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Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer gets multiyear contract

STANFORD (AP) - Hall of Fame Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer has received a new long-term contract.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stone beats medalist Rank in Public Links

LORTON, Va. (AP) - Joshua Stone beat qualifying medalist Garrett Rank on Wednesday in the first round of match play in the U.S. Amateur Public Links, topping the Canadian with a bogey on the first extra hole.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s are alone atop AL West at All-Star break

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are hardly accustomed to playing in first place at the All-Star break.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NCAA to stop putting name, logo on EA video game

NEW YORK (AP) - Hang on to NCAA Football 2014, all you video game fans. It will be a collector's edition.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James wins 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Olbermann rejoining ESPN to host late-night show

Keith Olbermann dreaded that he'd be remembered as the guy who rose to stardom at ESPN then left less than amicably.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Third stage win for Froome in Tour de Force

CHORGES, France (AP) - Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He's that strong and he's making it look easy.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Prepping for British Open unlike any other major

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - The practice round schedule posted each day at Muirfield is not the only way to determine how players are getting ready for the British Open.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US tweaks Gold Cup roster ahead of knockout

MIAMI (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has adjusted his roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic head US Open field

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Defending champion Andy Murray and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic join four other past winners of the U.S. Open in the 2013 men's field.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rivera enters early, helps AL win All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Shea's late goal lifts US past Costa Rica, 1-0

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Brek Shea didn't expect to get off the bench Tuesday night. When he did, he grabbed the role of hero for the United States.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Froome comes within inches of disaster at Tour

GAP, France (AP) - Hurtling too fast for comfort down a twisty, turning foothill of the Alps, Tour de France leader Chris Froome faced a high-speed choice between risk and reward.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods looking for 1 key shot to turn his fortunes

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - British Open champions at Muirfield are more likely to be found on a ballot for the Hall of Fame than the bottom of a betting sheet. It has never been known as a haven for long shots, which would seem to bode well for someone like Tiger Woods.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB on track for more instant replay in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay next year.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Veteran Raiders are optimistic

NAPA (AP) - The start of training camp is a time for optimism all around the NFL - even for a team that has gone 11 straight seasons without a winning season.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers ready to fill void for Bowman

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis hollered at pal NaVorro Bowman a few days back to keep him in the mix, even if the star linebacker was a bystander as his teammates endured their Day 1 conditioning tests.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LaRussa among HOF-bound managers

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dan Uggla to start vs. Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Furyk, Petrovic lead Canadien Open

MONTREAL (AP) - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss slam, Samardzija power A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s designate reliever Johnson for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson just never got comfortable with the Oakland Athletics. A slow start for the two-time AL saves leader turned into a nightmare.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith to meet commissioner soon

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith expects to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future" to discuss any potential suspension for his off-field issues.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders CB Hayden to start camp on PUP

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list because he has not recovered from surgery for a stress fracture in his right foot.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1 Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice gets 2-game suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two-way lead in Canadian Open

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tight end Vernon Davis arrives at training camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For anyone figuring Vernon Davis has some catching up to do during training camp, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no concerns.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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