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Carpenter outduels Halladay to lead Cards into NLCS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The ultimate ace, it turned out, belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Morgan lifts Brewers past D-backs in 10 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Nyjer Morgan denounced his "haters." He suggested he might celebrate by taking a nice, relaxing bath. Then he erupted with a cackle.

October 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Tigers beat Yankees 3-2, head to ALCS

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Valverde powered the final pitch past Alex Rodriguez, crouched and then exhaled.

October 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Major League Baseball postseason notebook

Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton made some amends while in Tampa Bay for the AL division series against the Rays, the franchise that selected him with the first overall draft pick in 1999.

October 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Klein emerges as leader for No. 20 Kansas State

MANHATTAN (AP) - Anyone who might have wondered about Collin Klein's toughness got a definitive answer when Kansas State played at Miami a couple weeks ago.

October 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Big 12 Conference moves to add TCU

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After more than a year of watching their league get picked apart, leaders of Big 12 Conference finally made a proactive move Thursday by voting to add TCU as early as next season.

October 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Freese, Cardinals force Game 5, beat Phillies 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Big swings by a slumping hitter, clutch innings by a journeyman pitcher. Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking very dangerous.

October 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


San Francisco hosts Tampa Bay in battle of first-place teams

There they stand, the first-place Buccaneers and the first-place 49ers, ready to face off at Candlestick Park.

October 05, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Karma? Conference-switchers struggling so far

The folks at the Big 12 offices must have been smiling as they saw these results roll in:

October 05, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Phillies win, lead NLDS 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


Rangers advance to ALCS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - This is what Adrian Beltre envisioned when he signed with Texas in the offseason. Balls jumping off his bat in October, the Rangers making another run for the pennant.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


League cancels preseason

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA canceled the remainder of the preseason Tuesday and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sagging KU defense gets Oklahoma State next

LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas has seen this story line before: A top-ranked offense against its bottom-of-the-barrel defense.

October 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs believe they’re on road to recovery after win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Le'Ron McClain posted a bold tweet a little over a week ago after another tough loss to the San Diego Chargers had dropped the Chiefs to 0-3.

October 04, 2011 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


ESPN pulls Monday night intro after Williams' Obama comments

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.'s classic intro song from its broadcast of Monday night's NFL game after the country singer famous for the line "Are you ready for some football?" used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.

October 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

PARIS (AP)- Paris took a decisive step toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday when the city council approved a resolution in favor of bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


Spieth dominates a Masters that shows golf in good hands

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


AP Source: QB Johnny Manziel released from rehab

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab facility.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


After stormy night, sun comes out at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)- After a stormy night, the sun broke through Saturday at Augusta National.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Steelers safety Troy Polamalu retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Time? Clocks go out in minor-league opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Minor league baseball's new speed-up rules have hit a glitch on opening day.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Texas coaches swear, in testimony, they share play calling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


All eyes on McIlroy and Woods as the Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame for third straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Comeback! Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Openers: A-Rod cheered, rain delay booed, Big Papi stays put

Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed in Miami, and David Ortiz got a quick introduction to baseball's new speed-up rules.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Jury begins deliberations in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


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