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Wimbledon champ gets favorable draw

LONDON (AP) - The draw for Wimbledon was relatively kind to defending champion Andy Murray. It was a lot more daunting for top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

June 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s extended lead in AL west

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run of the season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher teary eyed during no-no

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl power: Sea Lions give Turlock scare

TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.

June 19, 2014 | James Burns | Pro Sports


The Americanization of Jurgen Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann was 19 years old and playing for his hometown Stuttgarter Kickers in Germany's second division when he touched down in the United States for the first time.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers quarterback heeds coach’s warning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh delivered a simple but emphatic message to his players as they gathered in a circle at the end of the team's three-day minicamp.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Talk about Li, 11, not Open leader

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight for an ice cream.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Burris in the mix at LB spot

ALAMEDA (AP) - Miles Burris went from being a promising rookie to an injured afterthought in less than a year with the Oakland Raiders.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Embiid will have surgery on foot

Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suarez back with a bang

SAO PAULO (AP) - Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the World Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury to revive his team's Group D campaign.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Balotelli cares only about Cup, not stardom

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Mario Balotelli couldn't care less if he's mentioned in the same breath as Neymar or Lionel Messi at this World Cup - as long as he comes away with the trophy.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Altidore to miss Portugal game

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans' World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday because of his strained left hamstring and appears likely to sit out next week's match against Germany.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Swiss superb, but will streak end vs. France?

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld made no secret on Thursday about his tactics heading into Switzerland's potentially decisive clash with France: Solid defending and quick counterattacks.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Young Columbians top Ivory Coast

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Starved of the World Cup action for 16 years, Colombia is certainly making the most of being back on football's biggest stage.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s now big league’s best

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Landon Donovan says he’ll retire after season

CARSON (AP) - A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS assesses its future following big summer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It's engaging them that the league sees as its next step.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teens take center stage

IRVINE (AP) - Katie Ledecky beat defending champion Missy Franklin to win the 200-meter freestyle in a showdown of teen swimming queens at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant withdraws from US national team

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tsonga stuns Djokovic in sweep

TORONTO (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Stern headlines Hall of Fame class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling's "interesting" ownership that came before it.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peralta is 1st to 14

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were just a key hit or two from another victory on the road.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lester twirls 3-hitter

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


2 girls may play in LL regional finals

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Kayla Roncin and Mo'ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girl's team may have to knock off the other's team.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Skins top Brady-less Patriots

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Tom Brady took the night off, and Robert Griffin III played one series Thursday night as the Washington Redskins beat the New England Patriots 23-6 in the teams' preseason opener.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More power for largest conferences

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods good to go for major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaughs gather for 49ers-Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) - They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it isn't often that the Harbaugh brothers have a get-together in August.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks, Kings to play game at Levi’s Staduim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Sandoval knock in 3 runs each

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval each drove in three runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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