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Ticos take out Italy; reach knockout round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses' refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US expects to see best of Ronaldo, Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ambrose seeks 1st career Sonoma win

SONOMA (AP) - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No stopping fans during anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tragedy fuels Nigerians

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Stephen Keshi's Nigeria squad wants more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to revive its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France in full control after routing Swiss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Security tightens for sunday match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Six hundred additional military police will be assigned to Sunday's World Cup match at Rio's Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium's media center before the last game.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torre chides Ortiz over ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie rallies for 3-shot lead in Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers quarterback heeds coach’s warning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh delivered a simple but emphatic message to his players as they gathered in a circle at the end of the team's three-day minicamp.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Riley Curry steals the show

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day, that title belonged to his 2-year-old daughter, Riley.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timetable for decision on teams in LA could be moved up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Los Angeles might be in the NFL's future sooner than anyone thought.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry fined $5,000 for flop in Game 1

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he disagreed with the NBA's decision to fine him $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kucherov’s OT goal gives Lightning win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Keuchel solid again to help Astros over A’s

HOUSTON (AP) - Expectations were high for the Oakland Athletics this year after three straight postseason appearances.

May 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors go small to overcome big deficit in Game 1

OAKLAND (AP) - Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM still considers Oakland top option

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Raiders owner Mark Davis walked into a makeshift Black Hole outside The Ritz-Carlton joining a throng of protesters, and vowed to do all he can to keep his team in Oakland. Even as he and Chargers owner Dean Spanos moved ahead on plans for a stadium project in Southern California.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray struggles in A’s loss

HOUSTON (AP) - Sonny Gray was less than his usually reliable self, and the struggling Oakland Athletics couldn't overcome it.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers finalize 6-year deal with Olivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr sidelined in offseason workouts

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders took the field for the start of their first full-team practice since the NFL draft, there was one notable spectator.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Land deal closes for NFL stadium near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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