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Rivals challenge American Pharoah’s Triple try

NEW YORK (AP) - All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history - 37 years without a Triple Crown winner - is 1 1/2 miles and seven rivals determined to make him earn a victory in the Belmont Stakes.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Ill Williams comes back again at French Open

PARIS (AP) - At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit seemed difficult.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Barca, Juve can show game’s good side

BERLIN (AP) - After one of soccer's most destructive scandals, the task facing Barcelona and Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday seems simple. Showing the sport at its best, with an entertaining demonstration of artistry, should ensure that the limelight swings back on the players for at least a couple of hours.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Matsuyama, Van Pelt tied at Memorial; Woods 9 behind

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

FIFA president starts work on reforms

Two days after becoming the face of soccer corruption, disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Thursday he has already started working on ways to clean up the sport's governing body.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

With belief and depth, Chicago gets early jump on Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - When the Chicago Blackhawks were seven minutes away from losing the Stanley Cup Final opener, it wasn't Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane or Duncan Keith who stepped up and perpetuated this team's reputation for big-game grit.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

In Trinidad, Warner seen as ‘our Robin Hood’

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - In one moment, Jack Warner is on TV telling his countrymen he fears for his life. An hour later, he's standing on a packed narrow street at a political rally, boasting that he fears nothing.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

After offseason WNBA set to begin 19th year

NEW YORK (AP) - Domestic violence, absent marquee players and Isiah Thomas lobbying to become a potential owner has made for a busy WNBA offseason.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Silver: No suggestion of corruption in world basketball

OAKLAND (AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday there has been "absolutely no suggestion" of any wrongdoing with basketball's international governing body like the scandal that has rocked soccer.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Obama honors World Series champion SF Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - Visits to the White House have become as routine as Madison Bumgarner's postseason dominance for the San Francisco Giants.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Lincecum makes changes to get back on track

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The long hair and glasses are gone. Tim Lincecum has turned to a short 'do with a fuller patch of hair in the middle and an occasional headband to hold it all in place.

June 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Gray and A’s send Tigers to 6th straight loss

DETROIT (AP) - No matter how badly things are going for the Oakland Athletics, they have a good feeling every fifth day.

June 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Blackhawks rally to stun Tampa Bay 2-1 in opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Final opener.

June 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal in quarters

PARIS (AP) - There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier.

June 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

American Pharoah is Belmont favorite

NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Baffert and the rest of the group in charge of American Pharoah could smile and laugh Wednesday after the Triple Crown hopeful landed in the No. 5 post position for the Belmont Stakes.

June 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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Warriors welcome Thompson after trade

OAKLAND (AP) - Jason Thompson stepped off the elevator with his parents to a grand Golden State welcome, featuring some 50 cheering Warriors employees who are ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports

US women’s coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

CHICAGO (AP) - Jill Ellis has been rewarded with a contract extension after leading the U.S. women to the World Cup title. Next challenge: the ...

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A jug in hand, Zach Johnson gets back to work

When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand ...

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Phelps focused in and out of pool

The Associated Press

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Ledecky wins 200 free at worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Katie Ledecky is unbeatable in the distance races. Turns out she's awfully good going shorter, too.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Manhattan judge tackles Deflategate

VNEW YORK (AP) - If there's anybody who can take the hot air out of football's "Deflategate," it's a Manhattan federal judge with ...

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Leon serves up slam in 10th

OAKLAND (AP) - Arnold Leon was hoping to get a ground ball when he tried to throw a fastball down and away to Baltimore slugger Chris ...

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Giants peaking at the right time

ATLANTA (AP) - Madison Bumgarner loves how the San Francisco Giants have returned to their winning ways with a tough part of the schedule coming up.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49ers look to bolster pass attack with new receiving options

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Having spent his entire football career playing close to his Virginia home, new 49ers wideout Torrey Smith is enjoying his first extended ...

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Keep the $74.95, pass on fight

LAS VEGAS - So, this is it for Floyd Mayweather Jr., or so they say.

August 06, 2015 | Tim Dahlberg | Pro Sports

49ers GM wants to keep Smith beyond season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep Aldon Smith beyond this season and indicated ...

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Haley taking 5 titles to Hall

OXNARD (AP) - Charles Haley walks the sidelines at training camp a little more slowly these days, his gruff exterior softened by a smile as he ...

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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