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Angel Villalona making strides in comeback season

SAN JOSE (AP) - Wearing a big smile as he goes through pregame fielding drills at first base or waits his turn to take batting practice, Angel Villalona is enjoying the most basic aspects of being back on a baseball field.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New names alongside Djokovic, Murray on Wimbledon courts

LONDON (AP) - Get ready for some unfamiliar names at Wimbledon.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


At Tour de France, walking wounded win by soldiering on during Stage 2

AJACCIO, Corsica (AP) - Behind Jan Bakelants, the Belgian who rode with guts and guile to win Stage Two at the Tour de France, there were other smaller but no less impressive victories Sunday that don't get so widely noticed - by the race's riding wounded.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brazil beats Spain to win Confederations Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The crowd at Maracana Stadium was noisy, hoping for and maybe even anticipating a triumph by Brazil.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Avalanche take MacKinnon as draft’s first pick

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby now share more than a hometown.

July 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally to nip Cardinals behind Josh Donaldson

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson is pushing for a spot on the American League All-Star team with his bat and glove.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Rockies to end 6-game losing streak

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks get Kennedy from Penguins

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks acquired pending restricted free agent forward Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round pick in Sunday's draft.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Park claims US Women’s Open for 3rd straight major

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park set many golfing goals. Etching her name alongside Babe Zaharias was never one of them.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bill Haas pulls away to win at AT&T National golf

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Bill Haas made the long walk across a makeshift bridge and under the grandstands to the 18th green for the trophy presentation, high-fiving kids along the railing and raising his cap to thousands of fans who cheered as they saw him coming.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky track

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Matt Kenseth has raced long enough to know that rough starts can still have good outcomes.

June 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon wins eighth straight start

OAKLAND (AP) - The only thing Bartolo Colon cares about is staying healthy and helping his team win. He simply has no idea how to answer the constant questions about how he's doing both.

June 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kupchak clear he wants Dwight Howard to stay

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - In words and deeds, the Los Angeles Lakers are making it clear how they feel about Dwight Howard.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong’s US heirs challenged to regain trust

PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica (AP) - They grew up watching Texan Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France every year. Now American riders like Andrew Talansky and Tejay van Garderen carry a burden.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Robson keep British happy at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - When a 19-stroke exchange ended with Andy Murray's Wimbledon opponent slapping a forehand into the net, thousands of Centre Court spectators rose in unison.

June 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.

September 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

ATLANTA (AP) - Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

September 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants power past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After an extended slump they would rather forget, the San Francisco Giants are gaining ground and back in the thick of the playoff chase as September begins.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49er McDonald faces charges of domestic violence

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s frustrated as Angels sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - The Oakland Athletics arrived in Orange County eager to move back atop the AL West before Labor Day.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Real Salt Lake , Earthquakes play draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Javier Morales evened the score in the 36th minute, and the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake finished with a 1-1 draw Saturday night.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ernst wins Portland in playoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Henley takes 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wozniacki’ stamina keys win in US Open quarters

NEW YORK (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers OL Boone agrees to new two-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


In earthquake, wine barrels turn into quarter-ton projectiles

NAPA (AP) - Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Aldon Smith suspended 9 games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red-hot Posey perfect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Halos widen gap atop West

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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