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Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers quarterback heeds coach’s warning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh delivered a simple but emphatic message to his players as they gathered in a circle at the end of the team's three-day minicamp.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Talk about Li, 11, not Open leader

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight for an ice cream.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Burris in the mix at LB spot

ALAMEDA (AP) - Miles Burris went from being a promising rookie to an injured afterthought in less than a year with the Oakland Raiders.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Embiid will have surgery on foot

Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suarez back with a bang

SAO PAULO (AP) - Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the World Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury to revive his team's Group D campaign.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Balotelli cares only about Cup, not stardom

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Mario Balotelli couldn't care less if he's mentioned in the same breath as Neymar or Lionel Messi at this World Cup - as long as he comes away with the trophy.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Altidore to miss Portugal game

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans' World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday because of his strained left hamstring and appears likely to sit out next week's match against Germany.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Swiss superb, but will streak end vs. France?

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld made no secret on Thursday about his tactics heading into Switzerland's potentially decisive clash with France: Solid defending and quick counterattacks.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Young Columbians top Ivory Coast

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Starved of the World Cup action for 16 years, Colombia is certainly making the most of being back on football's biggest stage.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s now big league’s best

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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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