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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


Spurs shoot down Heat in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) - Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history - and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The heat will be on, and the US in happy

SAO PAULO (AP) - While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ghana routs S. Korea; ready for Americans

MIAMI (AP) - In its final exhibition before facing the United States in the World Cup, Ghana practiced celebrating.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NY looks to dodge finals sweep

NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History suggests Lefty is due for long (or short) U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson not only believes he's going to win the U.S. Open, he believes he's going to win more than one. He just wouldn't say whether it would be this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson takes aim at another majors title

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not worried about Johnny Football’s partying

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns aren't worried about Johnny Manziel running out of bounds off the field.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doug Fister out duels Giants ace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Doug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Machado suspended for 5 games

BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Machado figured he might be suspended for intentionally throwing his bat on the field while at the plate.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi’s nausea puzzles soccer officials, fans

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Shortly after coming on as a second-half sub in Argentina's last World Cup warm-up, Lionel Messi doubled over and appeared to vomit on the pitch.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Kings -Pelicans preseason game at Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Tickets go on public sale Friday morning for the Oct. 17 NBA preseason game at Rupp Arena between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings, both of which feature former Kentucky stars.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong return casts shadow

RODEZ, France (AP) - The fields rolled by, the dark glasses were again on his nose, and he was back riding in France.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson still in control

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Two pitches doom A’s in loss to Twins

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray rarely gives up home runs, and this time he surrendered two, one a grand slam. Oakland's All-Star ace rarely needs long innings to get through opposing batting orders. On Friday night he threw 38 pitches just to finish the sixth.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Steven Gerrard scores in MLS debut

CARSON (AP) - Steven Gerrard pounded home his first MLS goal and sprinted to the corner, sliding on his knees and spreading his arms in triumph while the LA Galaxy's sellout crowd roared.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pennington’s error gives Giants win in 12 innings

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona shortstop Cliff Pennington's throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to score in the 12th inning and San Francisco beat the Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday night, the Giants' fourth straight victory.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings void Luc Mbah a Moute’s contract after failed physical

The Sacramento Kings voided the contract of forward Luc Mbah a Moute on Thursday after he failed a team physical.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Misery is about the only company for Tiger Woods

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Tiger Woods already looked miserable when the sky briefly darkened and a cold mist forced him to pull out his rain suit on the 10th hole at St. Andrews.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth opens bid with good round

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS players ratify 5-year labor contract through 2019

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Major League Soccer players have ratified their five-year collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2019 season.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Alps last major obstacle for Froome

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France (AP) - One mountain range completed, one more to go.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tyson sees himself in Rousey’s UFC dominance

GLENDALE (AP) - Moments after Mike Tyson stepped into the Glendale Fighting Club, Ronda Rousey grabbed her judo coach and abruptly flung him onto the canvas with an enormous bang.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gasols to play in NBA’s 1st Africa game

NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


In year of parity, nearly every team has playoffs chance

NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw looks around the major leagues and sees opponents convinced they can reach the playoffs.

July 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lawsuit: DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ is illegal monopoly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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