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Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, citing back

After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon, winning five titles along the way, Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday, citing a lower back injury.

June 18, 2013 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Pro Sports


AP Interview: Wiggins will be strong in 2014

PARIS (AP) - The director of the Tour de France expects Bradley Wiggins to come roaring back in 2014 after not defending his crown in this year's race that starts in just over a week.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lolo Jones' attempt at humor backfires

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lolo Jones' attempt at humor in a video that's gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Padres beat Giants 5-3 on safety squeeze in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Will Venable made an incredible catch to save San Diego, pinch-hitting pitcher Andrew Cashner drove in the go-ahead run with a perfectly executed safety squeeze in the 13th inning, and the Padres extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Vogelsong to have hand re-examined Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step in his recovery.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins beat Blackhawks 2-0, lead Cup finals 2-1

BOSTON (AP) - Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.

June 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Back home, Heat try to stop a 5th Spurs NBA title

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.

June 17, 2013 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Versatile Fabian Johnson helping US

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Nothing defines Fabian Johnson better than versatility.

June 17, 2013 | JOHN COON For The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Manning, Harbaugh learn from sons, too

NEW YORK (AP) - The patriarchs of the NFL's first families of quarterbacks and coaches are anything but interfering dads. In fact, Archie Manning and Jack Harbaugh are just as influenced by their successful sons as their boys are by them.

June 15, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Young has 3 hits in Athletics' loss to Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chris Young kept working on his hitting even as his numbers fell. Getting a chance to bat in the leadoff spot seemed like a good time to put it all together.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner dominates as Giants blank Braves 6-0

ATLANTA (AP) - Back-to-back shutout wins have reminded the Giants they expected to lean on strong starting pitching to defend their World Series championship.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods likes his chances at Open on weekend

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - History says Tiger Woods has little chance to win this U.S. Open. Not from behind, and certainly not with an elbow inflammation that seems to bother him most on his worst shots.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


In tied NBA Finals, Wade says Game 5 could be best

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At their best in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have forced turnover after turnover, finding a gear the San Antonio Spurs just can't reach.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins F Horton practices ahead of Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Milan Lucic remembers it as if it was yesterday.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Toews wins Selke Award for best defensive forward

CHICAGO (AP) - Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews got another victory on Friday. The trophy he wants the most is still up for grabs.

June 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Draftees have big-league pedigrees

NEW YORK (AP) - The sons of former big leaguers Lenny Dykstra and Charlie Leibrandt were among the players selected Friday during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


All eyes on California Chrome

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome is 1 1/2 miles away from ending the longest drought in racing history - 36 years without a Triple Crown winner.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, not the team, steals the attention

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - When the air conditioning went out in San Antonio, many of the Spurs felt right at home - their native homelands.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ Doughty adjusts to newford stardom

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - When Drew Doughty joined the Los Angeles Kings, he could walk around town unnoticed. Almost nobody at the supermarket or on Manhattan Beach realized this slightly pudgy teenager was the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL draft, bound for hockey stardom.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s work road Magic, Win in 11th

BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics got home runs from Josh Donaldson and Derek Norris in a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey powers Giants past Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants won for the eighth time in 10 games by beating the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Djokovic to meet in final

PARIS (AP) - This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It's what they expected. And now they'll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sam winning over teamates

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Sam is confident he'll be judged on performance.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US using send-off finale as tune-up for Ghana

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. soccer team is hoping one African club will teach them a thing or two about another.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ben Crane widens lead in St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ben Crane shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to open a six-stroke lead in the St. Jude Classic before heavy rain delayed play twice and forced the suspension of play for the day.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, James wilt in Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brooks’ job secure in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder general manager Sam Presti is aware of coach Scott Brooks' critics.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History won’t come easy for Chrome

NEW YORK (AP) - Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants exit Cincy with win

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Giants bid goodbye to Cincinnati with high-fives. They haven't done that very often.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers coach reflects on Game 1

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Alain Vigneault reviewed only portions of the video from the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup finals opener before he sat down at their oceanside hotel to explain how it got away.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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