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Crisp drills winning hit for Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp drove in Kyle Blanks with a two-out single in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Thompson, Cousins part of US roster

The Associated Press

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Posey hit grand slams, SF beats D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was so enthused by seeing Buster Posey hit a grand slam, he did the same thing the next inning.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gray earns 10th win as A’s top Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics needed a strong start from Sonny Gray to avoid being swept entering the four-day break for the All-Star game.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ALL -STAR NOTEBOOK

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The youngest player in the All-Star Futures game made one of the biggest impressions.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s send Pomeranz to Triple-A Sacramento

SEATTLE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have activated left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski dominates field in New Hampshire victory

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harman wins John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Brian Harman admitted he felt the pressure.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Martin claims Women’s British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Mo Martin knew she hit her 3-wood exactly how she wanted on the 18th hole at Royal Birkdale.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior Open in playoff

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - Colin Montgomerie is getting used to winning these big events.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour de France: Tale of 2 Tonys

MULHOUSE, France (AP) - On a day local Roman Catholics were celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony, two other Tonys had their own reason to celebrate in the Tour de France.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anthony, a ‘Knick at heart,’ stays in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps beaten by Agnel in 100-meter freestyle

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps' form deserted him Sunday night.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hewitt breaks thru on 3rd try in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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