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US beats Honduras to open Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome concedes Tour de France lead

CAMBRAI, France (AP) - Having stayed safe on the treacherous cobblestones, Chris Froome cared little about conceding the race leader's yellow jersey to Tony Martin on Tuesday's fourth stage of an action-packed Tour de France.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth skipping Open warm-up

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) - Most golfers believe the path to the British Open title starts a week early in Scotland.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka tired of talking about grunts

LONDON (AP) - Victoria Azarenka didn't like the line of questioning at all.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s bring up OF Smolinski

NEW YORK (AP) - The Oakland Athletics called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm club.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US enjoys 1 final title celebration

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Niese silences skidding giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jonathon Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly two months, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Monday night to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bradley to make 100th appearance as US opens Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Michael Bradley's 100th appearance for U.S. national team will be in Tuesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Honduras, captaining the defending champion.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins

HUY, Belgium (AP) - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

LONDON (AP) - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders thrive in tight games to get off to 4-1 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have been playing with fire this season and mostly have come out unharmed.

October 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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