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Samardzija’s 4-hitter leads Giants on Rays’ Pride Night

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Samardzija had a dominant performance on a night that was much more than just a ballgame.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Burns drives in the winning run in the 9th inning

OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski thought he caught it. Billy Burns knew otherwise. The outfielders are able to joke about it after they came through with big at-bats.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson tied for lead at US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, "Where did it go?"

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Outside shot: LeBron lifts Cavs, Cleveland to cusp of title

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' family, closest friends and some hangers-on who wanted a glimpse waited for him in the arena's hallways like they have since he was an unequalled Ohio high school star, the best player on any court.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ayesha Curry latest sports spouse to lash out on Twitter

The Associated Press

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

VIENNA (AP) - Russia's track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated "from the top down" and tainted the entire team.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US will have depth of roster tested

SEATTLE (AP) - When Jurgen Klinsmann started experimenting with his roster following the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. coach did it with the hope of building more depth for the next four-year cycle.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Colombia beats Peru on PKs to reach semis

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - David Ospina dived to his left, and Peru's Miguel Trauco sent his penalty kick down the middle, a yard above the ground. The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tim Lincecum embraces a second chance with new Angels team

OAKLAND (AP) - A white cap on backward, Tim Lincecum stopped to pet the bomb-sniffing dogs in the parking lot before greeting the workers at the security entrance who warmly welcomed him back to the Oakland Coliseum.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Storms soften Oakmont and stop the US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bogut unlikely to play in Rio

CLEVELAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut all but ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, saying the bone bruises around his left knee almost certainly will not be healed in time for him to play for Australia this summer.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets ejected late, Warriors lose Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ayesha Curry was angry about getting into Game 6 of the NBA Finals later than she planned. Stephen Curry was steaming when he left the game earlier than he wanted.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Astros, Cardinals keeping it civil during investigation

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Houston Astros happened to be in town when the St. Louis Cardinals paraded out one of their just-signed first-round draft picks to take some cuts in the batting cage and do interviews.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Suzuki’s milestone raises familiar questions about context

When Japanese slugger Sadaharu Oh hit his 756th home run back in 1977, the reaction in the U.S. was predictably mild.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Muncy breaks up Lewis’ no-hit bid for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Max Muncy was retired on a running catch in his first at-bat Thursday. Then was thrown out at first base by Colby Lewis when he tried to reach on a bunt.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Venus Williams reaches semifinals

STANFORD (AP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IAAF upholds ban for Russian track team

LONDON (AP) - Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts

NEW YORK (AP) - Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA moving 2017 All-Star game

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for ...

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Cibulkova advances at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Urszula Radwanska 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Bank of the West Classic quarterfinals.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome widens gap in Tour de France

MEGEVE, France (AP) - Take it from cycling great Eddy Merckx: nobody can beat Chris Froome in this Tour de France.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson co-leads Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stars ready to tee off in Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Leave it to Charles Barkley to capsulize the challenges he and others will face atop the Sierra this weekend trying to keep ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray struggles again A’s fall to Rays

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray hoped he had turned a corner when he snapped a long losing streak in his first start after the All-Star break ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Green case could be resolved before Rio

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers have QB competition with Kap, Gabbert

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is back following three surgeries and last season's benching, determined and ready to prove himself as a starting quarterback ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rising Raiders have high expectations

ALAMEDA (AP) - After 13 straight seasons without a winning record, playoff berth or even much hope most years, the Oakland Raiders head into training camp ...

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli ...

July 20, 2016 | BARRY WILNER | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr out for 2 more races, replaced by Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to ...

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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