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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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Chestnut chows record 72 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut gulped, chomped and powered his way to a 10th title on Tuesday, continuing his record-setting reign as the chowing ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hayward chooses Celtics over Jazz, Heat

Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens were a couple inches from winning an NCAA championship together at Butler.

July 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Barreto’s walk-off jack sends slumping A’s to victory

OAKLAND (AP) - A little bit of advice from an Oakland All-Star was just what top prospect Franklin Barreto needed to break out of a slump ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rawhide top Nuts with HR in 10th

VISALIA (AP) - Matt Jones hit a walk-off two-run homer with one out in the 10th inning, as the Visalia Rawhide topped the Modesto Nuts 6-4 ...

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign gritty forward for 1 year

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have signed free-agent forward Brandon Bollig to a one-year contract.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fulmer, Tigers halt Giants win streak at six

DETROIT (AP) - Manager Brad Ausmus stayed with Michael Fulmer, and it worked out quite well for the Detroit Tigers.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings land veteran free agents Randolph, Hill

The Sacramento Kings added veteran help to their young roster on Tuesday by agreeing to free-agent contracts with forward Zach Randolph and point guard George ...

July 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rodon earns first win since 2016 as White Sox beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Rodon's much-delayed first win of the season nearly got derailed in the second inning when the White Sox pitcher stumbled in ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The NBA Finals MVP gladly accepted a pay cut.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


After shock win over Pacquiao, Horn ignoring the criticism

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Manny Pacquiao had already left town without saying much, even as criticism of the referee in the WBO welterweight world title fight ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mariscal, DeCarlo lead the way for Modesto

MODESTO (AP) - Chris Mariscal singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one as the Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 5-3 on ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Siddall leads Stockton to win over Visalia

STOCKTON (AP) -Brett Siddall hit a two-run home run and had two hits as the Stockton Ports defeated the Visalia Rawhide 5-4 on Sunday.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees’ Judge, Sanchez to participate in Home Run Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the Baby Bombers who lead the New York Yankees' offense, will participate in the All-Star Home Run ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Deals happening this summer, but amid perhaps more caution

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Pat Riley saw this coming.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Discussing crash, Venus Williams sheds tears at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams wiped tears from her eyes during her Wimbledon news conference Monday.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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