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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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World Cup finale pits best of best

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous foe in Lara

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez wants to be known as a fighter who never ducked anyone, one reason why he paid particular attention when Erislandy Lara started calling his name.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Trentin wins his 7th Tour

NANCY, France (AP) - Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy slumps at Scottish Open

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps easily beats Lochte in 100 butterfly

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Netherlands looking to finish World Cup unbeaten

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them the mission of becoming the only Dutch squad to finish a World Cup unbeaten in regular play.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


United gets 3rd straight road win; 2-1 over Quakes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva each scored in the first half, and Bill Hamid made close-range saves in the 89th and 91st minutes to lift D.C. United to a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees get LHP Francis in trade with Athletics

BALTIMORE (AP) - The New York Yankees have obtained left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named and cash.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez gets 11th win

SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez outpitched Jeff Samardzija, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum returns to CY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Lincecum drove in a run with a safety squeeze, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies activate Gonzalez from DL

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was activated from the disabled list on Friday after he missed 35 games because of left index finger inflammation.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers WR Ellington focused on NFL career

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Gone are the days when Bruce Ellington would rush from a basketball workout with South Carolina teammates to a football meeting room to learn the complex schemes of coach Steve Spurrier. Ellington's only focus is the San Francisco 49ers and making an impact on the NFL.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

Associated Press

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suns get Thomas in sign-and-trade

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings for point guard Isaiah Thomas, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors officially sign guard Shaun Livingston

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Warriors officially sign guard Shaun Livingston to the contract agreed to last week.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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