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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


A’s spoil Velazquez’s debut with 3 HRs in win

OAKLAND (AP) - Taking the mound with the lead in the second inning after a rough start to the game was just what Sonny Gray needed to get back on track.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California

MOUNT BALDY. (AP) - Andrew Talansky's consolation prize was merely a signature victory on arguably the most famous climb in North America, the grueling ascent of Mount Baldy during the Tour of California.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Conor McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


David West’s reliable passing off the bench key for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - David West checks in to start the second quarter and the rest of the Warriors know to have their hands up and ready to catch his passes, because they will come fast and right on target. He has a knack for finding the open man before the man is even open, somehow seeing a play develop before it has even developed.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

NEW YORK (AP) - For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history.

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Daniel Cormier’s rivalry with Jon Jones peaks

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Daniel Cormier recognizes the cosmic paradox at the bottom of his bitter rivalry with Jon Jones.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US kicking off tournament vs Australia

Mallory Pugh approaches her opportunities with the U.S. national team pragmatically: It's a chance to get better.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Curry, Warriors finalize $201 million, 5-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry has delivered his share of success already to a franchise that desperately needed it. Now, he's being paid for all ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants rock Pirates to help Bumgarner earn first win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over five innings for his first win of the season, and the San Francisco Giants beat the ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Valdez gets first win in 7 years, Jays beat Athletics

TORONTO (AP) - More than seven years after his successful big league debut, Cesar Valdez finally wound up back in the winner's circle.

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO (AP) - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky breezes to 3rd worlds gold, brash King wins again

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most grueling night of ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt defends crew chief Ives in shaky final season

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has long reigned as NASCAR's most popular driver. But he thinks too many of his fans have started ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) - For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard.

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brock Lesnar on Jon Jones superfight: “Anytime, anywhere”

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Jon Jones is really interested in taking on Brock Lesnar in a UFC superfight, Lesnar will be ready to roll.

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wawoe’s triple leads Nuts to win over Giants

SAN JOSE (AP) -Gianfranco Wawoe hit a three-run triple in the second inning, leading the Modesto Nuts to a 7-1 win over the San Jose ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Duno leads Ports to win over Rawhide

VISALIA (AP) - Angel Duno allowed just four hits over six innings, leading the Stockton Ports over the Visalia Rawhide in a 2-1 win on Tuesday.

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Spieth in elite company because of majors, not style points

England (AP) - Jordan Spieth was happy enough to see his name on the claret jug without wondering where he fit in among the rest of ...

July 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Liriano gets first win in three starts, Jays beat A’s

TORONTO (AP) - Pressed into service on short rest after a pair of abbreviated outings, Francisco Liriano gave the Blue Jays the strong start they sorely ...

July 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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