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Teammates expected to challenge Phelps, Bolt

LONDON - Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest.

July 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Langer leads US Senior Open

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) - Fred Couples joked that someone will have to close with a 60 to catch Bernhard Langer at the U.S. Senior Open.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Greipel wins 13th stage

LE CAP D'AGDE, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany led a photo-finish sprint to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall leader's yellow jersey as the race headed south to the Mediterranean.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Escobar’s blasts lead Royals over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he's becoming a stronger all-around player.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Larkin, Santo headline Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Barry Larkin almost seemed wistful as his mind traveled back through time.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Griffin officially withdraws from Olympic team because of knee injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Brees agrees to five-year, $100M contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA women's basketball team seeking fifth straight gold medal

The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


With Griffin out, Davis gets his shot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Police officer under investigation for racial slur directed to Boston's Crawford

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Not enough evidence to arrest Giants' Sandoval, according to investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State probe accuses Paterno of cover-up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion in Illinois River

HAVANA, Ill. (AP) - As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wisconsin congressman equates anti-doping charges against Armstrong to conspiracy theory

AUSTIN, Texas - In a letter to federal authorities, a Wisconsin congressman equates the anti-doping charges against Lance Armstrong to a conspiracy theory and calls the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's authority over the seven-time Tour de France winner "strained at best."

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Howard trade talks with Brooklyn Nets still open but stationary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Wednesday that trade talks involving Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are "stationary," but that discussions remain open with them and other teams.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Chiefs must wonder which Giants team will show up

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs probably don't know what to expect from the New York Giants, and neither do the ...

November 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Streaking Pats face inconsistent Raiders in Mexico

Hola, Los Patriots y Los Raiders. Bienvenido a Azteca.

November 18, 2017 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Where is Dallas headed without Zeke?

The arrow was pointing up for the Cowboys, sideways or down for the Falcons.

November 11, 2017 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Texas handles Kansas 42-27

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Shane Buechele connected with Lorenzo Joe on a 49-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and the Texas defense forced four ...

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


No. 23 Mountaineers fends off K-State late

MANHATTAN (AP) - Will Grier scrambled to his right and then retreated to his left, time ticking off the clock in the first half and No ...

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


No. 7 Shockers blow past UMKC

WICHITA (AP) - Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall would prefer his best big men dominate inside.

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Vick leads No. 4 KU to win over Tennessee State

LAWRENCE (AP) - Tennessee State coach Dana Ford forked over the cash to watch the online feed of Kansas playing in Italy last summer, and $40 ...

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


K-State blows past American 83-45

MANHATTAN (AP) - As Kansas State opened up the season against American, the Wildcats brought the crowd out of their seats, not with the newly introduced ...

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs go from surge to slump

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have more reason than most to rue the fickle nature of the NFL.

November 09, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Big 12 lead on line; No. 5 OU hosts No. 8 TCU

Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during Week 11, with two of the five games Saturday being Top 25 matchups:

November 09, 2017 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | AP Sports


Royals extend qualifying offers to Hosmer, Moustakas, Cain

(TNS) - The Kansas City Royals confirmed Monday that the club will give qualifying offers to free agents Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, ensuring ...

November 06, 2017 | By Rustin Dodd The Kansas City Star | AP Sports


Hill’s crazy touchdown spices up drab day for Chiefs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs spend time in practice on the improbable play that got them back in a game ...

November 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


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