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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


Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Posey hit grand slams, SF beats D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was so enthused by seeing Buster Posey hit a grand slam, he did the same thing the next inning.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gray earns 10th win as A’s top Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics needed a strong start from Sonny Gray to avoid being swept entering the four-day break for the All-Star game.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Attorney says Cardinals execs not behind hacking

ST. LOUIS (AP) - High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros' player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s honor Glenn Burke on Pride Night

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Glenn Burke's sister had a tough time even coming to the Oakland Coliseum for Athletics Pride Night. Her brother's death remains painful 20 years later, though Carol Williams knows how much it would have meant to Burke to be honored in his former ballpark as baseball's first openly gay player.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of changes could come to the NBA

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will get their championship rings. LeBron James will try yet again to end Cleveland's epic title drought. And barring a most unlikely change of heart, Kobe Bryant's illustrious NBA career will end.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mike Davis not playing at US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Tiger Woods speaks of him in reverential tones.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Drought is over as Golden State reigns

CLEVELAND (AP) - As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings’ future home to be called Golden 1 Center

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Credit Union have reached an agreement on a naming rights deal for the NBA team's future arena.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sogard’s spoils his former coach’s debut

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Oakland's Eric Sogard took pleasure in helping ruin a big day for his former college coach, Padres interim manager Pat Murphy.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wambach’s goal gives US a win over Nigeria

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the U.S. women's national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place finish in its group at the Women's World Cup.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants snap 9-game home skid with win over Mariners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Things have been going so bad at home for the San Francisco Giants that they didn't even have a lead at any point in the first four games of the homestand.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player database

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally hacked into a computer database of the Houston Astros to obtain information on their former division rival's players, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NEW YORK (AP) — Even former Kansas City Royals are doing well in fan voting for the All-Star starter

NEW YORK (AP) - Even former Kansas City Royals are doing well in fan voting for the All-Star starters.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors fans celebrate NBA title

OAKLAND (AP) - Warriors' fans honked their horns and danced in streets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to celebrate their team's first NBA title in 40 years.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron can’t deliver title to Cleveland despite great effort

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James pulled off his sunglasses, and there was no hiding the hurt in his eyes.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy feels at home on Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Rory McIlroy didn't fare so well the last time he played links golf. He shot an 80 at Royal County Down in the Irish Open, missed his second straight cut, returned to his home in Florida and spent four days of practice to get back to his style of golf.

June 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson still seeking elusive title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Phil Mickelson loped off the first tee at Chambers Bay early Tuesday, the morning sun still hidden within a slate-gray sky, when two women with snow-white hair squealed in delight.

June 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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