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AP Source: Couture agrees to extension with Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks agreed to a contract extension with star center Logan Couture to keep him off the market next summer.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore scores, US beats Honduras 1-0

SANDY, Utah (AP) - No amount of tight defense could keep Jozy Altidore from doing what he does best.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, citing back

After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon, winning five titles along the way, Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday, citing a lower back injury.

June 18, 2013 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Pro Sports


AP Interview: Wiggins will be strong in 2014

PARIS (AP) - The director of the Tour de France expects Bradley Wiggins to come roaring back in 2014 after not defending his crown in this year's race that starts in just over a week.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lolo Jones' attempt at humor backfires

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lolo Jones' attempt at humor in a video that's gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Padres beat Giants 5-3 on safety squeeze in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Will Venable made an incredible catch to save San Diego, pinch-hitting pitcher Andrew Cashner drove in the go-ahead run with a perfectly executed safety squeeze in the 13th inning, and the Padres extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Vogelsong to have hand re-examined Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step in his recovery.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins beat Blackhawks 2-0, lead Cup finals 2-1

BOSTON (AP) - Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Back home, Heat try to stop a 5th Spurs NBA title

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.

June 17, 2013 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Versatile Fabian Johnson helping US

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Nothing defines Fabian Johnson better than versatility.

June 17, 2013 | JOHN COON For The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Manning, Harbaugh learn from sons, too

NEW YORK (AP) - The patriarchs of the NFL's first families of quarterbacks and coaches are anything but interfering dads. In fact, Archie Manning and Jack Harbaugh are just as influenced by their successful sons as their boys are by them.

June 15, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Young has 3 hits in Athletics' loss to Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chris Young kept working on his hitting even as his numbers fell. Getting a chance to bat in the leadoff spot seemed like a good time to put it all together.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner dominates as Giants blank Braves 6-0

ATLANTA (AP) - Back-to-back shutout wins have reminded the Giants they expected to lean on strong starting pitching to defend their World Series championship.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods likes his chances at Open on weekend

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - History says Tiger Woods has little chance to win this U.S. Open. Not from behind, and certainly not with an elbow inflammation that seems to bother him most on his worst shots.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


In tied NBA Finals, Wade says Game 5 could be best

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At their best in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have forced turnover after turnover, finding a gear the San Antonio Spurs just can't reach.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ko wins Marathon with closing birdie

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

NIMES, France (AP) - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson’s HR in 9th rallies A’s past Orioles

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval’s homer helps Giants beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith sentenced to probation

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canseco comes back for 89’ reunion

OAKLAND (AP) - Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

PHOENIX (AP) - The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali again dominates Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) - If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diaz rallies to maintain lead at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers open high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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