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MLB receives high mark for racial diversity

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball received a high grade for racial diversity among its employees but a middling mark when it comes to hiring women.

April 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


BIG 12 CONUNDRUM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - New Kansas coach Charlie Weis isn't exaggerating when he repeats the coaching mantra that spring practice shows how far his team is from being ready to play actual games.

April 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Can Griffin, Shanahan coexist in D.C.?

ASHBURN, Va. - Robert Griffin III is vibrant and fun-loving. Mike Shanahan is businesslike and no-nonsense.

April 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Colts remove Manning banner

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The large banner of Peyton Manning has been removed from Lucas Oil Stadium.

April 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Quarterback post undergoes intense scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback has become the overwhelmingly essential position in pro football. Simply look at the guys behind center for recent Super Bowl winners.

April 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Lakers’ World Peace gets seven-game suspension for vicious elbow to Harden

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games.

April 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


State police investigating Saints alleged wiretapping

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While state police and the FBI started a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt called allegations that Loomis' had his Superdome booth wired so he could listen to opposing coaches "ludicrous."

April 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


Colts announce Luck will go first in draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It's official: Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's NFL draft.

April 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


Weis revamps Kansas program

LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis is hoping turnover in the Kansas roster yields a turnaround on the field.

April 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals’ skid continues with 4-3 loss

CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.

April 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


REELING ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Kelly Johnson also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the bumbling Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Monday night to complete a four-game sweep.

April 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


NBA capsules

NEWARK, N.J. - Philadelphia secured the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and spoiled the Nets' final game in New Jersey, 105-87 Monday night.

April 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Might be no written decision in Braun

NEW YORK (AP) - There may never be a written decision explaining why Ryan Braun's drug suspension was overturned.

April 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Rasmus hits two home runs as Toronto beats Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Colby Rasmus hit two home runs to help make Drew Hutchison a winner in his major league debut and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Kansas City Royals their ninth straight loss, 9-5 Saturday night.

April 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Humber throws perfect game for White Sox

SEATTLE (AP) - Phil Humber had Tommy John surgery before his career even started. He bounced around a bit as he tried to make it in the major leagues.

April 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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


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