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Oakland Athletics end road with fourth consecutive loss

TORONTO (AP) - After a red-hot start to their road trip, the Oakland Athletics are heading home stuck in their longest slump of the season.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Beckett pitches no-hitter for Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett started talking about throwing a no-hitter in the fourth inning, ignoring traditional superstitions and making his catcher nervous in the process.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Williams sisters win at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer's 4-year-old twins, Myla and Riva, hung in there for about 20 minutes Sunday in his guest box at Court Philippe Chatrier, long enough to see Daddy take control of his French Open match.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hitters try just about anything to improve vision

SAN FRRANCISCO (AP) - Before he closes his book, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence stares and stares at a card marking his page.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott wins on 3rd playoff hole at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott was a late entry into Colonial because he wanted to play while ranked No. 1 in the world.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Inexperienced back line heads to World Cup

STANFORD. (AP) - Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron might hear it from every angle if they were paying any attention or had a moment's spare time. They could be reminded every day that this is the first time since 1990 the U.S. heads to a World Cup with no central defenders having played previous minutes in soccer's showcase event.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Colin Montgomerie learned something about playing major championship golf at the age of 51 in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aru wins tough 15th Giro stage; Uran retains lead

MONTECAMPIONE, Italy (AP) - Fabio Aru of Italy claimed a solo victory on the tough uphill finish to Montecampione in the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday for his first Grand Tour victory.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome gallops 2 miles at Belmont in prepping for Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome galloped two miles around Belmont Park as part of his preparations for the Belmont Stakes on June 7.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donovan breaks MLS goal record

CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan broke the Major League Soccer goal record Sunday night, scoring his 135th and 136th regular-season goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go and won the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night for his first victory of the season.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blown engine ends Busch’s ‘Double’ run

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch's attempt at completing "The Double" ended Sunday night after his car blew an engine late in the Coca-Cola 600.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Busch prepares body for double duty

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch craned his neck toward a monitor and studied the Indianapolis 500 practice results. He didn't seem happy with his final practice speed, roughly 3 mph off the pace and not good enough in the Andretti Autosport backup he was forced into after wrecking his own, faster car earlier this week.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann’s kids

STANFORD (AP) - Julian Green first met most of his U.S. soccer teammates just a few months ago at a training session in Europe shortly before the German-American committed to playing for the United States.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling gives up control of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Riley insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI (AP) - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods hopeful of more good memories at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal withdrawals due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New name in Reno, same old aggressive play

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins in her return

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast booth next year.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez retires

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

PHOENIX (AP) - Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streater bounces back from concussion

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday's practice.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins hopes for US spot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team's first two days of practice, about which big man is better.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss sparks 6-run rally in ninth

HOUSTON (AP) - Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Liriano shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub settles in as Raiders QB

NAPA (AP) - The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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