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Merritt claims Quicken Loans National

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.

August 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Park wins Women’s British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) - As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf's record book.

August 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign NBA’s 2nd female coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball's highest level.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors acquire Thompson in trade with 76ers

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Leake’s Giants debut on Sunday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mike Leake is replacing Tim Hudson in San Francisco's rotation, and the newly acquired right-hander will make his Giants' debut in their series finale Sunday at Texas.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Cook to Red Sox, nab Doubront

OAKLAND (AP) - The active Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Ryan Cook to the Boston Red Sox on Friday for a player to be named or cash.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carr sharp in first Raiders practice

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis fired adviser who pushed for new deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis parted ways with an adviser before last season who had been pushing the 49ers tight end to get pushy for a new contract.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Benches clear in Giants loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was upset with himself for allowing six runs the first two innings.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets get Cespedes at deadline

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods on heels of Quicken Loans leaders after 66

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

DENVER (AP) - Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their part, too.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger recovers from rough start

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter - he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter against his bag.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey wants to embarrass Correia in UFC 190

GLENDALE (AP) - Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dempsey, Zardes lead US over Ecuador into Copa semis

SEATTLE (AP) - Another benchmark for the United States. Another huge goal for Clint Dempsey.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Going back to Cali: Cavs force Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) - From the edge of elimination to the brink of history.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gordie Howe’s life and legacy celebrated at Detroit funeral

DETROIT (AP) - Gordie Howe could break a lobster claw with his fingers, one of his sons said, and make people melt in his hands with ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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