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Neymar anxious for WC opener

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil striker Neymar is only 22 years old, but knows he will be carrying the hopes of the host country at the World Cup. He is already getting goosebumps just thinking about today's opener against Croatia.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celebration put on hold for Kings

NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US Open looking more British

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hazards of headfirst slides

Even Pete Rose, the man who made the headfirst slide fashionable, says there's a time and place to be prudent.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nationals topple Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jayson Werth hit his first homer in almost a month and drove in three runs, and the Washington Nationals capitalized on Matt Cain's erratic start to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s stave off Angels sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trial will weigh if Sterling was properly ousted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, James turn to tape for mistakes

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has learned on important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TITLE TALK NOT REALISTIC

SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo, Portugal arrive in Brazil

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo strolled off a plane, lifted a hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge a group of fans who were shouting out his name.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rooney ready to deliver on pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The burden of delivering at the World Cup has consumed Wayne Rooney in the past, seeming to hinder his ability to deliver on football's biggest stage.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France finds recipe for midfield success

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) - After years of underachieving and failed promise, France has a midfield to be proud of again.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowgill’s blast ends marathon

ANAHEIM (AP) - Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cy Young winner Welch dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Lombardi defends USA roster decisions

TORONTO (AP) - Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson keeps right on rolling

ATLANTA (AP) - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open ...

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Myers encouraged coach Kerr is healthy

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Myers is encouraged by Golden State coach Steve Kerr's offseason progress with debilitating, post-surgery back problems that last year sidelined him ...

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders DB recovering from concussion, expects to play

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders cornerback David Amerson is expected to play in Sunday's game against Tennessee, one week after suffering a mild concussion.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Padres to keep pace with Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fighting for a postseason berth, Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants finally figured out the pesky San Diego Padres.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers rout Giants to extend NL West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kerr says Americans should be ‘disgusted’ with shootings

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr fully expects NBA players to take up their own version of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's stand against racial oppression.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fresher Murray helps Raiders run game get off to fast start

ALAMEDA (AP) - Even though Latavius Murray is getting the ball less for the Oakland Raiders, he's doing much more when he has it.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers not taking struggling Seahawks lightly

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers haven't won a game at CenturyLink Field since 2011.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas feels like $10 million even if he likely won’t win it

ATLANTA (AP) - Jhonattan Vegas doesn't have a realistic chance of claiming the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus even if he wins the Tour Championship.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Team USA scrambling for answers after World Cup

TORONTO (AP) - Members of Team USA gathered for a few drinks after they were eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mengden tagged by Gattis, Athletics swept by Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Daniel Mengden threw the pitch exactly where he wanted. Where it wound up - not what the Oakland rookie wanted.

September 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants top Dodgers despite injuries to Cueto, Crawford

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Belt homered to help the San Francisco Giants overcome injuries to All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto and shortstop Brandon ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick on threats: If it happens, you’ve proved my point

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats through social media and other avenues since he began to protest during the national ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Springer delivers, Astros hold off Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - George Springer hit a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on ...

September 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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