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Froome shows he can take Tour de France punches

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) - The mighty mountains of the Pyrenees offered at least two important insights about Tour de France leader Chris Froome: He can land terrible blows to his rivals with his grinding uphill speed and can take their punches, too. In short, if the Briton in the yellow jersey perhaps isn't unbeatable, he seems very close to it.

July 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kiwis sail solo in 1st race of trials

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With the Golden Gate Bridge looming to his right, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker hit the starting line and immediately got his 72-foot catamaran speeding across the tops of the waves on hydrofoils.

July 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings, Landry agree to 4-year deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Carl Landry believes his second stint with the Sacramento Kings will be better - and last longer - than his first time around.

July 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chris Davis tops All-Star baseball fan vote

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Davis' first-half power surge made him one popular All-Star.

July 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Revolution beat Earthquakes, snap 3-game skid

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) - Saer Sene and Dimitry Imbongo each scored their second goals of the season and the New England Revolution snapped a three-match winless stretch with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

July 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Uribe drives in 7 in Dodgers’ victory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Juan Uribe had a night to remember. Matt Cain wants to forget this one as soon as possible.

July 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Howard heading to Houston

Dwight Howard says he is signing with the Houston Rockets.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors clear space for Iguodala

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have landed a coveted free agent - just not the one everybody was talking about.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Milone pitches A’s to 6-3 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tommy Milone shut out the Kansas City Royals for eight innings, and then got in just enough trouble in the ninth to ensure that Grant Balfour would have a nice, easy save chance.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds, Giants exploring makeup game options

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds and Giants were exploring numerous options Friday for making up their rained-out game in Cincinnati, including the possibility of playing it on the road.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Puig a hot All-Star topic _ but not the only one

NEW YORK (AP) - Lost in all the commotion about Yasiel Puig are the trickiest predicaments when it comes to the All-Star game.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Djokovic to face No. 2 Murray at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - For 368 points, for five sets, for a record 4 hours, 43 minutes - most quite marvelous, all with a berth in the Wimbledon final at stake - Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro put on a memorable show.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Allergic Lisicki awaits Bartoli, Wimbledon grass

LONDON (AP) - Sabine Lisicki is allergic to Wimbledon, sort of.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign D Scott Hannan, F Tyler Kennedy

The San Jose Sharks started the free agency period Friday by focusing on their own players, signing restricted free agent forward Tyler Kennedy to a two-year contract, re-signing unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year deal and formally announcing a five-year contract with star center Logan Couture.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Now things get serious at Tour de France

ALBI, France (AP) - When they sit down late on Saturday afternoon for the ritual they call the "apero" - meaning nibbles and alcoholic drinks - the French still won't know who is going to win their beloved Tour de France this year.

July 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Messi’s nausea puzzles soccer officials, fans

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Shortly after coming on as a second-half sub in Argentina's last World Cup warm-up, Lionel Messi doubled over and appeared to vomit on the pitch.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Jones progressing as recovery drags on

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Americans make way to Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - The 4,080-mile overnight flight to Sao Paulo was easy for the U.S. World Cup team.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Quick pushes Kings to brink of Stanley Cup

NEW YORK (AP) - It turns out Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are just as good with the lead as they are without it.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Healthy Branch trying to fit into revamped defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tyvon Branch has gone from being one of the most experienced members of the Oakland Raiders defense to one of the unproven ones after missing almost an entire season with an injury.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat expect inspired Spurs

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade thinks there's no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. In his eyes, only one other team might compare.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pinehurst is rough & ready

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Pinehurst No. 2 is anything but perfect for the U.S. Open, at least in the traditional sense of major championships in America.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Olympic gold medalist severs spine

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chrome owner apologizes for tirade

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologized Monday for his bitter remarks after his horse failed to win the Triple Crown.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski made move he thought would win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Winning, we've been told since the beginning of the year, is all that matters now in NASCAR.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels cut A’s AL West leads to 3 1/2 with 4-1 win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout drove in a run with a double that originally was ruled a homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Monday night in the opener of a series between the top two teams in the AL West.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Desmond has 5 RBIs as Strasburg, Nats top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ian Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Washington Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball capsules

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Lonnie Chisenhall had three homers and nine RBIs in a five-hit game, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 17-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


End of an era in Philly?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large payroll filled with big-name players and their impressive resumes hasn't helped the Philadelphia Phillies win many games.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tale of 2 CUPS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's a tale of the two World Cups - one on a field and one playing out on this country's streets.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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