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Djokovic overcomes injury scare

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie bogey-free, trails by 1

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 in her first round since winning the U.S. Women's Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top-scoring Dutch facing stingy Mexico

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - The World Cup's highest-scoring team is about to meet arguably the tournament's best goalkeeper.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandy Barbour out as Cal’s AD

BERKELEY (AP) - California announced a change in leadership in the athletic program on Friday, signaling the end of a 10-year run by athletic director Sandy Barbour that featured great success in non-revenue sports as well as recent struggles on and off the field for the high-profile football team.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodgers, Bartoletta win US 100 title

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mike Rodgers had already overcome a broken ankle and two torn ligaments in his right ankle this year. A change of direction in the 100-meter final was much easier to handle.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US advances to KO round despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins is No. 1, Napier to Miami in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings take Nik Stauskas with 8th pick in draft

SACRAMENTO (AP) - When Nik Stauskas upgraded his game to add playmaking skills to his elite outside shooting, he vaulted himself into the NBA lottery.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


On the Defensive

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - After the final whistle, Omar Gonzalez spread his long arms in celebration and reserve goalkeeper Nick Rimando came leaping into them.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Portugal is eliminated despite win over Ghana

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo finally made his mark at the World Cup - but it came too late to spare Portugal an early exit from Brazil.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jones makes plays across field for US

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - With both his current team and his former one on to the World Cup's knockout rounds, Jermaine Jones approached the German players and offered his best wishes.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reds outlast Vogelsong, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Phillips had three hits, including a home run and double, and scored twice in his return to the lineup, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday night.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panthers have plenty of options with No. 1 pick

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The NHL may as well put out a casting call for a movie set in Philadelphia.

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods struggles in return

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Frustrations mount for Giants

OAKLAND (AP) - With 57 victories, the Oakland Athletics have their most wins ever before the All-Star break and lead the majors by a long shot. They still have five more chances to boost that number, too.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany routs Brazil to reach World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Van Persie slowed by stomach ailment

SAO PAULO (AP) - Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wingels commits to Sharks ‘rebuilding’ plan

SAN JOSE (AP) - Tommy Wingels didn't hesitate in committing the next three years to the San JoseSharks even as general manager Doug Wilson says the team is entering a rebuilding period.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling testifies in Los Angeles Clippers trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling, who's challenging the sale of his Los Angeles Clippers, gave testy, bombastic testimony Tuesday, contending he's mentally sound, sparring with his wife's lawyer and repeatedly drawing laughter from spectators.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger’s tryout tourneys

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson says that Tiger Woods will be on the U.S. team if he's healthy and playing well.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James holds meetings in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour champ Froome hurts wrist

LILLE, France (AP) - Back on the race's home turf after three days in England, the Tour de France faces a first possible shakeout Wednesday over the bone-rattling cobblestones in northern France.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Isner serves up win on grass courts

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - John Isner rode his fierce serve to another victory on Newport's grass courts, defeating Wayne Odesnik 6-3, 7-6 (6) Tuesday to reach the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes to defend Derby crown

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night's Home Run Derby at Target Field.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Beckett goes on 15-day DL with hip injury

DETROIT (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have put pitcher Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball Capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray struck out eight to win his third straight decision, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

July 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chavez strikes out 9, A's beat Giants 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Gilbert could reunite

CLEVELAND (AP) - There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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