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US beats Honduras to open Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome concedes Tour de France lead

CAMBRAI, France (AP) - Having stayed safe on the treacherous cobblestones, Chris Froome cared little about conceding the race leader's yellow jersey to Tony Martin on Tuesday's fourth stage of an action-packed Tour de France.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth skipping Open warm-up

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) - Most golfers believe the path to the British Open title starts a week early in Scotland.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka tired of talking about grunts

LONDON (AP) - Victoria Azarenka didn't like the line of questioning at all.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s bring up OF Smolinski

NEW YORK (AP) - The Oakland Athletics called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm club.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US enjoys 1 final title celebration

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Niese silences skidding giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jonathon Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly two months, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Monday night to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bradley to make 100th appearance as US opens Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Michael Bradley's 100th appearance for U.S. national team will be in Tuesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Honduras, captaining the defending champion.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins

HUY, Belgium (AP) - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

LONDON (AP) - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Wade, Bulls hold on to prevail, end Spur’s road winning streak at 13

CHICAGO (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 20 points, and the Chicago Bulls handed San Antonio its first road loss after a 13-0 start, hanging on to ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanford looks for 2nd straight title

HOUSTON (AP) - Stanford got off to a rough start this year, but rebounded in a season where everyone wanted to take the Cardinal down to ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA president suggests 16 groups in 48-team World Cup

LONDON (AP) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino has suggested having 16 three-team groups if the World Cup expands to 48 countries.

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLS commissioner has eyes on young star power

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber believes his league is in transition when it comes to star players.

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry scores 26, Warriors beat Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Golden State Warriors needed less than nine minutes to open a 24-point lead over the short-handed Utah Jazz on Thursday ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Winners, losers and trends at winter meetings

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - All-Star closers Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis moved to different bullpens. Chris Sale boosted a big rotation in Boston ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA players teamed up in couple’s nightclub assault

NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for a couple who claim Sacramento Kings players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins assaulted them at a nightclub said Thursday ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs take control of AFC West

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyreek Hill didn't know what to do when he started hearing thousands of people in Arrowhead Stadium chanting his name ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders visit Chiefs with AFC West, playoff implications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of ...

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kelly scores late goal to lift Senators past the Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chris Kelly scored with 1:06 remaining and Jean-Gabriel Pageau added an empty-net goal, giving the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over ...

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors Patrick McCaw learns surrounded by stars

OAKLAND (AP) - Patrick McCaw flings a football across two courts and hits Ian Clark right in the basketball numbers, then jokingly jumps in front of ...

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins leads Kings to easy win over last-place Mavs

DALLAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings started and ended with victories on a six-game trip that got a little weird in the middle.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A year after no-hitter, Giants trade Heston to Mariners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One year after pitching a no-hitter, right-hander Chris Heston was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday ...

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Longtime A’s announcer Bill King wins Hall’s Frick Award

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence ...

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s President Kaval opens doors to fans for office hours

OAKLAND (AP) - Ryan Mitchell reached out to buddy Michael Doran a few days back to find out his finals schedule at Saint Mary's College ...

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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