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Nadal, Djokovic to meet in French Open semifinals

PARIS (AP) - The ease with which Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic swept aside their quarterfinal opponents at the French Open was remarkably similar.

June 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After losing set 6-0, Sharapova makes French semis

PARIS (AP) - For one full set, Maria Sharapova was about as bad as can be.

June 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum ends three-start skid, Giants beat Jays

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brewers rally in 10th for victory over A’s

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Carlos Gomez scored from first on Yuniesky Betancourt's line drive in the gap between center and right in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire Mangini as offensive consultant

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eric Mangini is back in the NFL - and back to his coaching roots.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Deacon Jones: football’s most feared sackmaster

His nickname belied his calling. David "Deacon" Jones was the most feared member of the Fearsome Foursome, the original sackmaster.

June 05, 2013 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Spoelstra, Popovich making the right moves

MIAMI (AP) - Other than being widely known by just the first syllable of their surnames, the coaches who will match wits in these NBA Finals may seem like polar opposites.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Federer loses quick French QF; Williams back in SF

PARIS (AP) - A point from losing the first set of his French Open quarterfinal, Roger Federer shanked a routine forehand, sending the ball 10 feet beyond the opposite baseline.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ new regime takes long-term approach

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Of all the lessons Mike Malone has learned from his head coaches in over a decade as an NBA assistant, the problem of unrealistic expectations was obviously one of them.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Milone, Crisp send A’s to victory over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Tommy Milone was a force at the plate and on the mound.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jason Kidd retiring from NBA after 19 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Kidd became one of the best by making others better.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hope Roach is the man in the middle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Nick Roach lined up at middle linebacker, barked out a coverage adjustment, then quickly shifted behind the left side of the defensive line before bursting through to pressure Oakland rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat off to Finals, beat Pacers in Game 7

MIAMI (AP) - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins crush Penguins 6-1 to take 2-0 lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Nadal on course for semifinal in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Less than 48 hours after learning of the death of his childhood coach, Novak Djokovic was on court at the French Open, determined to complete a career Grand Slam in honor of the woman he likened to a "second mother."

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Frustrations mounting for struggling A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders seek to get Reece more involved

ALAMEDA (AP) - For a player who generates so much attention from opposing defenses and gets paid handsomely by his own team, Marcel Reece somehow has become the forgotten man on the Oakland Raiders offense.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carrier ready to step in

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Derek Carrier's decisions to attend a small liberal arts college in Wisconsin and drop basketball for football paid off when he earned a spot on the San Francisco 49ers this season after spending most of the last two years on NFL practice squads.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Falcons soar past Bucs

ATLANTA (AP) - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods might coach himself

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The next swing coach for Tiger Woods might be Tiger Woods.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings reconsider, put AP on paid leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


R&A votes to admit women

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chivas USA might not play in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won't be made until a new owner takes over the Major League Soccer team.

September 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants narrow NL West gap

PHOENIX (AP) - Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bonds appeal back to court

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Umpire West suspended 1 game

NEW YORK (AP) - Umpire Joe West was suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr focuses on job at hand

ALAMEDA (AP) - As a rookie quarterback seeking his first NFL win against Bill Belichick's New England Patriots, Derek Carr has too much to worry about himself to focus on questions about his coach's job security.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick fined for inappropriate language

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what an official called "inappropriate language" by the 49ers quarterback following a fourth-quarter interception in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Best bet: Pats over Raiders

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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