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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


U.S. players prepare for anything from refs

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jermaine Jones will use a little extra caution, knowing full well his penchant for drawing cards from referees.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


HOME SWEET HOME

SAO PAULO (AP) - Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Three down, one to go

MIAMI (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Skills academy kicks off tonight

Just in time for the World Cup, the Manteca Futbol Club is offering a free skills academy to the community's future stars.

June 12, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | Pro Sports


Pinehurst No.2 tamed by Kaymer

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Woods good to go for major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donovan goal gives MLS win over Bayern Munich

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Landon Donovan scored the go-ahead goal in a 2-1 victory over German power Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the Major League Soccer All-Star game.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel, A’s shut out Rays

OAKLAND (AP) - Jason Hammel walked off the mound in the sixth inning to a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 16,335 at the Coliseum. He saluted the fans with his right hand, looking more relieved than happy.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brewers slip by Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is a much bigger fan of video replay than his San Francisco counterpart Bruce Bochy - at least for one night.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


EU’s Riley misses cut in US Amateur

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) - Bethany Wu shot a 2-under 68 on Tuesday in the U.S. Women's Amateur to top the 64 match-play qualifiers.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stevie Johnson gears up for 49ers debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Stevie Johnson had produced three straight 1,000-yard seasons with 23 touchdown catches as Buffalo's most dynamic player in the passing game when that streak ended in frustrating fashion last year.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bosch pleads guilty in PED case

MIAMI (AP) - The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jim Johnson reach minors deal with Detroit Tigers

NEW YORK (AP) - A person who reviewed the deal tells The Associated Press that free-agent reliever Jim Johnson and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders tight end Ausberry to have knee surgery

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders projected starting tight end David Ausberry is scheduled to have knee surgery and will miss Friday's preseason opener against Minnesota.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US men’s basketball chooses 16 roster finalists

Paul George's broken right leg has already created questions about the future of NBA players in international competitions.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy wary of all the hype entering PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Golf stories about Rory McIlroy are a lot more flattering than those a year ago. And if he reads too much into them, they can be a lot more dangerous.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs hire WNBA star Becky Hammon

As a 5-foot-6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Riley finishes 10-over 80 at US Amateur

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) - Australia's Su-Hyun Oh shot a 4-under 66 on Monday in the U.S. Women's Amateur to take the first-round lead in stroke-play qualifying.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers break in new stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick cradled his eight-month-old nephew, Ezekiel, in his arms, then lifted the infant into the air, gently bouncing him up and down.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Holmes shining for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Andre Holmes is the biggest wide receiver on the Oakland Raiders roster.

August 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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