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USMNT’s still working on shape

NEW YORK (AP) - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


French Open semis: Sharapova, Djokovic RSVP

PARIS (AP) - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winning by being best at not losing

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - It was hard to read the eyes of Jack Nicklaus behind his sunglasses, and maybe that was a good thing. He was in his customary spot behind the 18th green at Muirfield Village as he waited to see who would win the Memorial. Or who would do the best job of not losing.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rest and rehab saved D-Wade

MIAMI (AP) - The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs get chance to avenge only Finals loss

When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Costanzo a 49er again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo has rejoined the San Francisco 49ers, 2 ½ years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ausberry: ‘Job to get on field’

ALAMEDA (AP) - David Ausberry was poised to win the starting tight end job for the Oakland Raiders last summer before a nasty shoulder injury ended his year in the preseason.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome on target for Triple

NEW YORK (AP) - Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woodson excited about new veterans

ALAMEDA (AP) - Even at age 37, Charles Woodson is feeling a bit younger in his second season back with the Oakland Raiders.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ballmer brings cheer to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Last of Americans out at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Hardly a good day to be an American in Paris.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers head west after tune-up

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist had his game-day face on at practice.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Striker firing blanks

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Jozy Altidore appreciates your concern.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Villa signs with MLS club

NEW YORK (AP) - David Villa of Spain has signed a three-year contract with New York City FC, becoming the first player on the expansion Major League Soccer team that starts play next season at Yankee Stadium.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alex Morgan could return from injury

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Morgan could return to the U.S. women's soccer team for the first time since an ankle injury last fall when the Americans play a pair of exhibition games against France.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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


Royals’ Herrera, Ventura punished

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera five games and fined him and pitcher Yordano Ventura on Tuesday after both targeted Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie during a testy series over the weekend.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule

NEW YORK (AP) - Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Backstrom seals Capitals’ overtime win over Isles

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.

April 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wall has 26 points, 17 assists, Wizards rout 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


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