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Busch prepares body for double duty

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch craned his neck toward a monitor and studied the Indianapolis 500 practice results. He didn't seem happy with his final practice speed, roughly 3 mph off the pace and not good enough in the Andretti Autosport backup he was forced into after wrecking his own, faster car earlier this week.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann’s kids

STANFORD (AP) - Julian Green first met most of his U.S. soccer teammates just a few months ago at a training session in Europe shortly before the German-American committed to playing for the United States.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling gives up control of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers’ George cleared

MIAMI (AP) - Indiana's Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat. They were expecting him there all along.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign G Thomas

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed guard Brandon Thomas to a four-year deal. Thomas was taken 100th overall out of Clemson. He played in 49 games in college, starting 30 games at tackle and nine at guard. He earned first-team All-ACC honors last season. Thomas is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee suffered during a workout last month.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Small-town pro on top at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett grew up in a small Missouri town where his home course is a nine-hole layout.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendricks delivers in Debut

TORONTO (AP) - Liam Hendriks won his season debut, Steve Tolleson hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays were victorious for the ninth time in 11 games with a 3-2 defeat of the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum overcomes 6 BBs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Hicks homered to back a wild Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Friday night.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bullpen fails Athletics again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - It took the Tampa Bay Rays 11 innings into the third game of the series to come through with a big hit against the Oakland Athletics.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants-Rockies game suspended

DENVER (AP) - The game between the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants was suspended after the second rain delay Thursday, with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants put Casilla on DL with strain

DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno. Kontos is available to pitch against Colorado on Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


FEUDING NEIGHBORS

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs and owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field appeared to be headed toward the legal equivalent of bench-clearing brawl, after the team announced Thursday it will now push to erect more signs in the outfield than the city has approved.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donovan among 7 cuts from US team

STANFORD, California (AP) - Leading scorer Landon Donovan was among seven players cut as the United States announced its 23-man World Cup squad on Thursday.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat excel in ‘winning time’

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has perhaps a surprising take on the Miami Heat: To him, they're not the most talented bunch.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Montreal cuts into Rangers’ lead

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Galchenyuk tipped in a pass at the right post 1:12 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens overcame a late tying goal and beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Talansky’s tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hornets land SG Stephenson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao returns to ring vs Algeri Nov.22 in Macau

Associated Press

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers get Stuckey for 1 year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers blew Lance Stephenson a kiss goodbye and jumped on Rodney Stuckey to fill the void.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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