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A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Bour homers in 9th to beat Giants

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bour found a way to end the Miami Marlins' flurry of double-play grounders Wednesday night - by hitting the ball over the fence.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - No need to seek out an offer sheet in restricted free agency. Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors ...

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler leads Hahn, A’s past Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Billy Butler's first triple in nearly three years was the talk of the clubhouse.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US heads to World Cup final

MONTREAL(AP) - Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones

SAN JOSE (AP) - Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose's list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


De La Rosa pitches Rockies to win over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings to carry the Colorado Rockies past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Tuesday night for their first ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Man U-Quakes game switched to Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Manchester United's International Champions Cup game against San Jose has been moved from California's Memorial Stadium to the Earthquakes' smaller ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scioscia downplays reported rift

ANAHEIM (AP) - Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia downplayed a report of a renewed rift with general manager Jerry Dipoto on Tuesday, insisting the two ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry overtakes James for NBA’s top jersey

OAKLAND AP) - Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win

LONDON (AP) - A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Daytona celebrates American flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The Williams sisters pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it's because she wants to focus ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat

MIAMI (AP) - The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pronger under contract but Hall bound

TORONTO (AP) - Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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