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Wimbledon champ carries weight of nation

LONDON (AP) - The first question posed to Andy Murray at his pre-Wimbledon news conference concerned England's early exit from the World Cup and how the tennis player might feel "to have the hopes of a despondent nation" on his shoulders.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Crisp drills winning hit for Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp drove in Kyle Blanks with a two-out single in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Slumping Giants drop 6th straight

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Collmenter fought his way through five innings, Aaron Hill drove in two runs, and the Arizona Diamondback sent the San Francisco Giants to their sixth straight loss, 4-1 on Friday night.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Ticos take out Italy; reach knockout round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses' refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

US expects to see best of Ronaldo, Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Ambrose seeks 1st career Sonoma win

SONOMA (AP) - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

No stopping fans during anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Tragedy fuels Nigerians

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Stephen Keshi's Nigeria squad wants more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to revive its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

France in full control after routing Swiss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Security tightens for sunday match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Six hundred additional military police will be assigned to Sunday's World Cup match at Rio's Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium's media center before the last game.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Torre chides Ortiz over ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wie rallies for 3-shot lead in Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports

A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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Panthers top Redskins, now 10-0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw a career-high five touchdowns passes, and the Carolina Panthers improved to 10-0 with a 44-16 victory over the ...

November 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Punchless Raiders drop 3rd straight

DETROIT (AP) - Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders are falling behind in a forgiving race for an AFC playoff spot.

November 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49ers can’t slow Rawls in loss to Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) - Against one of the top defenses in the league, Blaine Gabbert showed flashes of why San Francisco went ahead with benching Colin Kaepernick.

November 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Warriors now 15-0, defeat Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors tied the best start in NBA history, beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on ...

November 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kap surgery ‘mutual decision’

SEATTLE (AP) - The decision for San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to have season-ending surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder was a mutual decision between the ...

November 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Curry leads Warriors to 14-0 start as they hold off Bulls

OAKLAND (AP) - Until a couple of games ago, Stephen Curry really hadn't thought much about making more NBA history.

November 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Athletics add versatile lefty Rich Hill on $6 million deal

OAKLAND . (AP) - In a matter of months, Rich Hill's remarkable path to rejoining a rotation took him from Washington's farm system to independent ...

November 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Karlsson scores to lift Sharks over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Melker Karlsson scored 3:45 into overtime and Martin Jones made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season, giving the San ...

November 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Bosh leads Heat past Kings

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat Sacramento 116-109 on Thursday night, taking advantage of Kings star ...

November 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Greene’s punt return helps Jaguars beat Titans 19-13

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have their first winning streak in more than two years.

November 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49ers defenders Bowman, Williams return to Seattle

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ian Williams passed NaVorro Bowman in the locker room earlier this week and reminded his teammate they would be returning to Seattle ...

November 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders struggling to stop the run

ALAMEDA (AP) - Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has no shortage of reasons why the Oakland Raiders have gone from owning one of the best run ...

November 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kim Welch holds lead at Pebble Beach Invitational

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Kim Welch shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday at Pebble Beach to take a one-stroke lead over four men after the ...

November 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Warriors rally, reach 13-0 with win over Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 23-point, first-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers ...

November 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Red Sox DH Ortiz to retire

BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston's beloved "Big Papi" who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out ...

November 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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