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A’s now big league’s best

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo ‘fit’ to play against US on Sunday

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit to play against the United States in their crucial Group G match at the World Cup, a Portugal teammate said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defense steps up to challenge

SAO PAULO (AP) - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub, Raiders seek fresh start

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders made the decision to acquire Matt Schaub this offseason, they did it believing last season's disastrous performance that led to his jersey being burned in effigy in Houston was only an aberration.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carradine ready for ‘rookie’ season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore might be the most publicized second-year player for the San Francisco 49ers who sat out as a rookie because of a knee injury. Another player from that class - and an even higher draft pick - rehabbing with Lattimore last season is poised to make an even bigger mark.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ name deemed offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Truex back for repeat

The Associated Press

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendrick team off to hot start

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - The NASCAR season is less than half over and already it is fair to ask if anyone can catch Hendrick Motorsports.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New cast of players at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The sounds at Pinehurst No. 2 were the first indication that the second week of U.S. Open golf would not be exactly the same as the first one.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Serena are Wimbledon top seeds

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending champion Andy Murray moved up two spots above his ranking to the third seed.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White Sox hammer Hudson

CHICAGO (AP) - A week ago, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball, a near double-digit division lead and they were piling up the wins seemingly with ease.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rainout good for Indians’ Brantley

CLEVELAND (AP) - The weather may have done the Cleveland Indians, and outfielder Michael Brantley in particular, a favor.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CWS HR drought ends; Texas wins

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - C.J. Hinojosa broke the College World Series' long home run drought in the seventh inning, Chad Hollingsworth and Travis Duke limited UC Irvine to four hits, and Texas beat the Anteaters 1-0 in an elimination game Wednesday night.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sputters as reign ends

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With its superstars aging and its loyal coach slow to blend in young talent, Spain's glorious reign as the superpower of world football was bound to end.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch down tough, low-ranking Aussies

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - The Netherlands had to work much harder for victory over the World Cup's lowest-ranked team than it did against the defending world and European champion.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Woods is back, but where is he going?

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium game

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

LONDON (AP) - As the rain wreaks havoc on the Wimbledon schedule and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Bucks deal for Kidd

NEW YORK (AP) - The Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Jason Kidd to become Milwaukee's coach, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Riley readies for rebuild of Heat roster

MIAMI (AP) - Pat Riley stood behind a lectern on Monday afternoon to introduce new Miami guard Shabazz Napier, the lone player that the Heat picked up in last week's draft.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


5 Teams to watch for as NBA free agency begins today

All the anticipation. All the rumors. All the speculation. It all comes to a head beginning at midnight Eastern time, when the NBA free agent market officially opens. And much of it could be for naught.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Jose makes qualifying offers to 6

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to restricted free agent defenseman Jason Demers, forwards Tommy Wingels and James Sheppard and three other players.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup kisses goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USMNT captures attention

SAO PAULO (AP) - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch heat up late; KO El Tri

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s finish off Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Summoned from Triple-A Sacramento, Nate Freiman caught a red-eye flight to Miami and slept half an hour before landing at 6:30 a.m. for his season debut Sunday for the Oakland Athletics.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF swept at home for 1st time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Homer Bailey heard frequent reminders that he had a no-hit bid in progress. Not anyone on the Cincinnati bench mentioned it, however.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bosh opts out; Big 3 are free

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James went first. Dwyane Wade followed a few days later. And now Chris Bosh has made it a clean sweep.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big 4 alive for Week 2 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


VICTORY LANE PROBLEMS

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Brad Keselowski will have to fine-tune his victory celebrations after a shattered champagne bottle left him with a bloodied and bandaged right hand.

June 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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