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Angel Villalona making strides in comeback season

SAN JOSE (AP) - Wearing a big smile as he goes through pregame fielding drills at first base or waits his turn to take batting practice, Angel Villalona is enjoying the most basic aspects of being back on a baseball field.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New names alongside Djokovic, Murray on Wimbledon courts

LONDON (AP) - Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


At Tour de France, walking wounded win by soldiering on during Stage 2

AJACCIO, Corsica (AP) - Behind Jan Bakelants, the Belgian who rode with guts and guile to win Stage Two at the Tour de France, there were other smaller but no less impressive victories Sunday that don't get so widely noticed - by the race's riding wounded.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brazil beats Spain to win Confederations Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The crowd at Maracana Stadium was noisy, hoping for and maybe even anticipating a triumph by Brazil.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Avalanche take MacKinnon as draft’s first pick

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby now share more than a hometown.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally to nip Cardinals behind Josh Donaldson

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson is pushing for a spot on the American League All-Star team with his bat and glove.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Rockies to end 6-game losing streak

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks get Kennedy from Penguins

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks acquired pending restricted free agent forward Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round pick in Sunday's draft.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Park claims US Women’s Open for 3rd straight major

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park set many golfing goals. Etching her name alongside Babe Zaharias was never one of them.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bill Haas pulls away to win at AT&T National golf

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Bill Haas made the long walk across a makeshift bridge and under the grandstands to the 18th green for the trophy presentation, high-fiving kids along the railing and raising his cap to thousands of fans who cheered as they saw him coming.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky track

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Matt Kenseth has raced long enough to know that rough starts can still have good outcomes.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon wins eighth straight start

OAKLAND (AP) - The only thing Bartolo Colon cares about is staying healthy and helping his team win. He simply has no idea how to answer the constant questions about how he's doing both.

June 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kupchak clear he wants Dwight Howard to stay

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - In words and deeds, the Los Angeles Lakers are making it clear how they feel about Dwight Howard.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong’s US heirs challenged to regain trust

PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica (AP) - They grew up watching Texan Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France every year. Now American riders like Andrew Talansky and Tejay van Garderen carry a burden.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Robson keep British happy at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - When a 19-stroke exchange ended with Andy Murray's Wimbledon opponent slapping a forehand into the net, thousands of Centre Court spectators rose in unison.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Baseball Capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his third straight decision, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

July 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chavez strikes out 9, A's beat Giants 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Gilbert could reunite

CLEVELAND (AP) - There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks agree to 3-year deal with Wingels

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a three-year contract with restricted free agentforward Tommy Wingels.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No action over Zuniga’s challenge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sir Marcel? Kittel wins last UK stage

LONDON (AP) - At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Free agency Heats up

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has been involved with some heated playoff moments involving Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Frye, Magic agree on deal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet to sign with the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to a person familiar with the deal.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps, Lochte set to compete in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will resume their comebacks during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling trial gets underway after delay

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A neurologist testified Monday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankingsMonday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers demote slumping Choice

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers want struggling rookie outfielder and former Stockton Ports standout Michael Choice to work on his game in the minor leagues while they replace yet another pitcher in their injury-riddled rotation.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s minor leaguer Powell suspended

NEW YORK (AP) - Herschel "Boog" Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics' system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The World Cup's best dribblers - Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben - face off whenArgentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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