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WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.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

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings and Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs as the Royals stymied the Yankees, 6-0, on Sunday, taking two of three in the series at Kauffman Stadium.

May 18, 2015 | Bryan Hoch/MLB.com | AP Sports


Irving rests sore knee, foot as Cavaliers gear up for Hawks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has stayed off the practice court to rest his injured knee as the Cavaliers began preparing for the Eastern Conference finals against Atlanta.

May 16, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


AP Source: NFL plans to change football handling guidelines

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before games.

May 16, 2015 | ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Cain, Moose power Royals past Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Lorenzo Cain drove in a career-high five runs, Mike Moustakas had four hits and Chris Young turned in his third straight terrific start as the Royals buried the Yankees, 12-1, on Friday night in front of 34,584 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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