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After low-key party, Junior focused on Sonoma

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Turns out the victory party for Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn't much of a party at all.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Secretariat's winning time in Preakness changed

BALTIMORE (AP) - Secretariat's winning time in the 1973 Preakness has been changed to reflect that the Triple Crown-winning colt's time was actually faster than the stakes record.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tomlinson signs 1-day contract with Bolts, retires

SAN DIEGO (AP) - LaDainian Tomlinson was in the midst of saying goodbye to the NFL when his young son, Daylen, wandered across the dais and tugged on his pant leg, wanting a little attention.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks officially announce Todd McLellan’s return

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nearly two months after their season ended prematurely with a first-round playoff exit, the San Jose Sharks vowed to be a more aggressive team on the ice next season under coach Todd McLellan.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Heat back in familiar ground – up 2-1 in Finals

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James arrived for practice Monday wearing lime-green sneakers, a highly fluorescent shade.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Forbes list of money makers

The world's highest-paid athlete is in jail. The guy in second place just lost a title fight, and the man who held the distinction for a decade is now third.

June 19, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Senators push bill to battle fraud in boxing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Giving voice to the outrage over Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision over Manny Pacquiao, two senators introduced legislation Monday that would create a special boxing commission to oversee all matches in the United States and restore integrity to the sport.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cain gets imperfect win for Giants over Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Matt Cain followed up his perfect game by persevering through five difficult innings for another victory, and Brandon Crawford had an early two-run double among the San Francisco Giants' 13 hits in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Baseball’s Roger Clemens acquitted of all charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - R.A. Dickey became the first major league pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters and Ike Davis hit a grand slam to lead the New York Mets past the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Monday night.

June 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Webb Simpson wins US Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open and put two more names into the graveyard of champions.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivan Nova pitched effectively into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight start, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano hit solo homers and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Sunday for their ninth consecutive victory

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stiff winds fuel Colo. wildfire; looting a concern

DENVER (AP) - Crews in northern Colorado are facing powerful winds as they battle a blaze that has scorched about 86 square miles of mountainous forest land and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history. Meanwhile, local authorities are focusing on another concern - looting.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder waste tons of chances in Game 3 loss

MIAMI (AP) - The chance was there. Up by 10 in the third quarter on the road in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Webb Simpson wins the US Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open and put two more names into the graveyard of champions.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Rain postpones NASCAR race

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR's first rainout of the season.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kemp, Ramirez hit 2 HRs each as LA beats San Francisco

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp hit his first two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his first two homers this season, helping Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gutierrez uninjured after scary crash

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) - Medical tests have shown Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez escaped without injuries after his frightening accident in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, when his car flipped over in a collision.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mavericks defeat Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks kept their playoff position with their third straight win, a 93-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Jazz

OAKLAND (AP) - After another weird week in a season full of drama, the Golden State Warriors figured winning was the best way to quiet the growing chatter surrounding coach Mark Jackson's job.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cancellara repeats at Tour of Flanders

BRUSSELS (AP) - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won a four-way power sprint to the finish line on Sunday to defend his Tour of Flanders title and clinch one of the year's toughest classics for the third time.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors fire assistant coach Darren Erman

OAKLAND (AP) - For the second time in two weeks, the Golden State Warriors have parted ways with an assistant coach.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants spoil home opener for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Morse keyed a six-run first inning with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles 8-4 on Friday, spoiling a Dodgers' home opener played nearly two weeks after they began the season in Australia.

April 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s-Mariners game pstponed

OAKLAND (AP) - Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon walked toward shortstop and his right foot sunk some two inches, causing him to turn his right ankle. That was minor, yet everybody involved in the postponed game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics on Friday night feared the worst if they had tried to play on a rain-soaked field.

April 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors rout Kings sweep season series

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 13 points and five assists and the Golden State Warriors routed the Sacramento Kings 102-69 on Friday night.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks reach extension with Carroll

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have called a news conference for Friday morning amid a report they have reached a contract extension with coach Pete Carroll.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yellowstone supervolcano online rumors

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that running bison seen in a YouTube video are fleeing a possible explosion of the park's supervolcano.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pagan’s HR lifts Giants to series win

PHOENIX – The San Francisco Giants ended their four-game series with Arizona the same way they opened it – with a come-from-behind victory.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crisp caps comeback with 12th-inning jack

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks topple Kings to clinch home ice

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night.

April 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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