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Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, citing back

After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon, winning five titles along the way, Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday, citing a lower back injury.

June 18, 2013 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Pro Sports


AP Interview: Wiggins will be strong in 2014

PARIS (AP) - The director of the Tour de France expects Bradley Wiggins to come roaring back in 2014 after not defending his crown in this year's race that starts in just over a week.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lolo Jones' attempt at humor backfires

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lolo Jones' attempt at humor in a video that's gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Padres beat Giants 5-3 on safety squeeze in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Will Venable made an incredible catch to save San Diego, pinch-hitting pitcher Andrew Cashner drove in the go-ahead run with a perfectly executed safety squeeze in the 13th inning, and the Padres extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Vogelsong to have hand re-examined Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step in his recovery.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins beat Blackhawks 2-0, lead Cup finals 2-1

BOSTON (AP) - Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Back home, Heat try to stop a 5th Spurs NBA title

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.

June 17, 2013 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Versatile Fabian Johnson helping US

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Nothing defines Fabian Johnson better than versatility.

June 17, 2013 | JOHN COON For The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Manning, Harbaugh learn from sons, too

NEW YORK (AP) - The patriarchs of the NFL's first families of quarterbacks and coaches are anything but interfering dads. In fact, Archie Manning and Jack Harbaugh are just as influenced by their successful sons as their boys are by them.

June 15, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Young has 3 hits in Athletics' loss to Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chris Young kept working on his hitting even as his numbers fell. Getting a chance to bat in the leadoff spot seemed like a good time to put it all together.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner dominates as Giants blank Braves 6-0

ATLANTA (AP) - Back-to-back shutout wins have reminded the Giants they expected to lean on strong starting pitching to defend their World Series championship.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods likes his chances at Open on weekend

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - History says Tiger Woods has little chance to win this U.S. Open. Not from behind, and certainly not with an elbow inflammation that seems to bother him most on his worst shots.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


In tied NBA Finals, Wade says Game 5 could be best

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At their best in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have forced turnover after turnover, finding a gear the San Antonio Spurs just can't reach.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins F Horton practices ahead of Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Milan Lucic remembers it as if it was yesterday.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Toews wins Selke Award for best defensive forward

CHICAGO (AP) - Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews got another victory on Friday. The trophy he wants the most is still up for grabs.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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A’s get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

OAKLAND (AP) - One of baseball's best rotations is about to get even better.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stars shine for Brazil, Colombia

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil striker Neymar and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez have led their teams to the World Cup quarterfinals, dominating the attention and the scoring.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals break out against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jhonny Peralta knew he hit it well. He didn't know how well until the ball landed in the seats.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canada finally has Slam finalist

LONDON (AP) - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dale Jr. seeks redemtion

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his teammate wants to complete the feat.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings, Collison reach 3-year, $16M deal

The Sacramento Kings got some much-needed depth at point guard and a possible backup plan if they lose starter Isaiah Thomas in free agency.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Jonas Blixt's memory of raising the trophy last year carried over to a strong start at the Greenbrier Classic.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MMA has budding big-screen starlet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey is constructing her escape hatch out of mixed martial arts, even if she's not planning to use it just yet.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s bounce back, beat Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray allowed four hits over seven innings to bounce back from his worst start of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday night.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s finalize 10-year deal to remain at Coliseum

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have finalized an agreement on a 10-year extension to play at the Coliseum through the 2024 season.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


European powers collide in quarters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A European presence in the World Cup semifinals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on today, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams.

July 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Howard may have saved best for last

SAO PAULO (AP) - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TPC Harding Park lands 3 top tourneys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The southwest corridor of San Francisco is going to get all the golf it can handle over the next decade.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Verlander finds form vs. A’s

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander knows he isn't going to make a sixth straight All-Star team.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wainwright has the right stuff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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