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Neymar anxious for WC opener

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil striker Neymar is only 22 years old, but knows he will be carrying the hopes of the host country at the World Cup. He is already getting goosebumps just thinking about today's opener against Croatia.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celebration put on hold for Kings

NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US Open looking more British

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hazards of headfirst slides

Even Pete Rose, the man who made the headfirst slide fashionable, says there's a time and place to be prudent.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nationals topple Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jayson Werth hit his first homer in almost a month and drove in three runs, and the Washington Nationals capitalized on Matt Cain's erratic start to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s stave off Angels sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trial will weigh if Sterling was properly ousted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, James turn to tape for mistakes

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has learned on important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TITLE TALK NOT REALISTIC

SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Giants struggle against Bettis, fall to Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Bruce Bochy can't explain why his team is in such an offensive funk.

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alcantara gets in trouble fast, loses big league debut

OAKLAND (AP) - Raul Alcantara tried to be perfect and he was anything but in a forgettable major league debut for the promising prospect.

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Police chief vows safe environment for 49ers games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Santa Clara police chief has vowed to continue providing a safe environment at San Francisco home games after the union representing ...

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick’s No. 7 now 3rd most popular QB jersey

NEW YORK (AP) - Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem apparently has made his San Francisco 49ers jersey very popular, no ...

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LA Angels’ Shoemaker undergoes surgery to stop bleeding on brain

OAKLAND (AP) - Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery to stop bleeding on his brain after he was struck in the head by a ...

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Truex Jr. wins Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Given a break or two here or there, Martin Truex Jr. believes he'd have a monster season. He is pretty ...

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cal’s Rennie back on volleyball court after having liver transplant

BERKELEY (AP) - A California basketball player pointed to acknowledge Savannah Rennie in the Haas Pavilion hallway and smiled.

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy rallies from 6 behind to win Deutsche Bank tourney

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Three holes into the Deutsche Bank Championship, Rory McIlroy had to make a 15-foot putt just to escape with triple bogey.

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Caroline Masson wins LPGA Manulife Classic for first title

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) - Caroline Masson broke out of a star-filled pack Sunday to win the LPGA Manulife Classic for her first tour title.

September 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants end futility streak, but fall to Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - With two outs in the seventh inning the statistic was staggering: The Giants hadn't gotten a hit in 40 at-bats spanning two ...

September 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sock of US overwhelms 2014 Open champ Cilic to reach 4th Rd

NEW YORK (AP) - Before Jack Sock took on 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic in the third round, the 23-year-old American acknowledged that, as ...

September 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Moore, Hahn share lead in Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Ryan Moore changed his schedule to pile up tournaments at the end of the year with hopes of getting into a rhythm ...

September 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt to miss rest of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the rest of the NASCAR season - 18 races total - as he continues to recover from a ...

September 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Besler helps US rout St Vincent 6-0

The Associated Press

September 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McCaffrey’s 2 TDs lead No. 8 Stanford past Kansas St.

STANFORD (AP) - Christian McCaffrey had two long touchdown runs and Ryan Burns threw a scoring pass in his first career start to lead No. 8 ...

September 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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