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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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Cavs meeting with Hayward; Nets land coach

CLEVELAND (AP) - Gordon Hayward once named Cleveland his least favorite NBA city. He might have to change his mind.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlins’ Alvarez is winning with theatrical flair

MIAMI (AP) - Henderson Alvarez's a pitcher, and that's not his only position. He'll throw a batter out at first base while sitting on the mound. He'll lie flat on his back while watching a teammate make a play.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colombians recall Escobar’s death

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark contrast to the national squad's celebrated success this time around.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann right: US not ready to contend

SAO PAULO (AP) - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Americans fall short

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi magic lifts Argentina

SAO PAULO (AP) - Argentina's theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova on losing end of upsets

LONDON (AP) - Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks look to youth as free agency opens

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks began free agency Tuesday by trading veteran defenseman Brad Stuart to Colorado for two draft picks and signing defenseman Taylor Fedun to a one-year deal as part of their commitment to a youth movement.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel: Browns to Biebs

CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Manziel went from hanging out with the Browns to hanging with the Biebs.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nets move on after Kidd bolts for Bucks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Jason Kidd's jersey hung on the wall just to the right of Billy King, a reminder that the Brooklyn Nets lost more than a coach. They lost a franchise icon.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams pulls out with ‘bug’

LONDON (AP) - It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Smith won’t be charged in LAX incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will not face charges related to his arrest earlier this year at Los Angeles International Airport.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Porcello puts up zeroes

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers aren't just winning games this week. They are making history.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum lights out again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum followed his second career no-hitter with another vintage performance, pitching eight sharp innings to lead the San Francisco Giants past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Tuesday night.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers DFA slumping Saunders

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Texas Rangers finally ran out of patience with left-hander Joe Saunders, who was designated for assignment Tuesday after going winless in eight starts.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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