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World champ fights off shark

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former pitcher Mark Mulder wins tourney

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Mark Mulder won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off fellow former major league pitcher Eric Gagne by a point.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trainer: California Chrome to return to racing in 2016

DEL MAR (AP) - Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Horse of the Year, will return to racing next year.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch races to 3rd win of year, moves closer to Chase

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Piercy wins Barbasol fpr 3rd PGA title

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Scott Piercy won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Susac on disabled list

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants put catcher Andrew Susac on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb before Sunday's game against Arizona.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maxwell hits HR, Pence has key hit as Giants win

PHOENIX (AP) - Even with his bullpen overworked the previous two days, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided that there was no point in pushing ace Madison Bumgarner beyond five innings and 93 pitches on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Josh Reddick hits grand slam

OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski has made a big impression with his bat in less than 24 hours of his first home games for Oakland.

July 19, 2015 | Tamara Foreman | Pro Sports


US study banning headers only part of stopping concussions

AURORA, Colorado (AP) - A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in U.S. high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cuba says 4 players absent for Gold Cup quarterfinal

BALTIMORE (AP) - When it comes to Cuba's soccer team, you can't even tell the players with a scorecard.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings -Pelicans preseason game at Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Tickets go on public sale Friday morning for the Oct. 17 NBA preseason game at Rupp Arena between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings, both of which feature former Kentucky stars.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong return casts shadow

RODEZ, France (AP) - The fields rolled by, the dark glasses were again on his nose, and he was back riding in France.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson still in control

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Two pitches doom A’s in loss to Twins

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray rarely gives up home runs, and this time he surrendered two, one a grand slam. Oakland's All-Star ace rarely needs long innings to get through opposing batting orders. On Friday night he threw 38 pitches just to finish the sixth.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Steven Gerrard scores in MLS debut

CARSON (AP) - Steven Gerrard pounded home his first MLS goal and sprinted to the corner, sliding on his knees and spreading his arms in triumph while the LA Galaxy's sellout crowd roared.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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4-run 7th costs A’s in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - All it took was one bad play and one bad inning to derail the Oakland Athletics.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embrace new expectations Going into camp

NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Irving help lift US to ugly win

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign defensive lineman to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year ...

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison ...

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping ...

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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