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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen clubbed his 15th homer of the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with 6-0 victory Tuesday night.

July 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sac could be home to next MLS team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Expansion is coming to Major League Soccer. The only questions facing the league's board are how many teams, where to locate them and when to bring them into the fold.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Griffin gets plenty of support to beat Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knows just how dangerous Oakland's offense can be with everybody clicking. Usually, it starts with the Cuban slugger doing his part, as he puts it.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Obama honors Giants for 2nd title in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the San Francisco Giants are making a "habit" of dropping in at the White House.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cribbs relishes tackling as much as returns

NAPA (AP) - There's no arguing that Josh Cribbs will go down as one of the top special teams players in NFL history. He already shares the record for career kickoff return touchdowns and has done pretty well as a punt returner over the years.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Fun-loving Sapp smiles all the way to Hall

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Now headed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Warren Sapp smiles as he remembers accepting the challenge to turn around one of the worst franchises in pro sports history.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Olympic, Bandon to host new 4-ball championships

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Golf Association wanted to make a splash in its selection of sites for the new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championship announced earlier this year.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB may suspend A-Rod under labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tigers acquire reliever Veras from Astros

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rangers, Scheppers move past incident

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers said Monday they had spoken with two teammates who were with Tanner Scheppers and have a "full understanding" of what happened when the reliever was involved in a physical altercation in Cleveland.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano allowed one run over seven dominant innings, Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Monday night.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cibulkova outlasts Radwanska to win Bank of West

STANFORD (AP) - Dominika Cibulkova avenged one of the worst losses ever in a WTA Tour final, outlasting Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes helps A’s rally for win

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs on his most productive day since winning the Home Run Derby, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from five runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wood pitches, hits Cubs to victory over San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travis Wood did more than just pitch his way out of trouble.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No changes for top 3

NEW YORK (AP) - There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women rout Angola finish pool play 3-0

ISTANBUL (AP) - Brittney Griner was a little surprised.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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