WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: "Football's back."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The front office of the Kansas City Chiefs has plenty of work to do and not much time to do it.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. Any why not as both sides were feeling like winners.
WASHINGTON (AP)-Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football!
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was honored on Jackson State's campus Monday morning on what would have been his 57th birthday.
NEW YORK (AP) - With the players ratifying an agreement Monday to end the NFL lockout, the league gets back to business this week. It's a frantic schedule as everyone crams months of work into a few days.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jennifer Caira and Canada seem to have America's number at the World Cup of Softball.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cappie Pondexter scored 17 points and Katie Douglas hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.7 seconds left, helping the East All-Stars hang on to beat the West in one of the closest WNBA midseason showcases in history, 118-113 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Though no vote is scheduled on ending the four-month lockout, the players association's executive committee will meet in Washington on Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Once again, Manchester United used a second-half surge to overwhelm a Major League Soccer opponent.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Any cyclist hoping to win the Tour de France sure seems to benefit from having American rider George Hincapie on his team.
GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Cadel Evans seized the Tour de France yellow jersey in the next-to-last stage Saturday, all but giving Australia its first victory in cycling's showpiece event and capping one of the most dramatic races in years.
LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
NIMES, France - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
BOSTON - Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later.
BOSTON - Rubby De La Rosa quietly walked up behind reporters waiting for him and went unnoticed before he got their attention.
PHOENIX - Showtime Shoni lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All-Star Game. And a wild game it was.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two of the U.S. team's breakout stars from the World Cup will keep playing at home.
LAS VEGAS - Andrew Wiggins got a little of everything out of a week in Las Vegas.
RISOUL, France - Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.
BOSTON - Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.