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Neymar anxious for WC opener

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil striker Neymar is only 22 years old, but knows he will be carrying the hopes of the host country at the World Cup. He is already getting goosebumps just thinking about today's opener against Croatia.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celebration put on hold for Kings

NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US Open looking more British

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hazards of headfirst slides

Even Pete Rose, the man who made the headfirst slide fashionable, says there's a time and place to be prudent.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nationals topple Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jayson Werth hit his first homer in almost a month and drove in three runs, and the Washington Nationals capitalized on Matt Cain's erratic start to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s stave off Angels sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trial will weigh if Sterling was properly ousted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, James turn to tape for mistakes

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has learned on important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TITLE TALK NOT REALISTIC

SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo, Portugal arrive in Brazil

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo strolled off a plane, lifted a hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge a group of fans who were shouting out his name.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rooney ready to deliver on pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The burden of delivering at the World Cup has consumed Wayne Rooney in the past, seeming to hinder his ability to deliver on football's biggest stage.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France finds recipe for midfield success

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) - After years of underachieving and failed promise, France has a midfield to be proud of again.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowgill’s blast ends marathon

ANAHEIM (AP) - Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cy Young winner Welch dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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49ers rookie Buckner making big impression

SANTA CLARA (AP) - DeForest Buckner is feeling pretty comfortable during his first NFL training camp.

August 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manaea pitches well in A’s1 loss

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics ended a 19-inning scoreless streak on Marcus Semien's home run off Kyle Hendricks in the eighth inning.

August 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ichiro Suzuki gets 3,000th career hit in major leagues

DENVER (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki tripled off the wall for his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues Sunday, becoming the 30th player to reach ...

August 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Denny Hamlin wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Denny Hamlin wasn't about to get shoved aside again.

August 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Game cancelled for poor field conditions

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - An emotional and invigorating Hall of Fame weekend came to a grinding halt Sunday night when the Packers-Colts game was canceled because ...

August 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Janikowski not concerned about kicking

NAPA (AP) - Even as he and Giorgio Tavecchio continue to split reps in practice, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski doesn't seem too concerned about his ...

August 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alex Rodriguez to play final game with Yanks Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - Ready or not, Alex Rodriguez will play his final game in pinstripes this week.

August 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rio opens games with message

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of "The Girl from ...

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Soler homers in return to help Lester, Cubs beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Cubs manager Joe Maddon thought Jorge Soler might get a jolt out of returning to the majors after spending two months recovering from ...

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former 49ers owner DeBartolo joins elite class

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As of one recent count, Edward DeBartolo Jr. had rewritten his Hall of Fame speech some 14 times.

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ken Stabler makes Hall 1 year after death

OAKLAND (AP) - Ken Stabler built a Hall of Fame career on moments more than raw numbers.

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Josh Saunders, NYCFC hand Earthquakes 3rd straight draw

SAN JOSE (AP) Josh Saunders made four saves and first-place New York City tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Friday night.

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gonzalez, Nationals stifle skidding Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - In spite of their miserable slump, the San Francisco Giants remain in first place in the NL West.

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Teixeira says ‘16 is finale

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Teixeira knew this would be difficult. Twenty seconds after he started to speak, his voice cracked.

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s suspend strength coach after hidden camera discovered

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics say a team employee has been suspended after it was discovered he hid a camera inside the weight room at ...

August 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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