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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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Kubiak hire pays off for Broncos

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's hard to know who took the bigger risk.

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


PANTHERS ‘POUNDING’

SAN JOSE (AP) - "Keep pounding."

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jones’ early save sets tone in Sharks win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones set the tone early Thursday night.

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Obama salutes NBA champs at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - A basketball enthusiast, President Barack Obama applauded the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and marveled at how they are revolutionizing professional basketball with ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders under spending minimum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are the only two NFL teams below the 89 percent cash spending required by next year ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

BOSTON (AP) - Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Steph Curry lights up Wizards for Warriors’ 8th straight victiory

WASHINGTON (AP) - Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Moore has career night as Bulls beat Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With leading scorer Jimmy Butler on the bench nursing a sore left knee, E'Twaun Moore figured he'd get plenty of chances ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis hopes to play a role in Super Bowl

SAN JOSE (AP) - Vernon Davis got to sleep at home for a night in the Bay Area, stay in the same hotel where he lived ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Garbutt, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell scored to send the Anaheim Ducks past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Garbutt, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell scored to send the Anaheim Ducks past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McCall, No. 15 Stanford women pull away

STANFORD (AP) - Erica McCall had her 12th double-double of the season, and Karlie Samuelson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help the ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings cancel Lunar New Year promo after Cousins complains

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings canceled a Lunar New Year promotional giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins complained it was insensitive on the first day of Black ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Newton wants black QB issue put away for good

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away.

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age

In the wacky world of recruiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a prospect's house somehow makes perfect sense.

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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