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Rodriguez shuts down Vanderbilt, Gators finish 3-1 win

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Night or day, it didn't matter to Florida's Steven Rodriguez.

June 21, 2011 | | AP Sports


Venus Williams turns heads at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Back on one of tennis' top stages, Venus Williams cut a familiar figure Monday at Wimbledon, from her latest original, somewhat-see-through outfit to her trademark booming serves and aggressive groundstrokes.

June 20, 2011 | | AP Sports


Pujols out six weeks with wrist fracture

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Concluding a news briefing about Albert Pujols' injury that killed the mood at Tony La Russa's charity golf event, the St. Louis Cardinals manager let down his guard.

June 20, 2011 | | AP Sports


Weak draft could still provide assets for later

NEW YORK (AP) - You can't draft a Big Three, and Miami's was beaten in the NBA finals by a Dallas team built almost entirely through trades and free agency.

June 18, 2011 | BY BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Holliday’s homer leads Cardinals over Royals, 5-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning that helped the St. Louis Cardinals snap a season-high seven-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy continues to lead U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Rory McIlroy looked every bit like a U.S. Open champion, even on a course that didn't play like a U.S. Open.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Vanderbilt defeats North Carolina to open College World Series play

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Connor Harrell hit the first College World Series home run in the new TD Ameritrade Park to break a sixth-inning tie and first-time qualifier Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina 7-3 on Saturday.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL probing casino investment

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The NFL is investigating the reported investment by at least 25 NFL players in an Alabama casino that has been shut down, a business venture that might have run afoul of league rules.

June 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


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


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Thunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he'll return to basketball activities in four to six months.

March 31, 2015 | CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.

March 31, 2015 | STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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


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