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Ronaldo, Portugal arrive in Brazil

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo strolled off a plane, lifted a hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge a group of fans who were shouting out his name.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rooney ready to deliver on pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The burden of delivering at the World Cup has consumed Wayne Rooney in the past, seeming to hinder his ability to deliver on football's biggest stage.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France finds recipe for midfield success

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) - After years of underachieving and failed promise, France has a midfield to be proud of again.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowgill’s blast ends marathon

ANAHEIM (AP) - Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cy Young winner Welch dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs shoot down Heat in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) - Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history - and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The heat will be on, and the US in happy

SAO PAULO (AP) - While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ghana routs S. Korea; ready for Americans

MIAMI (AP) - In its final exhibition before facing the United States in the World Cup, Ghana practiced celebrating.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NY looks to dodge finals sweep

NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History suggests Lefty is due for long (or short) U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson not only believes he's going to win the U.S. Open, he believes he's going to win more than one. He just wouldn't say whether it would be this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson takes aim at another majors title

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not worried about Johnny Football’s partying

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns aren't worried about Johnny Manziel running out of bounds off the field.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doug Fister out duels Giants ace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Doug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Machado suspended for 5 games

BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Machado figured he might be suspended for intentionally throwing his bat on the field while at the plate.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Roddick, Fish to team up as doubles partners

After dealing with anxiety issues, former top-10 player Mardy Fish is going to give professional tennis another try. And this time, he's bringing pal Andy Roddick along with him.

June 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Giants’ Heston beaten by D’backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No no-no this time for Chris Heston.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors just one win away

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray lowers ERA to best in majors

ANAHEIM (AP) - Only twice have the Oakland Athletics had a full-time starting pitcher lead the American League in earned run average at the end of a season. Their names were Catfish Hunter in 1974 and Vida Blue in 1971.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch wins rain- shortened Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming - and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blackhawks return home just 1 win away from title

CHICAGO (AP) - Kris Versteeg could have sulked or pouted when he was pulled out of the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead, the veteran forward proved he belonged on the ice.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Solo poses dilemma for US soccer team

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Once one of the prominent faces of the U.S. women's team, promoted alongside stars like Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, Hope Solo is now largely relegated to the background while she faces continued scrutiny over a domestic assault case last year.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Park wins third straight title

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park won her third consecutive Women's PGA Championship on Sunday - and accomplished a whole lot more.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gomez wins 1st PGA Tour title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Fabian Gomez held his native flag close while celebrating his first career PGA Tour title at the St. Jude Classic. A win to remember is even more special now he's the fifth champion from Argentina, joining mentor Jose Coceres, Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero and Roberto De Vicenzo.

June 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US still leads group after scoreless tie with Sweden

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - The United States played to a 0-0 tie with Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage Friday night in one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage at the Women's World Cup.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s infield hit ruins Anderson’s bid for no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Anderson lost his no-hit bid when he got hit on the right calf by Buster Posey's sharp comebacker with one out in the seventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Friday night.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pence placed on 15-day disabled list as expected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as expected because of tendinitis in his left wrist.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors get mad, get even with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Weaving his way toward Golden State's locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trout, Calhoun HRs help Angels beat A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with eighth-inning homers, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a seesaw 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Defensemen starring in a tight, tense Final

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning's practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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