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Loose horse nearly slams into I'll Have Another

NEW YORK (AP) - The Triple Crown bid of I'll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a loose horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during training at Belmont Park.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stallings leads Memorial; McIlroy recovers

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Erik Compton considers the Memorial a special week no matter how he plays, knowing his second heart transplant came from a donor in Ohio.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Marathon Man Isner loses 18-16 in 5th at French

PARIS (AP) - This, then, is who John Isner is for now: The Marathon Man of Tennis, the guy who plays and plays and plays, for hours on end, until the last set seems interminable.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Questions for Williams sisters after French flop

PARIS (AP) - Almost from the moment Venus and Serena Williams appeared on the Grand Slam scene in the late 1990s, they've been winning titles and transcending tennis, becoming red-carpet celebrities as much as sports stars.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Spurs' 20-game win streak snapped in loss

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - After a month and a half of dominance, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich suddenly had a reason to question his team's passion and desire.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cabrera's 51 May hits match San Francisco record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera is a new marketing phenomenon: "Got Melk?"

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams joins Serena on sideline in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder may have to ugly it up to beat Spurs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gregg Popovich implored his San Antonio Spurs to get nasty to take control of the Western Conference finals.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Heat survive Rondo's huge night, win in OT

MIAMI (AP) - Back and forth they went in overtime, Rajon Rondo and the Miami Heat.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL to keep Pro Bowl, hold game in Honolulu

NEW YORK (AP) - After a promise from players that the game will be more competitive, the NFL will hold the Pro Bowl in Honolulu next Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl.

May 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Brazil beats sloppy US as Neymar stars

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Brazil had its way with the U.S. soccer team, with the stars in the famous yellow jerseys dribbling past the Americans and generally pushing them around for the first half-hour.

May 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League Capsules

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez hit three home runs in his last three at-bats, Michael Cuddyer had a grand slam and Dexter Fowler also homered, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Houston Astros 13-5 on Wednesday night for their third win in a row.

May 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Justin Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.

May 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rockies designate Moyer for assignment

DENVER (AP) - Jamie Moyer was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, the move being made about six weeks after he became the oldest starting pitcher to win a game in major league history.

May 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's slump worsens; Liriano sends Twins to win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Francisco Liriano needed a strong start in his return to the Minnesota Twins rotation. The punchless Oakland Athletics provided the perfect remedy for the vexing left-hander's recent struggles.

May 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Cousins hopes for US spot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team's first two days of practice, about which big man is better.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss sparks 6-run rally in ninth

HOUSTON (AP) - Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Liriano shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub settles in as Raiders QB

NAPA (AP) - The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods faces 2 weeks that shape the season

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign former Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Twins sign NorCal prospect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain to meet with elbow specialist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alameda County approves Athletics lease

OAKLAND (AP) - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anderson Silva returns Jan. 31 vs Nick Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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