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WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivan Nova pitched effectively into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight start, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano hit solo homers and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Sunday for their ninth consecutive victory

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stiff winds fuel Colo. wildfire; looting a concern

DENVER (AP) - Crews in northern Colorado are facing powerful winds as they battle a blaze that has scorched about 86 square miles of mountainous forest land and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history. Meanwhile, local authorities are focusing on another concern - looting.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder waste tons of chances in Game 3 loss

MIAMI (AP) - The chance was there. Up by 10 in the third quarter on the road in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Webb Simpson wins the US Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open and put two more names into the graveyard of champions.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fields earns Olympic berth at men's BMX trials

CHULA VISTA (AP) - Connor Fields didn't leave anything to chance with his Olympic dreams.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

AUTO RACING

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Olympic the graveyard of legends

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The names are etched in golfing lore, just not on the U.S. Open trophies won at Olympic Club.

June 17, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Pro Sports


A's send Tyson Ross back to minors

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have optioned pitcher Tyson Ross back to the minors Sunday, one day after the right-hander was called up to make a spot start against San Diego.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland starter Colon leaves with strained oblique

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon has left his start against the San Diego Padres with a strained right oblique muscle.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oldest player Haas, 34, stuns Federer to win Halle crown

HALLE, Germany (AP) - Wild card Tommy Haas defeated five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the Gerry Weber Open for the second time Sunday.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr. ends drought with win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - After four years and 143 races - the agonizing near-misses and all those questions about when he might finally win again - Dale Earnhardt Jr. was alone in his car, comfortably ahead of the field and only a few minutes from victory.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Clayton Richard pitches Padres to victory over A's

OAKLAND (AP) - Clayton Richard did a nice job using his off-speed pitches to keep the Oakland hitters guessing. His fastball was even better.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Smoak singles in winning run as Mariners beat SF

SEATTLE (AP) - Justin Smoak's one-out single in the bottom of the ninth scored pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki from second when the throw home hit Kawasaki in the back, giving the Mariners a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

June 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods shares US Open lead with Furyk, Toms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were no fist pumps for Tiger Woods, just a deep breath and a slow exhale. Jim Furyk walked most of the 7,170 yards at Olympic Club with his head down. David Toms couldn't think of a single shot he hit without his full attention Friday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Posey, Cabrera power Giants past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Buster Posey led off the second inning with a solo home run into the second deck of the left field seats, National League hitting leader Melky Cabrera added a two-run shot in the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants opened a three-game interleague series with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammerin’ Hank honored

ATLANTA (AP) - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Moore on DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Left-hander Matt Moore has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of an elbow injury.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder thumps Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ovechkin nets 50th goal

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times, and the Washington Capitals kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the slumping St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Can Scott be great again?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Adam Scott is relishing every part of being Masters champion.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


U.S. women move on after coach’s exit

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Abby Wambach quickly dismissed any notion that players on the U.S. women's soccer team were behind the surprise firing of coach Tom Sermanni.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s ruin home opener for Twins with victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Hudson gear up for AT&T debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse is counting on a comeback season, and the San Francisco Giants fully expect their new left fielder to bring life to a lineup that sure could use some added power.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rain washes out first day at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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