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World Cup veiwership up in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Masters champion ousted

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF in running for U.S. bid

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA: Don Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterling's legal strategy.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps shuts down A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - David Phelps pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and two relievers were perfect the rest of the way, leading the New York Yankees past the Oakland Athletics 7-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies rally past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - D.J. LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking single in a five-run ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Dodgers owner testifies in court

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt testified Friday in a lawsuit filed over a severe beating at Dodger Stadium that he wasn't personally involved in security matters at the venue but did suggest a fan code of conduct.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter revisits famous flip play of 2001

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Jeter has never understood the fuss over his famous flip.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


England vet puts slip behind him

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Many footballers would struggle to recover from a lapse that cost his team the league title. After a difficult few weeks, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's mind is clear of the anguish and ready to lead England at the World Cup.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch thrash Spain; three points for El Tri

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 Friday, toying with the defending champions in the second half and gaining a measure of revenge for its 2010 loss in the World Cup final.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


U.S. players prepare for anything from refs

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jermaine Jones will use a little extra caution, knowing full well his penchant for drawing cards from referees.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


HOME SWEET HOME

SAO PAULO (AP) - Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Three down, one to go

MIAMI (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Skills academy kicks off tonight

Just in time for the World Cup, the Manteca Futbol Club is offering a free skills academy to the community's future stars.

June 12, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | Pro Sports


Pinehurst No.2 tamed by Kaymer

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Hernandez, Mariners overcome A’s homers

SEATTLE (AP) - Billy Burns accomplished what only two others had done, greeting Seattle ace Felix Hernandez with a home run leading off the game. On ...

August 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally past Cubs to snap 3-game slide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey followed Brandon Belt's leadoff triple in the sixth with a go-ahead double, Jake Peavy won for the second time ...

August 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brooks charged, McDonald indicted in related assault

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of ...

August 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break in practice facilities

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders finally have a state-of-the-art training facility even if they are still searching for a permanent home.

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Spieth comes full circle

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - The words were big and bold coming out of Trump National. Only this time, it wasn't The Donald doing the ...

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Broncos, 49ers want two clean practices

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula won't tolerate fighting from his San Francisco players when they take the field with the Broncos this week for ...

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cubs win, widen wildcard lead over SF Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Montero and Starlin Castro all hit home runs in support of another solid outing from Jake Arrieta, and the ...

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bases loaded 2-run single does in A’s

SEATTLE (AP) - Austin Jackson's bases-loaded, two-run single in the fifth inning capped Seattle's comeback from a five-run deficit and led the Mariners a ...

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rivera hated pitching in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch.

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


While chasing Bolt, Gatlin shakes off criticism at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - Usain Bolt returned to the track at world championships Tuesday and eased his way through the preliminary round of his favorite race, the ...

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal says his struggles are on him, not team

NEW YORK (AP) - Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle.

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Simon upset by Bedene in Winston-Salem play

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Top seed Gilles Simon of France was upset by Great Britain's Aljaz Bedene, while South Africa's Kevin Anderson survived ...

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Colonels assistant gets Tasered in morale-building football stunt

DANVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -Jeff Collett wasn't being figurative as he tried to inject some electricity into Centre College's two-a-day football practices.

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Pharoah 1-5 favorite

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - And now, it's on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Broncos, 49ers want two clean practices

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula won't tolerate fighting from his San Francisco players when they take the field with the Broncos this week for ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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