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Royals trade closer Broxton to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) - Unable to upgrade their everyday lineup, the Cincinnati Reds instead strengthened the back end of their bullpen on Tuesday by acquiring closer Jonathan Broxton from Kansas City for a pair of minor league pitchers.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports

Former Chiefs, Saints OT Roaf to be enshrined

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Roaf might have missed out on a whopping 11 Pro Bowls had he been 2 inches taller.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports

USA routs Tunisia with reserves

LONDON (AP) - LeBron James and Kobe Bryant took a seat, then the USA Olympic basketball team took control.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports

Team USA wins gold in women’s gymnastics

LONDON (AP) - One by one, the Americans thundered down the runway, soared high above the vault and slammed into the mat.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


LONDON (AP) - Michael Phelps lingered on the blocks, not wanting to make another shocking blunder. The 19th medal was his. All he had to do was avoid a DQ, then set off on what amounted to four victory laps.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports

Teams make changes before trade deadline

Baseball's haves picked up more players from the have-nots at Tuesday's trade deadline, when Ryan Dempster was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers and Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence and Jonathan Broxton all wound up on new teams.

July 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Chinese swimmer Ye faced with doping questions after second gold

LONDON (AP) - Two finals, two golds. And all anybody wants to know about Chinese teen swimming sensation Ye Shiwen is whether she's doping.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports

Coach claims Wieber’s exclusion an injustice

LONDON (AP) - The coach of reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber says it's an "injustice" the American won't be included in Thursday's Olympic all-around finals.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - This was not the dying moment of an ugly loss. This was a feel-good charity softball game in the middle of the summer, for heaven's sake, when everybody was feeling happy and upbeat.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports

Titans receiver dies from apparent suicide

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hours after sending a gracious yet puzzling middle-of-the-night text message to a former college coach, police say Tennessee Titans receiver O.J. Murdock died in an apparent suicide.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports

Vaughn starts first head-coaching job with Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - With a new general manager and the status of All-Star Dwight Howard still in limbo, there's much to be resolved before the Orlando Magic take the floor next season.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports

Baldwin looking to shine in Bowe’s absence

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin is determined not to let his return to training camp bring back bad memories.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports

China claims gold in men’s gymnastics

LONDON (AP) - Their closest rivals were still on the floor competing when the Chinese whipped out five big gold stars and held them up in the shape of their flag.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports

Franklin wins gold medal

LONDON (AP) - Missy Franklin stared out on the horde of reporters, suddenly sounding very much like a high school senior-to-be. "I don't like being up here alone," she said nervously.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports

Red Sox rally in top of ninth for 8-6 victory over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Boston had wasted a five-run lead by the time Pedro Ciriaco stepped to the plate in the ninth inning Saturday night and hit a hard fly ball toward center field. He thought Curtis Granderson would catch it.

July 29, 2012 | | AP Sports

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Lovable losers Cubs, Indians meet in World Series

CLEVELAND (AP) - The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 ...

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

Cubs win first pennant since 1945

CHICAGO (AP) - Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

Kansas turnovers elevate Oklahoma State 44-20

LAWRENCE (AP) - Mason Rudolph threw for 220 yards and one touchdown, Jalen McCleskey caught six passes for 129 yards, Justice Hill ran for 162 yards ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

K-State holds on for 24-21 victory over Texas

MANHATTAN (AP) - Jesse Ertz ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, Kansas State held Texas running back D'Onta Foreman in check and ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

Denver’s dazzling defense turning up too late recently

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos' dazzling defense has a fatal flaw: It keeps showing up late.

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports

High-flying Saints ready to face ball-hawking Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Marcus Peters has duped just about every quarterback he has faced into throwing an interception to him, whether it was Peyton ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


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