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Lakers make their pitch to Dwight Howard

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and other representatives of the team met Tuesday for about two hours with free agent center Dwight Howard to make their pitch for keeping him in Los Angeles.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kiwis unhappy with America's Cup rules changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sailing near the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge, Emirates Team New Zealand's sleek catamaran turned back toward Alcatraz Island and accelerated almost as if skipper Dean Barker had flipped a switch, with its hulls lifting out of the water onto hydrofoils.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Usain Bolt wants to dominate until 2016

PARIS (AP) - Older and wiser, Usain Bolt is out to dominate his rivals on the track at least until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB umpire let go after drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) - A Major League Baseball umpire was recently dismissed for what was believed to be the first known drug ouster among umps, two people familiar with the situation have told The Associated Press.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB suspends Tigers RHP Rick Porcello for 6 games

TORONTO (AP) - Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello was suspended six games Tuesday by Major League Baseball for throwing at Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants move LH Mike Kickham to bullpen

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Giants revamped their pitching staff on Tuesday, moving left-hander Mike Kickham into the bullpen for now.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cubs trade Feldman to Orioles, Marmol to Dodgers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and all but out before the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs are starting to make moves for the future.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez hitless in season debut

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez called his season's debut a success, even if the results Tuesday night didn't bear that out.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Reds 8-1 in rain-shortened game

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Kickham isn't sure why his pitches seem to wander when he gets past the first inning.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings introduce draft picks McLemore, McCallum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - One grew up in such poverty he had days when he wondered where he would find his next meal. The other is a coach's son who attended the same high school as a player whose jersey is retired in the rafters.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors draft pick ready to make NBA transition

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State Warriors first-round pick Nemanja Nedovic has had a dozen different coaches in the last six years. He went through three coaches last season alone playing for Lietuvos rytas of the Euroleague, and he has never had much stability in his life or career moving around with his family.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


5-time champ Williams exits Wimbledon in 4th round

LONDON (AP) - For 34 matches over 4½ months, on hard, clay or grass courts, Serena Williams was unbeaten - and, in the minds of many, unbeatable.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Having a Grand time: Stephens reaches Wimbledon QF

LONDON (AP) - Without a doubt, Grand Slam tournaments bring out the best in Sloane Stephens, the last American singles player still around at the All England Club.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Paul staying in LA, Howard hears pitches to leave

Chris Paul's answer was brief, just like his time on the free agent market.

July 02, 2013 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Gerrans holds off Sagan to win 3rd stage of Tour

CALVI, Corsica (AP) - Australian sprinter Simon Gerrans held off a late charge by Peter Sagan to win Monday's hilly third stage of the Tour de France by less than half a wheel.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Sensing rivals, calm Nibali defends lead

REIMS, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Azinger: Swing changes making Woods worse

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Uehara’s leads Women’s British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Three-way tie for lead in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather announces rematch with Maidana

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale - and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal - but there is hope for more time.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Additions made to All-Star teams

NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


All-Star catcher Molina out 8-12 weeks

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Once again, World Cup gloom for Netherlands

SAO PAULO (AP) - Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants spoil Hammel’s debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Argentina reaches World Cup final after PK shootout

SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron meets with Riley

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kobe would welcome Scott, ’Melo

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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