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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao isn’t ready to give up his night job just yet. Pacquiao, who said before his last fight in April that he would retire, now plans to return to the ring in November against an opponent who has yet to be selected. Promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that Pacquiao got...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With home runs up to a level not seen since the height of the Steroids Era, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he is not worried performance-enhancing drugs are a reason for the increase. There was an average of nearly 2.32 home runs per game before the All-Star break, up...
American League's David Ortiz, of the Boston Red Sox, smiles after drawing a walk during the second inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, in San Diego. AP Photo/Gregory Bull
SAN DIEGO (AP) — David Ortiz ended his All-Star Game career with quite a walk off. The popular Big Papi was embraced outside the dugout by nearly every member of the American League roster Tuesday night when he was replaced by a pinch runner and strolled back to the bench. Miguel Cabrera...
American League's Eric Hosmer, of the Kansas City Royals, holds the MVP award after the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, in San Diego. The American League won 4-2. AP Photo/Gregory Bull
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer stood in the middle of the field, holding up a trophy. He hopes to do it again with the Kansas City Royals this fall. Hosmer and Salvador Perez homered off former Kansas City teammate Johnny Cueto during a six-pitch span in the second inning, Hosmer added an RBI...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A police union official says four off-duty Minneapolis officers working a WNBA game walked off the job at the city’s Target Center arena Saturday after Minnesota Lynx players wore pregame warm-up jerseys supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The shirts listed the names...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The settlements paid by Penn State over sex assault claims involving ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared to be very high, possibly as a result of the university’s concern about publicity and a wish to resolve matters quickly, an outside expert found. Lawyer...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head inspector for the IOC says she’s confident the trouble-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics are “ready to welcome the world” with the games opening in just under four weeks. “I cannot imagine more spectacular backdrops for the world’s top sportsmen and women to showcase...
Jordan Spieth of the US speaks during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, today. Spieth announced Monday that he will not participate in the upcoming Rio Olympics. AP Photo/Ben Curtis
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904. Spieth was the last of the top players to say he wasn’t going to Rio, telling the IGF it was out of health...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former running back Ricky Williams says he went through “at least 500” drug tests during his 11-year NFL career. The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas and first-round draft pick by New Orleans in ‘99 tells Sports Illustrated in a film to be released on SI.com on Wednesday that...
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a summer of upheaval the NBA has rarely seen before, and the teams left behind begin their searches for new identities after saying...

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