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Nadal eliminated in second round at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Rafael Nadal bumped into his unknown and unheralded opponent as they headed to a break between games. Perhaps it was incidental contact.

June 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Knee surgery to keep Wade out of Olympics

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his ailing left knee and will not play in next month's London Olympics.

June 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City hits three homers, sweeps aside Tampa Bay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - On the hottest day this year in Kansas City, dehydration was starting to become a concern. Players were exhausted. Royals manager Ned Yost was starting to feel sorry for Tony Randazzo behind the plate, and he wasn't even the umpire whose face had been bloodied in the game.

June 27, 2012 | | AP Sports


Davis most likely No. 1 pick for Hornets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Only a malfunctioning phone will cause Hornets general manager Dell Demps to use the full five minutes he'll get to make 6-foot-11 Kentucky star Anthony Davis the first overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.

June 27, 2012 | | AP Sports


Indiana parts ways with Bird

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers.

June 27, 2012 | | AP Sports


Newly crowned champion Arizona doesn't want to be one-year wonder

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Arizona doesn't plan on being a one-year wonder even though the catalysts for the Wildcats' first national championship since 1986 probably are heading off to professional baseball in the next few weeks.

June 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chen pitches Royals past Tampa Bay, 8-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City is doing to the Tampa Bay Rays precisely what the St. Louis Cardinals did to the Royals over the weekend.

June 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


University presidents approve college football playoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead.

June 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


Globetrotters draft Martin Methodist College's Justice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Harlem Globetrotters have drafted James Justice of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.

June 26, 2012 | | AP Sports


ROYALS BLANK RAYS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar was taken aback when he walked into the manager's office one day and manager Ned Yost and the Royals coaches started trying to convince him to make a change.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Redskins QB Griffin target of extortion

DALLAS (AP) - A former Baylor basketball player is facing a federal extortion charge for allegedly threatening to release "derogatory information" about Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III unless he was paid.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Boston trades Youkilis to White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Youkilis sat in the White Sox dugout before his first game with his new team, looking relaxed, sounding confident and flashing a toothy smile through his trademark bushy goatee.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Outfielder Byrd suspended 50 games for PED use

NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Heat celebrate with parade in Miami streets

MIAMI (AP) - The NBA championship trophy was center stage, bathed in white light and sitting on a pedestal. And each Miami Heat player offered it a different greeting.

June 25, 2012 | | AP Sports


Eaton sets world record in decathlon

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Meter by meter, Ashton Eaton kept swallowing up real estate on a track that has always felt like home.

June 23, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Volquez cruises as Royals blank Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings and Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs as the Royals stymied the Yankees, 6-0, on Sunday, taking two of three in the series at Kauffman Stadium.

May 18, 2015 | Bryan Hoch/MLB.com | AP Sports


Irving rests sore knee, foot as Cavaliers gear up for Hawks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has stayed off the practice court to rest his injured knee as the Cavaliers began preparing for the Eastern Conference finals against Atlanta.

May 16, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


AP Source: NFL plans to change football handling guidelines

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before games.

May 16, 2015 | ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Cain, Moose power Royals past Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Lorenzo Cain drove in a career-high five runs, Mike Moustakas had four hits and Chris Young turned in his third straight terrific start as the Royals buried the Yankees, 12-1, on Friday night in front of 34,584 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Cavaliers push through injuries on path to Eastern finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James sat in his usual middle seat at the postgame podium talking about another playoff win, one moving him closer to another NBA championship.

May 15, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Division leaders cross paths as Yanks, Royals clash

The Yankees and Royals meet in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium this weekend that will have some nostalgia to it.

May 15, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

May 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


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