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Ticos take out Italy; reach knockout round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses' refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US expects to see best of Ronaldo, Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ambrose seeks 1st career Sonoma win

SONOMA (AP) - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No stopping fans during anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tragedy fuels Nigerians

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Stephen Keshi's Nigeria squad wants more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to revive its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France in full control after routing Swiss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Security tightens for sunday match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Six hundred additional military police will be assigned to Sunday's World Cup match at Rio's Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium's media center before the last game.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torre chides Ortiz over ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie rallies for 3-shot lead in Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers quarterback heeds coach’s warning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh delivered a simple but emphatic message to his players as they gathered in a circle at the end of the team's three-day minicamp.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Boo Weekley had an eagle and seven birdies for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


One hit is all Angels need against A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - After Nick Tropeano shut down the Oakland Athletics in a dazzling debut, three relievers escaped big jams with the help of some stellar defense.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds’ legacy might always be tarnished

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in more than a decade, Barry Bonds is in the clear.

April 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

April 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bond’s conviction thrown out

NEW YORK (AP) - Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11 1/2 years in court. His reputation remains tainted in the mind of many baseball fans.

April 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler homers in 5-run 7th as A’s beat Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Sonny Gray outpitched Jered Weaver with seven innings of two-hit ball, and Billy Butler homered during a five-run seventh inning that carried the Oakland Athletics to a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Panik hits game-ending sacrifice fly, Giants beat Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joe Panik hit a game-ending sacrifice fly with the Dodgers in a five-man infield, and the San Francisco Giants edged Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday night.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dispute resolved over fight tickets

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A dispute over tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight was settled Wednesday, clearing the way for a limited number of seats to be sold to the public.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wizards take 2-0 lead over Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 28 points and Washington beat Toronto 117-106 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hayes scores in OT, Rangers beat Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends DE Greg Hardy for 10 games

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was "credible evidence" he roughed up his former girlfriend nearly a year ago when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


SoCal city approves plan for NFL stadium near LA

CARSON (AP) - A local City Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to clear the path for a proposed $1.7 billion stadium near Los Angeles that could become the shared home to the NFL's San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum shuts down Dodgers for first win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum shut down the first-place Dodgers with some sparkling double-play defense behind him, and the San Francisco Giants came out of their first day off seemingly refreshed to beat Los Angeles 6-2 on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Angels beat A’s with 3-run HRs by Giavotella, Calhoun

ANAHEIM (AP) - Johnny Giavotella hit a three-run shot for his first homer with Los Angeles after the second inning was extended by a replay review, and the defending AL West champion Angels so thoroughly roughed up the Athletics 14-1 Tuesday night that Oakland first baseman Ike Davis pitched.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green growing into role as Warriors’ vocal leader

OAKLAND (AP) - Anybody watching the Golden State Warriors during the playoffs will see - and certainly hear - Draymond Green getting into it with opponents, teammates and even his own coaches.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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