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Sharapova advances to finals

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?

June 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


LEAGUE LOCKED OUT

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

June 30, 2011 | | AP Sports


Gamecocks bask in glow of second straight national title

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Gamecocks flag is flying on top of the South Carolina state capitol.

June 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA lockout deadline is today for sides to reach deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout.

June 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Padres complete sweep of Royals with 4-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Thanks to a fortuitous sun ball, the suddenly surging San Diego Padres are no longer in last place in the NL West.

June 29, 2011 | | AP Sports


Dodgers owner McCourt granted day-to-day operations in bankruptcy court

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.

June 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Gamecocks repeat as national champions with 5-2 win

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Roth pitched 7 2-3 innings on three days' rest, and South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep over Florida in the College World Series finals.

June 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA reps, owners to meet again on Thursday

DALLAS (AP) - Representatives for NBA players and owners will meet Thursday, hours before the collective bargaining agreement expires, and Commissioner David Stern says that's still enough time for a deal.

June 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sharapova returns to form, advances to semifinal match

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Maria Sharapova's coach called it "a statement."

June 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


United States bests North Korea 2-0

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.

June 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Revenue sharing still dispute in labor talks

NEW YORK - Commissioner David Stern agrees with his players: NBA teams need to do a better job sharing revenues.

June 27, 2011 | BY BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Former NC State star Charles dies in bus crash

RALEIGH, N.C. - Former North Carolina State basketball star Lorenzo Charles, the muscular forward whose last-second dunk gave the underdog Wolfpack the 1983 national collegiate championship, was killed Monday when a bus he was driving crashed, a company official said Monday.

June 27, 2011 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SKID SNAPPED

Chris Getz drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Saturday night, snapping a season-high six game losing streak.

June 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

June 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


Upbeat sound byes emerging from labor discussion

Buffalo safety George Wilson likes what he sees and hears about the players' recent discussions with the owners to end the lockout. The Bills' player representative also cautions against getting swept away by expectations of an imminent settlement.

June 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Braves’ McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

BOSTON (AP) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tony Romo pokes fun at Pats with deflated footballs joke

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Serena Williams has a solution to liven up Fed Cup

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) - Seeing Serena Williams play three matches over two days in Fed Cup was a rare treat over the weekend.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Two weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

April 18, 2015 | | AP Sports


Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

MIAMI (AP) - No Kobe. No D-Wade.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


T. Boone Pickens shows up at Oklahoma State scrimmage

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - It was just like old times at Oklahoma State when billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens arrived at the football facilities he is largely responsible for Friday.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kansas guard Greene has surgery to repair torn hip labrum

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis announced Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he “let down” fans

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

April 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


US First: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


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