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Ronaldo, Portugal arrive in Brazil

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo strolled off a plane, lifted a hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge a group of fans who were shouting out his name.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rooney ready to deliver on pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The burden of delivering at the World Cup has consumed Wayne Rooney in the past, seeming to hinder his ability to deliver on football's biggest stage.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France finds recipe for midfield success

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) - After years of underachieving and failed promise, France has a midfield to be proud of again.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowgill’s blast ends marathon

ANAHEIM (AP) - Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cy Young winner Welch dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs shoot down Heat in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) - Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history - and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The heat will be on, and the US in happy

SAO PAULO (AP) - While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ghana routs S. Korea; ready for Americans

MIAMI (AP) - In its final exhibition before facing the United States in the World Cup, Ghana practiced celebrating.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NY looks to dodge finals sweep

NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History suggests Lefty is due for long (or short) U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson not only believes he's going to win the U.S. Open, he believes he's going to win more than one. He just wouldn't say whether it would be this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson takes aim at another majors title

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not worried about Johnny Football’s partying

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns aren't worried about Johnny Manziel running out of bounds off the field.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doug Fister out duels Giants ace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Doug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Machado suspended for 5 games

BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Machado figured he might be suspended for intentionally throwing his bat on the field while at the plate.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Heston hurls 2-hit gem for Giants

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Heston was glad he was given the opportunity to go back out to the mound in the ninth inning.

May 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Complete effort helps A’s snap out of funk

OAKLAND (AP) - For one night at least, the Oakland Athletics put everything together.

May 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Skujins takes lead in Tour of California

SAN JOSE (AP) - Latvian Tom Skujins pedaled to a surprising mountain stage win by more than a minute and took the lead Tuesday in the Tour of California.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are preparing for a fight.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Pacquiao sets PPV mark with 4.4M buys

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao proved a box office smash, even if their welterweight title fight didn't live up to the hype.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston avoids elimination with win over Clippers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses to avoid elimination with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lightning oust Canadiens with win in Game 6

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish wins stage 2 of Tour of California

LODI, Calif. (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish earned his second straight win over Peter Sagan of Slovakia and extended his race lead Monday in the second stage of the Tour of California.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pablo Sandoval homer leading off 11th lifts Red Sox past A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval homered leading off the 11th inning in his return to the Bay Area, where he won three championships for the Giants, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Monday night.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox third baseman Sandoval receives World Series ring

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval had his latest sparkly World Series ring visible in his locker at the Oakland Coliseum.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavs coach Blatt owns up to late-game gaffes, LeBron bailout

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - David Blatt stepped over some cables and weaved through a throng of reporters eager to hear his explanation of two head-scratching decisions on Sunday in Chicago.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maxwell keeps family together, adds big bat, glove in right

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Maxwell's 5-year-old daughter, Liana, waits anxiously outside the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse for her father, long after the little girl's bedtime.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Teague leads Hawks past Wizards 106-101 to tie series

WASHINGTON (AP) - Suddenly, the Atlanta Hawks went from so-so in the playoffs to looking a bit more like a No. 1 seed.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign left-hander Ricky Romero to minor league deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Left-hander Ricky Romero, a 15-game winner for Toronto in 2011 who hasn't pitched in the majors for two years, has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.

May 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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