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New code: Players don’t defend dopers

NEW YORK (AP) - Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros rally off Balfour for win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - A's closer Grant Balfour hadn't blown a save all season, and his streak of 44 straight saves was an Oakland record and the sixth longest run in major league history.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ sights set on Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Much like when they came together for training camp last summer, the San Francisco 49ers return yet again determined to take another important step this season - from Super Bowl runner-up to champion.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pay raise for Pedroia

BOSTON (AP) - All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Obama to salute Giants on World Series win: WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will honor the San Francisco Giants at a ceremony saluting their victory in the 2012 World Series. The team will visit the White House on Monday. The president will also honor the team for its community service work.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins gets 2nd shot with Team USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins has everything USA Basketball is looking for in a big man.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds rout Giants, Lincecum in series opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched a seven-hitter for his sixth career shutout, beating Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 11-0 Monday night for his first victory at AT&T Park and No. 100 with the Cincinnati Reds.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s blast saves A’s from ‘ugly’ loss

HOUSTON (AP) - There was only one word to describe Oakland's play through four innings on Monday night against the Houston Astros.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson chases career Grand Slam

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brewers’ Braun busted

NEW YORK (AP) - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the first penalty from baseball's investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wright fails physical; trade to SF voided

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers, nullifying a trade to bring him to Northern California from Tampa Bay.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


League, union may begin testing for HGH this fall

The NFL and players union are talking again about getting a test in place for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• MEYER DISCIPLINES 4 BUCKEYES: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending leading-scorer Carlos Hyde from all team activities in the wake of an alleged assault against a female over the weekend in Columbus. In addition, star cornerback Bradley Roby, who was arrested in Indiana for an altercation with a security guard at a bar this past weekend, will not represent the Buckeyes at this week's Big Ten media days. He was one of the players initially selected to speak to reporters at the annual event. Freshmen recruits Marcus Baugh ...

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants drop Arizona series finale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey took off from first on Pablo Sandoval's sixth-inning double with what looked like a good chance of scoring the tying run.

July 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A career round gives Mickelson British Open title

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam.

July 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Park wins LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Calm under the intense pressure of a playoff at a major, Inbee Park added another title to her impressive LPGA Tour resume.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Villegas claims Wyndham by stroke

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - When Camilo Villegas finished his final round in the Wyndham Championship, he was hoping to get into a playoff.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yang beats Conners in US Amateur

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - South Korea's Gunn Yang completed his improbable run to the U.S. Amateur title with a 2-and-1 victory over Canada's Corey Conners on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Van Garderen on home ground at USA Pro

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Three weeks after finishing fifth in the Tour de France for the second time, Tejay van Garderen returns to racing Monday in the weeklong USA Pro Challenge.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams Federer claim Cincinnati titles

MASON, Ohio (AP) - By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


15-year-old Windle wins men’s 10-meter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Windle is a national champion diver before he's old enough to be a licensed driver.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Usain Bolt wins 100-meter race on Rio beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Usain Bolt won a 100-meter race on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marion to sign with Cavs under a $1.4 million deal

CLEVELAND (AP) - Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Poll: Defending champion Florida State is in top spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin leads Raiders’ comeback win

OAKLAND (AP) - Matthew Stafford and Detroit's passing game looked in midseason form even with star Calvin Johnson on the sideline watching.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign NBA’s first Indian player

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phillies rally to beat Giants late

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Utley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New rule: Drivers can’t exit cars after wrecks

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincicome in front at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena advances in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of a tournament she has never won. Given her history in Cincinnati, she'll avoid thinking about the long-awaited title.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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