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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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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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