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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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Dodgers’ Beckett goes on 15-day DL with hip injury

DETROIT (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have put pitcher Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball Capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his third straight decision, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

July 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chavez strikes out 9, A's beat Giants 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Gilbert could reunite

CLEVELAND (AP) - There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks agree to 3-year deal with Wingels

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a three-year contract with restricted free agentforward Tommy Wingels.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No action over Zuniga’s challenge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sir Marcel? Kittel wins last UK stage

LONDON (AP) - At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Free agency Heats up

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has been involved with some heated playoff moments involving Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Frye, Magic agree on deal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet to sign with the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to a person familiar with the deal.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps, Lochte set to compete in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will resume their comebacks during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling trial gets underway after delay

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A neurologist testified Monday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankingsMonday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers demote slumping Choice

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers want struggling rookie outfielder and former Stockton Ports standout Michael Choice to work on his game in the minor leagues while they replace yet another pitcher in their injury-riddled rotation.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s minor leaguer Powell suspended

NEW YORK (AP) - Herschel "Boog" Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics' system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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