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Dirk caps parade with ‘We Are The Champions’

DALLAS (AP) - The face of the Dallas Mavericks laughed, sang and even seemed to tear up.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Oakland topples Royals, wins series

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jemile Weeks played through some nerves, Gio Gonzalez played through an illness and the Oakland Athletics played well enough for their first series win under interim manager Bob Melvin.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Nearly 150 hurt in Vancouver riot following loss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Almost 150 people required hospital treatment and close to 100 were arrested after rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


McIlroy opens three-shot lead at U.S. Open Thursday

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - If he keeps playing like this, Rory McIlroy's next chance to close out a major should come very soon.

June 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lockout affecting employees

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL employees have had their salaries trimmed by 12 percent since April, and seven teams have instituted pay cuts or furloughs of workers outside the huddle since the owners' lockout of players began March 12, The Associated Press has found in interviews around the league.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bruins win first championship since 1972

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Stevenson arrested for public intoxication

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson has been arrested for public intoxication.

June 15, 2011 | | AP Sports


Isner, Mahut return to site of record-long match

Nicolas Mahut keeps a purple-and-yellow Wimbledon towel tucked away in a bathroom drawer at his home in France, a keepsake from the longest match in tennis history. Mahut occasionally steals a glance at the memento; he says he never touches it.

June 14, 2011 | BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | AP Sports


Yanks place Jeter on 15-day DL with strained right calf

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter's final push for 3,000 hits is on hold.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Canucks, Bruins ready to finish off Stanley Cup Finals with Game 7

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks have staggered home for the last time this season, exhausted and battered after one last Boston beatdown.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


U.S. advances to Gold Cup quarterfinals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jozy Altidore scored in the ninth minute off an assist from Michael Bradley, and the United States hung on to beat Guadeloupe 1-0 on Tuesday night to reach the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Big parade in Big D Thursday

DALLAS (AP) - A crowd of 250,000 is expected when the newly crowned NBA champion Dallas Mavericks are honored with a parade Thursday.

June 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Boston beats Canucks, forces Game 7

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins put Roberto Luongo and the Stanley Cup back on the shelf.

June 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


US soccer team needs win to secure spot in next stage

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The United States enters the final group-stage match of an international soccer tournament for the third straight year needing a win to secure a place in the knockout stage.

June 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


Yankees’ Jeter has quest for 3,000 hits stalled

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees star Derek Jeter limped out of Monday night's game with a sore right calf in the fifth inning, stalling his pursuit of 3,000 career hits.

June 13, 2011 | | AP Sports


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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


US First: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL stadium czar meets with Oakland officials

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The NFL's stadium czar has visited Oakland to press Raiders executives and city and county officials for signs of progress in their efforts to keep the team in the East Bay.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Let the championship chase begin: it’s NBA playoff time

Let the championship chase begin.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Only horse ever flagged in NCAA game dies at 42

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The only horse ever to be penalized in a college football game has died.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


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