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Ticos take out Italy; reach knockout round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses' refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US expects to see best of Ronaldo, Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ambrose seeks 1st career Sonoma win

SONOMA (AP) - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No stopping fans during anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tragedy fuels Nigerians

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Stephen Keshi's Nigeria squad wants more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to revive its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France in full control after routing Swiss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Security tightens for sunday match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Six hundred additional military police will be assigned to Sunday's World Cup match at Rio's Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium's media center before the last game.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torre chides Ortiz over ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie rallies for 3-shot lead in Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers quarterback heeds coach’s warning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh delivered a simple but emphatic message to his players as they gathered in a circle at the end of the team's three-day minicamp.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry earns 1st-team spot, Cousins on 2nd

NEW YORK (AP) - Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner homers off Kershaw, Giants again blank Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. Outpitching the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, though, has become almost commonplace.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

ANTA CLARA (AP) - Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 3

CHICAGO (AP) - Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Closing birdie for Spieth to share Colonial 1st-round lead

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the rain-delayed Colonial.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Banged-up Cavaliers, Hawks adjust for Game 2

ATLANTA (AP) - While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just grateful the four-time MVP is still standing.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature."

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rays shut out struggling Athletics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - It was another rough night for the Oakland Athletics - offensively and physically.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ron Washington rejoins Athletics as coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has been hired as a major league coach for the Oakland Athletics, returning to the club where he was a coach for 11 years.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard questionable for Game 2 vs Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden and the Houston Rockets spent half the season finding ways to win without Dwight Howard and another chunk of the schedule with the center limited because of an injury.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Rangers manager to re-join Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is getting back into the big leagues, re-joining the Oakland Athletics as an instructor after nearly eight years as the Texas Rangers manager.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey homer backs Lincecum’s 3rd win for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning through a thick mist hovering above the field, Tim Lincecum won his third straight decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith, James lead Cavs past Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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