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Royals taking lumps as they grow up together

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Just about every locker in the Royals clubhouse has some kind of memento from the first half of the season. Lineup cards from a major league debut, framed in plush velvet and expensive wood. The ball from a first hit, carefully mounted in a custom shadow box.

July 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


U.S. women ready for World Cup semifinal against France

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) - The Americans feel just fine, thank you, not tired a bit. The high they were on after that epic Brazil game? That's so yesterday.

July 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Teams reviewing stadium safety after death

PHOENIX (AP) - Major league teams are reviewing stadium safety following the death of a fan at a Texas Rangers game last week, while still encouraging players to toss balls into the stands.

July 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Fielder’s home run highlights National League’s victory

PHOENIX (AP) — Pitching, speed and a little bit of power. The National League is back on top in the All-Star game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and ‘80s.

July 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Cano wins Home Run Derby

PHOENIX (AP) - Robinson Cano thought about hitting the Miller Lite sign, a 472-foot drive off an advertisement a good 50 feet or more above and well behind the swimming pool at Chase Field.

July 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK

PHOENIX (AP) - When Prince Fielder came to the plate in the Home Run Derby, he was showered with boos.

July 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

July 11, 2011 | | AP Sports


Halladay, Weaver get starting All-Star nods

PHOENIX (AP) - Pitching has again become the dominant force in baseball over the past couple of years, the hitters not standing much of a chance against all those arms.

July 11, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Vrabel retires, looks to coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former All-Pro outside linebacker Mike Vrabel believes his 14 years in the NFL will help him as an assistant coach at his alma mater.

July 11, 2011 | | AP Sports


U.S. women all the rage after epic win over Brazil

DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) - The U.S. women's soccer team shared the Yankee Stadium scoreboard with Derek Jeter, made an appearance on "Good Morning America" and can now count Tom Hanks, Lil Wayne and Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers among their list of star-studded admirers.

July 11, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mediator sets NFL meeting on July 19

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.

July 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Former KU assistant Dougherty passes away

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Neil Dougherty, who coached the TCU basketball team for six seasons, has died. He was 50.

July 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


U.S. women try to avoid elimination against Brazil

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

July 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Steelers’ Ward arrested on DUI charge

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was arrested early Saturday outside Atlanta on a drunken driving charge, sheriff's officials said.

July 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Injuries scratch three players from 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona

PHEONIX - Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Shane Victorino became the latest All-Star scratches, further threatening to turn baseball's big show into the All-Scar game.

July 09, 2011 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


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Stricker, out since Dec., plans return at Masters

Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.

March 30, 2015 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Coach brings latest innovation in team building at Kentucky

It could've easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp.

March 30, 2015 | Eddie Pells, AP National Writer | AP Sports


Prosecution rests against Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.

March 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


DOWN TO THE WIRE

CLEVELAND (AP) - Pushed to the brink, Kentucky's still perfect and still playing.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Shockers heading into offseason with plenty of questions on future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wichita State reached another Sweet 16 this season thanks in part to the frenzied, full-court press that coach Gregg Marshall often employs to such success.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Gonzaga gets first regional final in 16 years

HOUSTON (AP) - Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals have newfound expectations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox's bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Spartans, Cardinals clash to settle East Region

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wisconsin heads to Final Four after win over Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hot-shooting Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.

March 26, 2015 | | AP Sports


Chiefs score big with compensatory picks

PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Huggins looks for another win over Calipari

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.

March 24, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Rich get richer: Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ready, set, scramble!

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called "Chop."

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


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