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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


Masters champion ousted

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF in running for U.S. bid

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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US women beat Costa Rica in rainy exhibition

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Not even a thunderstorm could slow down the United States in the latest chapter of its Women's World Cup victory tour.

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes score season-high 5 goals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Cordell Cato and Chris Wondolowski each scored two goals and the San Jose Earthquakes cruised past Sporting Kansas City 5-0 on ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ line benefits from Rodney Hudson

NAPA (AP) - Derek Carr was only on the field for two series in the Raiders' preseason-opening win over the St. Louis Rams. That was more ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Cardinals, miss chance to gain on Dodgers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had a rare opportunity for a pitcher: Pinch-hit with two outs in the ninth inning with his team trailing by ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Erik Pears fitting in on 49ers O-line

SANTA CLARA (AP) - New right tackle Erik Pears is doing all he can to fit into the 49ers huddle.

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants to place Pence on DL, activate Aoki on Thursday

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants plan to place Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left oblique, a move ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hold off Dodgers in 2-game sweep

OAKLAND, (AP) - Jesse Chavez's record hardly tells the story of his season and first year as a full-time starter.

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends Simpson for 6 games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Tuesday without pay for the first six games of the season ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, Bumgarner help Giants beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants got a rally-starting at-bat from an unusual source.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics edge Dodgers in 10th inning

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics outlasted Clayton Kershaw and held on to beat the ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders counting on Murray to revive running game

NAPA (AP) - Whether it was because of injuries his first year or a lack of trust from his coaches last season, Latavius Murray has been ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moody looks to make mark on 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joe Gaines and other teachers at Nick Moody's elementary school used to regularly pull the boy aside and remind him that ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers trade TE Asante Cleveland to Patriots for OL Jordan Devey

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers traded tight end Asante Cleveland to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox hire Dombrowski as president

BOSTON (AP) - On their way to a third last-place finish in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Failed union bid won’t stop reforms in college athletics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - With or without a union, more rights and benefits are coming for college athletes.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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