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Texas has to adapt to make playoffs without Cruz

With their big boomstick out of the lineup, the Texas Rangers are going to have to adapt to get in the playoffs again.

August 07, 2013 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Woods poised to end his longest major drought

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Tiger Woods is leaving nothing to chance in his last chance this year to win a major.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat-Bulls, Lakers-Clippers on NBA’s opening night

NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Heat will open their title defense against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29 in the expected return of Derrick Rose, with an all-Los Angeles matchup later that night in the Lakers' first game without Dwight Howard and the Clippers' first with Doc Rivers.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

FOOTBALL

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB disciplines 13 players

NEW YORK (AP) - Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball's most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.

August 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Francoeur gets go-ahead hit in Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch hitter Jeff Francoeur's broken-bat single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run in the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden missing preseason opener

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden will not play in Friday's preseason opener against Dallas.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Reid battling for safety spot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Almost every time Donte Whitner looks at rookie Eric Reid he's reminded of what it was like to be a safety selected in the first round competing for a starting spot.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Franklin heads off to Cal with six gold medals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Missy Franklin can't wait to head to college.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No drug violations by Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez called it "a lie" right from the very start, from the moment a newspaper report linked him to a clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Rodriguez blooped a single into left field in his first at-bat of the season, hours after being hit with a long suspension.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

COLLEGES

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s offense struggles in loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin has seen his team's lead in the AL West Division shrink by 3 1-2 games the past week. Nothing to worry about, he says. The Athletics were in a worse position at this time last year.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After loss, Bochy plans SF batting order shake-up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - After the San Francisco Giants let another one-run game get away to Tampa Bay, manager Bruce Bochy decided it's time for a new batting order.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - They say par is a good score in a major.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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49ers open high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doping belongs to cycling past

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods: ‘Put (phone) on silent’

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong met cycling doping panel

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport's past, said an attorney for the champion who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

ZURICH (AP) - Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CBS won’t dictate use of Redskins name on the air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign Staley to 2-year extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed off their new home in style Thursday while quietly making a move to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick's blindside.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bay Area boasts 2 playoff hopefuls

OAKLAND (AP) - The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Brandon Rush agree to 2-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign defensemen Demers, Doherty

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defensemen Jason Demers and Taylor Doherty.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A new generation emerging at golf’s oldest major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Talansky’s tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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