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Rays’ Peralta out for eight games

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens turns down plea deal from prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens rejected a plea deal that would have spared him prison time, and instead took his chances by going to trial.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Jury for Sandusky trial deliberating

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach's child sex abuse case went to a jury.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


Veteran Damon leading by example for first-place Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - Not long after Johnny Damon joined the Indians, he gave each of his new teammates a gift - customized bathrobes with their names and jersey numbers embroidered on the back.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


CBS launching 24-hour sports radio network

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is launching a sports radio network.

June 21, 2012 | | AP Sports


College football closes in on playoff — finally

CHICAGO - College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can't settle it on the field - like every other sport - with a playoff.

June 21, 2012 | Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


BCS commissioners settle on plan for playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals finding ways to win close ones

HOUSTON - The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they're happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


ON THE BRINK

MIAMI - Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, history says the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't coming back.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City, Hochevar shut out Houston 2-0

HOUSTON - Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SUPER MARIO

MIAMI - LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pivotal Game 4 tonight in South Beach

MIAMI - A questionable substitution by the coach, more foul trouble for the superstar, and bad free throw shooting by just about everybody ruined Oklahoma City's chances in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Astros hold off Royals comeback, hang on for 9-7 home victory

HOUSTON (AP) - Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens acquitted on all charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Betancourt's homer in 15th lifts Royals past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had no trouble with closer Jason Motte's two-strike pitch to pinch-hitter Billy Butler.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


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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


Warriors whip Grizzlies 98-78, take 3-2 series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look alive and well again.

May 14, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Horford’s late follow gives Hawks 82-81 win over Wizards

ATLANTA (AP) - With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big.

May 14, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Detwiler aims for first win vs. unfamiliar foe in Royals

The Royals and Rangers conclude a four-game series today as Jeremy Guthrie pitches against Ross Detwiler at Globe Life Park.

May 14, 2015 | CODY STAVENHAGEN/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals ace allows career-high 10 hits, takes 3rd straight loss

ARLINGTON- Royals starter Yordano Ventura had a learning moment in the bottom of the first in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

May 14, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


K-State mourns the passing of Bill Guthridge

MANHATTAN, Kan.- Former Kansas State basketball player and assistant coach Bill Guthridge passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 77 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

May 13, 2015 | KSU sports information | AP Sports


Houston avoids elimination with 124-103 win over Clippers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden received an IV Tuesday afternoon, his answers to postgame questions were peppered with coughs and he sniffled repeatedly between queries.

May 13, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


LeBron scores 38, Cavs down Bulls 106-101 in heated Game 5

CLEVELAND (AP) - With the "Big 3" reduced to the "Banged-Up 2," LeBron James again showed why he's Cleveland's one and only.

May 13, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Holland bounces back after first blown save

ARLINGTON- Royals closer Greg Holland had no idea when he last threw two innings in a game, only that he had just done it in the Royals' 7-6 win in 10 innings against the Rangers on Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


Cavs and Bulls recovering, Clippers aiming to oust Rockets

There's been former MVP's winning games with dramatic buzzer-beating jumpers. There's been injuries to stars. There's been a coach getting questioned by his own team.

May 12, 2015 | TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball pumped up security for its game balls this season in the wake of the Tom Brady flap.

May 12, 2015 | BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Warriors tie their semifinal at 2-2, rout Grizzlies 101-84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season.

May 12, 2015 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy, Royals stumble in opener with Rangers

ARLINGTON -- Adrian Beltre's 399th career home run and another strong outing from Colby Lewis helped the Rangers open their homestand with a 8-2 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Globe Life Park.

May 12, 2015 | T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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