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Promise fulfilled for Heat fans

MIAMI (AP) - As the Miami Heat's lead skyrocketed Thursday night from five just after halftime to an insurmountable 24 by the end of the third quarter, their fans outside the AmericanAirlines Arena decided it was time to celebrate the team's second NBA championship in six years.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


KING JAMES

MIAMI (AP) - The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Rays’ Peralta out for eight games

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens turns down plea deal from prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens rejected a plea deal that would have spared him prison time, and instead took his chances by going to trial.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Jury for Sandusky trial deliberating

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach's child sex abuse case went to a jury.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Veteran Damon leading by example for first-place Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - Not long after Johnny Damon joined the Indians, he gave each of his new teammates a gift - customized bathrobes with their names and jersey numbers embroidered on the back.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


CBS launching 24-hour sports radio network

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is launching a sports radio network.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


College football closes in on playoff — finally

CHICAGO - College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can't settle it on the field - like every other sport - with a playoff.

June 21, 2012 | Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


BCS commissioners settle on plan for playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals finding ways to win close ones

HOUSTON - The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they're happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


ON THE BRINK

MIAMI - Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, history says the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't coming back.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City, Hochevar shut out Houston 2-0

HOUSTON - Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SUPER MARIO

MIAMI - LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pivotal Game 4 tonight in South Beach

MIAMI - A questionable substitution by the coach, more foul trouble for the superstar, and bad free throw shooting by just about everybody ruined Oklahoma City's chances in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Astros hold off Royals comeback, hang on for 9-7 home victory

HOUSTON (AP) - Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


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49ers-Chiefs preseason opener offers intrigue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Andy Reid has been preparing for preseason games as a head coach for nearly two decades.

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Cards beat KC for 6 straight

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-6 ...

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Len Dawson to retire after final season in booth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Len Dawson had never considered a career in broadcasting until then-Chiefs general manager Jack Steadman, trying to drum up some publicity ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs QB Mahomes will start second half of preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - It has been years since the Kansas City Chiefs gave their fans any reason to stick around after halftime of their ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Cards hit 3 homers, pound Royals for 4th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yadier Molina, Jedd Gyorko and Randal Grichuk went deep, the Cardinals scored so much in the fifth inning that they broke ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Knicks’ Ron Baker: Small town guy with Big Apple dream

SCOTT CITY - It is hard to imagine a place less like Madison Square Garden than the cement slab where Ron Baker spent countless hours honing ...

August 08, 2017 | By Barbara Barker Newsday (TNS) | AP Sports


Chiefs receivers focus of attention in camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The hole that Jeremy Maclin's surprising offseason release left in the Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver corps was underscored last ...

August 07, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Former MVP, Manager of Year Don Baylor dead at 68

Wherever he went, Don Baylor left his mark on baseball. He was an MVP and Manager of the Year, respected as a powerful slugger, punishing ...

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Carpenter homers as Cards rout Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer in St. Louis' six-run fourth inning, and the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 ...

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


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