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Swiss superb, but will streak end vs. France?

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld made no secret on Thursday about his tactics heading into Switzerland's potentially decisive clash with France: Solid defending and quick counterattacks.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Young Columbians top Ivory Coast

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Starved of the World Cup action for 16 years, Colombia is certainly making the most of being back on football's biggest stage.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s now big league’s best

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo ‘fit’ to play against US on Sunday

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit to play against the United States in their crucial Group G match at the World Cup, a Portugal teammate said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defense steps up to challenge

SAO PAULO (AP) - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub, Raiders seek fresh start

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders made the decision to acquire Matt Schaub this offseason, they did it believing last season's disastrous performance that led to his jersey being burned in effigy in Houston was only an aberration.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carradine ready for ‘rookie’ season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore might be the most publicized second-year player for the San Francisco 49ers who sat out as a rookie because of a knee injury. Another player from that class - and an even higher draft pick - rehabbing with Lattimore last season is poised to make an even bigger mark.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ name deemed offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Truex back for repeat

The Associated Press

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendrick team off to hot start

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - The NASCAR season is less than half over and already it is fair to ask if anyone can catch Hendrick Motorsports.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New cast of players at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The sounds at Pinehurst No. 2 were the first indication that the second week of U.S. Open golf would not be exactly the same as the first one.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Serena are Wimbledon top seeds

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending champion Andy Murray moved up two spots above his ranking to the third seed.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White Sox hammer Hudson

CHICAGO (AP) - A week ago, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball, a near double-digit division lead and they were piling up the wins seemingly with ease.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rainout good for Indians’ Brantley

CLEVELAND (AP) - The weather may have done the Cleveland Indians, and outfielder Michael Brantley in particular, a favor.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CWS HR drought ends; Texas wins

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - C.J. Hinojosa broke the College World Series' long home run drought in the seventh inning, Chad Hollingsworth and Travis Duke limited UC Irvine to four hits, and Texas beat the Anteaters 1-0 in an elimination game Wednesday night.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Vogt OK after hit by pitch

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics manager Bob Melvin tried to downplay suggestions that there would be any lingering bitterness between his ballclub and Kansas City Royals after the two teams engaged in three bench-clearing scraps earlier this season.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heart of Rockies lineup hammers Giants for 10 hits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Duffy missed a game-tying hit by inches. Buster Posey was not able to adjust to consecutive changeups. The San Francisco Giants had their rally caps working and nearly pulled another comeback out of them.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR’s 1st road course

SONOMA (AP) - AJ Allmendinger knows the stakes on Sunday: Win on the road course at Sonoma Raceway and he earns a spot in NASCAR's championship race.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryne Sandberg left on his terms.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB plans for 2nd replay center in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Major League Baseball plans to open a second replay center in San Francisco.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bubba Watson still leads pack at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Bubba Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs ban on Confederate flag

SONOMA (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, called the Confederate flag "offensive to an entire race" Friday while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at nationals

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyson Gay was going so fast through the finish line that he nearly ran out of track to apply the brakes, sidestepping cameramen to avoid a nasty collision.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings take Cauley Stein with 6th overall pick

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - The Sacramento Kings drafted Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein with the sixth overall pick Thursday night, adding an elite defender to one of the NBA's worst defensive teams.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors draft UCLA’s Kevon Looney

OAKLAND,(AP) - The Golden State Warriors drafted UCLA forward Kevon Looney with the 30th and final pick of the first round.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s finish off 3-game sweep of Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray wins at Texas even when he's not at his best.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants stop Padres late inning surge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Padres' eighth inning began and ended with pinch-hitters - and they were one and the same player.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Baseball history was made in Northern California wine country Thursday night when the sport's first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US Players shrug off quick turnaround for China

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - It's been a rather short turnaround for the United States between Monday night's 2-0 victory over Colombia in the round of 16 and Friday's World Cup quarterfinal against China.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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