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At Tour de France, Cavendish edges toward legends

MARSEILLE, France (AP) - Mark Cavendish will never be the greatest Tour de France rider, because he will never win the race five times like Eddy Merckx of Belgium and Frenchman Bernard Hinault. Still, the sprinter with thighs like thick hams could outdo both those legends - by winning more stages at cycling's premier race.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Celtics hire Butler’s Brad Stevens as coach

BOSTON (AP) - The Green are getting greener.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Fearless Ginobili gearing up for another title run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The roar begins to build as soon as Gregg Popovich points over to the bench, usually midway through the first quarter.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bulls’ Rose says sitting out was ‘right decision’

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he's still recovering from knee surgery and vows to show sitting out last season was the right decision.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rangers sign Ramirez to minor league contract

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds’ Bailey celebrates no-no with calls and texts

CINCINNATI (AP) - Homer Bailey didn't have much time Tuesday night to celebrate his second career no-hitter. He had to get up early Wednesday to tend to his horses.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod hitless again with Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - It's no hits and no worries so far for Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Puig leaves in 6th after run into wall

DENVER (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has left Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies on a double switch an inning after running into the right-field wall making a catch.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants held hitless by Bailey in 3-0 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - The defending World Series champions have hit another low point in a rough season. Not only did they get shut out by Cincinnati's Homer Bailey, they didn't even come close to getting a hit.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Norris' 3-run HR rallies A's past Cubs, 8-7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Derek Norris hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Tuesday night to regain the AL West lead.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks trade Galiardi to Flames for 4th-round pick

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have traded forward TJ Galiardi to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No major champions in women's semis at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Trailing 5-4 in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens already had saved two set points and was about to serve at deuce when a fairly nondescript match became anything but.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Murray head Wimbledon cast for quarters

LONDON (AP) - No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Andy Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bryan brothers win at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The Bryan brothers kept alive their quest for a fourth straight Grand Slam tournament title by winning all three tiebreakers in a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) victory over Mahesh Bhupathi and Julian Knowle to advance to the Wimbledon semifinals.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Aussie Gerrans in lead after Tour team time trial

NICE, France (AP) - Simon Gerrans started cycling because another Australian, who first wore a Tour de France yellow jersey, lent him a bike to help him recover from an injury.

July 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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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


Giants tally rare win on Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Michael Morse and Juan Perez homered with two outs in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, rallying the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' longest winning streak of the season at four games.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Parker will be ready for Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker's left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, James top All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has capped his MVP season by being the lone unanimous choice to the All-NBA first team.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teens who killed grandparents wanted money

DENVER (AP) - A young couple accused of killing the man's grandparents told police they planned the slayings so he could get his inheritance: a tiny house and $20,000, according to court documents released Wednesday.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss bashes 2 bombs in Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reds pound Lincecum, Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) - Jay Bruce hadn't driven in a run in more than a month. He finally got a notable RBI and kept Cincinnati's winning streak going.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers’ plan to stay the course

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird came up with Indiana's championship blueprint.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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