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Steel, Bootsma, Plummer set US Open records

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rachel Bootsma won the 50-meter backstroke in 27.68 seconds Thursday night in the USA Swimming National Championships to break the American and U.S. Open records, and Kevin Steel and David Plummer also set U.S. Open records.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ha-Neul Kim leads US Women’s Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - South Korea's Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women's Open.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Donovan back with US but not Bocanegra

NEW YORK (AP) - Landon Donovan is returning to the U.S. national team after an absence of nearly 11 months, but there was no room for Carlos Bocanegra in the American squad for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Victories send Portugal, Nigeria into U20 last 16

ISTANBUL (AP) - Portugal and Nigeria won their final Group B matches to reach the last 16 of the Under-20 World Cup on Thursday, while third-place South Korea still has a chance of advancing.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Griffin fires two-hit shutout for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - No need for A.J. Griffin to glance over his shoulder at the bullpen. This game was all his to finish, something that seemed far-fetched when he walked two of the game's first three batters.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw outduels Lincecum, Dodgers beat Giants 4-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw outpitched Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings enter draft with little time to prepare

SACRAMENTO (AP) - From owner to general manager to coach, no other NBA management team has had as little time to prepare for the draft this year as the Sacramento Kings.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors looking to acquire pick

OAKLAND (AP) - The only way the Golden State Warriors will generate any news during Thursday night's NBA draft is if they make a trade or spend some money.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Sharapova lose on wild day at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As tumultuous a day as professional tennis has produced in its nearly half-century history ended in the most unforeseeable, unexplainable way of all: A second-round loss by Roger Federer at the All England Club.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign forwards Desjardins, Sheppard

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks knew it would take some time to see the benefits of the deal two years ago to acquire James Sheppard from Minnesota.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Noel, Len atop an NBA draft full of questions

NEW YORK (AP) - Nerlens Noel is coming off a major knee injury. Alex Len is in a walking boot.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Larry Bird returning to Pacers front office

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird will be re-introduced to the media Thursday morning as the Pacers' president of basketball operations.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Former UW QB Josh Wallwork was free spirit

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - There are some who recall former University of Wyoming quarterback Josh Wallwork's personality as being "somewhat of a flake or a space cadet."

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez charged with murder, cut by Patriots

The New England Patriots did not wait until Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder to cut ties with the troubled tight end, releasing him from the roster on Wednesday morning soon after police led him from his house in handcuffs.

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods hopes he is fully healthy for the next major

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods can't say whether his left elbow will be fully healed in time for the British Open, only that it will be "good enough."

June 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France race

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith’s NFL discipline could come soon

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Okoye preparing for the NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin buried on depth chart again

NAPA (AP) - Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Penske’s Indy struggles continue in Cup series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Juan Pablo Montoya came to Indianapolis trying to send Roger Penske back to Victory Lane.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LA’s Puig punishes Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers use record 31st pitcher, beat A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jerome Williams pitched six solid innings while becoming the team-record 31st pitcher used this season by the Texas Rangers, and they beat AL West-leading Oakland 4-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Veteran Raiders are optimistic

NAPA (AP) - The start of training camp is a time for optimism all around the NFL - even for a team that has gone 11 straight seasons without a winning season.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers ready to fill void for Bowman

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis hollered at pal NaVorro Bowman a few days back to keep him in the mix, even if the star linebacker was a bystander as his teammates endured their Day 1 conditioning tests.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LaRussa among HOF-bound managers

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dan Uggla to start vs. Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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