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Finally, France tastes victory at its 100th Tour

L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) - After five grueling hours of riding, as he strained and sweated to victory in an eye-popping Tour de France stage with crowds that turned cycling's most famous climb into a huge and raucous high-mountain party, Christophe Riblon didn't want it to stop.

July 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kiwis reach 50.8 mph in AC 72-foot catamaran

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Emirates Team New Zealand set another top speed for America's Cup 72-foot catamarans, hitting 44.15 knots, or 50.8 mph, Thursday on San Francisco Bay.

July 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


PEDs, Pirates and Puig headline second half in MLB

Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half is on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance enhancing drug scandal.

July 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors sign former Kings guard Douglas

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Toney Douglas to a contract.

July 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer gets multiyear contract

STANFORD (AP) - Hall of Fame Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer has received a new long-term contract.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stone beats medalist Rank in Public Links

LORTON, Va. (AP) - Joshua Stone beat qualifying medalist Garrett Rank on Wednesday in the first round of match play in the U.S. Amateur Public Links, topping the Canadian with a bogey on the first extra hole.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s are alone atop AL West at All-Star break

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are hardly accustomed to playing in first place at the All-Star break.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NCAA to stop putting name, logo on EA video game

NEW YORK (AP) - Hang on to NCAA Football 2014, all you video game fans. It will be a collector's edition.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James wins 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Olbermann rejoining ESPN to host late-night show

Keith Olbermann dreaded that he'd be remembered as the guy who rose to stardom at ESPN then left less than amicably.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Third stage win for Froome in Tour de Force

CHORGES, France (AP) - Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He's that strong and he's making it look easy.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Prepping for British Open unlike any other major

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - The practice round schedule posted each day at Muirfield is not the only way to determine how players are getting ready for the British Open.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US tweaks Gold Cup roster ahead of knockout

MIAMI (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has adjusted his roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic head US Open field

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Defending champion Andy Murray and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic join four other past winners of the U.S. Open in the 2013 men's field.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rivera enters early, helps AL win All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Messi strike delights; French, Swiss win too

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - A breathtaking last-gasp goal; a first for goal-line technology; happy and cheering fans. What else could the World Cup want? Oh yes, a stunning goal by Lionel Messi for Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaymer wins US Open in seventh wire-to-wire effort in 114 years

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


From early childhood, golf was focus for Lucy Li, youngest Open qualifier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim McLean has coached child prodigies at his golf schools around the world for decades, so he thought he had seen just about every kind of young hopeful out there.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Audi wins 13th title at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) - Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer claims 7th Weber Open title

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer delivered a statement of intent for Wimbledon on Sunday by winning the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the seventh time.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dimitrov saves match point to win Queen’s

LONDON (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queen's Club, a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


American rider holds off Contador to win Criterium

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) - American rider Andrew Talansky was the surprise winner of the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday as he held off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador after a gripping finale on the eighth stage.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuno gives up 8 runs as Yankees fall to Oakland A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau’s big hit gives Rockies win at San Francisco’s expense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Morneau came to the plate in the eighth inning with one thought in mind: just see the ball and hit it.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings top Rangers for NHL crown

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS’ top GK turned fan at World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - One day when Nick Rimando was at World Cup training camp last month in Northern California, his two children opened a lemonade stand back home in Salt Lake City to support their father and U.S. soccer.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup veiwership up in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Masters champion ousted

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF in running for U.S. bid

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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