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Langer leads US Senior Open

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) - Fred Couples joked that someone will have to close with a 60 to catch Bernhard Langer at the U.S. Senior Open.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Greipel wins 13th stage

LE CAP D'AGDE, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany led a photo-finish sprint to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall leader's yellow jersey as the race headed south to the Mediterranean.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Escobar’s blasts lead Royals over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he's becoming a stronger all-around player.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Larkin, Santo headline Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Barry Larkin almost seemed wistful as his mind traveled back through time.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Griffin officially withdraws from Olympic team because of knee injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Brees agrees to five-year, $100M contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA women's basketball team seeking fifth straight gold medal

The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


With Griffin out, Davis gets his shot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Police officer under investigation for racial slur directed to Boston's Crawford

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Not enough evidence to arrest Giants' Sandoval, according to investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State probe accuses Paterno of cover-up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion in Illinois River

HAVANA, Ill. (AP) - As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wisconsin congressman equates anti-doping charges against Armstrong to conspiracy theory

AUSTIN, Texas - In a letter to federal authorities, a Wisconsin congressman equates the anti-doping charges against Lance Armstrong to a conspiracy theory and calls the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's authority over the seven-time Tour de France winner "strained at best."

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Howard trade talks with Brooklyn Nets still open but stationary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Wednesday that trade talks involving Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are "stationary," but that discussions remain open with them and other teams.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Saints, Brees still not close to long-term contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still must close a significant gap in guaranteed money if they are to agree on a five-year contract worth about $100 million by Monday's looming deadline for a long-term deal, said a person familiar with the negotiations.

July 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy ...

September 03, 2015 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press and TOM HAYS, Associated Press | AP Sports


Royals' 4 homers, Ventura's 11 K's tame Tigers

KANSAS CITY- Rookie Cheslor Cuthbert homered and had four RBIs, Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain each homered and had three RBIs, and right-hander Yordano Ventura ...

September 03, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Kendrys' 16th jack isn't enough to tame Tigers

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Justin Verlander threw 6 2/3 innings of strong ball, giving up just two earned runs, and Ian Kinsler pounded a two-run ...

September 02, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals add veteran Gomes in trade with Braves

KANSAS CITY- The Royals on Monday night acquired right-handed hitter Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for Minor League shortstop Luis ...

September 01, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs' Alex Smith knows exactly how much weight Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota feels as the first-round pick tries to turn ...

August 31, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning ...

August 31, 2015 | PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press | AP Sports


Royals come up just short in finale vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG- Kevin Kiermaier hit his second home run in as many days and the bullpen backed a solid start by Nathan Karns with four ...

August 31, 2015 | Michael Kolligian/MLB.com | AP Sports


Titans’ Mariota, Chiefs’ rookies to reunite in preseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is looking forward to a Pac-12 reunion when Tennessee travels to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas ...

August 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cueto effect: Ventura improves since KC trade

KANSAS CITY- As Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings during the Royals' 5-3 win over Baltimore on ...

August 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ventura leads Royals to series win over O's

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Yordano Ventura threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters while red-hot Mike Moustakas had three hits and two ...

August 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins dead at 58

(AP) - Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for ...

August 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Moose continues to rake with 15th home run

KANSAS CITY- Don't look now, but Mike Moustakas is now second on the Royals in home runs with 15, just three behind Salvador Perez.

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


Chiefs dealing with mounting number of nagging injuries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have not had that moment in training camp or preseason when everyone notices a player hobbling to ...

August 26, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kendrys' jack into fountains helps Royals sink O's

KANSAS CITY- Kendrys Morales belted his 14th homer of the season and Mike Moustakas had two hits and an RBI as the Royals held on ...

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


Chiefs’ Alex Smith laying blame for struggles on knowledge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When the Chiefs traded for Alex Smith, one of the reasons that general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were ...

August 25, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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