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Texas has to adapt to make playoffs without Cruz

With their big boomstick out of the lineup, the Texas Rangers are going to have to adapt to get in the playoffs again.

August 07, 2013 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Woods poised to end his longest major drought

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Tiger Woods is leaving nothing to chance in his last chance this year to win a major.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat-Bulls, Lakers-Clippers on NBA’s opening night

NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Heat will open their title defense against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29 in the expected return of Derrick Rose, with an all-Los Angeles matchup later that night in the Lakers' first game without Dwight Howard and the Clippers' first with Doc Rivers.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

FOOTBALL

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB disciplines 13 players

NEW YORK (AP) - Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball's most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.

August 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Francoeur gets go-ahead hit in Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch hitter Jeff Francoeur's broken-bat single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run in the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden missing preseason opener

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden will not play in Friday's preseason opener against Dallas.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Reid battling for safety spot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Almost every time Donte Whitner looks at rookie Eric Reid he's reminded of what it was like to be a safety selected in the first round competing for a starting spot.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Franklin heads off to Cal with six gold medals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Missy Franklin can't wait to head to college.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No drug violations by Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez called it "a lie" right from the very start, from the moment a newspaper report linked him to a clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Rodriguez blooped a single into left field in his first at-bat of the season, hours after being hit with a long suspension.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

COLLEGES

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s offense struggles in loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin has seen his team's lead in the AL West Division shrink by 3 1-2 games the past week. Nothing to worry about, he says. The Athletics were in a worse position at this time last year.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After loss, Bochy plans SF batting order shake-up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - After the San Francisco Giants let another one-run game get away to Tampa Bay, manager Bruce Bochy decided it's time for a new batting order.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - They say par is a good score in a major.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Garber: MLS needs to perform better financially

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says the league is not performing as hoped financially and its franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million annually.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods returns with an eye to the past

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is making his latest comeback in golf with an eye to the past.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


76ers fans hold out hope for as losses mount

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Harvey Pollack is the last original NBA employee, the man who scribbled "100" on a piece of paper for Wilt Chamberlain to hold in the classic 1962 snapshot of his record scoring game.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TCU jumps over Florida St into 3rd in playoff rankings

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordie Howe hospitalized after another stroke

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe has suffered his third stroke since late October and was hospitalized early this week, his daughter said Tuesday.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ray Rice tells ‘Today’ show he had ‘one bad night’

Ray Rice says that an NFL team "would have to be willing to look deeper into who I am and realize that me and my wife had one bad night."

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders try to move on from lopsided loss

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders found the perfect tonic for the team's most lopsided loss in more than a half-century: the schedule.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New A’s 3B Lawrie ready to stay healthy

OAKLAND (AP) - More than worrying about the daunting task of trying to replace All-Star Josh Donaldson or dwelling on the shock of being traded from Toronto, Brett Lawrie is embracing the idea of staying healthy as he joins the Oakland Athletics.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Long history of political gestures in sports

The "Hands-up. Don't shoot!" gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn't the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements.

December 02, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh prepares to ‘get it right’

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won't say whether he has spoken to San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York since the owner took to Twitter on Thursday night about a performance that "wasn't acceptable," or if they have even recently discussed his coaching future with the franchise.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners, Cruz nearing contract

SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thierry Henry leaving NY Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4½ seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team's first championship.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins found the right formula to stay in the AFC playoff race: Simply let the Jets run the ball all night, and wait for New York to make mistakes.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo, Messi, Neuer up for Ballon d’Or

LONDON (AP) - The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and Matt Beleskey added his career-best 12th goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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