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Wambach needs 3 goals to break Hamm’s goal record

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Replacing Mia Hamm as the all-time leading goal scorer for the United States women's soccer team can't happen soon enough for Abby Wambach.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Neymar leads Brazil to 2-0 win over Mexico

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Neymar scored one goal and set up another for Jo to lift Brazil to a 2-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday and secure a spot in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup for the host nation.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros sign No. 1 overall pick RHP Mark Appel

HOUSTON (AP) - Mark Appel received high praise from MLB commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday when the No. 1 overall pick signed with the Houston Astros.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Juan Perez hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night, snapping the Padres' seven-game winning streak.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AL West-leading A's beat Rangers, Darvish 6-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Facing Yu Darvish has been no problem for the Oakland Athletics. They have beaten the Texas Rangers' Japanese ace four times, more than any other team.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Surprise Hossa scratch part of NHL injury culture

BOSTON (AP) - Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks' top scorers, with three game-winning goals already this postseason.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat beats Spurs 103-100 in OT; Game 7 next

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


San Jose sues MLB over A's proposed move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Couture agrees to extension with Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks agreed to a contract extension with star center Logan Couture to keep him off the market next summer.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore scores, US beats Honduras 1-0

SANDY, Utah (AP) - No amount of tight defense could keep Jozy Altidore from doing what he does best.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, citing back

After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon, winning five titles along the way, Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday, citing a lower back injury.

June 18, 2013 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Pro Sports


AP Interview: Wiggins will be strong in 2014

PARIS (AP) - The director of the Tour de France expects Bradley Wiggins to come roaring back in 2014 after not defending his crown in this year's race that starts in just over a week.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lolo Jones' attempt at humor backfires

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lolo Jones' attempt at humor in a video that's gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Padres beat Giants 5-3 on safety squeeze in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Will Venable made an incredible catch to save San Diego, pinch-hitting pitcher Andrew Cashner drove in the go-ahead run with a perfectly executed safety squeeze in the 13th inning, and the Padres extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Vogelsong to have hand re-examined Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step in his recovery.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants outlast Phillies in 14

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Astros knock off A’s in 12

OAKLAND (AP) - L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees acquire Headley from Padres

NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CEO: Rivers to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to rookie contract

CLEVELAND (AP) - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks start on top

NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out with back strain

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the team's leading run producer.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained neck.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign Dan Uggla to minor-league deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

TORONTO (AP) - David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCallum scores 29, Kings win summer league title

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ray McCallum had a few big moments toward the end of last season for the Sacramento Kings.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter camp with 'chip' on shoulders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - There was a common theme to the players the Oakland Raiders brought in this offseason.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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