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Van Garderen leads US '3rd wave' into Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Eight Americans are competing in this year's Tour de France on four different teams, close to the record 10 U.S. riders that competed in last year's Tour.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ryan's single in 8th lifts Mariners over A's

SEATTLE (AP) - Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong pitches Giants past Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings to outduel San Francisco nemesis Clayton Kershaw for the second time this season and Melky Cabrera homered to help the Giants move within a game of Los Angeles for first place in the NL West with a 2-0 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Myers, Warriors head into NBA draft with four picks

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Myers has had trouble sleeping lately.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Zito ends three-start skid, gets plenty of offense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double and sacrifice fly to help Barry Zito end a three-start losing streak, and the San Francisco Giants beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s rookie Milone beats Mariners 1-0 for 8th win

SEATTLE (AP) - Tommy Milone became the first Oakland Athletics rookie to earn eight wins before the All-Star break by beating the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


5-time champion Venus Williams loses at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Racket bag slung over her shoulder, resignation written across her face, Venus Williams weaved through fans milling about on the sidewalks that players must traverse to get from Court 2 to the Wimbledon locker rooms.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lochte beats Phelps in 1st showdown at trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Ryan Lochte still has Michael Phelps' number.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB suspends Byrd 50 games for failing PED test

NEW YORK (AP) - Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Matt Kemp all but ruled out of All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have all but ruled out injured slugger Matt Kemp for next month's All-Star game in Kansas City.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


World champ Jesse Williams makes team despite struggles

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The persistent rain ruined high jumper Jesse Williams' rhythm and nearly washed away his Olympic chances right along with it.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tony Parker could miss Olympics due to eye injury

PARIS (AP) - NBA star Tony Parker may miss the London Olympics after almost losing his eye in a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL labor negotiations about to begin

CHICAGO (AP) - The head of the NHL players' union said Monday that negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement will begin "very quickly" - perhaps as early as this week - and didn't rule out talks stretching into the season.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

DENVER (AP) - Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

June 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano homered and drove in three runs, Hiroki Kuroda took a shutout into the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 on Monday night.

June 26, 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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