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USMNT’s still working on shape

NEW YORK (AP) - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


French Open semis: Sharapova, Djokovic RSVP

PARIS (AP) - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winning by being best at not losing

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - It was hard to read the eyes of Jack Nicklaus behind his sunglasses, and maybe that was a good thing. He was in his customary spot behind the 18th green at Muirfield Village as he waited to see who would win the Memorial. Or who would do the best job of not losing.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rest and rehab saved D-Wade

MIAMI (AP) - The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs get chance to avenge only Finals loss

When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Costanzo a 49er again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo has rejoined the San Francisco 49ers, 2 ½ years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ausberry: ‘Job to get on field’

ALAMEDA (AP) - David Ausberry was poised to win the starting tight end job for the Oakland Raiders last summer before a nasty shoulder injury ended his year in the preseason.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome on target for Triple

NEW YORK (AP) - Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woodson excited about new veterans

ALAMEDA (AP) - Even at age 37, Charles Woodson is feeling a bit younger in his second season back with the Oakland Raiders.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ballmer brings cheer to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Last of Americans out at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Hardly a good day to be an American in Paris.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers head west after tune-up

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist had his game-day face on at practice.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Striker firing blanks

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Jozy Altidore appreciates your concern.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Villa signs with MLS club

NEW YORK (AP) - David Villa of Spain has signed a three-year contract with New York City FC, becoming the first player on the expansion Major League Soccer team that starts play next season at Yankee Stadium.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alex Morgan could return from injury

CHICAGO (AP) - Alex Morgan could return to the U.S. women's soccer team for the first time since an ankle injury last fall when the Americans play a pair of exhibition games against France.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Articles by Section - Pro Sports


Trade talks create ‘frenzy’ in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - With the NBA draft only two days away and Kevin Love there to be had for the right offer, Minnesota Timberwolves President Flip Saunders was asked if things are starting to get interesting.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Richards emerging as ace

ANAHEIM (AP) - Garrett Richards credits one change for his rapid evolution into an elite starting pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Midfielder under the microscope

SAO PAULO (AP) - Michael Bradley stuck out his right foot to meet Fabian Johnson's pass, ready to slot the ball into the empty net from 6 yards out. Surely this would be a goal.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suarez’s bite steals Uruguay spotlight

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Biting opponents, racist comments - all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer's bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country. Then, the old habit that most people leave behind in nursery school cropped up again in front of an audience of millions.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Altidore to miss US-Germany game

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jozy Altidore will miss the United States' World Cup game against Germany on Thursday because of his strained left hamstring.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica a suprise knockout qualifier

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica finished first in what many considered the World Cup's toughest group after a dour, scoreless draw against England.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


U.S. tries to regroup after stunning draw

SAO PAULO (AP) - Instead of taking a breather, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for its fans back in America.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trio of goals propel El Tri into KO round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon: Welcome back, champ

LONDON (AP) - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Beware of the big man at No. 1

MIAMI (AP) - Greg Oden has had years to think about the plight of his knees, and still has no good answers.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Family trust clear about removing Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge suggested Monday that the terms of a family trust are clear enough to remove Donald Sterling as a trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent. At one point, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the Sterlings' trust agreement is so unambiguous that "I could decide this case in five minutes." At the center of the volatile court battle are reports from three doctors who examined the 80-year-old Sterling and found he shows symptoms of early ...

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Solo enters not guilty plea

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has entered a not guilty plea following her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in suburban Seattle.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Despaigne dazzles in debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne pitched seven innings in his major league debut to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tulo, Bautista Derby captains

Troy Tulowitzki just hopes no one will hold any grudges when he picks the National League participants for the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners sign first-round pick

SEATTLE (AP) - Alex Jackson was understandably nervous being thrust into a batting practice group that included Robinson Cano.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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