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Thunder dismiss rumors, cay resigning Brooks ads coach top priority

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - General manager Sam Presti dismissed reports that 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson or former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy could be the next coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying an extension with Scott Brooks is a top priority.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR in 9th leads A’s past Giants

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris will have a hard time topping his first major league home run celebration.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


La Russa mulling over NL roster for game

SONOMA (AP) - Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star game.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s call up RHP A.J. Griffin, place McCarthy on DL

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have called up right-hander A.J. Griffin to make his major league debut Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ record 22nd sellout, pass 1.5M attendance

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have surpassed 1.5 million in attendance with their franchise-record 22nd sellout of the season.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Italy beats England on penalties at Euro 2012, 4-2

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After two hours of clever, often dominating but in the end fruitless play, Italy found the answer against England.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of compelling stories beyond Phelps, Lochte in swimming

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Forty-somethings and teen phenoms.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• CASEY WITTENBERG WINS WICHITA OPEN: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 in 100-degree conditions for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NJ woman hit with ball sues Little League player

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Ike Davis received a bit of help from the New York Yankees on his three-run homer and Frank Francisco closed out the Mets' 6-4 victory Friday night after calling their crosstown rivals "chickens."

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A short NBA Finals, and perhaps a lengthy rivalry

MIAMI (AP) - Workout partners, NBA Finals foes, and in a few weeks, Olympic teammates.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks draft Czech center with 1st-round pick

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks chose center Tomas Hertl of the Czech Republic with the 17th pick in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday night.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Germany beats Greece 4-2 to reach semifinals

GDANSK, Poland (AP) - With Chancellor Angela Merkel cheering every step of the way, Germany dominated Greece - on the soccer field.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


WIMBLEDON 2012: Top trio won 28 of past 29 majors

As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy overhead in two weeks' time.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Nibali again dominates Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) - If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diaz rallies to maintain lead at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers open high-tech stadium in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doping belongs to cycling past

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods: ‘Put (phone) on silent’

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong met cycling doping panel

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport's past, said an attorney for the champion who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

ZURICH (AP) - Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CBS won’t dictate use of Redskins name on the air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign Staley to 2-year extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed off their new home in style Thursday while quietly making a move to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick's blindside.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bay Area boasts 2 playoff hopefuls

OAKLAND (AP) - The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Brandon Rush agree to 2-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign defensemen Demers, Doherty

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defensemen Jason Demers and Taylor Doherty.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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