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NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali again dominates Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) - If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diaz rallies to maintain lead at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers open high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doping belongs to cycling past

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods: ‘Put (phone) on silent’

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong met cycling doping panel

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport's past, said an attorney for the champion who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

ZURICH (AP) - Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CBS won’t dictate use of Redskins name on the air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign Staley to 2-year extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed off their new home in style Thursday while quietly making a move to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick's blindside.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bay Area boasts 2 playoff hopefuls

OAKLAND (AP) - The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Brandon Rush agree to 2-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open PGA title

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France race

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith’s NFL discipline could come soon

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Okoye preparing for the NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin buried on depth chart again

NAPA (AP) - Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Penske’s Indy struggles continue in Cup series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Juan Pablo Montoya came to Indianapolis trying to send Roger Penske back to Victory Lane.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LA’s Puig punishes Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers use record 31st pitcher, beat A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jerome Williams pitched six solid innings while becoming the team-record 31st pitcher used this season by the Texas Rangers, and they beat AL West-leading Oakland 4-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Veteran Raiders are optimistic

NAPA (AP) - The start of training camp is a time for optimism all around the NFL - even for a team that has gone 11 straight seasons without a winning season.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers ready to fill void for Bowman

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis hollered at pal NaVorro Bowman a few days back to keep him in the mix, even if the star linebacker was a bystander as his teammates endured their Day 1 conditioning tests.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LaRussa among HOF-bound managers

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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