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Ronaldo, Portugal arrive in Brazil

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo strolled off a plane, lifted a hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge a group of fans who were shouting out his name.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rooney ready to deliver on pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The burden of delivering at the World Cup has consumed Wayne Rooney in the past, seeming to hinder his ability to deliver on football's biggest stage.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France finds recipe for midfield success

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) - After years of underachieving and failed promise, France has a midfield to be proud of again.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowgill’s blast ends marathon

ANAHEIM (AP) - Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cy Young winner Welch dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs shoot down Heat in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) - Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history - and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The heat will be on, and the US in happy

SAO PAULO (AP) - While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ghana routs S. Korea; ready for Americans

MIAMI (AP) - In its final exhibition before facing the United States in the World Cup, Ghana practiced celebrating.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NY looks to dodge finals sweep

NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History suggests Lefty is due for long (or short) U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson not only believes he's going to win the U.S. Open, he believes he's going to win more than one. He just wouldn't say whether it would be this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson takes aim at another majors title

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not worried about Johnny Football’s partying

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns aren't worried about Johnny Manziel running out of bounds off the field.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doug Fister out duels Giants ace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Doug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Machado suspended for 5 games

BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Machado figured he might be suspended for intentionally throwing his bat on the field while at the plate.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders excited to begin offseason under Del Rio

ALAMEDA (AP) - The coaching staff has been overhauled, the roster upgraded and the facilities modernized.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Police: Ex-NFL player Harris tried to bite officer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former 49ers and Raiders offensive lineman Kwame Harris was tied to two hit-and-run crashes in San Francisco before falling asleep in a running car and trying to bite a police officer, authorities say.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


CHILD ties for 1st in ESPN’s challenge

HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. (AP) - A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men's basketball tournament, finishing in a tie for first in ESPN's massive annual contest.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray flirts with no-no, carries A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before Ryan Rua broke it up with a leadoff single, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their record 10-game losing on opening day by beating the Texas Rangers 8-0 Monday night.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner sharp in Giants’ victory

PHOENIX (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants opened defense of their third World Series title in five years with a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Buzz builds for Masters as Tiger, Rory & others arrive

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Texas-sized defeat for SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jamie Benn scored twice, Colton Sceviour scored in the first 30 seconds, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on a Monday night when both teams were eliminated from the playoff picture.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


OKC fading in race for last playoff berth

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder usually spend the first half of April fighting to improve their playoff seeding.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ Landry suspended game for leaving the bench area

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation in Sunday's loss to the Utah Jazz.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No boos for shamed Bronx Bomber

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez listened to the cheers and waved his cap. He worked out an eight-pitch walk, lined an opposite-field single into right field and flied out.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fans face tighter security at stadium entrance gates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Baseball fans are taking their first swings at the sport's new security guidelines.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB ticket prices on the rise; champion Giants up 6 percent

CHICAGO (AP) - Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 3.3 percent this season to $28.94, the steepest increase in six years.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New clocks not noticed on first official day of play

NEW YORK (AP) - What clock?

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Source: Peterson, NFL to meet today

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will meet today with the NFL to discuss his playing status, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


ODD JOB

The San Francisco Giants lost Pablo Sandoval to big money and the Boston Red Sox.

April 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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