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DETROIT (AP) - Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Coughlin gets contract extension from Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The oldest coach to win a Super Bowl will get at least three more shots at adding to his total.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers giving quartet a two-way look

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's Will Tukuafu has spent most of his football life chasing down running backs. The 49ers hope he can now help Frank Gore and the rest of their backfield handle other defensive linemen with the same agenda.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Celtics return home with chance to close out Heat

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James saw his share of disappointment in Boston when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nadal improves to 50-1 at French Open; Ferrer next

PARIS (AP) - It was about time Rafael Nadal faced some sort of test at the French Open.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon shuts down powerful Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blanco, Bumgarner lead Giants to 6-5 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was feeling pretty lucky on Wednesday.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


I'll Have Another made 4-5 favorite to win Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) - I'll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes in his quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 34 years.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bradley to make most of chance against Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) - He's a vegan in a sport where meat is king, a thinking man's fighter in a game that embraces brawlers. Timothy Bradley never wavered in his chase for boxing glory, even when his bank account was down to $11 and there was no guarantee he would ever be on the big stage.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reece brings unique skill set to Raiders offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen has firsthand knowledge of what challenges Marcel Reece can give opposing defenses because he has the speed and hands of a receiver while playing fullback for the Oakland Raiders.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Devils avoid elimination, beat Kings on late goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Adam Henrique decided to face playoff elimination by shaving his beard into a bristly mustache, the New Jersey Devils realized their remarkable rookie isn't exactly buckling under the pressure of the Stanley Cup finals.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lathrop native, Thunder headed to NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Momentum shift has Thunder a win shy of NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Down and nearly out less than a week ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder are riding a momentum shift to the brink of the NBA finals.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Celtics take control of East, beat Heat

MIAMI (AP) - A week ago, the Boston Celtics were too old.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rookie Bryce Harper hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Dawson eager to straighten out kicks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Phil Dawson converted 49 of his 50 pregame kicks, even a pair of 58-yard field goals going from each direction. That's about as accurate as San Francisco's veteran place kicker has been in recent years.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tricking out stadiums with Wi-Fi, LED

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not ready to name starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't quite ready to name his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buckeyes’ Miller out for season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still waiting for Hayden to get healthy

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Indians sign Atchison for next season

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran right-handed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


When will the racing world see Tony Stewart next?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar scores twice in return; Suarez debuts

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Luis Suarez and Neymar played their first match since their memorable exits from the World Cup on Monday, with the Brazil star scoring two goals to help Barcelona rout Mexican champion Leon 6-0 in a preseason friendly at Camp Nou.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rafa Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pryor making good 1st impression

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr returns after concussion

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr returned to practice three days after being knocked out of a preseason game with a concussion and sore ribs.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels OF Hamilton out of lineup again

BOSTON (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup again for Monday night's game against the Red Sox, a day after asking for a day off.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Actor Jon Hamm honored to get Cardinals bobblehead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was "probably repurposed" from a Matt Carpenter model.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos beat the pants off 49ers in Levi stadium debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers turned their hyped Levi's Stadium debut into a real dud. So bad, in fact, tens of thousands of fans left the snazzy new Silicon Valley digs midway through the third quarter.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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