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From early childhood, golf was focus for Lucy Li, youngest Open qualifier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim McLean has coached child prodigies at his golf schools around the world for decades, so he thought he had seen just about every kind of young hopeful out there.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Audi wins 13th title at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) - Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer claims 7th Weber Open title

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer delivered a statement of intent for Wimbledon on Sunday by winning the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the seventh time.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dimitrov saves match point to win Queen’s

LONDON (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queen's Club, a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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British sprinter Cavendish pulls out of Tour

YORK, England (AP) - British sprinter Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France on Sunday with a serious shoulder injury likely to require surgery.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rubin wins Wimbledon junior title

LONDON (AP) - Qualifier Noah Rubin beat sixth-seeded Stefan Kozlov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Wimbledon junior boys' title Sunday in an all-American final.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Almirola wins rain-cut Daytona race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany moves on to semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cabrera’s error helps A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Melky Cabrera couldn't corral Nick Punto's double with one out in the 12th inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer to face Djokovic at Wimbledon final

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer was on the decline - or so the thinking went.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stults snaps winless streak as Padres beat Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eric Stults finally rewarded manager Bud Black's faith in him by continuing the San Diego Padres recent pitching dominance.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gilliland lands pole at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Billy Hurley takes Greenbrier lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Billy Hurley III shot a 7-under 63 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brazil may have lost Neymar for semis

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - With or without Neymar on the field, Brazil will play Germany for a spot in the World Cup final.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

OAKLAND (AP) - One of baseball's best rotations is about to get even better.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stars shine for Brazil, Colombia

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil striker Neymar and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez have led their teams to the World Cup quarterfinals, dominating the attention and the scoring.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals break out against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jhonny Peralta knew he hit it well. He didn't know how well until the ball landed in the seats.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canada finally has Slam finalist

LONDON (AP) - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.

July 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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