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Novak Djokovic finally wins French Open

PARIS (AP) - A French Open champion at long last, and the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships, Novak Djokovic grabbed a racket and etched a heart in the very red clay that had given him such heartache in the past.

June 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


With stars neutralized, unsung players step up

SAN JOSE (AP) - This is a Stanley Cup Final filled with stars who have won the Hart Trophy, Olympic gold medals and numerous other awards.

June 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Cavaliers to take 2-0 Finals lead

OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green emphatically flexed his bulging biceps with big plays on both ends of the floor, and these determined Golden State Warriors might be far too strong for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ali’s hometown joins together in prayer, celebration

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Muhammad Ali's younger brother wept, swayed to hymns and hugged anyone he could reach. He raised his hands to the sky, eyes closed, surrounded by congregants at the church where their father once worshipped.

June 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cueto earns 9th win, Giants beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A couple of times, Johnny Cueto said it just was not his day. Try telling that to the St. Louis Cardinals.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s done in by 7-run 1st inning in loss to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Oakland starter Jesse Hahn felt good entering Friday night's game against the Houston Astros.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks hope return home turns tide in final

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks can take at least one positive out of losing the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Livingston, close-knit band of backups bring best in Game 1

OAKLAND (AP) - Shaun Livingston put up nearly 100 free throws at the end of Friday's NBA Finals practice, and that is somewhere around his norm.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies

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June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kerr pushes all the right buttons in Game 1 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Even as he spent the first 43 games of the season on the sideline while recovering from back problems, Steve Kerr always kept his finger on the pulse of the Golden State Warriors.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blatter $M bonuses, police raid revealed in FIFA turmoil

GENEVA (AP) - Sepp Blatter's $12 million bonus from the 2014 World Cup and yet another police raid for evidence of financial crimes at FIFA revealed the turmoil at soccer's world body was far from over.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


ABC scores with NBA Finals rating

OAKLAND (AP) - Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland was the most-watched and highest-rated opening game on ABC, with 19.2 million people tuning in for an 11.1 U.S. household rating.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Pence likely out 8 weeks with hamstring surgery

ST. LOUIS (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will undergo surgery for a right hamstring injury and is likely to be out eight weeks.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kuchar, Steele tied for lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Two matches at home against Phil Mickelson made Brendan Steele feel inadequate. Two rounds at the Memorial gave him a share of the lead.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eyeing 22nd major, Williams to face Muguruza in French final

PARIS (AP) - Two years ago at the French Open, Serena Williams was stunned in the second round by a 20-year-old opponent participating in only her 13th match at a major tournament.

June 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Streaking Dodgers enter 2nd half on pace to win 100 games for season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The century mark is in sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the second half of the season.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rookies dominated first half, others could shine soon in MLB play

NEW YORRK (AP) - Kyle Schwarber, Carlos Correa and Trea Turner each came up from the minors before the All-Star break and had a strong second ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Knicks, Rockets talking, no Anthony deal yet

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are still trying to work out a deal involving Carmelo Anthony, though it may take ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather, McGregor exchange profanities, barbs in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. tossed $1 bills in Conor McGregor's face. McGregor waved Jay Z's new CD in Mayweather's direction ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Froome loses Tour lead to Aru, Bardet wins 12th stage

PEYRAGUDES, France (AP) - For his three previous victories at the Tour de France, Chris Froome took advantage of the first big mountain stage to deliver ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon is to tennis what the Masters is to pro golf

LONDON (AP) - When Masters champion Sergio Garcia sat in the Royal Box at Wimbledon last week, he showed up in his green jacket from Augusta ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore headline John Deere Classic field

The often-overlooked John Deere Classic elevated its profile by helping Jordan Spieth become a star.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros on eve of second half

The Washington Nationals have Bryce Harper anchoring one of baseball's best lineups, and a glaring hole at the back of their bullpen. The Boston ...

July 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


McGregor makes fun of Mayweather’s tax problems

TORONTO (AP) - UFC star Conor McGregor played to a partisan Toronto audience and made fun of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s tax problems at the ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao disagrees with re-score, says no plans to quit

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Manny Pacquiao still disagrees with the unanimous decision that resulted in him losing the WBO world welterweight title to Jeff Horn, despite ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Horn feels ‘relief’ after judging review, welcomes rematch

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Horn already felt confident he had won his bout with Manny Pacquiao, no matter what Filipino government officials or U.S ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kittel wins crash-marred Tour stage 11, Froome stays safe

PAU, France (AP) - Ahead of two grueling days filled with some truly punishing ascents, the main contenders on the Tour de France were all hoping ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Past, not crowd, favors Williams against Konta at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - If past success were all that mattered when Venus Williams faces Johanna Konta in the Wimbledon semifinals, the matchup would be quite a ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Querrey tops Murray at Wimbledon; Djokovic out; Federer wins

LONDON (AP) - The first portentous sign of trouble for Andy Murray, surprisingly enough, came right as the two-time Wimbledon champion constructed an ample lead over ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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