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NEW YORK (AP) - Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Federer come back, set French rematch

PARIS (AP) - As the chilly evening air swirled, and raindrops fell, and the thousands of spectators pulling for his opponent hushed, Novak Djokovic stood a single point from exiting the French Open.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes beat Stars in US Open Cup

STANFORD (AP) - Steven Lenhart headed in a goal in the 85th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Stars on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rangers rebound from rout to beat A's

OAKLAND (AP) - Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


JOSH DUBOW,AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When Sean Doolittle started to throw bullpen s

OAKLAND (AP) - When Sean Doolittle started to throw bullpen sessions last summer to distract him from the frustration of another injury that derailed a once-promising career as a slugging first baseman, he never believed the transition from hitter to pitcher would go this smoothly.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's Parker was coming out of game regardless

OAKLAND (AP) - No-hitter or not, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin prepared himself to pull rookie Jarrod Parker after the eighth inning Monday night.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Aldon Smith aiming higher in second season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In one breath, Aldon Smith says he has moved past the disappointment of not winning the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. In the next, he still simmers.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


I'll Have Another on move to new Belmont digs

NEW YORK (AP) - Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another is headed to new digs, along with his potential 10 rivals in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch 1 weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR on Monday suspended Kurt Busch one week for verbally abusing a media member.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


6-time champ Rafael Nadal rolls on at French Open

PARIS (AP) - As is his wont, Rafael Nadal declined to assess whether the 2012 French Open is his best French Open yet.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova stumbles to French Open win; Li loses

PARIS (AP) - On days like these, when so little goes right and so much goes awry, Maria Sharapova tosses away the strategies and scouting reports her coach devises and, well, does whatever it takes to win.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stanford Routt settling into life in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Stanford Routt was no fan of the Oakland Raiders locker room.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval case still in investigation stages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Santa Cruz County sheriff's office said Monday it hopes to complete the bulk of an investigation into sexual assault allegations involving San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval by the end of this week, then determine whether to seek charges.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Parker's gem helps Athletics beat Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Rookie Jarrod Parker held Texas hitless until the eighth inning and Brandon Inge drove in four runs in Oakland's eight-run second inning as the Athletics beat the Rangers 12-1 on Monday night.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants drafted Mississippi State right-hander Chris Stratton

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants drafted Mississippi State right-hander Chris Stratton with the 20th pick in the first-year player draft.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

YANKEES 4, RED SOX 1: NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

PIRATES 5, CUBS 4: CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau producing for Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau laces up his cleats right next to the locker once belonging to Todd Helton, the first baseman whose shoes he's now trying to fill.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


La Russa preparing for HOF induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers clinch home ice

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR boosts A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona pounds Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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