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Giants can't find big hits in 3-2 loss to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - The Giants' first loss since the All-Star break provided a reminder their hitters still have room to improve.

July 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Griffin shuts down Yankees

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning and A.J. Griffin shut down one of baseball's best lineups for five innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees 4-3 Thursday night to snap a nine-game skid at home to New York.

July 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cadel Evans' repeat Tour hopes vanish in Pyrenees

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Cadel Evans' vision of repeating as Tour de France champion vanished under the sun-baked punishment of the Pyrenees mountains on Wednesday, as Bradley Wiggins took another step toward taking the yellow jersey home.

July 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rain greets start of the British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - The British Open began Thursday with a little rain and a long birdie putt from James Driscoll.

July 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Strained Achilles lands Red Sox DH Ortiz on DL

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox placed designated hitter David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right Achilles tendon before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.

July 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chavez, Gordon lead Earthquakes past Dallas

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Marvin Chavez scored against his former team and Alan Gordon added his eighth goal of the season to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday.

July 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants score 6 runs in 11th to beat Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Brandon Crawford didn't have to be told the Giants had no available position players in the 11th inning when he fouled a ball off his right knee and collapsed to the ground.

July 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Hicks homers leading off 9th as A's beat Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Dressed in a full-length bright yellow A's bathrobe, Josh Reddick snuck up on Brandon Hicks and planted a whipped cream pie in his teammate's face right there at his locker.

July 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Roy Oswalt shuts down A's as Rangers win

OAKLAND (AP) - Roy Oswalt threw one curveball clocked at 57 mph. His fastball hit 91.

July 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Posey drives in 5 runs as Giants beat Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia native Buster Posey finally had a homecoming to remember.

July 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Larkin likely to fight his emotions at induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - When Barry Larkin takes the podium to speak at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction, his emotions likely will be off the charts.

July 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods ready for softer test in England

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Tiger Woods' last trip to northwest England for the British Open ended in a two-shot win at Royal Liverpool.

July 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Schleck positive doping test jolts Tour

PAU, France (AP) - The RadioShack Nissan Trek team pulled Frank Schleck, one of the biggest names in pro cycling, out the Tour de France on Tuesday after he failed a doping test, threatening to overshadow Bradley Wiggins' bid to win the three-week race in Paris this weekend.

July 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lin headed to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Jeremy Lin's incredible run in New York won't have a sequel, according to a published report.

July 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A fair test awaits at Lytham

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Ernie Els walked toward the century-old clubhouse that sits squarely behind the 18th green at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Just the sight of it Monday evening was enough to bring back a memory. It wasn't a particularly good one.

July 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win NASCAR race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Power opens season with win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nordqvist rallies to win Kia Classic

CARLSBAD (AP) - Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara for her second victory in her last four LPGA Tour starts.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Revolution beats Earthquakes for 1st win

SANTA CLAR . (AP) - Lee Nguyen scored in the 93rd minute, and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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