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Lowly Caltech joins mighty USC with NCAA sanctions

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Another storied Southern California university has joined the USC Trojans under the hammer of NCAA sanctions.

July 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Unflappable Wiggins cements lead at Tour

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (AP) - Try as they might, rivals of Bradley Wiggins can't take his yellow jersey.

July 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reggie Jackson says he made mistake naming players

NEW YORK (AP) - Reggie Jackson says he messed up by disparaging Alex Rodriguez, Gary Carter and other big names in baseball and has been reaching out to make apologies.

July 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


APNewsBreak: Allmendinger bringing experts to test

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger has elected to bring his own experts to the testing of his "B'' urine sample, The Associated Press has learned.

July 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Friend of Oakland A's outfielder found guilty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A longtime friend of Coco Crisp was convicted Thursday of 14 counts of fraud and identity theft for running up about $30,000 on the Oakland Athletics outfielder's credit card without his permission.

July 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Insufficient evidence for arrest in Sandoval case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.

July 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stricker sought Woods for advice

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Looking for advice on how to win the same golf tournament four years in a row, Steve Stricker went to the authority:

July 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins 1st match at Bank of the West

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams had to get her bearings after flying halfway around the world.

July 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Voeckler wins Tour's 10th stage in Alps

BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France (AP) - Thomas Voeckler nearly opted out of the Tour de France weeks ago because of an injured knee. Two days before the start, he was pained even more over allegations of doping by his French team.

July 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


LeBron wins 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James was the big winner at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, collecting three trophies including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win the NBA championship.

July 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Magic GM: Howard talks with Nets 'stationary'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Wednesday that trade talks involving Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are "stationary," but that discussions remain open with them and other teams.

July 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Steve Nash surprised to find himself with Lakers

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Steve Nash knew the scene was more than a bit surreal when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, grinning and holding up a gold No. 10 jersey with his name on the back.

July 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Heat get 2 new shooters; no deal for Magic center

The Miami Heat got two more shooters. The Orlando Magic, at least for now, are keeping their center.

July 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Darvish variety to Dickey mastery for same results

Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan had a blazing fastball, the first ever clocked at 100 mph, during 27 seasons that included 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters. Mariano Rivera has used a devastating, bat-cracking cutter for a record 608 saves to be part of five World Series championships with the New York Yankees.

July 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Trade talk should heat up in baseball's 2nd half

There was a public outcry when R.A. Dickey did not start the All-Star game, a journeyman for the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game and the Pittsburgh Pirates of all teams were in first place as the first half of the baseball season drew to a close.

July 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

NEW YORK (AP) - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) - A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum waits his turn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi's locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark at SF’s expense

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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