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Samardzija’s 4-hitter leads Giants on Rays’ Pride Night

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Samardzija had a dominant performance on a night that was much more than just a ballgame.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Burns drives in the winning run in the 9th inning

OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski thought he caught it. Billy Burns knew otherwise. The outfielders are able to joke about it after they came through with big at-bats.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson tied for lead at US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, "Where did it go?"

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Outside shot: LeBron lifts Cavs, Cleveland to cusp of title

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' family, closest friends and some hangers-on who wanted a glimpse waited for him in the arena's hallways like they have since he was an unequalled Ohio high school star, the best player on any court.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ayesha Curry latest sports spouse to lash out on Twitter

The Associated Press

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

VIENNA (AP) - Russia's track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated "from the top down" and tainted the entire team.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US will have depth of roster tested

SEATTLE (AP) - When Jurgen Klinsmann started experimenting with his roster following the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. coach did it with the hope of building more depth for the next four-year cycle.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Colombia beats Peru on PKs to reach semis

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - David Ospina dived to his left, and Peru's Miguel Trauco sent his penalty kick down the middle, a yard above the ground. The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tim Lincecum embraces a second chance with new Angels team

OAKLAND (AP) - A white cap on backward, Tim Lincecum stopped to pet the bomb-sniffing dogs in the parking lot before greeting the workers at the security entrance who warmly welcomed him back to the Oakland Coliseum.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Storms soften Oakmont and stop the US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bogut unlikely to play in Rio

CLEVELAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut all but ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, saying the bone bruises around his left knee almost certainly will not be healed in time for him to play for Australia this summer.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets ejected late, Warriors lose Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ayesha Curry was angry about getting into Game 6 of the NBA Finals later than she planned. Stephen Curry was steaming when he left the game earlier than he wanted.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Astros, Cardinals keeping it civil during investigation

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Houston Astros happened to be in town when the St. Louis Cardinals paraded out one of their just-signed first-round draft picks to take some cuts in the batting cage and do interviews.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Suzuki’s milestone raises familiar questions about context

When Japanese slugger Sadaharu Oh hit his 756th home run back in 1977, the reaction in the U.S. was predictably mild.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Muncy breaks up Lewis’ no-hit bid for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Max Muncy was retired on a running catch in his first at-bat Thursday. Then was thrown out at first base by Colby Lewis when he tried to reach on a bunt.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Jason Day takes the lead at Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jason Day's plan for the Bridgestone Invitational was to get in the lead as quickly as possible and expand it from ...

July 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Royal Troon votes to admit female members

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Royal Troon voted overwhelmingly Friday to admit female members for the first time in the club's 138-year history.

July 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gillaspie helps Cueto to 12th win, Giants beat D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) - Conor Gillaspie fell a home run shy of the cycle, Johnny Cueto settled down after a rocky start to earn his 12th victory ...

July 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Locke wins third straight, Pirates rally to beat A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A rare full day off turned out to be just what the Pittsburgh Pirates needed to keep Jeff Locke's winning streak ...

July 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wright return from neck surgery likely will be in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - David Wright walked stiffly from the clubhouse to the corridor outside the Mets batting cage, stood in front of a wall, a ...

July 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hamlin insists he didn’t let retiring Stewart win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Denny Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring NASCAR star Tony Stewart win last week at Sonoma Raceway.

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGirt goes low in Ohio, leads at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Golf in Ohio must bring out the best in William McGirt.

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Phelps, Lochte set up their only true showdown at US trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte did their part.

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Troicki loses it at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Viktor Troicki let the chair umpire - and the rest of the world - know exactly how angry he was about a key call one ...

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rain, 18 seeds out at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around ...

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers to place Kershaw on DL with lower back problem

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will be placed on the 15-day disabled ...

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MadBum with the bat and no DH was an easy call for Bochy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Bochy all but had his mind made up days ago: Madison Bumgarner would hit in an AL ballpark for interleague rather ...

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Portugal leaves it late again to beat Poland on penalties

MARSEILLE, France (AP) - Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not.

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign F Tomas Hertl to 2-year contract

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose signed pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl to a two-year contract Thursday worth a reported $6 million, keeping one ...

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics miss chance to sweep Giants

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After ruling the Bay Bridge Series for three days against the big-spending Giants, the Oakland Athletics ran right into Madison Bumgarner.

July 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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