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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


Rui Alberto Costa wins eighth stage of Tour de France

SUPER-BESSE, France (AP) - Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert in the final climb on Saturday, while Thor Hushovd kept the overall leader's yellow jersey.

July 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


YANKEES’ MR. 3,000

NEW YORK (AP) - Mobbed by his pinstriped pals after the ball sailed into the left-field seats, showered by ovations from his fans, Derek Jeter stood alone - the first New York Yankees player to reach 3,000 hits.

July 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Scherzer pitches Detroit over Kansas City 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Max Scherzer held the Royals in check while pitching into the seventh inning, Ryan Raburn belted a two-run homer and a shaky Detroit Tigers bullpen held on for a 3-1 victory over Kansas City on Thursday night.

July 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame tight end Mackey dies

BALTIMORE (AP) - John Mackey, the rugged Hall of Fame tight end and union president who later fought for stronger health benefits of retired players and struggled with dementia, has died. He was 69.

July 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Owners, NFLPA members meet in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL teams owners and players' association leaders met for another long negotiating session Thursday, hoping to finally break the labor lockout that has now lasted more than 16 weeks.

July 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


COLLINS RETIRES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Kerry Collins is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons in the league, his agent announced Thursday.

July 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Ohio State set to respond to NCAA allegations today

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - With the hours dwindling until the deadline for Ohio State's response to NCAA allegations of improper benefits and a cover up in the football program, athletic director Gene Smith said Thursday that he's disappointed by "where we are" even as he's encouraged by the work of the school's compliance department.

July 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


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7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


NCAA puts Oklahoma St on probation for infractions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The NCAA put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals-White Sox postponed due to rain

CHICAGO- The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and today's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout today.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals sending a fighting message early in season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals earned a reputation for being a scrappy bunch last year, when they stole bases and dazzled on defense and used old-school small ball to reach Game 7 of the World Series.

April 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals grab victory in 13 innings

CHICAGO (AP) - A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Royals to a win over the White Sox.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


The best is still ahead for young Royals

Dayton Moore became general manager of the Royals on June 8, 2006, and he was charged with rebuilding a once-proud small-market franchise that was in the midst of a playoff drought that would last 29 years.

April 23, 2015 | Dan O'Dowd, MLB.com | AP Sports


Beaty wrapping up first spring practices as new Kansas coach

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - One thing that has become abundantly clear during David Beaty's first spring in charge of the Kansas football program is that he likes to get things done at lightning pace.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals foiled in sweep bid against Twins

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each delivered RBI singles in a three-run first as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks after 7 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Moustakas sends Royals past Twins late

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ned Yost stuck by Mike Moustakas when just about everyone else had given up on him, dutifully penciling him into the Royals' starting lineup at third base despite all of his slumps.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Reds’ Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Atlanta’s Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

ATLANTA (AP) - After leading the Atlanta Hawks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference coming off tumultuous summer, Mike Budenholzer beat out Golden State's Steve Kerr for NBA coach of the year on Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Sheriff: Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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