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49ers sign DE Justin Smith to 2-year extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive end Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension Wednesday to keep one of their most important defensive players off the free-agent market next offseason.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors preparing for draft as if team has picks

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers has been busy taking flights across the country and overseas, meeting with players and agents and talking to other NBA executives ahead of next week's draft.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A title, and legacies, on the line for Heat, Spurs

MIAMI (AP) - Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods to rest elbow, skip AT&T National

In little more than a month, Tiger Woods went from being tough to beat to having a tough time even playing.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Body found near Patriot’s home was homicide victim

BOSTON (AP) - A man found dead in an industrial park about a mile from New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's home had been killed, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wambach needs 3 goals to break Hamm’s goal record

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Replacing Mia Hamm as the all-time leading goal scorer for the United States women's soccer team can't happen soon enough for Abby Wambach.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Neymar leads Brazil to 2-0 win over Mexico

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Neymar scored one goal and set up another for Jo to lift Brazil to a 2-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday and secure a spot in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup for the host nation.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros sign No. 1 overall pick RHP Mark Appel

HOUSTON (AP) - Mark Appel received high praise from MLB commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday when the No. 1 overall pick signed with the Houston Astros.

June 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Juan Perez hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night, snapping the Padres' seven-game winning streak.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AL West-leading A's beat Rangers, Darvish 6-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Facing Yu Darvish has been no problem for the Oakland Athletics. They have beaten the Texas Rangers' Japanese ace four times, more than any other team.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Surprise Hossa scratch part of NHL injury culture

BOSTON (AP) - Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks' top scorers, with three game-winning goals already this postseason.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat beats Spurs 103-100 in OT; Game 7 next

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


San Jose sues MLB over A's proposed move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Couture agrees to extension with Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks agreed to a contract extension with star center Logan Couture to keep him off the market next summer.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore scores, US beats Honduras 1-0

SANDY, Utah (AP) - No amount of tight defense could keep Jozy Altidore from doing what he does best.

June 18, 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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