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Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavs send Celtics to record loss, lead series 2-0

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James will have to settle for trying to win another NBA title. He isn't even a finalist for the MVP award.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome

ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

BALTIMORE (AP) - Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Whether he does it again in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday depends on a good trip, the tactics by his nine rivals and a little luck. Always Dreaming is the early 4-5 favorite under jockey John Velazquez. "Always Dreaming hasn't had many obstacles to face," said Corey Lanerie, who will ride ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

IRVING, Texas (AP) - While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s spoil Velazquez’s debut with 3 HRs in win

OAKLAND (AP) - Taking the mound with the lead in the second inning after a rough start to the game was just what Sonny Gray needed to get back on track.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California

MOUNT BALDY. (AP) - Andrew Talansky's consolation prize was merely a signature victory on arguably the most famous climb in North America, the grueling ascent of Mount Baldy during the Tour of California.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Conor McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


David West’s reliable passing off the bench key for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - David West checks in to start the second quarter and the rest of the Warriors know to have their hands up and ready to catch his passes, because they will come fast and right on target. He has a knack for finding the open man before the man is even open, somehow seeing a play develop before it has even developed.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

NEW YORK (AP) - For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

OAKLAND (AP) - Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to heal up again. Gregg Popovich's time will be spent working to get his San Antonio Spurs to wake up, before it's too late.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Szczur’s 4th hit sends Padres past Giants in 11 innings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Szczur blooped a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning, his fourth hit of the game after coming off the bench, and ...

July 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Conforto hits 2 HRs, Blevins helps Mets hold off Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Conforto hit a pair of two-run homers and Jerry Blevins rescued the Mets' bullpen with a five-out save as New York ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s sign Carter to minor league deal, promote Montas, Olson

NEW YORK (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have signed free agent slugger Chris Carter to a minor league deal and promoted right-hander Frankie Montas and first ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kyrie Irving asks Cavaliers to trade him

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Vets of the West vs. youth of the East in WNBA All-Star Game

SEATTLE (AP) - It's hard not to look at the rosters for the WNBA All-Star Game, see the names and accomplishments associated with the West ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hall of Famer Roddick asked more about ‘09 loss than ‘03 win

The Associated Press

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ahead of last Tour fight, Boasson Hagen’s homework pays off

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (AP) - Edvald Boasson Hagen showed that brawn and speed don't guarantee victory at the Tour de France. Winners do their homework, too.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chad Collins misses 59 chance, parring final 2 holes for 60

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the final ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mariners send top prospect O’Neill to Cardinals for Gonzales

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners paid a hefty price to add a pitcher who may not be ready to help them in the playoff hunt ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica scores early, holds off Canada

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a ...

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

COL D'IZOARD, France (AP) - On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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