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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


Manny Ramirez requests release; A’s oblige him

OAKLAND (AP) - Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after he asked the Oakland Athletics to release him and the team granted his request on Friday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Lincecum hopes to right season at home

SEATTLE (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked out of the Giants' dugout to screams from a mix of autograph seekers and fans wishing the now 28-year-old a happy birthday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tense, tied NBA Finals moves to Miami

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands and LeBron James in his face.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


England eliminates Sweden from Euros

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Theo Walcott finally got his chance at the European Championship, and he only needed three minutes to make it count.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Former Armstrong team manager declares innocence

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Johan Bruyneel, the manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories, is denying accusations from U.S. officials that he helped run a doping operation for the cyclist's teams.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Broncos could have spot for Burse

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jordan Norwood's season-ending knee injury jumbled the Denver Broncos' search for Trindon Holliday's replacement on punt returns and dented the team's depth at wide receiver.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pats punish Panthers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's offense and the New England Patriots' defense dominated the Carolina Panthers.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Martin hopes to stick with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Loose sod removed at Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers were working to re-sod the field at new Levi's Stadium on Thursday, a day after a public workout was cut short and moved to the regular practice fields because players were slipping.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Improved AFC West again led by Broncos

As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Woodson returning to Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - One of the NFL's top quarterbacks learned from one of the best defensive backs in the game.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants fall short to Cubs in suspended game

CHICAGO (AP) - All the San Francisco Giants asked for was a fair shot, and that's exactly what they got in the end.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy stumbles to 74 at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Making their pitch in states

MIAMI (AP) - As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Howard taking break from US team

CHICAGO (AP) - Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ryu sets new record at Canadian Open

LONDON, Ontario (AP) - On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams to face Townsend in US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S.Open.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Williams jumps into new role as Cal’s interim AD

BERKELEY (AP) - Michael Williams makes it clear: The word "caretaker" is not the description for how he sees his role as interim athletic director at California.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey powers Giants in nightcap

CHICAGO (AP) - Buster Posey went 4 for 4 with his 14th homer, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Richards out for season

BOSTON (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels are going to be without Garrett Richards for a playoff run.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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