam Scott, meet Jean Van de Velde.

July 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


NCAA to take measures against Penn State

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA announced Sunday that it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against Penn State in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky and a scathing report that found school leaders covered up allegations against the now-convicted former assistant football coach.

July 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Four Royals elected to start All-Star Game; Reds’ Frazier, too

NEW YORK (AP) - The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.

July 06, 2015 | RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."

July 06, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Hosmer's double gives Royals 2nd walk-off win

KANSAS CITY- Slumping first baseman Eric Hosmer ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with none out in the ninth, giving the Royals a 3-2 walk-off win over the Twins on Sunday afternoon.

July 06, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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


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