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Texas has to adapt to make playoffs without Cruz

With their big boomstick out of the lineup, the Texas Rangers are going to have to adapt to get in the playoffs again.

August 07, 2013 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Woods poised to end his longest major drought

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Tiger Woods is leaving nothing to chance in his last chance this year to win a major.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat-Bulls, Lakers-Clippers on NBA’s opening night

NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Heat will open their title defense against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29 in the expected return of Derrick Rose, with an all-Los Angeles matchup later that night in the Lakers' first game without Dwight Howard and the Clippers' first with Doc Rivers.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

FOOTBALL

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB disciplines 13 players

NEW YORK (AP) - Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball's most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.

August 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Francoeur gets go-ahead hit in Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch hitter Jeff Francoeur's broken-bat single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run in the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden missing preseason opener

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden will not play in Friday's preseason opener against Dallas.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Reid battling for safety spot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Almost every time Donte Whitner looks at rookie Eric Reid he's reminded of what it was like to be a safety selected in the first round competing for a starting spot.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Franklin heads off to Cal with six gold medals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Missy Franklin can't wait to head to college.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No drug violations by Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez called it "a lie" right from the very start, from the moment a newspaper report linked him to a clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Rodriguez blooped a single into left field in his first at-bat of the season, hours after being hit with a long suspension.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

COLLEGES

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s offense struggles in loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin has seen his team's lead in the AL West Division shrink by 3 1-2 games the past week. Nothing to worry about, he says. The Athletics were in a worse position at this time last year.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After loss, Bochy plans SF batting order shake-up

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - After the San Francisco Giants let another one-run game get away to Tampa Bay, manager Bruce Bochy decided it's time for a new batting order.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - They say par is a good score in a major.

August 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Sharapova grinds out another tough win

PARIS (AP) - Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Culliver looks to move past off-field issues

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After a second straight tumultuous offseason, Chris Culliver could use another fresh start.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rain delay helps Crane take early lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ben Crane shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday at TPC at Southwind to take the lead in the suspended first round of the St. Jude Classic.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


High school lefty goes No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Houston Astros selected California high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tanaka tames Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) - In a season full of bumps for the New York Yankees, there has been one sure thing. Namely, Masahiro Tanaka.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball mourns Zimmer’s death

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Don Zimmer wasn't a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs, Heat prepare for sequel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James blessed to be playing in fifth NBA Finals; 4th with Heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, done-that attitude when stepping onto the sport's biggest stage.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaep-ital gain: 49ers QB signs $110M extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a new six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the franchise through the 2020 season.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome 3-5 favorite to win Triple Crown

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings upend Rangers in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USMNT: Defense a central concern

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. is getting a little defensive about its defense.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal undeterred after dropping 1st set

PARIS (AP) - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Portugal’s Ronaldo suffering from tendinitis, muscle injury

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal says forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tendinitis in his left leg to go with a left leg muscle injury as the team prepares for its World Cup opener on June 16 against Germany.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees can’t hold 4-run lead

NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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