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Present U.S. team emerges from shadow of 1999 championship team

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Lauren Cheney was just 11 during the 1999 World Cup, watching from the stands and imagining what it would be like to be on that field with Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.

July 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA players’ union supports playing overseas

NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to playing overseas during the NBA lockout, Billy Hunter has a simple message for the league's players: Enjoy your trip, we'll call you when it's time to come home.

July 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bell’s slide may signal exit from National League

PHOENIX (AP) - If Heath Bell is leaving the National League, he slid right out in style.

July 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


TV SPORTS

TODAY

July 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


United States earns trip to women's World Cup final

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) - Abby Wambach sure knows how to deliver.

July 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


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


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AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.

July 01, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers | AP Sports


Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

HOUSTON- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

July 01, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

MONTREAL (AP) - The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

June 30, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

HOUSTON- Maybe Joe Blanton himself said it best.

June 30, 2015 | Chris Abshire/MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

June 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit

OAKLAND- Royals catcher Salvador Perez is keeping pretty good company in baseball's record books.

June 29, 2015 | Tracy Ringolsby/MLB.com | AP Sports


Volquez grabs 1,000th career strikeout in win

OAKLAND- In his last start, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez didn't strike out a batter for just the third time in his career.

June 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

June 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

June 25, 2015 | ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy finds 'good starting point' in solid return

SEATTLE- It had been 39 days since Royals left-hander Danny Duffy joined his buddies on the field in a meaningful game.

June 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after massacre

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 24, 2015 | MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Montgomery adds to Royals' pain vs. lefties

SEATTLE- The Royals continued their struggles against left-handed starters this season during a 7-0 loss to left-hander Mike Montgomery and the Mariners on Tuesday.

June 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


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