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Ballmer brings cheer to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Last of Americans out at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Hardly a good day to be an American in Paris.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers head west after tune-up

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist had his game-day face on at practice.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Striker firing blanks

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Jozy Altidore appreciates your concern.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Villa signs with MLS club

NEW YORK (AP) - David Villa of Spain has signed a three-year contract with New York City FC, becoming the first player on the expansion Major League Soccer team that starts play next season at Yankee Stadium.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alex Morgan could return from injury

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Morgan could return to the U.S. women's soccer team for the first time since an ankle injury last fall when the Americans play a pair of exhibition games against France.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sorenstam 2-1 favorite in debut at Tahoe celebs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - For the first time in its 25-year history, the favorite to win the annual celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe is a golfer.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Justin Leonard makes it back into US Open field

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After three years of coming up short in qualifying, Justin Leonard earned a return to the U.S. Open.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Still reigning in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Darkhorse’s unlikely run

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Golden Boy CEO, De La Hoya split

Oscar De La Hoya's main partner in Golden Boy Promotions is leaving the company because of a dispute that involves rival promoter Bob Arum and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Francona on Manny: ‘We bumped heads’

CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians manager Terry Francona isn't waiting for an apology from Manny Ramirez.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Iguodala makes all-defensive team

Chicago's Joakim Noah and Indiana's Paul George received the most votes on this year's NBA all-defensive team, released Monday.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Focus is on finals, not free agency

MIAMI (AP) - For the Miami Heat, it's all about June.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA fines Jackson for tampering with Fisher

NEW YORK (AP) - Knicks President Phil Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for a tampering violation involving veteran guard Derek Fisher.

June 03, 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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