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Thunder get first taste of finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - When the Oklahoma City Thunder signed five-time champion Derek Fisher late in the season, they added a veteran guard with oodles more NBA finals experience than the rest of the roster he was joining.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum labors again in Giants’ loss to Rangers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum avoided the one bad inning that has buried so many of his starts this season. Instead, the lanky right-hander spread out his mistakes all over the place.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


D-backs win 5th straight with victory over A’s

PHOENIX (AP) - Winning streaks are made of little things, such as tagging up at first base and advancing to second.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks acquire Stuart from Detroit

SAN JOSE (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings gave defenseman Brad Stuart and the San Jose Sharks a head start on completing a reunion for next season.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Devils stay alive, force 6th game tonight in LA

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Forget the Stanley Cup coronation for the Los Angeles Kings.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Russell Martin led off the bottom of the ninth inning with his second homer of the game and the New York Yankees took advantage of some shoddy infield defense to beat the struggling Mets 5-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Belmont Stakes benefits from thrilling finish

NEW YORK (AP) - Even with its star sidelined and no Triple Crown to contest, the Belmont Stakes proved this much: The show does go on.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Joey Logano wins at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Joey Logano stood on top of the No. 20 high-fiving everyone he could reach in Victory Lane. Beverages were sprayed, fists were pumped and throaty shouts of celebration could be heard well down the 2½-mile track.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rain stops Nadal, Djokovic duel in French Open final, continues today

PARIS (AP) - His big lead over Novak Djokovic in Sunday's drenched French Open final slipping away, Rafael Nadal tossed a soaked, clay-smeared tennis ball toward the chair umpire.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Comeback lifts Sharapova to career Grand Slam

PARIS (AP) - On the days when her doctors argued over what was wrong and her right shoulder barked each time she reared back to serve, Maria Sharapova used to ask herself a question.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A quiet day of practice before US Open storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rod Pampling actually used the words "every enjoyable" and "U.S. Open" in the same sentence.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Johnson wins Memphis in 2nd event back from injury

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - For a man who couldn't swing a golf club for six weeks, Dustin Johnson sure knows how to return to winning form quickly.

June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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June 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Millwood and five relievers combined on the third no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history, a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Roberts' HR in 9th gives Arizona win over A's

PHOENIX (AP) - Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

June 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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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


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thompson, Cousins part of US roster

The Associated Press

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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