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College football closes in on playoff — finally

CHICAGO - College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can't settle it on the field - like every other sport - with a playoff.

June 21, 2012 | Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


BCS commissioners settle on plan for playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals finding ways to win close ones

HOUSTON - The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they're happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


ON THE BRINK

MIAMI - Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, history says the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't coming back.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City, Hochevar shut out Houston 2-0

HOUSTON - Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SUPER MARIO

MIAMI - LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pivotal Game 4 tonight in South Beach

MIAMI - A questionable substitution by the coach, more foul trouble for the superstar, and bad free throw shooting by just about everybody ruined Oklahoma City's chances in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Astros hold off Royals comeback, hang on for 9-7 home victory

HOUSTON (AP) - Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens acquitted on all charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Betancourt's homer in 15th lifts Royals past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had no trouble with closer Jason Motte's two-strike pitch to pinch-hitter Billy Butler.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Disgraced Donaghy cashes in after jury awards $1.3M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida jury has awarded a disgraced former NBA referee $1.3 million in a lawsuit against the company that published his memoir.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


James, Heat rally for 2-1 series lead

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Yankees extend win streak, beat Nationals 5-3

WASHINGTON (AP) - Entering the 14th inning, the New York Yankees were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position, and Washington Nationals teen sensation was Bryce Harper was 0 for 6 at the plate.

June 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


MLB League Leaders

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

June 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


McDowell, Furyk tied at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open.

June 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Lost in translation: MLB requires Spanish translators, Royals don’t exactly follow rule

(TNS) - Salvador Perez breezed into the Royals interview room on a recent homestand and joked easily with the team's communications director as he waited ...

July 15, 2017 | By Maria Torres The Kansas City Star | AP Sports


Royals give up go-ahead run in 8th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cole Hamels could have been frustrated or intimidated or annoyed by the effortless way Kansas City counterpart Danny Duffy was slicing ...

July 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


14 years later, Federer eyes 8th Wimbledon win

LONDON (AP) - Much has changed for Roger Federer since he played in, and won, his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2003.

July 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Trout returns, Cubs to attempt turnaround

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:

July 13, 2017 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | AP Sports


Revered Wimbledon to tennis what Masters is to golf

LONDON (AP) - When Masters champion Sergio Garcia sat in the Royal Box at Wimbledon last week, he showed up in his green jacket from Augusta ...

July 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Manfred: MLB open to more aggressively managing change

MIAMI (AP) - With home runs, strikeouts and game times at record levels , Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball is open to making changes in the sport ...

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AL WINS IN 10

MIAMI (AP) - Seattle's Robinson Cano hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning off Wade Davis of the Chicago Cubs, and the American ...

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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