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Red Sox fire Valentine after tumultuous season

BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox thought Bobby Valentine would restore order to a coddled clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race.

October 04, 2012 | By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Pair of wild-card matchups set for today

NEW YORK - By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs.

October 04, 2012 | By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Weis aims to model Kansas after No. 7 Kansas State

LAWRENCE - It could have been interpreted as the first salvo fired against bitter rival Kansas State the day Charlie Weis was presented as the new coach at Kansas.

October 04, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals finish another year with losing record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The season began with the Kansas City Royals toting along the slogan, "Our Time," a reference to the young and enthusiastic players who have slowly matriculated through their farm system.

October 04, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Tigers' Cabrera becomes first Triple Crown winner since 1967

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Only a precious few people will ever know exactly how it looked when Miguel Cabrera, one of baseball's reluctant superstars, finally celebrated history 45 years in the making.

October 04, 2012 | | AP Sports


Seventh-ranked Kansas State finding balance through air

MANHATTAN - In a league of high-powered offenses that love to air it out, Kansas State is a misfit.

October 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Championship implications everywhere on Saturday

A burgeoning rivalry hits a peak in the SEC, a new rivalry begins to emerge in the Big Ten and Notre Dame and Miami bring an old rivalry to a new setting.

October 03, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Two surprise teams to meet tonight

NEW YORK - The Arizona Cardinals are being proclaimed the most pleasant surprise of the early NFL season. At 4-0 and with a stingy, playmaking defense and a game-changing receiver in Larry Fitzgerald, they look like a title contender.

October 03, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


THE GIVING WAY

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Of all the things the Chiefs should be focusing on this time of year, with the season four weeks old and the Baltimore Ravens coming to town on Sunday, something as elementary as protecting the football shouldn't be topping the list.

October 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cabrera still in quest of Triple Crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera sat in front of his locker in the corner of the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, slinging some Spanish banter at a table full of teammates.

October 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs coach says Cassel remains as his starting QB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium in the auditorium beneath Arrowhead Stadium after another embarrassing loss and announced that Matt Cassel will remain the Chiefs' starting quarterback.

October 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Yankees win in extra innings to stay one game ahead of Orioles

NEW YORK (AP) - Raul Ibanez tied it with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning, then had an RBI single in the 12th, helping the Yankees remain a game up on Baltimore in the AL East with one game to go by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night.

October 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals rally past Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had two hits, drove in two runs and pressed ever closer to the first Triple Crown in 45 years Tuesday night. Now, the question facing the Detroit Tigers star is whether to play in the regular-season finale against Kansas City.

October 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Tigers clinch AL Central title with win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.

October 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


Baltimore falls one game back

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles are facing an uphill battle to win the AL East.

October 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


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US First: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING (AP) - After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


NFL stadium czar meets with Oakland officials

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The NFL's stadium czar has visited Oakland to press Raiders executives and city and county officials for signs of progress in their efforts to keep the team in the East Bay.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Let the championship chase begin: it’s NBA playoff time

Let the championship chase begin.

April 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Only horse ever flagged in NCAA game dies at 42

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The only horse ever to be penalized in a college football game has died.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Duke guard Tyus Jones latest Blue Devil to enter NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Busch has no timetable for return after Daytona wreck

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - As he pulled off pit road at Daytona International Speedway moments before the season-opening Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch said he looked to the left and noticed for the first time a concrete wall along the race track.

April 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

April 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


LeBron again has NBA’s No. 1 selling jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James switched back from No. 6 to No. 23 this season.

April 14, 2015 | | AP Sports


Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

PARIS (AP)- Paris took a decisive step toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday when the city council approved a resolution in favor of bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


Spieth dominates a Masters that shows golf in good hands

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | | AP Sports


AP Source: QB Johnny Manziel released from rehab

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab facility.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


After stormy night, sun comes out at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)- After a stormy night, the sun broke through Saturday at Augusta National.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Steelers safety Troy Polamalu retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.

April 11, 2015 | | AP Sports


Time? Clocks go out in minor-league opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Minor league baseball's new speed-up rules have hit a glitch on opening day.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Texas coaches swear, in testimony, they share play calling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


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