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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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Sharapova wins for 600th time; advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova played two nearly flawless sets on either side of the one where she struggled against Lauren Davis in a slight ...

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Revenue sharing debated among MLB owners ahead of bargaining

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Major League Baseball owners held a lengthy executive session to discuss bargaining strategy over contentious issues such as revenue sharing ahead ...

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders WR Cooper added to Pro Bowl

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper was added to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement.

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kobe, Leonard, Lowry NBA All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) - Kobe Bryant is the leading vote-getter for his final NBA All-Star Game, and Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry made late moves to ...

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins 24 points, 15 rebounds, Kings beat Hawks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An offensive-minded team through the first half of the season, the Sacramento Kings displayed some defensive tenacity Thursday night.

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Spieth’s top goal in 2016: Winning the Ryder Cup with US

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Forget the majors, forget an Olympic gold medal: Jordan Spieth's big goal in 2016 is winning the Ryder ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Agassi says match-fixing wasn’t on his radar when he played

Andre Agassi says match-fixing in tennis "never even made my radar" while he was on tour.

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LA Rams say they’ve collected over 45,000 ticket deposits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Rams say they have collected over 45,000 season ticket deposits in just two days for their upcoming return season in ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Facebook’s sports product to launch during NFL championships

Facebook Sports Stadium will debut at the NFL's conference championship games and then the Super Bowl. After that, the social media giant's first ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bills hire NFL’s first full-time female assistant coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The NFL has its first full-time female coach.

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Murray races into third round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Andy Murray raced through his second-round match like he was in a hurry to get somewhere, winning 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 against an ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ 36 points lead Sacramento past Lakers again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 16 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo added 11 points and 17 assists in the Sacramento Kings' sixth ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry scores 25 as Warriors breeze past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - Stephen Curry glanced at the "72" banner hanging from the rafters during the morning shootaround. A number that for two decades seemed unattainable ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Derek Carr picked as Pro Bowl replacement

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire Chip Kelly as new coach

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chip Kelly is the offensive-minded, experienced head coach the San Francisco 49ers have long sought, and now he needs to win - right ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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