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Venus Williams ousted from first round

ISTANBUL (AP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams was eliminated from the first round of the Istanbul Cup in a 6-4, 7-6 (4) upset by Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko on Tuesday.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ausmus makes case for Tigers to press on

DETROIT (AP) - With the possibility of significant trades looming over the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus sat in the dugout and made the case for staying the course.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


DeAndre Jordan happy with Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - DeAndre Jordan thought the Dallas Mavericks offered everything he wanted, including a fresh start and a starring role.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica likes underdog role against USA in Gold Cup

ATLANTA (AP) - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No guarantees Spieth will ever get another chance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If that's the best measure, this sobering piece of history might make Jordan Spieth feel even worse.

July 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sky airs Froome’s personal data

SISTERON, France (AP) - The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kemp’s 2-run homer helps carry Padres over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the San Diego Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NCAA tweaks March Madness seeding rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The committee that puts together the field of 68 for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will have more flexibility to set the First Four and give No. 2 seeds more favorable matchups.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA vote to be held Feb 26

ZURICH (AP) - Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Thrills, spills and telephone pole on Stage 16 won by Plaza

GAP, France (AP) - Two bright-yellow Tour de France arrows attached to a telephone pole were telling Geraint Thomas to veer sharp right.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Beasley back hoping for 5th Gold Cup title

BALTIMORE (AP) - DaMarcus Beasley was content with his December decision to retire from the U.S. national team.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 Spanish riders killed in motorcycle race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Morgan and Messi grace cover of FIFA 16

Lionel Messi will be joined by Alex Morgan on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA 16 video game.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World champ fights off shark

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former pitcher Mark Mulder wins tourney

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Mark Mulder won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off fellow former major league pitcher Eric Gagne by a point.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Cubs reacquire outfielder Chris Coghlan from Oakland

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have reacquired outfielder Chris Coghlan from Oakland for Arismendy Alcantara.

June 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


No trade, no big deal, Kaepernick staying put

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick was convincing that he is a changed man and ready to stay put with the 49ers. A healthy man, too ...

June 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry says he needs to play better, and Warriors say he will

CLEVELAND (AP) - Turns out, Stephen Curry has not entered some level of basketball infallibility.

June 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks stave off elimination, top Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - There's very little flash to Martin Jones. The San Jose Sharks goaltender speaks in a polite monotone, only too eager to deflect ...

June 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Local favorite Mexico charges into Copa rematch with Jamaica

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The last time Mexico faced Jamaica, it left the field as the champions of a major international tournament on U.S soil.

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Coutinho’s hat trick leads Brazil over Haiti

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - This was a 7-1 scoreline Brazil could enjoy.

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma defeats Auburn for its 3rd national title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - After two losses to start the season, Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso wasn't sure about her team full of freshmen and sophomores.

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Miller rejects $114.5 million offer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's camp has rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL ...

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Torrey Smith settling into role as mentor to 49ers receivers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Despite being 27 years old, Torrey Smith qualifies as the elder statesman of the 49ers wide receiving group.

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for failed drug test

PARIS (AP) - Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled "the sole author of her own misfortune" because she ...

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kessel, Penguins look to close out Sharks in Game 5

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Phil Kessel insists nothing has changed. Not his game. Not his attitude. Not the shape of his body or his commitment to winning.

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hahn struggles again, and Athletics fall to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jesse Hahn knew exactly why the Milwaukee Brewers beat him.

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Williamson’s first career home run leads Giants past BoSox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One moment, Mac Williamson hit the go-ahead homer for his first career long ball as tens of thousands cheered him. The next ...

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Warriors start slow, Game 3 gets away

CLEVELAND (AP) - Stephen Curry's only basket in the first 30 minutes came off a broken play. He found himself in foul trouble again. His ...

June 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US bounces back with victory over Costa Rica

CHICAGO (AP) - The fans stood and cheered when Clint Dempsey headed off the field in the second half, and the forward responded with his own ...

June 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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