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Park takes lead, US Women’s Open suspended by fog

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park led the U.S. Women's Open with the second round suspended by fog.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Steel, Bootsma, Plummer set US Open records

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rachel Bootsma won the 50-meter backstroke in 27.68 seconds Thursday night in the USA Swimming National Championships to break the American and U.S. Open records, and Kevin Steel and David Plummer also set U.S. Open records.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings draft Kansas SG Ben McLemore with 7th pick

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are taking another chance on a Kansas product with potential.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors deal into draft to take Nedovic 30th

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors moved into the first-round of the NBA draft Thursday night and took Serbian guard Nemanja Nedovic with the 30th overall pick.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign D Jason Demers to 1-year deal

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks re-signed defenseman Jason Demers to a one-year contract Thursday to prevent him from becoming a restricted free agent next month.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Worst Wimbledon showing for US men since 1912

LONDON (AP) - What a stark statistic for the nation of Bill Tilden and Don Budge, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi: It's been 101 years since no men from the United States reached Wimbledon's third round.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Steel, Bootsma, Plummer set US Open records

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rachel Bootsma won the 50-meter backstroke in 27.68 seconds Thursday night in the USA Swimming National Championships to break the American and U.S. Open records, and Kevin Steel and David Plummer also set U.S. Open records.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ha-Neul Kim leads US Women’s Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - South Korea's Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women's Open.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Donovan back with US but not Bocanegra

NEW YORK (AP) - Landon Donovan is returning to the U.S. national team after an absence of nearly 11 months, but there was no room for Carlos Bocanegra in the American squad for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Victories send Portugal, Nigeria into U20 last 16

ISTANBUL (AP) - Portugal and Nigeria won their final Group B matches to reach the last 16 of the Under-20 World Cup on Thursday, while third-place South Korea still has a chance of advancing.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Griffin fires two-hit shutout for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - No need for A.J. Griffin to glance over his shoulder at the bullpen. This game was all his to finish, something that seemed far-fetched when he walked two of the game's first three batters.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw outduels Lincecum, Dodgers beat Giants 4-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw outpitched Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings enter draft with little time to prepare

SACRAMENTO (AP) - From owner to general manager to coach, no other NBA management team has had as little time to prepare for the draft this year as the Sacramento Kings.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors looking to acquire pick

OAKLAND (AP) - The only way the Golden State Warriors will generate any news during Thursday night's NBA draft is if they make a trade or spend some money.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Sharapova lose on wild day at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As tumultuous a day as professional tennis has produced in its nearly half-century history ended in the most unforeseeable, unexplainable way of all: A second-round loss by Roger Federer at the All England Club.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Game 2 starters Ventura, Peavy study in contrasts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buster’s back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

NEW YORK (AP) - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) - A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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