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After ugly buildup, time for Jogo Bonito in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - In the buildup to the World Cup, the Brazilian football catchphrase of "Jogo Bonito" - The Beautiful Game - was drowned out by the bangs of frantic construction work and the shouts of angry protesters. Not now.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs claim fifth NBA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi strike delights; French, Swiss win too

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - A breathtaking last-gasp goal; a first for goal-line technology; happy and cheering fans. What else could the World Cup want? Oh yes, a stunning goal by Lionel Messi for Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaymer wins US Open in seventh wire-to-wire effort in 114 years

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


From early childhood, golf was focus for Lucy Li, youngest Open qualifier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim McLean has coached child prodigies at his golf schools around the world for decades, so he thought he had seen just about every kind of young hopeful out there.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Audi wins 13th title at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) - Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer claims 7th Weber Open title

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer delivered a statement of intent for Wimbledon on Sunday by winning the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the seventh time.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dimitrov saves match point to win Queen’s

LONDON (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queen's Club, a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


American rider holds off Contador to win Criterium

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) - American rider Andrew Talansky was the surprise winner of the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday as he held off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador after a gripping finale on the eighth stage.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuno gives up 8 runs as Yankees fall to Oakland A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau’s big hit gives Rockies win at San Francisco’s expense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Morneau came to the plate in the eighth inning with one thought in mind: just see the ball and hit it.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings top Rangers for NHL crown

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS’ top GK turned fan at World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - One day when Nick Rimando was at World Cup training camp last month in Northern California, his two children opened a lemonade stand back home in Salt Lake City to support their father and U.S. soccer.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup veiwership up in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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


Sharks agree to 3-year deal with Wingels

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a three-year contract with restricted free agentforward Tommy Wingels.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No action over Zuniga’s challenge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sir Marcel? Kittel wins last UK stage

LONDON (AP) - At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Free agency Heats up

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has been involved with some heated playoff moments involving Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Frye, Magic agree on deal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet to sign with the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to a person familiar with the deal.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps, Lochte set to compete in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will resume their comebacks during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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