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A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Kings fire Karl after 1st full season

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team ...

April 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s struggle on offense, get swept by Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Coghlan thinks the Oakland Athletics are a better team than they've shown during the first two weeks of the season. He ...

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arenado homers twice, drives in 7 to beat Giants

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado homered twice, doubled and singled to drive in a career-high seven runs, rookie Trevor Story had two triples and the Colorado ...

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Quakes top Red Bulls, Wondo takes 4th place in MLS goals

SAN JOSE (AP) - Fatai Alashe and Chris Wondolowski scored to help the San Jose Earthquakes beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Wednesday night.

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Past meets present for Sharks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Almost every NHL contender has a few ghosts of past failures that they must exorcise on the path toward the Stanley Cup.

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kobe scores 60 points in unbelievable farewell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career.

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockets get last NBA playoff spot

A season-long climb from an early hole landed the Houston Rockets in the NBA playoffs.

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockets rout Kings to make playoffs; will play Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) - After it looked as if they'd be heading home early just a week ago, the Houston Rockets are in the playoffs after ...

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golden Great: Curry, Warriors cap historic season

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it - for 73.

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ready for the record, Warriors go after 73 wins in finale

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry never figured the Chicago Bulls' 72-win mark could be matched or eclipsed.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Homers back Samardzija’s solid start

DENVER (AP) - Trevor Brown made the San Francisco roster with his defense. He's proving he can give the Giants some timely offense, too.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Soto powers Angels past A’s on ninth-inning home run

OAKLAND (AP) - Geovany Soto spent the final month of the 2014 season with Oakland, and he caught Sean Doolittle during that stretch.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Angels reliever Joe Smith stuns Stephen Curry in PIG game

OAKLAND (AP) - Joe Smith made a blind, backward, over-the-head free throw that Stephen Curry couldn't match. Then, the Angels relief pitcher stymied the reigning ...

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he's going to take it.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks tab Martin Jones as Game 1 starter in goal

SAN JOSE (AP) - Martin Jones spent a Stanley Cup run as Jonathan Quick's backup in Los Angeles learning what it takes to thrive as ...

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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