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Nets hire Jason Kidd as coach

(AP) - The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers still mad after brawl with Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers remained upset Wednesday about their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and much of their ire was directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


2014 MLB opener in Australia: Dodgers-D’backs

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will bring their thunder Down Under.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kansas City teen throws 1st pitch via telerobot

OAKLAND (AP) - From some 1,800 miles away in Kansas City, Mo., 13-year-old Nick LeGrande threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees-Athletics game Wednesday night.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Yankees’ Rivera surprises longtime A’s employee

OAKLAND (AP) - Posing as a pizza delivery man, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants 2B Scutaro out with finger injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) - San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is out indefinitely with an injury to the pinkie finger on his left hand.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kontos suspended for 3 games by MLB, Bochy for 1

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mystery of Merion starts to unfold at US Open

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - The affection was genuine. Even better was beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. So when Lee Trevino got his hands on that U.S. Open trophy in 1971, the guy who never lacked for one-liners gushed, "I love Merion, and I don't even know her last name."

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LeBron not backing down on vow for Game 4

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A day later, LeBron James didn't back down.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Parker has mild hamstring strain, hopeful for Gm 4

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Belichick not judging QB Tebow after 1 practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - One day of practice wasn't enough for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to share his thoughts on new backup quarterback Tim Tebow.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


San Antonio routs Miami 113-77 in Game 3 of NBA Finals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Danny Green and Gary Neal aren't NBA royalty like LeBron James.

June 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Norris, Colon lead Athletics past Yankees

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

June 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants get 1st look at Cole in loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Having won the World Series two of the last three seasons, the San Francisco Giants have rarely been an afterthought.

June 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants put 3B Sandoval on DL with foot problem

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The San Francisco Giants put third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained left foot.

June 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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American rider holds off Contador to win Criterium

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) - American rider Andrew Talansky was the surprise winner of the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday as he held off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador after a gripping finale on the eighth stage.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuno gives up 8 runs as Yankees fall to Oakland A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau’s big hit gives Rockies win at San Francisco’s expense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Morneau came to the plate in the eighth inning with one thought in mind: just see the ball and hit it.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings top Rangers for NHL crown

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS’ top GK turned fan at World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - One day when Nick Rimando was at World Cup training camp last month in Northern California, his two children opened a lemonade stand back home in Salt Lake City to support their father and U.S. soccer.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup veiwership up in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Masters champion ousted

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF in running for U.S. bid

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA: Don Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterling's legal strategy.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps shuts down A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - David Phelps pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and two relievers were perfect the rest of the way, leading the New York Yankees past the Oakland Athletics 7-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies rally past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - D.J. LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking single in a five-run ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Dodgers owner testifies in court

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt testified Friday in a lawsuit filed over a severe beating at Dodger Stadium that he wasn't personally involved in security matters at the venue but did suggest a fan code of conduct.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter revisits famous flip play of 2001

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Jeter has never understood the fuss over his famous flip.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


England vet puts slip behind him

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Many footballers would struggle to recover from a lapse that cost his team the league title. After a difficult few weeks, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's mind is clear of the anguish and ready to lead England at the World Cup.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch thrash Spain; three points for El Tri

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 Friday, toying with the defending champions in the second half and gaining a measure of revenge for its 2010 loss in the World Cup final.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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