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Howard unhappy with lockout

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Dwight Howard's frustration with the NBA lockout has caused the Orlando Magic star to strongly consider playing overseas.

July 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


U.S. can’t pull off one last thriller at World Cup

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The Americans stood on the field, watching in stunned silence as Japan celebrated.

July 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


U.S. World Cup team receives a warm welcome home

NEW YORK (AP) - One by one, tired and disappointed members of the U.S Women's World Cup team trudged off the bus and were greeted with cheers and waves from appreciative fans who didn't seem to mind a bit that they came up short of a championship.

July 18, 2011 | | AP Sports


Twins get late-inning run to edge Royals 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Michael Cuddyer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Joe Nathan did his job as the new closer Saturday night, giving the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bumpy road looking pretty good now for Americans

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


MTSU hires Grensing as assistant coach

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Middle Tennessee State coach Kermit Davis has added Greg Grensing to his staff of assistants.

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Retirees press for inclusion in NFL talks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Carl Eller doesn't want to be one of the bad guys, not when the NFL seems so close to getting back to work.

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL players, owners believe they are heading toward new deal

NFL, players: We're making progress toward deal

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Aldrich to hold youth basketball camp in Bloomington

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Chasing an NBA dream hasn't left many opportunities for Cole Aldrich to get back home in the last four years.

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Belgium’s Vanendert wins Tour de France 14th stage

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France (AP) - French cyclist Thomas Voeckler retained the lead of the Tour de France on Saturday after the last stage in the Pyrenees, which was won by Jelle Vanendert of Belgium and failed to be as significant as expected for the main contenders.

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Clarke avoids the weather, takes the lead

SANDWICH, England (AP) - About the only predictable part of this British Open is the weather.

July 16, 2011 | | AP Sports


Minnesota drives in eight runs to top Kansas City

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe hit a big two-run homer and Delmon Young had three hits in his return to the lineup to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.

July 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA lays off more than 100 league employees over last two days

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA laid off about 114 people over the last two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman said Thursday are "not a direct result of the lockout."

July 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL players, owners turn out in force to find solution

NEW YORK (AP) - With time running short to keep the NFL's preseason intact, owners and players got into another long round of labor talks Thursday, trying to break the impasse that has kept the league shut down for four months.

July 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


Clemens perjury trial ends with mistrial ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - One minute Roger Clemens was on trial for his freedom. Then, on just the second day of testimony, it was suddenly all over and the former baseball star was outside signing autographs for fans.

July 14, 2011 | | AP Sports


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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


Early deficit too much to overcome vs. Boston

KANSAS CITY- Rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez bounced back from a horrific start against Toronto and gave up just one run over 6 1/3 innings to lead Boston to a 7-3 win over the Royals on Friday night at sold-out (38,190) Kauffman Stadium.

June 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals stay hot with 4th straight over Brewers

KANSAS CITY- Three early runs were enough for the Royals to finish a sweep of their home-and-home Interleague series against the Brewers, as Ned Yost became the winningest manager in Royals history with a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

June 19, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


Big innings mean big win for Royals

KANSAS CITY- The Interleague series shifted from Miller Park to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, but the result remained the same. The Royals scored at least seven runs against Brewers pitching for the third straight night in a 10-2 win, helping Joe Blanton emerge from his first Major League start in nearly two years with a victory, while Ned Yost tied Whitey Herzog for the most managerial wins in franchise history.

June 18, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals, mascot face civil case in hot dog injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in a lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals by a man who was struck in the eye by a foil-wrapped hotdog flung by the team's mascot.

June 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Young logs 3 RBIs, fires Royals past Brewers

MILWAUKEE- Chris Young produced on the mound and at the plate, firing seven scoreless innings and driving in three runs as the Royals rolled to a 7-2 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night to take both games of the Interleague set.

June 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Warriors win NBA title, down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 in Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) - As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him.

June 17, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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