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File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:04:31 -0400
10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:44:10 -0400
National Basketball Association roundup

Bearcats' Kilpatrick drives past Bluejays' Chatman during first half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract, the team announced Monday. Kilpatrick, 24, was a first-team Associated Press All-American as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14, averaging 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. - - The Miami Heat signed guard Larry Drew II and he is expected to be added to the Heat's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Drew appeared in 11 games (two starts) with the Heat during the 2014 Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues and averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:58:52 -0400
McIlroy pulls out of China swing to focus on legal battle: media

European Ryder Cup player Rory McIlroy celebrates going one up on the first hole during the 40th Ryder Cup singles matches at Gleneagles(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's BMW Masters and the following WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai to focus on his legal battle with his former management company, British media reported, citing a statement from the Northern Irishman. McIlroy terminated his contract with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management in Sept. 2013 to form his own management company and the protracted legal dispute is now set to go to trial. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:53 -0400
Waiting game over for Cinderella Royals

MLB: World Series-Practice DayBy Larry Fine (Reuters) - The waiting game will soon be over for the Kansas City Royals, who last played for the World Series crown 29 years ago and who host the San Francisco Giants in Tuesday's opener of Major League Baseball's championship series. Besides waiting nearly three decades to return to postseason baseball, the Cinderella crew will have cooled their heels for five days since extending a record unbeaten playoffs streak to 8-0 by sweeping the American League Championship Series. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:51 -0400
Giants lefty ace Bumgarner set for Royal test

Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants reacts on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, CaliforniaKansas City (AFP) - San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, baffling rival batters throughout a record-shattering season, tries to halt Kansas City's unbeaten playoff run in Tuesday's opening game of the 110th World Series.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:37:29 -0400
NFL, others file lawsuit to block New Jersey sports betting

Photo illustration of wager tickets on a table before the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New YorkBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events. In calling for the injunction, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA are seeking to block enforcement of a law that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed on Friday, which partially repeals a ban on sports wagering in the state. They claimed that the law violates the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:14:20 -0400
Teams count cost of bruising weekend

Paul Posluszny of the Jacksonville Jaguars leaves the field during the second half of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, MichiganLos Angeles (AFP) - Jacksonville paid a price for their first win of the NFL season, announcing on Monday that linebacker Paul Posluszny will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:02:56 -0400
San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

MLB: NLCS-St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals. The decision by San Francisco stations KOIT and KFOG to drop the song, which has nothing to do with the baseball team, comes as the Giants and Royals prepare to play Game One of the championship series on Tuesday. In response, Kansas City station KZPT said it would play the song every hour on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KZPT said it was a sister station of KOIT. ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:40:48 -0400
Lorde's 'Royals' banned by baseball rivals

World Series jerseys are seen during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, MissouriNew York (AFP) - Lorde's smash hit "Royals" is suddenly taking on a renewed significance -- and, to one set of sports fans, unwelcome -- as the Kansas City Royals head to baseball's World Series.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:57 -0400
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