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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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49ers search from within for new NT

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Quinton Dial put a punishing hit on running back Alfonso Smith late in 11-on-11 work. Tony Jerod-Eddie pounded Jonathan Martin not once but twice, even sending him to his backside.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger withdraws with back issues

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods was stricken with more back pain Sunday and withdrew after eight holes at the Bridgestone Invitational. He struggled to even take off his golf shoes before being driven away to an uncertain future.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Soccer City embraces MLS All-Star Game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Legend has it that Portland laid claim to the title "Soccer City USA" back in 1975 when the Timbers played their first NASL season. The nickname was later captured on an expansive banner displayed during a visit by Pele.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sideline tech inches forward

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DALE SWEEPS POCONO

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena cashes in at Bank of West Classic

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams stared at the court, took a deep breath and seemed to clear her head after falling behind in the first set. She dominated the rest of the way.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


John Force wins NW Nationals

KENT, Wash. (AP) - John Force raced to his third Funny Car victory of the season and record 141st overall win Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory rallies to victory at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - From links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lester arrives in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain may miss rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blaine Gabbert learning 49ers system

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Although Blaine Gabbert may be fairly new in the locker room, he's had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers' playbook.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bergstrom adding center to his resume

NAPA (AP) - Tony Bergstrom already has a place in Oakland Raiders history as the first draft pick of the post-Al Davis era.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals Friday.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour rebuts report Johnson suspended

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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