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No major champions in women's semis at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Trailing 5-4 in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens already had saved two set points and was about to serve at deuce when a fairly nondescript match became anything but.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Murray head Wimbledon cast for quarters

LONDON (AP) - No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Andy Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bryan brothers win at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The Bryan brothers kept alive their quest for a fourth straight Grand Slam tournament title by winning all three tiebreakers in a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) victory over Mahesh Bhupathi and Julian Knowle to advance to the Wimbledon semifinals.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Aussie Gerrans in lead after Tour team time trial

NICE, France (AP) - Simon Gerrans started cycling because another Australian, who first wore a Tour de France yellow jersey, lent him a bike to help him recover from an injury.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lakers make their pitch to Dwight Howard

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and other representatives of the team met Tuesday for about two hours with free agent center Dwight Howard to make their pitch for keeping him in Los Angeles.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kiwis unhappy with America's Cup rules changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sailing near the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge, Emirates Team New Zealand's sleek catamaran turned back toward Alcatraz Island and accelerated almost as if skipper Dean Barker had flipped a switch, with its hulls lifting out of the water onto hydrofoils.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Usain Bolt wants to dominate until 2016

PARIS (AP) - Older and wiser, Usain Bolt is out to dominate his rivals on the track at least until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB umpire let go after drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) - A Major League Baseball umpire was recently dismissed for what was believed to be the first known drug ouster among umps, two people familiar with the situation have told The Associated Press.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB suspends Tigers RHP Rick Porcello for 6 games

TORONTO (AP) - Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello was suspended six games Tuesday by Major League Baseball for throwing at Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants move LH Mike Kickham to bullpen

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Giants revamped their pitching staff on Tuesday, moving left-hander Mike Kickham into the bullpen for now.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cubs trade Feldman to Orioles, Marmol to Dodgers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and all but out before the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs are starting to make moves for the future.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez hitless in season debut

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez called his season's debut a success, even if the results Tuesday night didn't bear that out.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Reds 8-1 in rain-shortened game

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Kickham isn't sure why his pitches seem to wander when he gets past the first inning.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings introduce draft picks McLemore, McCallum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - One grew up in such poverty he had days when he wondered where he would find his next meal. The other is a coach's son who attended the same high school as a player whose jersey is retired in the rafters.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors draft pick ready to make NBA transition

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State Warriors first-round pick Nemanja Nedovic has had a dozen different coaches in the last six years. He went through three coaches last season alone playing for Lietuvos rytas of the Euroleague, and he has never had much stability in his life or career moving around with his family.

July 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Browns release Tate; Steelers let go of Blount

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao back in China to take on unbeaten foe

MACAU (AP) - Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No luck: USMNT falls hard to Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) - The United States' winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anatomy of Raiders’ 16-game losing streak

ALAMEDA (AP) - There have been two coaches, three starting quarterbacks and 88 players involved in the Oakland Raiders' current 16-game losing streak. They have lost to 12 teams, played in eight stadiums and even went to a second country, losing a game in London this season. ere's a look back at the 16 losses since Oakland beat Houston 28-23 on Nov. 17, 2013:

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings protest last-second loss to Grizzlies

NEW YORK (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are protesting last week's loss at Memphis, saying the Grizzlies' winning shot shouldn't have counted.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlins’ Stanton agrees to record $325M deal

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rest remains challenge a for NBA coaches, players

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr anxiously waited for the lineups to be announced before a game against the San Antonio Spurs last week, knowing as well as anybody that it's a pivotal preparation point when facing Gregg Popovich's team.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers activate NT Dorsey, place Ian Williams on IR

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers might be getting closer to adding a couple of big names back to their injury-depleted defense.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders practice at night

ALAMEDA (AP) - Maybe a change in the practice schedule will shake the Oakland Raiders out of their winless slide - now at 16 games and longer than a full calendar year.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in four-man deal

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers among teams inspected by DEA

The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be just the first five in line.

November 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Steelers rally on road to topple Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Finally, late Pat Burns joins Hockey HOF

TORONTO (AP) - A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Jays, Martin agree to 5-year deal

TORONTO (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Toronto Blue Jays and free agent catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets upend ailing James, Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ty Lawson scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo added 23 and the struggling Denver Nuggets ended Cleveland's four-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday night.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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