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Wambach needs 3 goals to break Hamm’s goal record

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Replacing Mia Hamm as the all-time leading goal scorer for the United States women's soccer team can't happen soon enough for Abby Wambach.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Neymar leads Brazil to 2-0 win over Mexico

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Neymar scored one goal and set up another for Jo to lift Brazil to a 2-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday and secure a spot in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup for the host nation.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros sign No. 1 overall pick RHP Mark Appel

HOUSTON (AP) - Mark Appel received high praise from MLB commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday when the No. 1 overall pick signed with the Houston Astros.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Juan Perez hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night, snapping the Padres' seven-game winning streak.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AL West-leading A's beat Rangers, Darvish 6-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Facing Yu Darvish has been no problem for the Oakland Athletics. They have beaten the Texas Rangers' Japanese ace four times, more than any other team.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Surprise Hossa scratch part of NHL injury culture

BOSTON (AP) - Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks' top scorers, with three game-winning goals already this postseason.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat beats Spurs 103-100 in OT; Game 7 next

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


San Jose sues MLB over A's proposed move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Couture agrees to extension with Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks agreed to a contract extension with star center Logan Couture to keep him off the market next summer.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore scores, US beats Honduras 1-0

SANDY, Utah (AP) - No amount of tight defense could keep Jozy Altidore from doing what he does best.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, citing back

After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon, winning five titles along the way, Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday, citing a lower back injury.

June 18, 2013 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Pro Sports


AP Interview: Wiggins will be strong in 2014

PARIS (AP) - The director of the Tour de France expects Bradley Wiggins to come roaring back in 2014 after not defending his crown in this year's race that starts in just over a week.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lolo Jones' attempt at humor backfires

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lolo Jones' attempt at humor in a video that's gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Padres beat Giants 5-3 on safety squeeze in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Will Venable made an incredible catch to save San Diego, pinch-hitting pitcher Andrew Cashner drove in the go-ahead run with a perfectly executed safety squeeze in the 13th inning, and the Padres extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Vogelsong to have hand re-examined Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step in his recovery.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Tulo, Bautista Derby captains

Troy Tulowitzki just hopes no one will hold any grudges when he picks the National League participants for the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners sign first-round pick

SEATTLE (AP) - Alex Jackson was understandably nervous being thrust into a batting practice group that included Robinson Cano.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo robs U.S. of win

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, a one-goal lead is never safe.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Major moment for Wie

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peyton not ready to retire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning flew to New York this spring to pay his respects to Derek Jeter and David Letterman, two much-admired superstars in the middle of their long goodbyes.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Asia, Russia having hard time in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - At midway point, the World Cup went from bad to worse for Asia and the tournament's next host, Russia. But it went from great to even better for spectators hankering for goals.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


U.S. goalie Hope Solo arrested after quarrel

SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. women's soccer star goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, but her attorney insisted that Solo herself was a victim in the altercation.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Birdie spree carries Streelman at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Kevin Streelman birdied the last seven holes to win the Travelers Championship by a stroke Sunday at TPC River Highlands.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s can’t complete sweep

OAKLAND (AP) - David Ortiz hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday to avoid a four-game series sweep.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner 2-hits D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) - Everything was working for Madison Bumgarner.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cards send two starters to DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have put starting pitchers Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sources say Melo to test free agency

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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