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Ronaldo ‘fit’ to play against US on Sunday

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit to play against the United States in their crucial Group G match at the World Cup, a Portugal teammate said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defense steps up to challenge

SAO PAULO (AP) - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub, Raiders seek fresh start

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders made the decision to acquire Matt Schaub this offseason, they did it believing last season's disastrous performance that led to his jersey being burned in effigy in Houston was only an aberration.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carradine ready for ‘rookie’ season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore might be the most publicized second-year player for the San Francisco 49ers who sat out as a rookie because of a knee injury. Another player from that class - and an even higher draft pick - rehabbing with Lattimore last season is poised to make an even bigger mark.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ name deemed offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Truex back for repeat

The Associated Press

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendrick team off to hot start

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - The NASCAR season is less than half over and already it is fair to ask if anyone can catch Hendrick Motorsports.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New cast of players at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The sounds at Pinehurst No. 2 were the first indication that the second week of U.S. Open golf would not be exactly the same as the first one.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Serena are Wimbledon top seeds

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending champion Andy Murray moved up two spots above his ranking to the third seed.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White Sox hammer Hudson

CHICAGO (AP) - A week ago, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball, a near double-digit division lead and they were piling up the wins seemingly with ease.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rainout good for Indians’ Brantley

CLEVELAND (AP) - The weather may have done the Cleveland Indians, and outfielder Michael Brantley in particular, a favor.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CWS HR drought ends; Texas wins

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - C.J. Hinojosa broke the College World Series' long home run drought in the seventh inning, Chad Hollingsworth and Travis Duke limited UC Irvine to four hits, and Texas beat the Anteaters 1-0 in an elimination game Wednesday night.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sputters as reign ends

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With its superstars aging and its loyal coach slow to blend in young talent, Spain's glorious reign as the superpower of world football was bound to end.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch down tough, low-ranking Aussies

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - The Netherlands had to work much harder for victory over the World Cup's lowest-ranked team than it did against the defending world and European champion.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Injuries an issue for Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann is optimistic forward Jozy Altidore will return for the U.S. during this World Cup.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Upton’s 2-run HR helps Braves A’s

ATLANTA (AP) - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse paces Giants to win over Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice as the San Francisco Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blown coverages hinder Raiders secondary

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland coach Dennis Allen is reserving judgment when it comes to his team's pass defense. After consecutive poor performances in the secondary, Allen is still looking for more evidence of any problems.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Akindele scores 3 goals in FC Dallas victory

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Rookie Tesho Akindele scored three goals and Fabian Castillo added two in FC Dallas' 5-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Park wins LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Calm under the intense pressure of a playoff at a major, Inbee Park added another title to her impressive LPGA Tour resume.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Villegas claims Wyndham by stroke

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - When Camilo Villegas finished his final round in the Wyndham Championship, he was hoping to get into a playoff.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yang beats Conners in US Amateur

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - South Korea's Gunn Yang completed his improbable run to the U.S. Amateur title with a 2-and-1 victory over Canada's Corey Conners on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Van Garderen on home ground at USA Pro

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Three weeks after finishing fifth in the Tour de France for the second time, Tejay van Garderen returns to racing Monday in the weeklong USA Pro Challenge.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams Federer claim Cincinnati titles

MASON, Ohio (AP) - By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


15-year-old Windle wins men’s 10-meter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Windle is a national champion diver before he's old enough to be a licensed driver.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Usain Bolt wins 100-meter race on Rio beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Usain Bolt won a 100-meter race on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marion to sign with Cavs under a $1.4 million deal

CLEVELAND (AP) - Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Poll: Defending champion Florida State is in top spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin leads Raiders’ comeback win

OAKLAND (AP) - Matthew Stafford and Detroit's passing game looked in midseason form even with star Calvin Johnson on the sideline watching.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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