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MLS assesses its future following big summer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It's engaging them that the league sees as its next step.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teens take center stage

IRVINE (AP) - Katie Ledecky beat defending champion Missy Franklin to win the 200-meter freestyle in a showdown of teen swimming queens at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant withdraws from US national team

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tsonga stuns Djokovic in sweep

TORONTO (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Stern headlines Hall of Fame class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling's "interesting" ownership that came before it.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peralta is 1st to 14

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were just a key hit or two from another victory on the road.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lester twirls 3-hitter

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


2 girls may play in LL regional finals

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Kayla Roncin and Mo'ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girl's team may have to knock off the other's team.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Skins top Brady-less Patriots

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Tom Brady took the night off, and Robert Griffin III played one series Thursday night as the Washington Redskins beat the New England Patriots 23-6 in the teams' preseason opener.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More power for largest conferences

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods good to go for major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaughs gather for 49ers-Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) - They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it isn't often that the Harbaugh brothers have a get-together in August.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks, Kings to play game at Levi’s Staduim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Sandoval knock in 3 runs each

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval each drove in three runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays break loose, avoid sweep in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes is gone to Boston and the Oakland Athletics are slumping without their former slugger.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Another early Wimbledon exit for Nadal

LONDON (AP) - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fernandez outduels Cain in 2015 debuts

MIAMI (AP) - Matt Cain's season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir dominates for 8 innings as A’s blank Mariners

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off balance.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions

Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dipoto resigns after 3 1/2 years with Angels

ANAHEIM, (AP) - For 3 1/2 years, general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia managed to survive disputes and reconciliations in their arranged marriage with the Los Angeles Angels.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US team to the Women’s World Cup

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Japan in World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign D Paul Martin to open free agency

SAN JOSE,.(AP) - After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks went into the offseason with a clear focus on becoming tougher defensively.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bour homers in 9th to beat Giants

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bour found a way to end the Miami Marlins' flurry of double-play grounders Wednesday night - by hitting the ball over the fence.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - No need to seek out an offer sheet in restricted free agency. Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors on his own terms.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler leads Hahn, A’s past Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Billy Butler's first triple in nearly three years was the talk of the clubhouse.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US heads to World Cup final

MONTREAL(AP) - Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones

SAN JOSE (AP) - Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose's list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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