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Merritt claims Quicken Loans National

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.

August 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Park wins Women’s British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) - As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf's record book.

August 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign NBA’s 2nd female coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball's highest level.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors acquire Thompson in trade with 76ers

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Leake’s Giants debut on Sunday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mike Leake is replacing Tim Hudson in San Francisco's rotation, and the newly acquired right-hander will make his Giants' debut in their series finale Sunday at Texas.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Cook to Red Sox, nab Doubront

OAKLAND (AP) - The active Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Ryan Cook to the Boston Red Sox on Friday for a player to be named or cash.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carr sharp in first Raiders practice

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis fired adviser who pushed for new deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis parted ways with an adviser before last season who had been pushing the 49ers tight end to get pushy for a new contract.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Benches clear in Giants loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was upset with himself for allowing six runs the first two innings.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets get Cespedes at deadline

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods on heels of Quicken Loans leaders after 66

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

DENVER (AP) - Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their part, too.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger recovers from rough start

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter - he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter against his bag.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey wants to embarrass Correia in UFC 190

GLENDALE (AP) - Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Quakes beat Toronto FC, snap 7-game winless streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - Simon Dawkins scored in the 70th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes, playing down two men most of the second half, beat ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Crawford’s 3 errors send Giants to 6th loss in row

NEW YORK (AP) - Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford earned his first Gold Glove last season, enhancing his reputation as a guy with a rocket arm.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

LAS VEGAS (AP) - New team. Same old result.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Boldin, Bush, Welker among unemployed NFL vets

NEW YORK (AP) - They were once big names with huge contracts. Now, several former NFL stars are unsigned and unemployed, anxiously awaiting another - and, maybe ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jeff Gordon always expected to be at this weekend's Brickyard 400.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, ‘12 samples

LONDON (AP) - Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jack Wagner leads celebrity golf event in Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round Friday to take a three-point lead over former hockey player Mike Modano ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women cruise past Costa Rica in Olympics send-off

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Crystal Dunn scored in the 15th minute and Carli Lloyd had her 88th career goal to help the United States women ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome crashes but keeps yellow

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France on Sunday, it won't have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams reaches semifinals

STANFORD (AP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IAAF upholds ban for Russian track team

LONDON (AP) - Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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