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USMNT’s still working on shape

NEW YORK (AP) - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


French Open semis: Sharapova, Djokovic RSVP

PARIS (AP) - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winning by being best at not losing

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - It was hard to read the eyes of Jack Nicklaus behind his sunglasses, and maybe that was a good thing. He was in his customary spot behind the 18th green at Muirfield Village as he waited to see who would win the Memorial. Or who would do the best job of not losing.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rest and rehab saved D-Wade

MIAMI (AP) - The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs get chance to avenge only Finals loss

When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Costanzo a 49er again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo has rejoined the San Francisco 49ers, 2 ½ years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ausberry: ‘Job to get on field’

ALAMEDA (AP) - David Ausberry was poised to win the starting tight end job for the Oakland Raiders last summer before a nasty shoulder injury ended his year in the preseason.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome on target for Triple

NEW YORK (AP) - Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woodson excited about new veterans

ALAMEDA (AP) - Even at age 37, Charles Woodson is feeling a bit younger in his second season back with the Oakland Raiders.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ballmer brings cheer to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Last of Americans out at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Hardly a good day to be an American in Paris.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers head west after tune-up

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist had his game-day face on at practice.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Striker firing blanks

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Jozy Altidore appreciates your concern.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Villa signs with MLS club

NEW YORK (AP) - David Villa of Spain has signed a three-year contract with New York City FC, becoming the first player on the expansion Major League Soccer team that starts play next season at Yankee Stadium.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alex Morgan could return from injury

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Morgan could return to the U.S. women's soccer team for the first time since an ankle injury last fall when the Americans play a pair of exhibition games against France.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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


Earnhardt cruises to Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - There's something about Talladega Superspeedway - its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track - that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy claims title for Match Play Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Inbee Park wins North Texas Shootout for second time

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Inbee Park loves coming to Texas. For the second time in three years, she's leaving the Lone Star State with a trophy.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bob Myers voted NBA’s executive of the year

OAKLAND (AP) - His voice cracking and his eyes watering, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers nearly let his emotions get the best of him on one of the biggest days of his career.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants edge Angels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch hitter Joe Panik singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Friday night.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Real Salt Lake ties San Jose on Quakes’ own goal

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Real Salt Lake got an own goal by San Jose in the 71st minute and tied the Earthquakes 1-1 on Friday night, ending a 387-minute scoreless streak.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally past Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mark Canha started and ended Oakland's seven-run rally in the eighth inning, and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Armstead looks to take path his brother didn’t get

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Arik Armstead's brother, Armond, always told his little brother he would become the best football player in the family.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State believes depth, sacrifice keys to their success

OAKLAND (AP) - Those golden yellow shirts the Golden State Warriors give to fans at every home playoff game are printed with a slogan that reads: "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS."

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA (AP) - Three years after entering college as one of the top players in the country, Mario Edwards Jr. came into the NFL with a little less fanfare.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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