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SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo, Portugal arrive in Brazil

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo strolled off a plane, lifted a hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge a group of fans who were shouting out his name.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rooney ready to deliver on pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The burden of delivering at the World Cup has consumed Wayne Rooney in the past, seeming to hinder his ability to deliver on football's biggest stage.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France finds recipe for midfield success

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) - After years of underachieving and failed promise, France has a midfield to be proud of again.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowgill’s blast ends marathon

ANAHEIM (AP) - Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cy Young winner Welch dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs shoot down Heat in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) - Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history - and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The heat will be on, and the US in happy

SAO PAULO (AP) - While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ghana routs S. Korea; ready for Americans

MIAMI (AP) - In its final exhibition before facing the United States in the World Cup, Ghana practiced celebrating.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NY looks to dodge finals sweep

NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History suggests Lefty is due for long (or short) U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson not only believes he's going to win the U.S. Open, he believes he's going to win more than one. He just wouldn't say whether it would be this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson takes aim at another majors title

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not worried about Johnny Football’s partying

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns aren't worried about Johnny Manziel running out of bounds off the field.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doug Fister out duels Giants ace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Doug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Phelps, Lochte set to compete in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will resume their comebacks during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling trial gets underway after delay

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A neurologist testified Monday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankingsMonday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers demote slumping Choice

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers want struggling rookie outfielder and former Stockton Ports standout Michael Choice to work on his game in the minor leagues while they replace yet another pitcher in their injury-riddled rotation.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s minor leaguer Powell suspended

NEW YORK (AP) - Herschel "Boog" Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics' system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The World Cup's best dribblers - Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben - face off whenArgentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brazil plays for nation, Neymar

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it's up to the rest of the team to win for its injured star, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Monday.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Loew warns about fouls

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried about Brazil's "brutal" tackling in recent games, and appealed to the referee of their World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such tactics.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic tops Federer at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija wins in debut, secures 4 game A’s sweep

OAKLAND (AP) - Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum whips Padres for Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eleven days after no-hitting the Padres, Tim Lincecum took a shutout into the seventh inning against San Diego to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trade costing Samardzija chance for All-Star outing

NEW YORK (AP) - The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Without Neymar, Brazil plays on against Germany in today’s match

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Even without Neymar, Brazil's show must go on.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch goalie: Shootout tactic was fair play

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul insists he did nothing wrong in confronting Costa Rica's penalty takers during a World Cup quarterfinal shootout.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yanks acquire McCarthy from Diamondbacks

ATLANTA (AP) - The New York Yankees acquired help for their depleted rotation on Sunday by acquiring veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy from Arizona.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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