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Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made "mistakes," Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

August 22, 2013 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


A year after trade, Red Sox, Dodgers both better

BOSTON (AP) - Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Torres goes on DL with Achilles strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers' Wilson makes return from elbow surgery

MIAMI (AP) - Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn't pitched in 16 months.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kap gets strong praise from Jaworski

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Zito struggles in return as Giants lose to Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito understands how unpredictable a game baseball can be. Making his first start in three weeks only added to the mystery for the Giants left-hander.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s offense continues second-half slump

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics manager Bob Melvin was too angry at his team to be concerned with a close call at home plate.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after 4 weeks in Napa

NAPA, (AP) - After four weeks of training camp in wine country, the Oakland Raiders have packed up and headed home with hopes that their work here will translate to the playing field when the season starts Sept. 8.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ichiro gets 4,000th hit between MLB and Japan

NEW YORK (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki slashed a single the opposite way with his unique swing for the 4,000th hit of a career split between Japan and the major leagues.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chris Paul elected president of NBA players union

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chris Paul has already seemingly done the impossible by turning the long-languishing Los Angeles Clippers into a force in the Western Conference. Now he's taken on another big task - rebuilding the reeling NBA players' association.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods has stiff neck and back from hotel bed

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Another week, another nagging injury for Tiger Woods - this from a soft bed in his hotel.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alex Rodriguez puts end to non-baseball talk

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez says he's cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh defends departed WR Jenkins

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - A.J. Jenkins no longer is in a San Francisco 49ers uniform after being dealt to Kansas City. Coach Jim Harbaugh is still coming to the defense of his former receiver.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Franklin leads M’s comeback over A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Nick Franklin broke out of a slump and then had to leave the game early. He's hoping it's not an omen.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Tour de France: Tale of 2 Tonys

MULHOUSE, France (AP) - On a day local Roman Catholics were celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony, two other Tonys had their own reason to celebrate in the Tour de France.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anthony, a ‘Knick at heart,’ stays in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps beaten by Agnel in 100-meter freestyle

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps' form deserted him Sunday night.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hewitt breaks thru on 3rd try in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron: ‘I’m coming home’

CLEVELAND (AP) - If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup finale pits best of best

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous foe in Lara

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez wants to be known as a fighter who never ducked anyone, one reason why he paid particular attention when Erislandy Lara started calling his name.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Trentin wins his 7th Tour

NANCY, France (AP) - Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy slumps at Scottish Open

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps easily beats Lochte in 100 butterfly

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Netherlands looking to finish World Cup unbeaten

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them the mission of becoming the only Dutch squad to finish a World Cup unbeaten in regular play.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


United gets 3rd straight road win; 2-1 over Quakes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva each scored in the first half, and Bill Hamid made close-range saves in the 89th and 91st minutes to lift D.C. United to a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees get LHP Francis in trade with Athletics

BALTIMORE (AP) - The New York Yankees have obtained left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named and cash.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez gets 11th win

SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez outpitched Jeff Samardzija, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum returns to CY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Lincecum drove in a run with a safety squeeze, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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