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NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

PIRATES 5, CUBS 4: CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau producing for Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau laces up his cleats right next to the locker once belonging to Todd Helton, the first baseman whose shoes he's now trying to fill.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


La Russa preparing for HOF induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers clinch home ice

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR boosts A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona pounds Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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WR Jones progressing as recovery drags on

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Americans make way to Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - The 4,080-mile overnight flight to Sao Paulo was easy for the U.S. World Cup team.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Quick pushes Kings to brink of Stanley Cup

NEW YORK (AP) - It turns out Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are just as good with the lead as they are without it.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Healthy Branch trying to fit into revamped defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tyvon Branch has gone from being one of the most experienced members of the Oakland Raiders defense to one of the unproven ones after missing almost an entire season with an injury.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat expect inspired Spurs

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade thinks there's no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. In his eyes, only one other team might compare.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pinehurst is rough & ready

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Pinehurst No. 2 is anything but perfect for the U.S. Open, at least in the traditional sense of major championships in America.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Olympic gold medalist severs spine

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chrome owner apologizes for tirade

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologized Monday for his bitter remarks after his horse failed to win the Triple Crown.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski made move he thought would win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Winning, we've been told since the beginning of the year, is all that matters now in NASCAR.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels cut A’s AL West leads to 3 1/2 with 4-1 win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout drove in a run with a double that originally was ruled a homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Monday night in the opener of a series between the top two teams in the AL West.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Desmond has 5 RBIs as Strasburg, Nats top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ian Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Washington Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball capsules

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Lonnie Chisenhall had three homers and nine RBIs in a five-hit game, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 17-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


End of an era in Philly?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large payroll filled with big-name players and their impressive resumes hasn't helped the Philadelphia Phillies win many games.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tale of 2 CUPS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's a tale of the two World Cups - one on a field and one playing out on this country's streets.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wade fined $5K for flopping

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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