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Andy Murray to have surgery for back problems

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will have surgery on a long-standing back problem and miss the rest of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


'Battle of the Sexes' resonates 40 years later

NEW YORK (AP) - The name itself struck an antagonistic tone: "Battle of the Sexes."

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LA's Candace Parker wins WNBA MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker won the WNBA MVP on Thursday, making her the fifth player in league history to receive the award twice.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oracle stays alive as America's Cup plods along

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An America's Cup that continues to see remarkable performances by fast, space-age catamarans is nonetheless plodding along because of a convergence of wind, tide and safety concerns.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luck, Harbaugh share equal admiration, respect

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Andrew Luck played quite a role in landing the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh his first NFL coaching job. Harbaugh helped pave the path to the quarterback becoming the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in last year's draft out of Stanford.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM says vindication comes with playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his Oakland Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL ROUNDUP

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Not long ago, Trent Richardson was viewed as a cornerstone for Cleveland's future.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Former heavyweight champion Norton dies: LAS VEGAS (AP) - He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera delivered consecutive RBI singles in the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon and the San Diego Padres rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and Tampa Bay took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Iguodala: Warriors aiming for 'more than' 50 wins

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry indicated the Golden State Warriors are aiming for 50 wins this season when he said earlier this month that there's a number that "has a five in front of it" written on a whiteboard inside the team's practice facility as a goal.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Crisp, Cespedes hit homers in A's 5-4 loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes again delivered for the Athletics. Oakland's usually reliable closer let an opportunity slip away.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cain throws gem, Giants' bullpen blows it vs. Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Cain is winless in three September starts despite a 1.29 ERA. That's the sort of season it's been for the San Francisco Giants and their All-Star right-hander.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Marecic joins 49ers, reunites with Harbaugh

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Owen Marecic joined the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract two weeks after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson single in 9th lifts A’s to victory

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Self: Wiggins welcomes trade to T’wolves

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lochte keeps Phelps winless

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships Sunday night, leaving Phelps winless in four races at his biggest meet since coming out of retirement.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tsonga tops Federer at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (AP) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel, Hoyer will get first-team snaps

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Cleveland Browns' quarterback derby is heading down the homestretch.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Injuries mar practice in Harbaugh Camp

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore sustained what appeared to be a season-ending injury Sunday in a hard-hitting joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Radwanska sweeps Venus

MONTREAL (AP) - Agnieszka Radwanska beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Rogers Cup title.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Twins trade Kevin Correia to Dodgers

OAKLAND (AP) - The Minnesota Twins traded veteran right-hander Kevin Correia to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night for a player to be named or cash.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen; Smoke stays clear

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - AJ Allmendinger's journey is almost complete.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


South Korea’s Mirim Lee wins Meijer LPGA Classic

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) - Mirim Lee won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating fellow South Korean player Inbee Park with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy in a familiar spot in final major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. He turned to his caddie for confirmation and asked, "Was it good?"

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub off to shaky start

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Schaub has impressed his new coaches and teammates with the Oakland Raiders with his sharp performance during training camp practices as he looks to turn the page from a disastrous finish to his career in Houston.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Richmond, Marciulionis enshrined

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Alonzo Mourning first thanked all of the usual people when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: His coaches, his teachers, and the foster mother who raised him.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Quakes settle for tie in California Classic

CARSON (AP) - Gyasi Zardes scored his sixth goal in his last six games and the Los Angeles Galaxy tied the San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 in the California Clasico on Friday night.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Judge rules against NCAA in O’Bannon case

College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bortles solid in Jags debut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Blake Bortles was solid in his preseason debut, throwing for 117 yards and leading a second-half drive for a field goal to help the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-10 on Friday night.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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