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Djokovic completes Australian Open with third straight title, fourth overall

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - No shirt ripping or bare-chested flexing this time.

January 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods builds a 4-shot lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The fog listed Sunday and revealed a familiar sight: Tiger Woods in command at Torrey Pines.

January 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pruett ties Haywood's record at Daytona 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Humbled a year ago when both its cars failed to make the podium, Chip Ganassi Racing returned to the Rolex 24 at Daytona determined to pick up another victory watch.

January 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's FanFest backs Oracle with new looks

OAKLAND (AP) - Center fielder Coco Crisp strutted back into the Bay Area with puffed-up hair and a retro-style beard. Red-headed right fielder Josh Reddick slicked back his locks and added even more inches to his bushy beard as part of an ongoing competition. General manager Billy Beane still had his hair combed clean but picked "a terrible time," he said, for a sun spot to be removed from his nose.

January 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alex Smith handles role class

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith ran off the field at Candlestick Park two weeks ago to a standing ovation and cheers from the sellout crowd, not much different from the reception last January when he took the San Francisco 49ers oh so close to a Super Bowl.

January 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lee ends Warriors’ All-Star drought

NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month's game in Houston.

January 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka eludes chokehold, gains Australian final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Sloane Stephens sat for nine minutes, mostly staring at the court and trying to forget the curious timing of Victoria Azarenka's medical timeout. She may have been the only one trying to ignore it.

January 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Frank Gore fined $10,500 for socks violation

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore will pay closer attention to his socks for the Super Bowl.

January 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Australian Open all atwitter about Sloane Stephens

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Sloane Stephens wiped away tears as she thought about hanging a poster of herself on a wall in the place of her childhood hero.

January 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Williams loses in quarters, Azarenka into semis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams' dominating run at the majors is over. American teenager Sloane Stephens is headed to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

January 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings staying in Sac?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson had a stern warning for Seattle SuperSonics fans who are excited about the prospect of the NBA returning to the Puget Sound next season.

January 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jim, John Harbaugh ready for rematch at Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary while the season's still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings.

January 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Curry scores 28 in Warriors win over Clippers

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry took some good-natured ribbing from his Golden State teammates following an impromptu celebration near the bench late in fourth quarter against Los Angeles.

January 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Anderson scores 27, Hornets beat Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ryan Anderson patiently answered questions after a 27-point performance in the New Orleans Hornets' 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday. About 15 feet away, the franchise's prized player was nursing an ankle injury.

January 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Li Na advances to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Li Na advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the third time in four years, bringing fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska's 13-match winning streak to a shuddering halt.

January 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Colombian climber Nairo Quintana wins Giro

TRIESTE, Italy (AP) - Nairo Quintana showed why he's considered as cycling's next star by winning the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year's Tour de France.

June 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner outduels ace Wainwright

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Madison Bumgarner figured he would need to be at the top of his game Friday night when he went up against Adam Wainwright.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss, Donaldson hammer Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss had grand slam on his mind. It felt as good as he thought it might.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat heading back to finals

MIAMI (AP) - For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer finds his form

PARIS (AP) - In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy stumbles, shoots 78

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone Friday in the Memorial, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs look to close out wild series with Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder guard Derek Fisher has played more playoff games than anyone in history.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kane leads Blackhawks past LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Nadal talks future after win

PARIS (AP) - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘94 Cup was an American sweatbath

German and South Korean players felt the Cotton Bowl turf scorching their feet through their shoes. Ireland manager Jack Charlton, sweating through his white shirt and cap, splashed water on his players from the touchline.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs blow out Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann, US men sold on The Farm

STANFORD (AP) - U.S. captain Clint Dempsey's sore left groin has improved, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann plans to start him in the Americans' second World Cup warmup this weekend against Turkey.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Creating stir with whisper

MIAMI (AP) - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry still puzzled by fire & hire

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry received the NBA's yearlong community assist award, spoke passionately about his charitable works, then dished out another assist to his former coach.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers KO Habs, reach finals

NEW YORK (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist was perfect on a night he needed to be.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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