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MLB suspends Byrd 50 games for failing PED test

NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Matt Kemp all but ruled out of All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have all but ruled out injured slugger Matt Kemp for next month's All-Star game in Kansas City.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


World champ Jesse Williams makes team despite struggles

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The persistent rain ruined high jumper Jesse Williams' rhythm and nearly washed away his Olympic chances right along with it.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tony Parker could miss Olympics due to eye injury

PARIS (AP) - NBA star Tony Parker may miss the London Olympics after almost losing his eye in a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL labor negotiations about to begin

CHICAGO (AP) - The head of the NHL players' union said Monday that negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement will begin "very quickly" - perhaps as early as this week - and didn't rule out talks stretching into the season.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

DENVER (AP) - Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano homered and drove in three runs, Hiroki Kuroda took a shutout into the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder dismiss rumors, cay resigning Brooks ads coach top priority

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - General manager Sam Presti dismissed reports that 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson or former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy could be the next coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying an extension with Scott Brooks is a top priority.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR in 9th leads A’s past Giants

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris will have a hard time topping his first major league home run celebration.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


La Russa mulling over NL roster for game

SONOMA (AP) - Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star game.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s call up RHP A.J. Griffin, place McCarthy on DL

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have called up right-hander A.J. Griffin to make his major league debut Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ record 22nd sellout, pass 1.5M attendance

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have surpassed 1.5 million in attendance with their franchise-record 22nd sellout of the season.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Italy beats England on penalties at Euro 2012, 4-2

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After two hours of clever, often dominating but in the end fruitless play, Italy found the answer against England.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of compelling stories beyond Phelps, Lochte in swimming

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Forty-somethings and teen phenoms.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• CASEY WITTENBERG WINS WICHITA OPEN: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 in 100-degree conditions for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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MLB capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods says strength is back, but not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

MADRID (AP) - It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh: McDonald’s legal process must play out

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Raiders to sign WR Vincent Brown

ALAMEDA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings bring back Peterson despite child abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears claw their way back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Homer runs from Moss, Fuld helps A’s extend wildcard lead

SEATTLE (AP) - Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans win

OAKLAND (AP) - J.J. Watt has spent his NFL career disrupting offenses, batting down passes and piling up sacks.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers beat SF behind Kershaw

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly entered the eighth inning planning to take out Clayton Kershaw after the first batter. The left-hander retired Joe Panik on one pitch, and as Mattingly walked to the mound, he noticed Kershaw shaking his head and waving him back to the dugout.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins silence Jacksonville

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday in Washington's 41-10 romp past Jacksonville.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USA beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes salvage draw with Galaxy

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chris Wondolowski's goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie in the final California Clasico of the season on Sunday.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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