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Brazil expects Mexico’s best brand

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Neymar and his Brazilian teammates will be back in action for their second match at the World Cup, before Russia and South Korea have even kicked off their campaigns.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nigeria, Iran play to scoreless draw

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) - Nigeria and Iran delivered the first draw of the World Cup on Monday as they ground out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate in their opening match in Group F.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Dodgers rout Lincecum in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasmani Grandal homered twice, Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner also went deep, and the Los Angeles Dodgers knocked two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum out of the game in the second inning en route to a 10-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir pitches into 8th, A’s hold off Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics closer Tyler Clippard nearly paid a hefty price after lobbying manager Bob Melvin to work the ninth inning for a second straight day.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ Scherzer celebrates his no-hitter

WASHINGTON (AP) - A day later, Max Scherzer couldn't stop smiling.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Garcia helps Earthquakes beat Sounders

SEATTLE (AP) - Matias Perez Garcia set up Sanna Nyassi's first-half goal, and then scored in the second half to help the San Jose Earthquake beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Parade, large rally celebrate NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The streets of Oakland were awash in yellow and blue as hundreds of thousands of fans watched and cheered the Golden State Warriors victory parade, which has been 40 years in the making.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Coughlin sets American record in the 50 back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Natalie Coughlin chatted with teammates and helped one of them fix her starting block. Then the Olympic gold medalist set an American and U.S. Open record in winning the 50-meter backstroke at the Arena Pro Series on Friday.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s grand slam helps Giants beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants got two RBIs each from Brandon Crawford and Matt Duffy in a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pujols slam, errors sink A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Albert Pujols hit a grand slam to highlight an eight-run seventh inning and drove in five runs, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied from five runs down to beat the Oakland Athletics 12-7 on Friday night.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harper sore, but avoids disabled list for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper's strained left hamstring kept him out of Friday's game against Pittsburgh, which came as no surprise after his nasty spill in the outfield less than 24 hours earlier.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


While feds investigate, MLB holds back on hacking probe

The case of compromised Houston Astros player intel is a federal investigation, not a baseball probe, says MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth, Reed share lead at US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Unbeaten as Ryder Cup teammates, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth now chase a U.S. Open title this weekend at Chambers Bay.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks to let John Scott, Scott Hannan leave as free agents

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will let forward John Scott and defenseman Scott Hannan leave as unrestricted free agents next month but have not made a final decision about the fate of Antti Niemi.

June 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stenson, Johnson share lead at US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - So much for Chambers Bay being the star of this U.S. Open. Thursday turned into another horror show for Tiger Woods.

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong shuts down Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong and three relievers combined on a five-hitter to give San Francisco its major league-leading 11th shutout, a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Offense sputters for Graveman, Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics rookie pitcher Kendall Graveman used his recent demotion to the minors as motivation to get back on track.

June 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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