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Busch prepares body for double duty

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch craned his neck toward a monitor and studied the Indianapolis 500 practice results. He didn't seem happy with his final practice speed, roughly 3 mph off the pace and not good enough in the Andretti Autosport backup he was forced into after wrecking his own, faster car earlier this week.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann’s kids

STANFORD (AP) - Julian Green first met most of his U.S. soccer teammates just a few months ago at a training session in Europe shortly before the German-American committed to playing for the United States.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling gives up control of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers’ George cleared

MIAMI (AP) - Indiana's Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat. They were expecting him there all along.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign G Thomas

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed guard Brandon Thomas to a four-year deal. Thomas was taken 100th overall out of Clemson. He played in 49 games in college, starting 30 games at tackle and nine at guard. He earned first-team All-ACC honors last season. Thomas is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee suffered during a workout last month.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Small-town pro on top at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett grew up in a small Missouri town where his home course is a nine-hole layout.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendricks delivers in Debut

TORONTO (AP) - Liam Hendriks won his season debut, Steve Tolleson hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays were victorious for the ninth time in 11 games with a 3-2 defeat of the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum overcomes 6 BBs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Hicks homered to back a wild Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Friday night.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bullpen fails Athletics again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - It took the Tampa Bay Rays 11 innings into the third game of the series to come through with a big hit against the Oakland Athletics.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants-Rockies game suspended

DENVER (AP) - The game between the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants was suspended after the second rain delay Thursday, with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants put Casilla on DL with strain

DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno. Kontos is available to pitch against Colorado on Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


FEUDING NEIGHBORS

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field appeared to be headed toward the legal equivalent of bench-clearing brawl, after the team announced Thursday it will now push to erect more signs in the outfield than the city has approved.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donovan among 7 cuts from US team

STANFORD, California (AP) - Leading scorer Landon Donovan was among seven players cut as the United States announced its 23-man World Cup squad on Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat excel in ‘winning time’

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has perhaps a surprising take on the Miami Heat: To him, they're not the most talented bunch.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Montreal cuts into Rangers’ lead

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Galchenyuk tipped in a pass at the right post 1:12 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens overcame a late tying goal and beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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


Ben Crane widens lead in St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ben Crane shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to open a six-stroke lead in the St. Jude Classic before heavy rain delayed play twice and forced the suspension of play for the day.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, James wilt in Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brooks’ job secure in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder general manager Sam Presti is aware of coach Scott Brooks' critics.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History won’t come easy for Chrome

NEW YORK (AP) - Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants exit Cincy with win

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Giants bid goodbye to Cincinnati with high-fives. They haven't done that very often.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers coach reflects on Game 1

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Alain Vigneault reviewed only portions of the video from the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup finals opener before he sat down at their oceanside hotel to explain how it got away.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guzan a star in waiting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Brad Guzan has been in this position before.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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