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Ronaldo aims for Euro record but faces tough Polish defense

MARSEILLE, France (AP) - If Cristiano Ronaldo is to send Portugal to the semifinals and match Michel Platini's all-time European Championship scoring record, he'll have to find a way through a Poland defense that's among the toughest of the tournament.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing the Copa America final to Chile.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks make qualifying offers to Hertl, 3 others

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl and three other players.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lindros’ wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. He was just hoping his phone would ring this time after six years of silence.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK (AP) - Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Italy finally ends its losing run

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - Spain's era of dominance at the European Championship came to an end Monday when Italy beat the two-time defending champion 2-0 in the round of 16.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Humiliating night for English soccer

NICE, France (AP) - Gary Cahill was lying face down on the field in disbelief. Dele Alli was squatting on the turf with his head in his hands. It was utter humiliation for England.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing the Copa America final to Chile.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central England.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days

SONOMA (AP) - Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mengden gets all the run support for first big league win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Daniel Mengden, with that quirky double-pump delivery and old-school handlebar mustache, thought his first major league win might come sooner than this as well as he had pitched so far.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Shafer wins 99 Late Model race

Stockton's Gary Shafer Jr. survived a crash marred Late Model main to capture a controversial victory in his first race back at the ¼ mile Stockton 99 Speedway after a multi-year hiatus from competition.

June 27, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Pro Sports


Stewart wins Save Mart 350

SONOMA - A small piece of debris on the track in the late stages of the race proved to be worth its weight in gold for Tony Stewart, who pulled off an improbable victory in Sunday's 28th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

June 27, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Pro Sports


Federer out to turn around rough season at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for another Wimbledon.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

BERKELEY (AP) - Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Howard, Zimmerman cleared of drug allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Si Woo Kim shoots Wyndham-record 10-under 60 to take lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Cain on 15-day disabled list with sore back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants finally get some offense in win over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had stymied the New York Mets over the years with his pitching. This time, the Giants' ace turned the tables ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lacy helps power Packers past Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Eddie Lacy's powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Darvish ends losing streak against A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have more wins against Yu Darvish than any other major league team, and Coco Crisp quickly put them ahead ...

August 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Injury, QB questions loom over 49ers’ joint practice with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A couple of fights broke out, the Broncos suffered another key injury and ongoing quarterback questions for Denver and the San Francisco ...

August 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pirates rally past slumping Giants for sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An exasperated San Francisco Giants team is still trying to find a way out of its post-All Star Game funk.

August 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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