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Langer wins to tie Nicklaus mark of 8 major senior titles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Bernhard Langer pulled away from the other contenders - and pulled even with Jack Nicklaus.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Lexi Thompson hopes she can finally put the ANA Inspiration rules mess behind her.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nelson’s Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Billy Horschel had missed four straight cuts when he arrived at TPC Four Seasons, a course he was never particularly fond of.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fishing isn’t worth dying in raging Sierra creeks

Several years ago my friend Darrell Phillips - the former publisher of the Manteca Bulletin -drowned while trying to cross a bridge in high water. Ordinarily the creek he lived on was small and averaged about knee deep in depth. During normal flows the creek ran under the bridge through a galvanized culvert but in high water when the creek level rose, it ran up and over the bridge and if you were careful (or brave) you could wade across the raging creek. Darrell slipped and was washed down stream and drowned. It took about a week of searching to find ...

May 21, 2017 | Don MOYER | Pro Sports


Finals are 1 win away for Warriors with Spurs on brink

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio's sense of humor was still there Sunday.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry pulled Zaza Pachulia aside and made one thing clear to the Warriors big man: We got your back.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally to beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Eduardo Nunez doubled in two runs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Friday night.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Canha’s 10th-inning homer leads A’s past Red Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Mark Canha hit a leadoff homer in the 10th, one inning after Jackie Bradley Jr. robbed a potential game-winning homer by Oakland and the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Friday night.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavs send Celtics to record loss, lead series 2-0

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James will have to settle for trying to win another NBA title. He isn't even a finalist for the MVP award.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome

ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

BALTIMORE (AP) - Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Whether he does it again in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday depends on a good trip, the tactics by his nine rivals and a little luck. Always Dreaming is the early 4-5 favorite under jockey John Velazquez. "Always Dreaming hasn't had many obstacles to face," said Corey Lanerie, who will ride ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

IRVING, Texas (AP) - While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Mayweather, McGregor exchange profanities, barbs in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. tossed $1 bills in Conor McGregor's face. McGregor waved Jay Z's new CD in Mayweather's direction ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Froome loses Tour lead to Aru, Bardet wins 12th stage

PEYRAGUDES, France (AP) - For his three previous victories at the Tour de France, Chris Froome took advantage of the first big mountain stage to deliver ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon is to tennis what the Masters is to pro golf

LONDON (AP) - When Masters champion Sergio Garcia sat in the Royal Box at Wimbledon last week, he showed up in his green jacket from Augusta ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore headline John Deere Classic field

The often-overlooked John Deere Classic elevated its profile by helping Jordan Spieth become a star.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros on eve of second half

The Washington Nationals have Bryce Harper anchoring one of baseball's best lineups, and a glaring hole at the back of their bullpen. The Boston ...

July 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


McGregor makes fun of Mayweather’s tax problems

TORONTO (AP) - UFC star Conor McGregor played to a partisan Toronto audience and made fun of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s tax problems at the ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao disagrees with re-score, says no plans to quit

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Manny Pacquiao still disagrees with the unanimous decision that resulted in him losing the WBO world welterweight title to Jeff Horn, despite ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Horn feels ‘relief’ after judging review, welcomes rematch

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Horn already felt confident he had won his bout with Manny Pacquiao, no matter what Filipino government officials or U.S ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kittel wins crash-marred Tour stage 11, Froome stays safe

PAU, France (AP) - Ahead of two grueling days filled with some truly punishing ascents, the main contenders on the Tour de France were all hoping ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Past, not crowd, favors Williams against Konta at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - If past success were all that mattered when Venus Williams faces Johanna Konta in the Wimbledon semifinals, the matchup would be quite a ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Querrey tops Murray at Wimbledon; Djokovic out; Federer wins

LONDON (AP) - The first portentous sign of trouble for Andy Murray, surprisingly enough, came right as the two-time Wimbledon champion constructed an ample lead over ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NBA eliminates timeouts to keep games moving

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing, fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important ...

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ball has 36 in Nike sneakers, Lakers win

Lonzo Ball's dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers.

July 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Morris scores twice, US beats Martinique

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jordan Morris put the United States back on track in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

July 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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