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Samardzija’s 4-hitter leads Giants on Rays’ Pride Night

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Samardzija had a dominant performance on a night that was much more than just a ballgame.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Burns drives in the winning run in the 9th inning

OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski thought he caught it. Billy Burns knew otherwise. The outfielders are able to joke about it after they came through with big at-bats.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson tied for lead at US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, "Where did it go?"

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Outside shot: LeBron lifts Cavs, Cleveland to cusp of title

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' family, closest friends and some hangers-on who wanted a glimpse waited for him in the arena's hallways like they have since he was an unequalled Ohio high school star, the best player on any court.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ayesha Curry latest sports spouse to lash out on Twitter

The Associated Press

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

VIENNA (AP) - Russia's track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated "from the top down" and tainted the entire team.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US will have depth of roster tested

SEATTLE (AP) - When Jurgen Klinsmann started experimenting with his roster following the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. coach did it with the hope of building more depth for the next four-year cycle.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Colombia beats Peru on PKs to reach semis

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - David Ospina dived to his left, and Peru's Miguel Trauco sent his penalty kick down the middle, a yard above the ground. The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tim Lincecum embraces a second chance with new Angels team

OAKLAND (AP) - A white cap on backward, Tim Lincecum stopped to pet the bomb-sniffing dogs in the parking lot before greeting the workers at the security entrance who warmly welcomed him back to the Oakland Coliseum.

June 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Storms soften Oakmont and stop the US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bogut unlikely to play in Rio

CLEVELAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut all but ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, saying the bone bruises around his left knee almost certainly will not be healed in time for him to play for Australia this summer.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets ejected late, Warriors lose Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ayesha Curry was angry about getting into Game 6 of the NBA Finals later than she planned. Stephen Curry was steaming when he left the game earlier than he wanted.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Astros, Cardinals keeping it civil during investigation

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Houston Astros happened to be in town when the St. Louis Cardinals paraded out one of their just-signed first-round draft picks to take some cuts in the batting cage and do interviews.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Suzuki’s milestone raises familiar questions about context

When Japanese slugger Sadaharu Oh hit his 756th home run back in 1977, the reaction in the U.S. was predictably mild.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Muncy breaks up Lewis’ no-hit bid for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Max Muncy was retired on a running catch in his first at-bat Thursday. Then was thrown out at first base by Colby Lewis when he tried to reach on a bunt.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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SF Giants ready for ‘reset’ after surprising last-place season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Way back in spring training, Bruce Bochy had a roster he believed would be a legitimate contender in the talented NL West.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Familiar foes Diamondbacks, Rockies vie in NL wild card

PHOENIX (AP) - The Diamondbacks and Rockies share a spring training facility and played each other 19 times this season.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Twins match record with 13th straight postseason loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Dozier rounded third and yelled "Let's go!" at his teammates, and it seemed these Twins might finally be the ones ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders count on E.J. Manuel to step up with Derek Carr hurt

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' season was derailed last year as soon as star quarterback Derek Carr went down with a broken leg in the ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NHL: What to watch for as season begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The 101st NHL season opens tonight and there are endless story lines to follow. The Associated Press asked a handful of its ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ref sues media firm over harassment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sabres’ Eichel deal: 8 years, $80 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being "mediocre" upon arriving at ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Led by Davis’ bat, young A’s look to build on strong finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Khris Davis' powerful bat provided so many much-needed highlights for the Athletics in another last-place season - and there were many others by young ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Carr out 2 to 6 weeks with back injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will miss between two and six weeks after breaking a bone in his back during a loss to ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Despite 49ers’ struggles, Shanahan says no big changes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - First-year coach Kyle Shanahan knows he needs to get better quarterback play for the 49ers to end their four-game losing skid that ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Butker’s field goals send Chiefs to win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 43-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in his first career game, atoning for an ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Louisville board OKs firing of Pitino in hoops scandal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal credits passion for his success

BEIJING (AP) - Passion, and overcoming injuries, are the key to Rafael Nadal's recent success.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees, Twins renew one- sided rivalry in AL wild-card

NEW YORK (AP) - Twins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota's fans.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Defending champion Warriors beaten by Nuggets

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant drove through the paint for a quick one-handed slam. Stephen Curry dazzled with his dribbling and pulled up for quick 3-pointers ...

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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