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US ready to for Belgium in World Cup

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called "Group of Death," it's time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jones has broken nose from collision

SAO PAULO (AP) - U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has a broken nose after Thursday's game against Germany, but remains available to play in the round of 16 against Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s score 4 in 9th to beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on a replay reversal, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back after blowing a four-run lead to beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 on Friday night.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jury breaks Giants fan beating case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jurors adjourned for the weekend Friday without reaching a verdict in a trial to determine fault for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following a baseball game at Dodger Stadium three years ago.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic overcomes injury scare

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie bogey-free, trails by 1

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 in her first round since winning the U.S. Women's Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top-scoring Dutch facing stingy Mexico

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - The World Cup's highest-scoring team is about to meet arguably the tournament's best goalkeeper.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandy Barbour out as Cal’s AD

BERKELEY (AP) - California announced a change in leadership in the athletic program on Friday, signaling the end of a 10-year run by athletic director Sandy Barbour that featured great success in non-revenue sports as well as recent struggles on and off the field for the high-profile football team.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodgers, Bartoletta win US 100 title

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mike Rodgers had already overcome a broken ankle and two torn ligaments in his right ankle this year. A change of direction in the 100-meter final was much easier to handle.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US advances to KO round despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins is No. 1, Napier to Miami in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings take Nik Stauskas with 8th pick in draft

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When Nik Stauskas upgraded his game to add playmaking skills to his elite outside shooting, he vaulted himself into the NBA lottery.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


On the Defensive

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - After the final whistle, Omar Gonzalez spread his long arms in celebration and reserve goalkeeper Nick Rimando came leaping into them.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Portugal is eliminated despite win over Ghana

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo finally made his mark at the World Cup - but it came too late to spare Portugal an early exit from Brazil.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Pacers get Stuckey for 1 year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers blew Lance Stephenson a kiss goodbye and jumped on Rodney Stuckey to fill the void.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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