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After ugly buildup, time for Jogo Bonito in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - In the buildup to the World Cup, the Brazilian football catchphrase of "Jogo Bonito" - The Beautiful Game - was drowned out by the bangs of frantic construction work and the shouts of angry protesters. Not now.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs claim fifth NBA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi strike delights; French, Swiss win too

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - A breathtaking last-gasp goal; a first for goal-line technology; happy and cheering fans. What else could the World Cup want? Oh yes, a stunning goal by Lionel Messi for Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaymer wins US Open in seventh wire-to-wire effort in 114 years

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


From early childhood, golf was focus for Lucy Li, youngest Open qualifier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim McLean has coached child prodigies at his golf schools around the world for decades, so he thought he had seen just about every kind of young hopeful out there.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson finally wins at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Audi wins 13th title at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (AP) - Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer claims 7th Weber Open title

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Roger Federer delivered a statement of intent for Wimbledon on Sunday by winning the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the seventh time.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dimitrov saves match point to win Queen’s

LONDON (AP) - Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queen's Club, a warm-up event for Wimbledon.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


American rider holds off Contador to win Criterium

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) - American rider Andrew Talansky was the surprise winner of the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday as he held off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador after a gripping finale on the eighth stage.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuno gives up 8 runs as Yankees fall to Oakland A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau’s big hit gives Rockies win at San Francisco’s expense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Morneau came to the plate in the eighth inning with one thought in mind: just see the ball and hit it.

June 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings top Rangers for NHL crown

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS’ top GK turned fan at World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - One day when Nick Rimando was at World Cup training camp last month in Northern California, his two children opened a lemonade stand back home in Salt Lake City to support their father and U.S. soccer.

June 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup veiwership up in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish wins stage 2 of Tour of California

LODI, Calif. (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish earned his second straight win over Peter Sagan of Slovakia and extended his race lead Monday in the second stage of the Tour of California.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pablo Sandoval homer leading off 11th lifts Red Sox past A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval homered leading off the 11th inning in his return to the Bay Area, where he won three championships for the Giants, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Monday night.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox third baseman Sandoval receives World Series ring

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval had his latest sparkly World Series ring visible in his locker at the Oakland Coliseum.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavs coach Blatt owns up to late-game gaffes, LeBron bailout

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - David Blatt stepped over some cables and weaved through a throng of reporters eager to hear his explanation of two head-scratching decisions on Sunday in Chicago.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maxwell keeps family together, adds big bat, glove in right

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Maxwell's 5-year-old daughter, Liana, waits anxiously outside the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse for her father, long after the little girl's bedtime.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Teague leads Hawks past Wizards 106-101 to tie series

WASHINGTON (AP) - Suddenly, the Atlanta Hawks went from so-so in the playoffs to looking a bit more like a No. 1 seed.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign left-hander Ricky Romero to minor league deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Left-hander Ricky Romero, a 15-game winner for Toronto in 2011 who hasn't pitched in the majors for two years, has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds in Hall of Fame _ the Bay Area Sports Hall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Home run king Barry Bonds has a place in one Hall of Fame, at least: the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Top seeds in both East, West trailing semis 2-1

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - First-year coach Steve Kerr knows a crucial moment in the playoffs, so he understands exactly the test his Golden State Warriors face trailing Memphis 2-1 in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants get 2 in the 9th to edge Miami Marlins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As the seventh hitter due up in the ninth inning, Matt Duffy knew he wasn't likely to get another at-bat.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics lose 5th in a row to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics weren't able to reverse a losing streak against Felix Hernandez. They hope a return to their home park will do the trick.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish captures first stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish powered past Slovakia's Peter Sagan just before the finish line Sunday to win the first stage of the Tour of California.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fowler delivers major effort to win Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The latest survey was unanimous, not anonymous. Rickie Fowler can deliver the goods.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Morrison HR in 11th wins it for Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Logan Morrison homered on the first pitch of the 11th inning from Oakland reliever Dan Otero, and the Seattle Mariners rallied to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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