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High school lefty goes No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Houston Astros selected California high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tanaka tames Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) - In a season full of bumps for the New York Yankees, there has been one sure thing. Namely, Masahiro Tanaka.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball mourns Zimmer’s death

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Don Zimmer wasn't a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs, Heat prepare for sequel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James blessed to be playing in fifth NBA Finals; 4th with Heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, done-that attitude when stepping onto the sport's biggest stage.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaep-ital gain: 49ers QB signs $110M extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a new six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the franchise through the 2020 season.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome 3-5 favorite to win Triple Crown

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings upend Rangers in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USMNT: Defense a central concern

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. is getting a little defensive about its defense.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal undeterred after dropping 1st set

PARIS (AP) - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Portugal’s Ronaldo suffering from tendinitis, muscle injury

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal says forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tendinitis in his left leg to go with a left leg muscle injury as the team prepares for its World Cup opener on June 16 against Germany.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees can’t hold 4-run lead

NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants tally rare win on Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Michael Morse and Juan Perez homered with two outs in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, rallying the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' longest winning streak of the season at four games.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Parker will be ready for Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker's left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, James top All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has capped his MVP season by being the lone unanimous choice to the All-NBA first team.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds - or, at least, hoped to.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Busche, Guarnier win second road title

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Matt Busche and Megan Guarnier each won their second road national championship Monday, and earned a spot on the U.S. team for the world championships in Virginia this September.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady’s appeal wouldn’t be heard by Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) - Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tolman sets new standard

One day after breaking his own school record in the 50 freestyle, Sierra junior Scott Tolman set a new standard in the 100 breaststroke Saturday during the inaugural CIF State Swim & Diving State Championships.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State 1 win away from finals

HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montoya beats Power for 2nd Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski nets 100th goal in draw with Orlando

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Chris Wondolowski became the ninth MLS player to reach 100 goals, helping the San Jose Earthquakes salvage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray hit by ball, leaves with bruised ankle as A’s top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sonny Gray was sore, but he could handle it. Wins tend to have that effect.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hudson struggles as Giants lose

DENVER (AP) - Tim Hudson has a fine home record against the Colorado Rockies. It is a completely different history when he travels to Coors Field.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants McGehee designated for assignment

DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) - There were no last-second buzzer-beaters in Larry Bird's hometown on a bright, breezy Sunday.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer upset about on-court fan’s selfie at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer was not amused.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carl Edwards races to 1st victory for new JGR team

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons - and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing - moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Clutch final par gives Kirk victory at Colonial while denying Spieth

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial.

May 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belt’s HR helps Giants beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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