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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


Bruins F Horton practices ahead of Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Milan Lucic remembers it as if it was yesterday.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Toews wins Selke Award for best defensive forward

CHICAGO (AP) - Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews got another victory on Friday. The trophy he wants the most is still up for grabs.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Girl tosses gem at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins injures knee in practice

CHICAGO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepare to host Lions in exhibition game

OAKLAND (AP) - Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland's newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Royal treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two lead at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Lexi Thompson and South Korea's Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Controversy, on clouds Giants’ 7-run rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball's expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vargas twirls 3-hit shutout against A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Ian Williams taking steps toward return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After three years and six NFL games, San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams finally got his first pro start.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE (AP) - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yu Darvish on DL with inflammation in right elbow

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer gets 300th Masters win in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer had another big moment. Those seem to happen for him a lot in Cincinnati.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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