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Nigeria, Iran play to scoreless draw

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) - Nigeria and Iran delivered the first draw of the World Cup on Monday as they ground out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate in their opening match in Group F.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After ugly buildup, time for Jogo Bonito in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - In the buildup to the World Cup, the Brazilian football catchphrase of "Jogo Bonito" - The Beautiful Game - was drowned out by the bangs of frantic construction work and the shouts of angry protesters. Not now.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs claim fifth NBA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi strike delights; French, Swiss win too

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - A breathtaking last-gasp goal; a first for goal-line technology; happy and cheering fans. What else could the World Cup want? Oh yes, a stunning goal by Lionel Messi for Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaymer wins US Open in seventh wire-to-wire effort in 114 years

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


From early childhood, golf was focus for Lucy Li, youngest Open qualifier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim McLean has coached child prodigies at his golf schools around the world for decades, so he thought he had seen just about every kind of young hopeful out there.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Audi wins 13th title at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) - Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer claims 7th Weber Open title

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer delivered a statement of intent for Wimbledon on Sunday by winning the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the seventh time.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dimitrov saves match point to win Queen’s

LONDON (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queen's Club, a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


American rider holds off Contador to win Criterium

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) - American rider Andrew Talansky was the surprise winner of the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday as he held off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador after a gripping finale on the eighth stage.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuno gives up 8 runs as Yankees fall to Oakland A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau’s big hit gives Rockies win at San Francisco’s expense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Morneau came to the plate in the eighth inning with one thought in mind: just see the ball and hit it.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings top Rangers for NHL crown

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS’ top GK turned fan at World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - One day when Nick Rimando was at World Cup training camp last month in Northern California, his two children opened a lemonade stand back home in Salt Lake City to support their father and U.S. soccer.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Hudson struggles as Giants lose

DENVER (AP) - Tim Hudson has a fine home record against the Colorado Rockies. It is a completely different history when he travels to Coors Field.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants McGehee designated for assignment

DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) - There were no last-second buzzer-beaters in Larry Bird's hometown on a bright, breezy Sunday.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer upset about on-court fan’s selfie at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer was not amused.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carl Edwards races to 1st victory for new JGR team

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons - and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing - moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Clutch final par gives Kirk victory at Colonial while denying Spieth

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial.

May 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belt’s HR helps Giants beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston star Harden’s unique game hard to stop _ and to like

HOUSTON (AP) - Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


James leads Cavs to win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Questions about safety over 99th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic looms in Nadal’s toughest ever draw at French Open

PARIS (AP) - The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Na closes with ‘good bogey,’ leads wet Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Weidman, Belfort end 2-year dance in title fight

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort have been waiting to trade punches since early last year. Way back then, Weidman was a new champion with no real injury problems, and Belfort had just knocked out his last three opponents with spectacular head kicks.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Longoria helps power Rays past A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Scott Kazmir had not given up a home run with men on base in seven straight winless starts. And, then, he faced his former teammate.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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