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Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome

ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

BALTIMORE (AP) - Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Whether he does it again in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday depends on a good trip, the tactics by his nine rivals and a little luck. Always Dreaming is the early 4-5 favorite under jockey John Velazquez. "Always Dreaming hasn't had many obstacles to face," said Corey Lanerie, who will ride ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

IRVING, Texas (AP) - While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s spoil Velazquez’s debut with 3 HRs in win

OAKLAND (AP) - Taking the mound with the lead in the second inning after a rough start to the game was just what Sonny Gray needed to get back on track.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California

MOUNT BALDY. (AP) - Andrew Talansky's consolation prize was merely a signature victory on arguably the most famous climb in North America, the grueling ascent of Mount Baldy during the Tour of California.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Conor McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


David West’s reliable passing off the bench key for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - David West checks in to start the second quarter and the rest of the Warriors know to have their hands up and ready to catch his passes, because they will come fast and right on target. He has a knack for finding the open man before the man is even open, somehow seeing a play develop before it has even developed.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

NEW YORK (AP) - For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

OAKLAND (AP) - Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to heal up again. Gregg Popovich's time will be spent working to get his San Antonio Spurs to wake up, before it's too late.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics in Game 1

BOSTON (AP) - So much for the Cavaliers being rusty.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bergman has best career start

SEATTLE (AP) - Christian Bergman had the best start of his career right when the Seattle Mariners needed it.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Huffman wins from breakaway in Stage 4 of Tour of California

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Evan Huffman had spent nearly the entire day in a breakaway with four other riders at the Tour of California, his energy drained and his legs pushed to the limit in an effort to stay away.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Jazz moving on from Hayward, but timing is ‘problematic’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey hasn't spoken with Gordon Hayward since the All-Star announced he was heading to the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Messi to extend contract with Barcelona until 2021

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Lionel Messi will play out the best remaining years of his trophy-rich career at Barcelona.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oilers sign star Connor McDavid to 8-year, $100 million deal

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers paid a huge price to lock up superstar captain Connor McDavid.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


With brother as caddie, Mickelson is set for Greenbrier Classic

Phil Mickelson heads into the next phase of his career with a new caddie on a course marking its comeback from devastating floods in West ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Aru beats Froome in first mountain stage of Tour

CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) - After losing two of its biggest stars in one horror crash, the Tour de France needed a pick-me-up.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants hold off late rally, beat Tigers behind Blach

DETROIT (AP) - This wasn't an ideal matchup for the San Francisco Giants - a rookie lefty against a Detroit lineup full of powerful right-handed hitters.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s beat White Sox, Melvin closer to milestone

OAKLAND (AP) - An improving change-up that repeatedly fooled the White Sox hitters was more than enough to offset the stomach illness that bothered Athletics pitcher ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign 3rd-round pick DT Eddie Vanderdoes

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed third-round defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes to a four-year contract.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Soccer player pulled from Lake Tahoe in critical condition

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A player for the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team was pulled from Lake Tahoe in critical condition.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nick Young agrees to $5.2M, 1-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Veteran guard Nick Young is getting a new start with Golden State, agreeing to a $5.2 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kvitova stunned by American Brengle

LONDON (AP) - Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fan mail piles up for big leaguers

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Fosse refuses to oblige a fan requesting his autograph next to Pete Rose's signature on a photo of their 1970 All-Star ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish withdraws, Sagan DQ’d

VITTEL, France (AP) - Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Martinez scores twice for Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Not long ago, Atlanta United was on the outside looking in. Down its star forward to injury. Behind in the playoff race. Eight ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Djokovic get free passes

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic's first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer's, which was next in the All England ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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