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Back surgery for Giants' Sanchez, out for season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Freddy Sanchez won't play this season - and he might be done for good with the San Francisco Giants - after the team announced Thursday that he will back surgery.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants can't turn 2, swept with 6-5 loss to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost when they couldn't turn a double play in the ninth inning. It wouldn't have mattered if they had pushed across a few runners in, say, the first or the third or the fourth.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

CYCLING

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's slugger Reddick learned resilience from dad

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A day after his dad missed his first birthday, Josh Reddick ran away from his father when he walked through the door. Not because he harbored any resentment or bitterness - or could even understand those feelings at that age. Simply staring at a man whose left hand had been amputated and right reduced to three crumpled fingers left the toddler terrified.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Brandon Moss’ bat lifts A’s to sweep of Red Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss might just make Boston miss him yet.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner allows 3 HRs as Giants lose to Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - At a time when he's usually sleeping or eating breakfast back home in San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner was on the mound facing the Washington Nationals.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon semis: Djokovic-Federer

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - After curling in a 102 mph ace to grab a two-set lead a mere 56 minutes into his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, Roger Federer casually pulled an extra tennis ball from his pocket and strolled to sit in his changeover chair for a sip to drink.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ryan Zimmerman's line drive to right-center kept going - and going and going - until it landed in the first row, highlighting another big Fourth of July for the resurgent third baseman and as the NL East-leading Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-4 Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera homered twice and Justin Verlander pitched his fifth complete game to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday night.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods looks to keep rolling at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - A short ride to Sam Snead's playground is what Tiger Woods considers a good way to get ready for the British Open.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Tseng can complete career slam at US Open

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) - Yani Tseng fondly remembers attending the U.S. Women's Open as a fan when she was 13, down to autographs and free snacks. Should Tseng win at Blackwolf Run this week, she'll get a taste of fame only a handful of players have sampled before.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


As Cavendish skids, Greipel wins Tour stage

ROUEN, France (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish felt painful scrapes from the hard Tour de France asphalt in Wednesday's fourth stage. He bared no hard feelings toward rival Andre Greipel, who won it.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


High schools adding new sport: Bass fishing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hooked by a neighboring state's success, Kentucky is gearing up for its inaugural season of high school bass fishing.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

COLLEGE BASEBALL

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Brooks: Thunder job is “where I wanted to be”

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks always believed he would be back as the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, even as his previous contract was surprisingly allowed to expire following the NBA Finals.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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‘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


Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) - A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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