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Ernie Els wins stunning Open when Scott collapses

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Ernie Els plucked the ball from the hole after one last birdie and heaved it into the grandstand. At the time, it looked like nothing more than a classy gesture by a former British Open champion - not the next one.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Twenty-three years ago, Bradley Wiggins marveled as Greg LeMond blazed a trail as America's first Tour de France winner. Now, he has blazed his own.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

OAKLAND (AP) - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs, and Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each had three hits and two RBIs as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 to split a four-game series between the top two teams in the NL East.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tigers’ Cabrera hits 300th homer, second of game

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera has hit his 300th homer, becoming the second Venezuela-born player to reach that mark.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cibulkova beats Bartoli to win Carlsbad crown

CARLSBAD (AP) - Second-seeded Dominique Cibulkova used her powerful ground strokes to defeat No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli 6-1, 7-5 and win the Mercury Insurance Open title on Sunday.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins nears Tour title as Cavendish wins stage

BRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France (AP) - For Bradley Wiggins, it's time to bestow gifts at the Tour de France.

July 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Report: Golden's staff broke recruiting rules

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami coach Al Golden's second season at the school is beginning much like his first one, with new accusations of rule breaking, the looming threat of serious NCAA sanctions and no apparent end in sight for the long probe into the Hurricanes' compliance practices.

July 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Agent: Favre will be assistant high school coach

Brett Favre is returning to football - as an assistant high school coach in Mississippi.

July 20, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Seattle's Lynch apologizes for recent actions

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has apologized following his arrest last weekend on charges of driving under the influence in Northern California.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Moss helps Athletics beat Yankees

OAKLAND (AP) - Game-ending hits are becoming so routine these days in Oakland that concession workers have the celebratory whipped-cream pies waiting near the dugout whenever the Athletics are in position for another walk-off win.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crawford, Lincecum lead Giants over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Starts like this used to be common for Tim Lincecum.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker builds 1-shot lead, with Tiger lurking

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Brandt Snedeker plays fast and talks even faster, and he was on a roll Friday in the British Open. He raced up the leaderboard with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, tied the 36-hole record for a major championship and looked like he was bent on running away from the field at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Feds urge appeals court to uphold Bonds conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal appeals court to uphold former major league slugger Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

July 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Wichita State’s perfect run ends

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top freshmen headed home already

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum hit hard but rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lake hits 3 homers in Cubs’ win over A’s

PHOENIX (AP) - Junior Lake's big day helped bail out Jason Hammel.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pitching shines in Bay Area battle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit struck out seven in four impressive innings, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fresh start for Schaub in Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Schaub and the Oakland Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Kings for 12th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While a fast-paced offense has become more of a fixture in recent years, the San Antonio Spurs can still grind out games when needed.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins pole in Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott up 7 shots

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott’s 62 ties record at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal, Stanford in hunt after first day

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Olympians Brittany MacLean and Shannon Vreeland helped defending champion Georgia take the lead Thursday in the first day of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Williams survives tough 1st set

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Trailing in the first set of her first match at the Sony Open, Serena Williams grunted with every shot and screamed with every point she won.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reds’ Chapman ‘lucky’ to have only broken bone

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey Slugs grand slam

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants rocked opening day starter Andrew Cashner, rolling to an 11-3 victory Thursday night over the San Diego Padres.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Converted 49ers FB cashes in with 3-year extension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Miller recalls springtime three years ago when 49ers running backs coach Tom Rathman called to inquire whether he might be up for a position change. Defense to offense.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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