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Trio of Chiefs organize workouts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Swimming, boxing and vigorous workouts in the neighborhood gym had kept Ryan Lilja in good football shape.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sides still far apart despite extensive talks

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Escobar's bat, not glove, lifts Royals over Cardinals

Delete - Merge UST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is known for his fielding. Lately, he has been doing plenty of damage with his bat.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy roars into the record books at U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.

June 17, 2011 | | AP Sports


Dirk caps parade with ‘We Are The Champions’

DALLAS (AP) - The face of the Dallas Mavericks laughed, sang and even seemed to tear up.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Oakland topples Royals, wins series

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jemile Weeks played through some nerves, Gio Gonzalez played through an illness and the Oakland Athletics played well enough for their first series win under interim manager Bob Melvin.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Nearly 150 hurt in Vancouver riot following loss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Almost 150 people required hospital treatment and close to 100 were arrested after rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy opens three-shot lead at U.S. Open Thursday

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - If he keeps playing like this, Rory McIlroy's next chance to close out a major should come very soon.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lockout affecting employees

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL employees have had their salaries trimmed by 12 percent since April, and seven teams have instituted pay cuts or furloughs of workers outside the huddle since the owners' lockout of players began March 12, The Associated Press has found in interviews around the league.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bruins win first championship since 1972

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Stevenson arrested for public intoxication

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson has been arrested for public intoxication.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Isner, Mahut return to site of record-long match

Nicolas Mahut keeps a purple-and-yellow Wimbledon towel tucked away in a bathroom drawer at his home in France, a keepsake from the longest match in tennis history. Mahut occasionally steals a glance at the memento; he says he never touches it.

June 14, 2011 | BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | AP Sports


Yanks place Jeter on 15-day DL with strained right calf

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter's final push for 3,000 hits is on hold.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Canucks, Bruins ready to finish off Stanley Cup Finals with Game 7

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks have staggered home for the last time this season, exhausted and battered after one last Boston beatdown.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


U.S. advances to Gold Cup quarterfinals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jozy Altidore scored in the ninth minute off an assist from Michael Bradley, and the United States hung on to beat Guadeloupe 1-0 on Tuesday night to reach the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Alabama offensive coordinator Kiffin returning for 2nd year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Could Patriots really get a Super loser label?

PHOENIX (AP) - When the conversation turns to Super Bowl losers, the Bills and Vikings immediately come up.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-pointer came on only attempt of his career.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tim Kempton scored 11 points, including a key 3-pointer that came on his first career attempt from the arc, and added 10 rebounds in helping Lehigh defeat Lafayette, 75-71.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wade hoping NBA can better police unruly fans

MIAMI (AP) - For making an obscene gesture toward heckling fans, Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA and even had his phone and television privileges revoked at home by his family.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Alexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cliff Alexander had 15 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Kansas beat No. 17 Texas 75-62 on Saturday for a key road win in the rugged Big 12.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is being remembered for his positive outlook and brilliant playing career in a steady stream of tributes.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Local Roundup

ST. JOHN 72, PRATT 39

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Davis, Pelicans grind out win over Timberwolves, 92-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans have lost their fair share of winnable games on the road this month, a trend that cannot continue if they hope to make a run at the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Central Plains reaches Dodge City finals

DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


SHOWDOWN

MANHATTAN (AP) - Nino Williams scored 20 points on some hot shooting, Marcus Foster added 14 points and Kansas State led Oklahoma State from start to finish in a 63-53 victory Saturday.

January 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rodgers to meet ultimate match in Seattle’s vaunted defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 9 Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Iowa State 86-81

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.

January 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


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