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S. Williams beats defending champion at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Thanks to a bit of advice from her big sister and a bunch of aces from her big serve, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon semifinals.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Timbers beat league-leading Earthquakes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Danny Mwanga and Jack Jewsbury each scored, Portland tightened its sagging defense and the Timbers knocked off the league-leading San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Tuesday night.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Peter Sagan wins Tour stage, channels Forrest Gump

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Once upon a time in Hollywood, the cry was "Run, Forrest, Run!" The message was not lost on Peter Sagan at the Tour de France.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Asians a dominant force going into LPGA’s US Open

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) - Se Ri Pak admits it has not been easy being a legend in South Korea.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Colon comes off DL to start, Fuentes gone

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics activated right-hander Bartolo Colon from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Warriors meet with Brandon Roy

OAKLAND (AP) - The Bay Area could be a landing spot for Brandon Roy's return to basketball.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Heath Bell in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 13-12 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sean Rodriguez hit a go-ahead two-run homer, helping the Tampa Bay Rays continue their home dominance over the New York Yankees in a 7-4 victory over the AL East leaders on Tuesday night.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reddick, Moss homer to lead A’s past Red Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Jarrod Parker looked as if he might finally run into a rough start after falling behind just two batters into the game. After that, it was a typical Parker outing.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ new rookies took different paths to NBA

OAKLAND (AP) - One has been an entrepreneur since he handed out business cards for his lawn-mowing service in the fifth grade. Another was born in Nigeria and didn't play basketball until he was 14. The third was the lone senior on The Associated Press All-America team and still slipped in the NBA draft.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova loses at Wimbledon, will drop from No. 1

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - All at once, there was a frenzy of activity at a wet and windy All England Club early Monday afternoon.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish wins 2nd stage, Cancellara leads at Tour

TOURNAI, Belgium (AP) - Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pagan takes pride in helping teammates communicate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan pulls up a chair next to pitcher Santiago Casilla to offer support, as both a thoughtful teammate and an interpreter.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Allen Craig hit a pair of home runs and Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league-high nine games, helping Kyle Lohse and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Monday night.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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