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Ronaldo ‘fit’ to play against US on Sunday

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit to play against the United States in their crucial Group G match at the World Cup, a Portugal teammate said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defense steps up to challenge

SAO PAULO (AP) - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub, Raiders seek fresh start

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders made the decision to acquire Matt Schaub this offseason, they did it believing last season's disastrous performance that led to his jersey being burned in effigy in Houston was only an aberration.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carradine ready for ‘rookie’ season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore might be the most publicized second-year player for the San Francisco 49ers who sat out as a rookie because of a knee injury. Another player from that class - and an even higher draft pick - rehabbing with Lattimore last season is poised to make an even bigger mark.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ name deemed offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Truex back for repeat

The Associated Press

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendrick team off to hot start

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - The NASCAR season is less than half over and already it is fair to ask if anyone can catch Hendrick Motorsports.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New cast of players at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The sounds at Pinehurst No. 2 were the first indication that the second week of U.S. Open golf would not be exactly the same as the first one.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Serena are Wimbledon top seeds

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending champion Andy Murray moved up two spots above his ranking to the third seed.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White Sox hammer Hudson

CHICAGO (AP) - A week ago, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball, a near double-digit division lead and they were piling up the wins seemingly with ease.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rainout good for Indians’ Brantley

CLEVELAND (AP) - The weather may have done the Cleveland Indians, and outfielder Michael Brantley in particular, a favor.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CWS HR drought ends; Texas wins

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - C.J. Hinojosa broke the College World Series' long home run drought in the seventh inning, Chad Hollingsworth and Travis Duke limited UC Irvine to four hits, and Texas beat the Anteaters 1-0 in an elimination game Wednesday night.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sputters as reign ends

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With its superstars aging and its loyal coach slow to blend in young talent, Spain's glorious reign as the superpower of world football was bound to end.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch down tough, low-ranking Aussies

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - The Netherlands had to work much harder for victory over the World Cup's lowest-ranked team than it did against the defending world and European champion.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Injuries an issue for Klinsmann

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann is optimistic forward Jozy Altidore will return for the U.S. during this World Cup.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Tsonga upsets Murray to reach Toronto semifinal

TORONTO (AP) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the Rogers Cup semifinals with another upset victory, and Roger Federer was extended to three sets for the second straight night.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Butler, Royals win 5th straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler is hot at the plate and Kansas City Royals are even hotter.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir follows fellow lefty Lester with a win

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir faced the minimum through six innings before running into trouble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night for their 11th straight win in the series.

August 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens roll past 49ers

BALTIMORE (AP) - As first impressions go, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh didn't care much for what he saw from his football team in its preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub to make debut with Raiders

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sure, this is only the preseason.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They're about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland's 50-year championship drought.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started. Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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