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NFL launches wellness program

NEW YORK (AP) - In an offseason marked by Junior Seau's suicide and scores of lawsuits over brain injuries, the NFL on Thursday launched a comprehensive wellness program for current and retired players - including a confidential mental health phone line.

July 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


CHIEFS CHANGING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Take a look back at the roster the Chiefs trotted out for their season finale last year, and then slide it up next to the roster they're expected to field this season.

July 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Angels light up Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Five innings on a muggy afternoon were enough this time for Jered Weaver.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


RYAN’S HOPE

ARLINGTON, Texas - Josh Hamilton understands why Nolan Ryan believes the struggling Texas Rangers slugger sometimes appears to be giving away at-bats.

July 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Yankees' Rodriguez out with broken hand

SEATTLE (AP) - With Alex Rodriguez headed for the disabled list and possibly out into September, Eric Chavez will get his chance to prove to the New York Yankees that his injury problems are in the past and he can be an everyday position player again.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Ripken's mother home safe after abduction

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Cal Ripken Jr.'s 74-year-old mother was found with her hands bound in the back seat of her car Wednesday after she said she was kidnapped at gunpoint a day earlier at her home outside Baltimore and driven around blindfolded by her abductor, police and neighbors said.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA beats Spain in basketball exhibition

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the United States Olympic basketball team was bringing its best Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bowden not celebrating newly acquired record

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said Monday the NCAA's unprecedented punishment of Penn State's football program "cannot replace those boys who were molested."

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State's fine may not be as bad for big-budget university

NEW YORK (AP) - The $60 million fine levied on Penn State by the NCAA doesn't look so big next to the scale of the athletic department's finances.

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mariners trade outfielder Suzuki to Yankees for pair of pitchers

SEATTLE (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki is headed to a new team and, after all these years, maybe a shot at playing in the World Series.

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State football program slammed with NCAA sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased from the record books. And Joe Paterno's legacy in shreds.

July 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AL capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.

July 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


NL capsules

NATIONALS 9, BRAVES 2

July 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Els prevails after Scott's late collapse

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Adam Scott, meet Jean Van de Velde.

July 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


NCAA to take measures against Penn State

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA announced Sunday that it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against Penn State in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky and a scathing report that found school leaders covered up allegations against the now-convicted former assistant football coach.

July 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Montgomery adds to Royals' pain vs. lefties

SEATTLE- The Royals continued their struggles against left-handed starters this season during a 7-0 loss to left-hander Mike Montgomery and the Mariners on Tuesday.

June 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Blanton outduels Felix; Royals take opener

SEATTLE- Royals right-hander Joe Blanton, making another spot start in the injury-riddled rotation, overmatched the Mariners through six-plus innings, and Alcides Escobar delivered three hits as the Royals held off the Mariners, 4-1, on Monday night at Safeco Field.

June 23, 2015 | Andrew Erickson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

June 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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