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Stiff winds fuel Colo. wildfire; looting a concern

DENVER (AP) - Crews in northern Colorado are facing powerful winds as they battle a blaze that has scorched about 86 square miles of mountainous forest land and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history. Meanwhile, local authorities are focusing on another concern - looting.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder waste tons of chances in Game 3 loss

MIAMI (AP) - The chance was there. Up by 10 in the third quarter on the road in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Webb Simpson wins the US Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open and put two more names into the graveyard of champions.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fields earns Olympic berth at men's BMX trials

CHULA VISTA (AP) - Connor Fields didn't leave anything to chance with his Olympic dreams.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

AUTO RACING

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Olympic the graveyard of legends

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The names are etched in golfing lore, just not on the U.S. Open trophies won at Olympic Club.

June 17, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Pro Sports


A's send Tyson Ross back to minors

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have optioned pitcher Tyson Ross back to the minors Sunday, one day after the right-hander was called up to make a spot start against San Diego.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland starter Colon leaves with strained oblique

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon has left his start against the San Diego Padres with a strained right oblique muscle.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oldest player Haas, 34, stuns Federer to win Halle crown

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Wild card Tommy Haas defeated five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the Gerry Weber Open for the second time Sunday.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr. ends drought with win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - After four years and 143 races - the agonizing near-misses and all those questions about when he might finally win again - Dale Earnhardt Jr. was alone in his car, comfortably ahead of the field and only a few minutes from victory.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Clayton Richard pitches Padres to victory over A's

OAKLAND (AP) - Clayton Richard did a nice job using his off-speed pitches to keep the Oakland hitters guessing. His fastball was even better.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Smoak singles in winning run as Mariners beat SF

SEATTLE (AP) - Justin Smoak's one-out single in the bottom of the ninth scored pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki from second when the throw home hit Kawasaki in the back, giving the Mariners a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods shares US Open lead with Furyk, Toms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were no fist pumps for Tiger Woods, just a deep breath and a slow exhale. Jim Furyk walked most of the 7,170 yards at Olympic Club with his head down. David Toms couldn't think of a single shot he hit without his full attention Friday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Posey, Cabrera power Giants past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Buster Posey led off the second inning with a solo home run into the second deck of the left field seats, National League hitting leader Melky Cabrera added a two-run shot in the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants opened a three-game interleague series with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blackley earns first win in eight years

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss homered in his fourth consecutive game, Travis Blackley earned his first victory in nearly eight years and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Friday night to extend their longest winning streak of the season.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Mavericks defeat Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks kept their playoff position with their third straight win, a 93-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Jazz

OAKLAND (AP) - After another weird week in a season full of drama, the Golden State Warriors figured winning was the best way to quiet the growing chatter surrounding coach Mark Jackson's job.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cancellara repeats at Tour of Flanders

BRUSSELS (AP) - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won a four-way power sprint to the finish line on Sunday to defend his Tour of Flanders title and clinch one of the year's toughest classics for the third time.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors fire assistant coach Darren Erman

OAKLAND (AP) - For the second time in two weeks, the Golden State Warriors have parted ways with an assistant coach.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants spoil home opener for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Morse keyed a six-run first inning with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles 8-4 on Friday, spoiling a Dodgers' home opener played nearly two weeks after they began the season in Australia.

April 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s-Mariners game pstponed

OAKLAND (AP) - Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon walked toward shortstop and his right foot sunk some two inches, causing him to turn his right ankle. That was minor, yet everybody involved in the postponed game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics on Friday night feared the worst if they had tried to play on a rain-soaked field.

April 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors rout Kings sweep season series

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 13 points and five assists and the Golden State Warriors routed the Sacramento Kings 102-69 on Friday night.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks reach extension with Carroll

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have called a news conference for Friday morning amid a report they have reached a contract extension with coach Pete Carroll.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yellowstone supervolcano online rumors

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that running bison seen in a YouTube video are fleeing a possible explosion of the park's supervolcano.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pagan’s HR lifts Giants to series win

PHOENIX – The San Francisco Giants ended their four-game series with Arizona the same way they opened it – with a come-from-behind victory.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crisp caps comeback with 12th-inning jack

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks topple Kings to clinch home ice

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers back home in 1st place

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After opening the season in Australia and San Diego, the Dodgers are finally coming home.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murphy defends leave

NEW YORK (AP) - Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


american Leaugue capsules

YANKEES 4, ASTROS 2

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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