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RYAN’S HOPE

ARLINGTON, Texas - Josh Hamilton understands why Nolan Ryan believes the struggling Texas Rangers slugger sometimes appears to be giving away at-bats.

July 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Yankees' Rodriguez out with broken hand

SEATTLE (AP) - With Alex Rodriguez headed for the disabled list and possibly out into September, Eric Chavez will get his chance to prove to the New York Yankees that his injury problems are in the past and he can be an everyday position player again.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Ripken's mother home safe after abduction

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Cal Ripken Jr.'s 74-year-old mother was found with her hands bound in the back seat of her car Wednesday after she said she was kidnapped at gunpoint a day earlier at her home outside Baltimore and driven around blindfolded by her abductor, police and neighbors said.

July 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA beats Spain in basketball exhibition

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the United States Olympic basketball team was bringing its best Tuesday.

July 24, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bowden not celebrating newly acquired record

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said Monday the NCAA's unprecedented punishment of Penn State's football program "cannot replace those boys who were molested."

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State's fine may not be as bad for big-budget university

NEW YORK (AP) - The $60 million fine levied on Penn State by the NCAA doesn't look so big next to the scale of the athletic department's finances.

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mariners trade outfielder Suzuki to Yankees for pair of pitchers

SEATTLE (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki is headed to a new team and, after all these years, maybe a shot at playing in the World Series.

July 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State football program slammed with NCAA sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased from the record books. And Joe Paterno's legacy in shreds.

July 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AL capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.

July 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


NL capsules

NATIONALS 9, BRAVES 2

July 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Els prevails after Scott's late collapse

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Adam Scott, meet Jean Van de Velde.

July 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


NCAA to take measures against Penn State

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA announced Sunday that it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against Penn State in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky and a scathing report that found school leaders covered up allegations against the now-convicted former assistant football coach.

July 22, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mendoza gets win as Royals beat Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lorenzo Cain is showing the Kansas City Royals what they missed the first half of the season.

July 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Yankees closer Rivera not ruling out return this season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Mariano Rivera knows it's not likely, but the New York Yankees closer has not ruled out the possibility of returning this season - just a little over a month after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

July 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Rangers hit four homers in rout of Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A trip back to Angel Stadium cures anything that might be wrong with Mike Napoli's swing.

July 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


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All eyes on McIlroy and Woods as the Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.

April 09, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will be the leading contenders to make another championship run next season. It would be an unprecedented 11th title that would eclipse John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and their 10 championships.

April 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


3-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame for third straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Comeback! Duke tops Wisconsin 68-63 for national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Openers: A-Rod cheered, rain delay booed, Big Papi stays put

Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed in Miami, and David Ortiz got a quick introduction to baseball's new speed-up rules.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Jury begins deliberations in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

April 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


Calipari, Haywood top list of Hall of Fame selections

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game-again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women's national championship. It wasn't as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

April 06, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma State AD supports hoops coach Travis Ford

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


K-State president defends NCAA involvement in academics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Twins pitcher Santana banned 80 games for positive drug test

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


Tiger Woods to return at the Masters

Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.

April 04, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Josh Hamilton won’t be disciplined by MLB; Angels surprised

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol. Team officials responded by saying they were surprised and disappointed.

April 04, 2015 | | AP Sports


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