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Earnhardt Jr. ends drought with win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - After four years and 143 races - the agonizing near-misses and all those questions about when he might finally win again - Dale Earnhardt Jr. was alone in his car, comfortably ahead of the field and only a few minutes from victory.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Clayton Richard pitches Padres to victory over A's

OAKLAND (AP) - Clayton Richard did a nice job using his off-speed pitches to keep the Oakland hitters guessing. His fastball was even better.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Smoak singles in winning run as Mariners beat SF

SEATTLE (AP) - Justin Smoak's one-out single in the bottom of the ninth scored pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki from second when the throw home hit Kawasaki in the back, giving the Mariners a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods shares US Open lead with Furyk, Toms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were no fist pumps for Tiger Woods, just a deep breath and a slow exhale. Jim Furyk walked most of the 7,170 yards at Olympic Club with his head down. David Toms couldn't think of a single shot he hit without his full attention Friday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Posey, Cabrera power Giants past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Buster Posey led off the second inning with a solo home run into the second deck of the left field seats, National League hitting leader Melky Cabrera added a two-run shot in the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants opened a three-game interleague series with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blackley earns first win in eight years

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss homered in his fourth consecutive game, Travis Blackley earned his first victory in nearly eight years and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Friday night to extend their longest winning streak of the season.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Manny Ramirez requests release; A’s oblige him

OAKLAND (AP) - Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after he asked the Oakland Athletics to release him and the team granted his request on Friday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Lincecum hopes to right season at home

SEATTLE (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked out of the Giants' dugout to screams from a mix of autograph seekers and fans wishing the now 28-year-old a happy birthday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tense, tied NBA Finals moves to Miami

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands and LeBron James in his face.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


England eliminates Sweden from Euros

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Theo Walcott finally got his chance at the European Championship, and he only needed three minutes to make it count.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Former Armstrong team manager declares innocence

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Johan Bruyneel, the manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories, is denying accusations from U.S. officials that he helped run a doping operation for the cyclist's teams.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Patrick taking high speeds in stride in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - With her NASCAR peers breezing around Michigan International Speedway at around 200 mph this week, Danica Patrick was asked to compare these stock car speeds to the even quicker pace of IndyCar racing.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Curtis Granderson drove in three runs, Phil Hughes pitched six innings to win his fourth straight start and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


The lead for Thompson, the buzz for Tiger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Open featured two marquee groups, but only one marquee player.

June 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Justin Smith sees sense of urgency developing

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Nobody represents the win-now mentality of the San Francisco 49ers more than Justin Smith. The All-Pro defensive tackle will tell you so himself.

June 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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McBride, Lilly, Bradley elected to Hall

CHICAGO (AP) - Brian McBride and Kristine Lilly have been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame along with former men's national team coach Bob Bradley.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Once driven by money, Day now wants trophies

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Along with celebrating a World Golf Championship that took him to No. 4 in the world, Jason Day couldn't help but consider the rest of the young season and wonder just how much higher he could go.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB collision rule leaves one exception

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Jones to 3-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed special teams standout Taiwan Jones to a three-year extension on Monday that keeps him under contract through 2017.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Character on center stage at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colt Lyerla came to the NFL scouting combine with more to prove than just about anyone else.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scioscia: Trout won’t get snagged on contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that he isn't worried about possible contract talks becoming a distraction for star center fielder Mike Trout.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bonds with Giants as instructor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. As a spring training instructor, that is.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jason Collins to become 1st openly gay player lm NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Maybe Michael Sam will fit in NFL just fine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL locker room has long been an unforgiving place.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Day survives the magic of Dubuisson in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Jason Day never stopped believing he would win the Match Play Championship, even in the midst of so many shots by Victor Dubuisson that simply defied belief.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sweden’s Nordqvist wins LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) - Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Thailand on Sunday to end a five-year victory drought, holding off top-ranked Inbee Park at Siam County Club.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


York says near trade of coach ‘isn’true’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York denied his team nearly traded coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns last month for draft picks.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Busch races to history books

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Busch made a little history at a pretty big track.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s OF Fuld welcomes another challenge

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Sam Fuld has never backed down from a challenge and that's been a major reason he's still playing professional baseball. He's facing his latest test trying to make the roster of the Oakland Athletics as a reserve outfielder.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raptors cool off Cavs

TORONTO (AP) - Terrence Ross scored 20 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers' six-game winning streak with a 98-91 victory on Friday night.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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