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US ready to for Belgium in World Cup

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called "Group of Death," it's time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jones has broken nose from collision

SAO PAULO (AP) - U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has a broken nose after Thursday's game against Germany, but remains available to play in the round of 16 against Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s score 4 in 9th to beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on a replay reversal, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back after blowing a four-run lead to beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 on Friday night.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jury breaks Giants fan beating case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors adjourned for the weekend Friday without reaching a verdict in a trial to determine fault for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following a baseball game at Dodger Stadium three years ago.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic overcomes injury scare

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie bogey-free, trails by 1

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 in her first round since winning the U.S. Women's Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top-scoring Dutch facing stingy Mexico

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - The World Cup's highest-scoring team is about to meet arguably the tournament's best goalkeeper.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandy Barbour out as Cal’s AD

BERKELEY (AP) - California announced a change in leadership in the athletic program on Friday, signaling the end of a 10-year run by athletic director Sandy Barbour that featured great success in non-revenue sports as well as recent struggles on and off the field for the high-profile football team.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodgers, Bartoletta win US 100 title

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mike Rodgers had already overcome a broken ankle and two torn ligaments in his right ankle this year. A change of direction in the 100-meter final was much easier to handle.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US advances to KO round despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins is No. 1, Napier to Miami in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings take Nik Stauskas with 8th pick in draft

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When Nik Stauskas upgraded his game to add playmaking skills to his elite outside shooting, he vaulted himself into the NBA lottery.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


On the Defensive

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - After the final whistle, Omar Gonzalez spread his long arms in celebration and reserve goalkeeper Nick Rimando came leaping into them.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Portugal is eliminated despite win over Ghana

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo finally made his mark at the World Cup - but it came too late to spare Portugal an early exit from Brazil.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


1st-place Dodgers sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jaso has 3 RBIs as Oakland A’s beat Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Courtney Force captures NHRA Sonoma Nationals

SONOMA (AP) - Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Big Hurt, Joe Torre top class

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ depth at running back to be tested after Hunter tears ACL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open PGA title

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France race

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith’s NFL discipline could come soon

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Okoye preparing for the NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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