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Langer wins to tie Nicklaus mark of 8 major senior titles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Bernhard Langer pulled away from the other contenders - and pulled even with Jack Nicklaus.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Lexi Thompson hopes she can finally put the ANA Inspiration rules mess behind her.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nelson’s Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Billy Horschel had missed four straight cuts when he arrived at TPC Four Seasons, a course he was never particularly fond of.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fishing isn’t worth dying in raging Sierra creeks

Several years ago my friend Darrell Phillips - the former publisher of the Manteca Bulletin -drowned while trying to cross a bridge in high water. Ordinarily the creek he lived on was small and averaged about knee deep in depth. During normal flows the creek ran under the bridge through a galvanized culvert but in high water when the creek level rose, it ran up and over the bridge and if you were careful (or brave) you could wade across the raging creek. Darrell slipped and was washed down stream and drowned. It took about a week of searching to find ...

May 21, 2017 | Don MOYER | Pro Sports


Finals are 1 win away for Warriors with Spurs on brink

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio's sense of humor was still there Sunday.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry pulled Zaza Pachulia aside and made one thing clear to the Warriors big man: We got your back.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally to beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Eduardo Nunez doubled in two runs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Friday night.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Canha’s 10th-inning homer leads A’s past Red Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Mark Canha hit a leadoff homer in the 10th, one inning after Jackie Bradley Jr. robbed a potential game-winning homer by Oakland and the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Friday night.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavs send Celtics to record loss, lead series 2-0

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James will have to settle for trying to win another NBA title. He isn't even a finalist for the MVP award.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome

ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

BALTIMORE (AP) - Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Whether he does it again in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday depends on a good trip, the tactics by his nine rivals and a little luck. Always Dreaming is the early 4-5 favorite under jockey John Velazquez. "Always Dreaming hasn't had many obstacles to face," said Corey Lanerie, who will ride ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

IRVING, Texas (AP) - While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Federer, Nadal drawn for Wimbledon final, 11 years after 1st meeting

LONDON (AP) - Like a couple of old friends gathering for a reunion, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could face each other in the Wimbledon final ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kang zeroes in on first pro win

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) - Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she's never cracked the winner's circle in her half-dozen years ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams sued by estate of man fatally hurt in crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner has uneven outing during rehab start

SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner allowed four runs and seven hits over 3 2/3 innings and had an uneven outing during ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant declines to opt into contract

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted free agent ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


New flag football league brings out former NFL stars

SAN JOSE (AP) - Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson ran pass patterns with big smiles on their faces visible throughout the stadium.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Correa has 2 HRs, 4 RBIs to lead Astros over A’s

HOUSTON (AP) - Carlos Correa succinctly summed up his big day which led the Houston Astros to yet another win on Thursday.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Olympic medalists turn nationals into impressive speed show

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - America's swimmers were on top of the world Thursday night.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Experimental Germany beats Mexico reach final

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Just how much Leon Goretzka wanted to seize his opportunity in an experimental Germany squad became clear after only eight minutes against ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Free agency in the NBA looms, adding to frenzied offseason

MIAMI (AP) - Drama is never in short supply during NBA free agency.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao keeps low profile; Horn gets louder ahead of fight

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Manny Pacquiao kept a low profile, apparently at the insistence of local police, leaving opponent Jeff Horn to entertain a bigger crowd ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams at fault in fatal crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Tennis star Venus Williams caused a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lingmerth leads Quicken Loans National

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - David Lingmerth is one of a few players in the Quicken Loans National field with any memories to draw on at TPC ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


South Korea’s Hwang could earn $786,885 if he stays in majors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jae-Gyun Hwang would earn $786,885 if he remains on the San Francisco Giants' major league roster for the remainder of the ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB umpire rescues woman

PITTSBURGH (AP) - John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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