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Wiggins wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Twenty-three years ago, Bradley Wiggins marveled as Greg LeMond blazed a trail as America's first Tour de France winner. Now, he has blazed his own.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

OAKLAND (AP) - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs, and Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each had three hits and two RBIs as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 to split a four-game series between the top two teams in the NL East.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tigers’ Cabrera hits 300th homer, second of game

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera has hit his 300th homer, becoming the second Venezuela-born player to reach that mark.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cibulkova beats Bartoli to win Carlsbad crown

CARLSBAD (AP) - Second-seeded Dominique Cibulkova used her powerful ground strokes to defeat No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli 6-1, 7-5 and win the Mercury Insurance Open title on Sunday.

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

AUTO RACING

July 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins nears Tour title as Cavendish wins stage

BRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France (AP) - For Bradley Wiggins, it's time to bestow gifts at the Tour de France.

July 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Report: Golden's staff broke recruiting rules

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami coach Al Golden's second season at the school is beginning much like his first one, with new accusations of rule breaking, the looming threat of serious NCAA sanctions and no apparent end in sight for the long probe into the Hurricanes' compliance practices.

July 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Agent: Favre will be assistant high school coach

Brett Favre is returning to football - as an assistant high school coach in Mississippi.

July 20, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Seattle's Lynch apologizes for recent actions

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has apologized following his arrest last weekend on charges of driving under the influence in Northern California.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Moss helps Athletics beat Yankees

OAKLAND (AP) - Game-ending hits are becoming so routine these days in Oakland that concession workers have the celebratory whipped-cream pies waiting near the dugout whenever the Athletics are in position for another walk-off win.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crawford, Lincecum lead Giants over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Starts like this used to be common for Tim Lincecum.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker builds 1-shot lead, with Tiger lurking

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Brandt Snedeker plays fast and talks even faster, and he was on a roll Friday in the British Open. He raced up the leaderboard with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, tied the 36-hole record for a major championship and looked like he was bent on running away from the field at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

July 20, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Feds urge appeals court to uphold Bonds conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal appeals court to uphold former major league slugger Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

July 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins holds yellow jersey, 3 days left in Tour

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins overcame the mountains and challengers to retain the yellow jersey, while Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.

July 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Aoki agrees to $4.7 million deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After losing to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Nori Aoki joined them.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Luck would take another big step if the Colts beat Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders close to signing Coliseum extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are close to signing a one-year extension to remain at the Coliseum for the 2015 season.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bears interview John Fox for coaching job

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - John Fox interviewed for the Chicago Bears' coaching job Wednesday, two days after parting ways with the Denver Broncos.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers tight end Vernon Davis will support curling again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis is taking his support skills to the curling ice once more.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy, Marleau lead Sharks past Maple Leafs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Tyler Kennedy and Patrick Marleau scored goals 15 seconds apart in the first period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


San Jose loses appeal over proposed Athletics move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to the area.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio hired as new Raiders coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers introduce coach Tomsula to get team winning again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at his family across the room as he waited his turn to speak on the podium, unfamiliar territory and formality for a humble defensive line coach thrust into the top job for the San Francisco 49ers.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Green is the ‘heart and soul’ of the Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - His voice can be heard everywhere the Golden State Warriors go.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Showtime exec: Mayweather wants Pacquiao more than ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao more than ever, a top Showtime executive said Thursday, and negotiations continue to make the long anticipated bout a reality on May 2.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio to be new Raiders coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Wednesday in hopes that the Bay Area native who grew up cheering for the Raiders can return the team to its glory days.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nats get Yunel Escobar from A’s for Tyler Clippard

WASHINGTON (AP) - Infielder Yunel Escobar is heading to the Nationals, and All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics, thanks to the ninth deal between those clubs in a little more than four years.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers promote Tomsula to head coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marcus Mariota says he’s going to the NFL

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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