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MMA has budding big-screen starlet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey is constructing her escape hatch out of mixed martial arts, even if she's not planning to use it just yet.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s bounce back, beat Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray allowed four hits over seven innings to bounce back from his worst start of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday night.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s finalize 10-year deal to remain at Coliseum

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have finalized an agreement on a 10-year extension to play at the Coliseum through the 2024 season.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


European powers collide in quarters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A European presence in the World Cup semifinals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on today, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams.

July 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Howard may have saved best for last

SAO PAULO (AP) - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TPC Harding Park lands 3 top tourneys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The southwest corridor of San Francisco is going to get all the golf it can handle over the next decade.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Verlander finds form vs. A’s

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander knows he isn't going to make a sixth straight All-Star team.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wainwright has the right stuff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon’s champ ousted in straight sets

LONDON (AP) - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bubba has home-course advantage

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deals slow to a trickle on 2nd day

Sabres general manager Tim Murray joked that he has run out of spending money two days into NHL free agency.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs meeting with Hayward; Nets land coach

CLEVELAND (AP) - Gordon Hayward once named Cleveland his least favorite NBA city. He might have to change his mind.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlins’ Alvarez is winning with theatrical flair

MIAMI (AP) - Henderson Alvarez's a pitcher, and that's not his only position. He'll throw a batter out at first base while sitting on the mound. He'll lie flat on his back while watching a teammate make a play.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colombians recall Escobar’s death

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark contrast to the national squad's celebrated success this time around.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann right: US not ready to contend

SAO PAULO (AP) - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Kentucky Derby victory raises expectations for American Pharoah

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Trainer Bob Baffert barely had 14 hours to digest his Kentucky Derby victory with American Pharoah before hearing the inevitable question.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

HOUSTON (AP) - Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lift the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Holtby’s shutout, Beagle’s goal lift Caps over Rangers 1-0

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braden Holtby stood in a corner of the Washington Capitals' locker room, his arms folded across his chest, his voice low and monotone, his demeanor as steady and calm as when he was protecting the net.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It's not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hahn and frustrated A’s lose early lead, fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Star Wars promotion in Minnesota brought more forces going against the Oakland Athletics.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hamilton plays 1st extended spring training game for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Josh Hamilton played in extended spring training for the Texas Rangers on Monday, his first game of any kind since last October.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win Craig Counsell's managerial debut, a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after poor start

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers Bruce Miller charged with vandalism, not domestic case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism after he was investigated in a domestic case stemming from an argument with his girlfriend that led to his arrest March 5.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors star Stephen Curry is league MVP

OAKLAND (AP) - Some called him too small. Others too fragile.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors roll past Grizzlies in West semis’ first game

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and lost.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather takes his $100M check and runs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Angels behind Lincecum for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum's fastball averages about 89 mph this season, down from 93-95 mph when he won consecutive NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and '09.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Unusually wild Gray, Vogt HRs carry A’s past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a career-high seven walks against Texas when the Oakland right-hander never had more than four in an outing and came into the game with just six all season.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner American Pharoah a likely go in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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