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  • From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

    Updated: 54 min ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere. In April 2011, the Seattle Mariners released the Venezuelan pitcher during spring training. After starting his career with four mostly forgettable...

  • Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in Series opener

    Updated: 54 min ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him. And depending how he does for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Kansas City rookie...

  • New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington...

  • Backup QB has possibly NFL's toughest, easiest job

    Updated: 56 min ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The adrenaline spikes the instant Charlie Whitehurst sees the starting quarterback hurt and walking to the sideline. "All of a sudden, it's like, 'Here we go. Where's my helmet?'" Whitehurst said. "That's the first thought that goes through my mind. 'Who's got...

  • Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried a...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College's Sarah Schweiss just keeps scoring goals

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    It's autumn in Colorado Springs, which means Sarah Schweiss is scoring goals within city limits. On Friday, the Colorado College junior was doing what she's been doing the past 15 years. As she sprinted toward the net against UNLV, Schweiss faced a severe, if not quite impossible...

  • City for Champions supporters tout benefits of downtown Colorado Springs sports venue

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative, which included a new downtown civic arena,...

  • Isaac Bruce to enter Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce is one of four additions to the latest Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction class. Hall of Fame officials announced Tuesday that Bruce, who played collegiately at Memphis, would be inducted along with former...

  • Titans trade LB Akeem Ayers to Patriots

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what coach Ken Whisenhunt says gives the linebacker a fresh start. "A situation that was probably the best for both parties," Whisenhunt said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show....

  • Kings GM: NHL should educate after Voynov's arrest

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi firmly supports the NHL's indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov, the quiet Russian defenseman arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Lombardi also believes the NHL must supplement its swift discipline with...

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