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Atkinson III follows in father’s footsteps

ALAMEDA (AP) - When George Atkinson III's name went uncalled through seven rounds of the NFL draft, there was no doubt where he would end up signing as an undrafted free agent.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs get first dibs again

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers contined their remarkable lottery luck Tuesday, winning the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Retired players sue NFL for painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but led to serious complications later in life.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Depth the difference so far for Spurs

Undermanned yet undaunted, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook threw everything they had at the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James sparks decisive rally

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - LeBron James scored six straight points to spark a decisive 12-2 run, and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 on Tuesday night to leave the Eastern Conference finals tied at a game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors introduce new coach

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors wanted Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Romo, Giants blow late lead

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a two-out, two-run double off the wall in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pomeranz stellar again for A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Drew Pomeranz won his third consecutive start since moving from the bullpen into the rotation, Coco Crisp drove in two runs before departing with an injury, and the surging Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Tuesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome arrives in NY for Triple try

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin preparations for his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defender happy to be back with MLS

STANFORD (AP) - One ill-timed bout with the flu sure affected Michael Parkhurst's fortunes in a hurry with his new German club team, Augsburg.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teams hope ball bounces their way

NEW YORK (AP) - They lost often, as in 67 times for the Milwaukee Bucks.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


It’s official: Kerr, Warriors complete deal

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Steve Kerr have completed the coaching contract agreed to last week.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Surgery erased doubts about Woods’ career

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods still doesn't know when he'll return. For a while, he didn't know whether he would return at all.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Busch crashes in practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch's attempt to complete The Double just got tougher.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Breathing a sigh of relief

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome can breathe easy - he's allowed to wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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


ALL -STAR NOTEBOOK

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The youngest player in the All-Star Futures game made one of the biggest impressions.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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