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Test for Klinsmann will be at the World Cup

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann sat on a podium and smiled after guiding the United States into its seventh straight World Cup.

September 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Despair, frustration follow Mexico's loss to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) - To Mexicans, it's just unthinkable: Their soccer-crazed country stands a chance of not qualifying for the World Cup.

September 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mexico-US gets record rating for qualifier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The United States' 2-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday night had matching record ratings to the 0-0 draw the teams played in Mexico City in March.

September 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Did Penske strike deal to get Logano into Chase?

Tiny Front Row Motorsports asked for a deal from Penske Racing in the closing laps of last weekend's race at Richmond and then helped make sure Penske's Joey Logano made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by having one of its drivers back off, according to an Associated Press review of radio communications.

September 11, 2013 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


Johnson denies any wrongdoing in Chase controversy

Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson denied any wrongdoing the Chase field-deciding race at Richmond International Raceway over the weekend that has been marred by controversy.

September 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Tiger tries to regain winning form in Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Chicago used to be a great recipe for winning, or at least coming close.

September 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather lives the life with $41 million payday

LAS VEGAS (AP) - By now, most people who care know as much about Floyd Mayweather Jr. as they'll ever need to know, thanks to the reality TV shows he stars in for every big fight.

September 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cuddyer hits 2 HRs, Rockies rally past Giants 9-8

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning to go with his three-run shot, and the Colorado Rockies rallied from an early six-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-8 on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Smith off to another fast start for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and linebacker Patrick Willis engaged in a friendly game of one-on-one with a miniature basketball at one end of the San Francisco 49ers' locker room

September 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Willingham homers twice and Twins beat A's 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jarrod Parker's strong outing wasn't enough to help the Oakland Athletics extend their division lead.

September 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US clinches World Cup berth, beats Mexico 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For more than two hours, the red-white-and-blue-clad crowd stood and sang "Dos a cero! Dos a cero!" over and over and over.

September 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers, Broncos remain atop AP Pro32 power rankings

The San Francisco 49ers gave up ground to the Denver Broncos while holding down the top spot in the AP Pro32 power rankings after the first week of the regular season.

September 10, 2013 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Oscar De La Hoya admits himself to rehab

Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight substance abuse, just days ahead of the big fight his company is promoting between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez.

September 10, 2013 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Boxing Writer | Pro Sports


Bowyer denies intentional spinout at Richmond race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Clint Bowyer feels awful for costing Ryan Newman a win, though his apology for spinning at Richmond is not an admission of guilt.

September 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kiwis win America's Cup Race 5 in a runaway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA could be in deep trouble against scrappy Emirates Team New Zealand.

September 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Bruins hold off Sharks to win

BOSTON (AP) - Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Game 2 starters Ventura, Peavy study in contrasts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buster’s back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

NEW YORK (AP) - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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