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No. 1 Nadal talks future after win

PARIS (AP) - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘94 Cup was an American sweatbath

German and South Korean players felt the Cotton Bowl turf scorching their feet through their shoes. Ireland manager Jack Charlton, sweating through his white shirt and cap, splashed water on his players from the touchline.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs blow out Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann, US men sold on The Farm

STANFORD (AP) - U.S. captain Clint Dempsey's sore left groin has improved, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann plans to start him in the Americans' second World Cup warmup this weekend against Turkey.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Creating stir with whisper

MIAMI (AP) - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry still puzzled by fire & hire

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry received the NBA's yearlong community assist award, spoke passionately about his charitable works, then dished out another assist to his former coach.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers KO Habs, reach finals

NEW YORK (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist was perfect on a night he needed to be.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Weary Kings look to close out ‘Hawks

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Drew Doughty had just played more than 39 minutes in a double-overtime playoff game, and he still couldn't sleep on the Kings' flight back to Los Angeles.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy grabs early lead

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Boston champ ready to rock-n-roll in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Meb Keflezighi will be a true champion of the people in his hometown Sunday.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Panda power Giants

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Morse homered and drove in three runs and Pablo Sandoval homered and scored twice to propel the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Porcello, Tigers top A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brewers’ Braun making smooth transition to right field

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Now leading off for the Brewers ... outfielder Ryan Braun?

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson rallies A’s to 3-1 win over Tigers

OAKLAND (AP) - After being shut down by Anibal Sanchez all night, the Oakland Athletics were happy finally to get a chance at Detroit's bullpen in the ninth.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants top Cubs 5-0, 6 pitchers team on 2-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy remembered stressing out while watching Tim Lincecum labor through the final innings of his 148-pitch no-hitter at San Diego last July. The Giants manager said there was "no chance" of stretching out his starter again Wednesday, even after Lincecum logged five hitless innings.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Slumping Giants drop 6th straight

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Collmenter fought his way through five innings, Aaron Hill drove in two runs, and the Arizona Diamondback sent the San Francisco Giants to their sixth straight loss, 4-1 on Friday night.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ticos take out Italy; reach knockout round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses' refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US expects to see best of Ronaldo, Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ambrose seeks 1st career Sonoma win

SONOMA (AP) - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No stopping fans during anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tragedy fuels Nigerians

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Stephen Keshi's Nigeria squad wants more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to revive its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France in full control after routing Swiss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Security tightens for sunday match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Six hundred additional military police will be assigned to Sunday's World Cup match at Rio's Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium's media center before the last game.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torre chides Ortiz over ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie rallies for 3-shot lead in Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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