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Coach claims Wieber’s exclusion an injustice

LONDON (AP) - The coach of reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber says it's an "injustice" the American won't be included in Thursday's Olympic all-around finals.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


UNSHAKABLE CASSEL

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - This was not the dying moment of an ugly loss. This was a feel-good charity softball game in the middle of the summer, for heaven's sake, when everybody was feeling happy and upbeat.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Titans receiver dies from apparent suicide

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hours after sending a gracious yet puzzling middle-of-the-night text message to a former college coach, police say Tennessee Titans receiver O.J. Murdock died in an apparent suicide.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Vaughn starts first head-coaching job with Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - With a new general manager and the status of All-Star Dwight Howard still in limbo, there's much to be resolved before the Orlando Magic take the floor next season.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Baldwin looking to shine in Bowe’s absence

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin is determined not to let his return to training camp bring back bad memories.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


China claims gold in men’s gymnastics

LONDON (AP) - Their closest rivals were still on the floor competing when the Chinese whipped out five big gold stars and held them up in the shape of their flag.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Franklin wins gold medal

LONDON (AP) - Missy Franklin stared out on the horde of reporters, suddenly sounding very much like a high school senior-to-be. "I don't like being up here alone," she said nervously.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Red Sox rally in top of ninth for 8-6 victory over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Boston had wasted a five-run lead by the time Pedro Ciriaco stepped to the plate in the ninth inning Saturday night and hit a hard fly ball toward center field. He thought Curtis Granderson would catch it.

July 29, 2012 | | AP Sports


American archers win silver medal

LONDON (AP) - On the final arrow, the USA lost Olympic gold in men's team archery.

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Team USA to open Olympics against France

LONDON (AP) - France coach Vincent Collet says playing the United States at the start of the men's Olympic tournament feels like a "child facing a monster."

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mariners hold on to beat Royals 4-3

SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Millwood is having an easy time ignoring trade speculation.

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Hamilton pulled from Rangers' lineup Saturday night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Slumping slugger Josh Hamilton was held out of the Texas Rangers' starting lineup Saturday night against the Chicago White Sox because manager Ron Washington wanted to give the outfielder a mental break.

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Lochte dominates 400 IM

LONDON (AP) - Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't win any medal at all.

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA earns quarterfinals berth

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Abby Wambach lay on her stomach, kicking the turf in pain from a freshly minted black eye. Had she been somewhere other than a soccer field, she might have responded differently to her aggressor.

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Players look healthy as Chiefs start training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - As the Kansas City Chiefs opened camp Friday on lush, green practice fields dotting a countryside yellowed and browned by drought, most eyes were on just three guys.

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.

July 27, 2015 | John Kekis, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

July 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

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


Royals' late rally in I-70 clash isn't in Cards

ST. LOUIS- In a makeup game featuring teams with the two best records in baseball, the Cardinals held on for a 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night behind a pair of two-run homers and a great escape by closer Trevor Rosenthal.

July 24, 2015 | Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals' four-run seventh money against Bucs

KANSAS CITY- Outfielder Jarrod Dyson delivered the decisive hit for the second straight night -- a safety-squeeze single -- and right-hander Edinson Volquez fired 7 2/3 strong innings as the Royals rolled to a 5-1 win over the Pirates in Wednesday night's rubber game at sold-out (39,105 fans) Kauffman Stadium.

July 23, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Dyson keys 3-run 8th as Royals hold off Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Jarrod Dyson lined a two-run single to right with one out in the eighth inning and the bullpen hung tough over seven-plus innings as the Royals held on for a 3-1 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night in front of 38,163 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

July 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Women’s baseball makes history with debut at Pan Am Games

TORONTO (AP) - Women's baseball made history Monday at the Pan Am Games, the first time it's been played in a large, multi-sport event.

July 21, 2015 | STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals can't finish rally in opener vs. Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Travis Ishikawa, claimed by the Pirates off waivers two weeks ago, slammed two doubles and a home run, and drove in four runs as the Pirates held off late Royals comeback attempts for a 10-7 win on Monday night in front of 38,169 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

July 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | LYNSEY CHUTEL, Associated Press | AP Sports


Duffy's clutch outing gives bullpen a breather

CHICAGO- Danny Duffy knew his bullpen needed him to extend deep on Sunday against the White Sox to give his team a chance to rest after playing more than 30 innings of baseball in the last two days. He had been in this situation before, aware he needed to stay in the game.

July 20, 2015 | Greg Garno/MLB.com | AP Sports


First-place Royals poised for second-half run

KANSAS CITY- The Royals have been through fights, suspensions, numerous injuries, and yet at the All-Star break, they sit comfortably in first place by 4 1/2 games in the American League Central with a league-best 52-34 record.

July 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Rose, 3 other Reds honored on field before All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose came home for the All-Star Game and made a rare on-field appearance in the place where he's still treated like a king.

July 15, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Cain logs 2 hits, RBI double in All-Star win

CINCINNATI- Just a couple of hours before Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was asked if he'd like to do something really special in the game at Great American Ball Park.

July 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field.

July 15, 2015 | RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

CINCINNATI (AP) - "The Toddfather" has a new title. Todd Frazier - Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado - is baseball's new King of Swing.

July 14, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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