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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


Blackley earns first win in eight years

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss homered in his fourth consecutive game, Travis Blackley earned his first victory in nearly eight years and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Friday night to extend their longest winning streak of the season.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Manny Ramirez requests release; A’s oblige him

OAKLAND (AP) - Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after he asked the Oakland Athletics to release him and the team granted his request on Friday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Lincecum hopes to right season at home

SEATTLE (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked out of the Giants' dugout to screams from a mix of autograph seekers and fans wishing the now 28-year-old a happy birthday.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tense, tied NBA Finals moves to Miami

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands and LeBron James in his face.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


England eliminates Sweden from Euros

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Theo Walcott finally got his chance at the European Championship, and he only needed three minutes to make it count.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Former Armstrong team manager declares innocence

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Johan Bruyneel, the manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories, is denying accusations from U.S. officials that he helped run a doping operation for the cyclist's teams.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Patrick taking high speeds in stride in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - With her NASCAR peers breezing around Michigan International Speedway at around 200 mph this week, Danica Patrick was asked to compare these stock car speeds to the even quicker pace of IndyCar racing.

June 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl you have been asking for is coming

Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Boxing returns to prime-time network television on NBC

NEW YORK (AP) - Usually this is how big-time sports television works: The network pays for the right to air an event.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jets hire Cardinals’ Todd Bowles as coach

NEW YORK (AP) - Todd Bowles is coming home and taking over as the New York Jets' head coach.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Jazz for 30-5 start

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 27 points and ignited a decisive third-quarter run to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Young, talented Buckeyes could be a favorite next year, too

DALLAS (AP) - Here's the scary part for the rest of major-college football: Some of Ohio State's best players didn't play in Monday night's championship game, and many of those who did are coming back.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


The long and winding road to the Super Bowl

There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mavericks rally late, beat Kings in OT

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored six of his 28 points in overtime and added 10 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Sacramento Kings 108-104 on Tuesday night.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cardale Jones says he’s ‘not ready for the NFL

DALLAS (AP) - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch says ex is trained assassin

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sabres raise Hasek’s name and No. 39

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Dominik Hasek has come to realize how much easier it was turning aside pucks than it is accepting honors.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio to get 2nd interview with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be the first candidate to have a second interview with the Oakland Raiders for their head coaching job as the two-week search could be nearing a conclusion.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Zobrist knows quirks of new home ballpark

OAKLAND (AP) - Ben Zobrist needs few reminders of the quirks that come with playing in the Oakland Coliseum, his new home.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Only 2nd time 3 of last 4 QBs already own a Super Bowl ring

With Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson headed to the NFL's conference title games, this is the first time in 21 years - and only second time ever - that three of the final four teams are quarterbacked by a Super Bowl champion.

January 13, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


LA-area stadium developers expect $100M in public paybacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The developers behind a sprawling sports and housing complex in the Los Angeles suburbs - whose centerpiece stadium could become home for an NFL team - expect to recoup up to $100 million in local tax dollars in the first five years of operation, an Associated Press review has found.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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