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World champ Jesse Williams makes team despite struggles

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The persistent rain ruined high jumper Jesse Williams' rhythm and nearly washed away his Olympic chances right along with it.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tony Parker could miss Olympics due to eye injury

PARIS (AP) - NBA star Tony Parker may miss the London Olympics after almost losing his eye in a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL labor negotiations about to begin

CHICAGO (AP) - The head of the NHL players' union said Monday that negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement will begin "very quickly" - perhaps as early as this week - and didn't rule out talks stretching into the season.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

DENVER (AP) - Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano homered and drove in three runs, Hiroki Kuroda took a shutout into the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder dismiss rumors, cay resigning Brooks ads coach top priority

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - General manager Sam Presti dismissed reports that 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson or former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy could be the next coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying an extension with Scott Brooks is a top priority.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR in 9th leads A’s past Giants

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris will have a hard time topping his first major league home run celebration.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


La Russa mulling over NL roster for game

SONOMA (AP) - Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star game.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s call up RHP A.J. Griffin, place McCarthy on DL

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have called up right-hander A.J. Griffin to make his major league debut Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ record 22nd sellout, pass 1.5M attendance

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have surpassed 1.5 million in attendance with their franchise-record 22nd sellout of the season.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Italy beats England on penalties at Euro 2012, 4-2

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After two hours of clever, often dominating but in the end fruitless play, Italy found the answer against England.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of compelling stories beyond Phelps, Lochte in swimming

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Forty-somethings and teen phenoms.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• CASEY WITTENBERG WINS WICHITA OPEN: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 in 100-degree conditions for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NJ woman hit with ball sues Little League player

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Wilson, Gray wrap up their last spring starts

PHOENIX (AP) - C.J. Wilson and Sonny Gray allowed a run each in their final spring training starts in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


De La Rosa goes 6 scoreless for Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen gets $15.5M from Bears

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound?

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford women return home for NCAA regional

STANFORD (AP) - Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer vowed she was done hosting the NCAA tournament a few years ago, viewing it more as a headache than an advantage.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills staying put for now following Wilson’s death

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ralph Wilson fulfilled his vow in keeping the Bills in Buffalo during his lifetime.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nic Moore’s 3-pointer pushes SMU past Cal

DALLAS (AP) - Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is headed back to Madison Square Garden, this time taking his SMU Mustangs to the NIT semifinals.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson set for Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Phil Mickelson made his only other Texas Open appearance in 1992, so long ago that the event was only his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Call helps Djokovic beat Murray

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic benefited from an erroneous call and claimed he didn't realize he had broken the rules. When Andy Murray walked to the net and challenged him about it, Djokovic responded with a shrug and a sheepish smile.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores 3 for Sharks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored three goals and set up another as the San Jose Sharks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers are baseball’s top spenders

NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills great Jim Kelly expects more cancer surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to have surgery again following the recurrence of cancer that his wife described as aggressive and "starting to spread."

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Olawale signs tender to stay with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale has signed his exclusive rights tender.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF holds off Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) - Wily Peralta hit his second homer of spring training and allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings but the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics outslug Reds

PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer and Josh Reddick had a solo home run to help power the Oakland Athletics to an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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