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At Tour de France, Cavendish edges toward legends

MARSEILLE, France (AP) - Mark Cavendish will never be the greatest Tour de France rider, because he will never win the race five times like Eddy Merckx of Belgium and Frenchman Bernard Hinault. Still, the sprinter with thighs like thick hams could outdo both those legends - by winning more stages at cycling's premier race.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Celtics hire Butler’s Brad Stevens as coach

BOSTON (AP) - The Green are getting greener.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Fearless Ginobili gearing up for another title run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The roar begins to build as soon as Gregg Popovich points over to the bench, usually midway through the first quarter.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bulls’ Rose says sitting out was ‘right decision’

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he's still recovering from knee surgery and vows to show sitting out last season was the right decision.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rangers sign Ramirez to minor league contract

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds’ Bailey celebrates no-no with calls and texts

CINCINNATI (AP) - Homer Bailey didn't have much time Tuesday night to celebrate his second career no-hitter. He had to get up early Wednesday to tend to his horses.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod hitless again with Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - It's no hits and no worries so far for Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Puig leaves in 6th after run into wall

DENVER (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has left Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies on a double switch an inning after running into the right-field wall making a catch.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants held hitless by Bailey in 3-0 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - The defending World Series champions have hit another low point in a rough season. Not only did they get shut out by Cincinnati's Homer Bailey, they didn't even come close to getting a hit.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Norris' 3-run HR rallies A's past Cubs, 8-7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Derek Norris hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Tuesday night to regain the AL West lead.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks trade Galiardi to Flames for 4th-round pick

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have traded forward TJ Galiardi to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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


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Trial will weigh if Sterling was properly ousted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, James turn to tape for mistakes

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has learned on important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TITLE TALK NOT REALISTIC

SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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