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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


Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

OAKLAND (AP) - Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to heal up again. Gregg Popovich's time will be spent working to get his San Antonio Spurs to wake up, before it's too late.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics in Game 1

BOSTON (AP) - So much for the Cavaliers being rusty.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bergman has best career start

SEATTLE (AP) - Christian Bergman had the best start of his career right when the Seattle Mariners needed it.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Huffman wins from breakaway in Stage 4 of Tour of California

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Evan Huffman had spent nearly the entire day in a breakaway with four other riders at the Tour of California, his energy drained and his legs pushed to the limit in an effort to stay away.

May 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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A’s designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) - Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction ...

June 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season.

June 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings select De’Aaron Fox with 5th pick

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings' rebuilding project is undergoing a youth movement.

June 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Draft is next up during NBA’s days of deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft. He's already learned about life at the trade deadline.

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Everyone is digging the long ball these days

Aaron Judge revealed that he received an invitation to the All-Star Home Run Derby, then promptly went out and hit another home run. Cody Bellinger ...

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Poche’ sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida St. out of CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Jared Poche' returned to LSU for his senior season for moments like this. His freshman teammate, Jake Slaughter, just started making his ...

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kemp’s 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Giants

ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer off Cory Gearrin in the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win over ...

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy. Hardly anybody in hockey believes it will be his last.

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Vegas holds all the cards in NHL expansion draft

The Associated Press

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mexico recovers to beat New Zealand 2-1

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment on Wednesday, coming from behind ...

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Grunewald ready to race at nationals in middle of chemo

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Middle-distance runner Gabriele Grunewald has only missed one day of training since beginning chemotherapy this month.

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for Portugal on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia ...

June 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Springer keys big 1st inning that leads Astros past Athletics

OAKLAND AP) - George Springer hit a leadoff homer to spark a five-run first inning and the Houston Astros once again made themselves at home in ...

June 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Slater’s 3-run homer leads Giants to win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Austin Slater hit a three-run homer after the Braves botched a potential double-play grounder, sparking the San Francisco Giants to a 6-3 victory ...

June 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


The real thing in boxing is Canelo vs Triple G

NEW YORK (AP) - Think about this as the real fight.

June 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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