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WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.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


Saints, Brees still not close to long-term contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still must close a significant gap in guaranteed money if they are to agree on a five-year contract worth about $100 million by Monday's looming deadline for a long-term deal, said a person familiar with the negotiations.

July 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


City of Fountains/Barbeque

July 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


ALL-STAR GAME NOTEBOOK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chipper Jones made a brand new stop on his farewell tour.

July 11, 2012 | Jones singles in final All-Star appearance | AP Sports


Verlander melts down in All-Star game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Verlander wanted to give the fans an All-Star show.

July 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Braun has big night for National League

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryan Braun was back in the spotlight at the All-Star game. And this time, it was for what happened on the field.

July 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Defense has rare off night at Fenway

BOSTON- The Royals, possibly the best defensive team in baseball, had a rare lapse in the field throughout a forgettable 7-2 loss to the Red ...

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


Chiefs hold off Seahawks 14-13 in second preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs coach Andy Reid insists he has a handle on who will start along the offensive line when Kansas City opens ...

August 22, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Moose's homer isn't enough to stop Red Sox

BOSTON- The Red Sox continued their recent success against the Royals by riding Wade Miley's strong pitching performance to a 4-1 victory in Thursday ...

August 21, 2015 | Ian Browne/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs coach Reid intends to stick to practicing alone

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - By the time the Chiefs wrapped up practice last week and headed to their preseason opener in Arizona, it was no ...

August 20, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Cain's two-run single helps Royals clip Reds

CINCINNATI- The Royals completed a four-game season-series sweep of the Reds with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night to end the two-game Interleague set at ...

August 20, 2015 | Mark Sheldon, MLB.COM | AP Sports


Zobrist keeps contributing with clutch homer

CINCINNATI- Ben Zobrist has come up with some clutch at-bats since putting on a Royals uniform and that continued on Tuesday night when he hit ...

August 19, 2015 | ROBERT BONDY/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Fisher limps off as team resumes training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have spent all of training camp shuffling their offensive line, trying to use the competition to figure out their ...

August 19, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Error helps Royals outlast Reds in 13 innings

CINCINNATI- In a game that turned wild in the late innings, the Royals claimed a 3-1 victory over the Reds in 13 innings on Tuesday ...

August 19, 2015 | Mark Sheldon, MLB.COM | AP Sports


Yost: KC fans more vocal than Cards

KANSAS CITY- What a difference a year has made at Kauffman Stadium. It was almost a year ago here that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit ...

August 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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