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NBA draft stocked with players from Wildcats, Tar Heels

NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky and North Carolina appear headed for an NBA-first during Thursday night's draft.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Can Portugal's Ronaldo better Spain's teamwork?

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - For Spain it's more about stopping one man, while for Portugal it will be about containing a whole team when the two meet in Wednesday's European Championship semifinal.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Day later, other Williams wins at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Hansen caps comeback with return to Olympics in 100-meter breaststroke

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - Albert Pujols homered in his Camden Yards debut, C.J. Wilson allowed one run in seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels had a season-high 17 hits in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

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


Van Garderen leads US '3rd wave' into Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Eight Americans are competing in this year's Tour de France on four different teams, close to the record 10 U.S. riders that competed in last year's Tour.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ryan's single in 8th lifts Mariners over A's

SEATTLE (AP) - Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong pitches Giants past Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings to outduel San Francisco nemesis Clayton Kershaw for the second time this season and Melky Cabrera homered to help the Giants move within a game of Los Angeles for first place in the NL West with a 2-0 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Myers, Warriors head into NBA draft with four picks

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Myers has had trouble sleeping lately.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Zito ends three-start skid, gets plenty of offense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double and sacrifice fly to help Barry Zito end a three-start losing streak, and the San Francisco Giants beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s rookie Milone beats Mariners 1-0 for 8th win

SEATTLE (AP) - Tommy Milone became the first Oakland Athletics rookie to earn eight wins before the All-Star break by beating the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


5-time champion Venus Williams loses at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Racket bag slung over her shoulder, resignation written across her face, Venus Williams weaved through fans milling about on the sidewalks that players must traverse to get from Court 2 to the Wimbledon locker rooms.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lochte beats Phelps in 1st showdown at trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Ryan Lochte still has Michael Phelps' number.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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


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AL saves leader Jim Johnson loses debut

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson got pulled in the ninth inning with a sellout crowd booing, hardly the kind of Oakland debut the reigning AL saves leader had hoped for Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins carries Kings to victory

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When DeMarcus Cousins drilled a 16-foot jump shot on the Sacramento Kings' first possession of the second half, he had the look of a player who was ready to take over a game.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors limping to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - In one corner of the Golden State Warriors' quiet locker room Sunday night, Jermaine O'Neal sat at his locker with ice bags on his knees and just stared into the distance. David Lee, who spent the evening in a suit on the bench, already had cleared out and gone home. Andrew Bogut never surfaced.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win NASCAR race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Power opens season with win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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