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No. 1 Nadal talks future after win

PARIS (AP) - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘94 Cup was an American sweatbath

German and South Korean players felt the Cotton Bowl turf scorching their feet through their shoes. Ireland manager Jack Charlton, sweating through his white shirt and cap, splashed water on his players from the touchline.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs blow out Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann, US men sold on The Farm

STANFORD (AP) - U.S. captain Clint Dempsey's sore left groin has improved, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann plans to start him in the Americans' second World Cup warmup this weekend against Turkey.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Creating stir with whisper

MIAMI (AP) - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry still puzzled by fire & hire

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry received the NBA's yearlong community assist award, spoke passionately about his charitable works, then dished out another assist to his former coach.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers KO Habs, reach finals

NEW YORK (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist was perfect on a night he needed to be.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Weary Kings look to close out ‘Hawks

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Drew Doughty had just played more than 39 minutes in a double-overtime playoff game, and he still couldn't sleep on the Kings' flight back to Los Angeles.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy grabs early lead

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Boston champ ready to rock-n-roll in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Meb Keflezighi will be a true champion of the people in his hometown Sunday.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Panda power Giants

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Morse homered and drove in three runs and Pablo Sandoval homered and scored twice to propel the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Porcello, Tigers top A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brewers’ Braun making smooth transition to right field

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Now leading off for the Brewers ... outfielder Ryan Braun?

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson rallies A’s to 3-1 win over Tigers

OAKLAND (AP) - After being shut down by Anibal Sanchez all night, the Oakland Athletics were happy finally to get a chance at Detroit's bullpen in the ninth.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants top Cubs 5-0, 6 pitchers team on 2-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy remembered stressing out while watching Tim Lincecum labor through the final innings of his 148-pitch no-hitter at San Diego last July. The Giants manager said there was "no chance" of stretching out his starter again Wednesday, even after Lincecum logged five hitless innings.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods faces 2 weeks that shape the season

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign former Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Twins sign NorCal prospect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain to meet with elbow specialist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alameda County approves Athletics lease

OAKLAND (AP) - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anderson Silva returns Jan. 31 vs Nick Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders relying on healthy Watson to solidify line

NAPA (AP) - Menelik Watson's rookie season proved to be mostly a waste.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

July 29, 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 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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