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USA heads to Brazil with boosted confidence

SAO PAULO (AP) - The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome heads home with bandaged foot after bump

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot - and no Triple Crown - after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt pulls away late for second win of season

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR's most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Toronto FC blanks Earthquakes

TORONTO (AP) - Jermain Defoe scored on a penalty shot and Toronto FC entered the World Cup break with a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ben Crane wins St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ben Crane estimates he slept less than three hours in a night spent praying and thanking God that his game finally has come back around.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Park wins Manulife Financial Classic

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) - A week after losing the No. 1 ranking, Inbee Park found her putting touch.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Draftees have big-league pedigrees

NEW YORK (AP) - The sons of former big leaguers Lenny Dykstra and Charlie Leibrandt were among the players selected Friday during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


All eyes on California Chrome

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome is 1 1/2 miles away from ending the longest drought in racing history - 36 years without a Triple Crown winner.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, not the team, steals the attention

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - When the air conditioning went out in San Antonio, many of the Spurs felt right at home - their native homelands.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ Doughty adjusts to newford stardom

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - When Drew Doughty joined the Los Angeles Kings, he could walk around town unnoticed. Almost nobody at the supermarket or on Manhattan Beach realized this slightly pudgy teenager was the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL draft, bound for hockey stardom.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s work road Magic, Win in 11th

BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics got home runs from Josh Donaldson and Derek Norris in a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey powers Giants past Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants won for the eighth time in 10 games by beating the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Djokovic to meet in final

PARIS (AP) - This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It's what they expected. And now they'll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sam winning over teamates

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Sam is confident he'll be judged on performance.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US using send-off finale as tune-up for Ghana

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. soccer team is hoping one African club will teach them a thing or two about another.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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A’s defense struggles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - On a day when Drew Pomeranz had difficulty finding the plate, he sure could have used some help from his defense to grind through the series finale against the Minnesota Twins.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors lose shooting touch in loss to Grizzlies

OAKLAND (AP) - A celebratory night quickly turned into a puzzling one for the Golden State Warriors.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rosario homers in debut in Twins’ win over A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eddie Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw in his major league career, Eduardo Escobar also homered and had five RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 13-0 on Wednesday night.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy shuts down Giants as Padres avoid road sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Austin Hedges finally returned to the clubhouse at pitcher Josh Johnson's urging, then was told to climb into a laundry cart for his quick ride to the bathroom. There, teammates doused him with beer, baby powder and shaving cream.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Brooks accused of groping unconscious woman

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A woman has accused San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks of groping her while she was unconscious at the home of former teammate Ray McDonald.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pass first? Point guards look to show you can score, win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas set the standard for championship point guards, winning mostly by setting up their teammates even though they were capable scorers.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy, Spieth linked closer now at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy remembers a 19-year-old Texan who was polished for his age and didn't appear to have a glaring weakness in his game. That was the Texas Open two years ago, the first time he played with Jordan Spieth.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron’s 33 lead Cavaliers past Bulls in Game 2

CLEVELAND (AP) - The headband returned. The aggressiveness, dunks and dazzling plays all came back, too.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend sues boxer for defamation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of three of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s children sued the undefeated boxing champion for defamation over his recent comments about her and a 2010 domestic violence attack in Las Vegas.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Burakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers for series lead

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Conley comes back, leads Grizzlies past Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Streaking Giants blank Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Joe Panik homered and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth consecutive game by beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 Tuesday night.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manny Jr vows to make own baseball name for himself

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manny Ramirez Jr.'s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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