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Wimbledon champ carries weight of nation

LONDON (AP) - The first question posed to Andy Murray at his pre-Wimbledon news conference concerned England's early exit from the World Cup and how the tennis player might feel "to have the hopes of a despondent nation" on his shoulders.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crisp drills winning hit for Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp drove in Kyle Blanks with a two-out single in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slumping Giants drop 6th straight

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Collmenter fought his way through five innings, Aaron Hill drove in two runs, and the Arizona Diamondback sent the San Francisco Giants to their sixth straight loss, 4-1 on Friday night.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ticos take out Italy; reach knockout round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses' refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US expects to see best of Ronaldo, Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ambrose seeks 1st career Sonoma win

SONOMA (AP) - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No stopping fans during anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tragedy fuels Nigerians

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Stephen Keshi's Nigeria squad wants more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to revive its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France in full control after routing Swiss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - France is striking at the World Cup again, this time in a way the fans back home will approve of.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Security tightens for sunday match

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Six hundred additional military police will be assigned to Sunday's World Cup match at Rio's Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium's media center before the last game.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torre chides Ortiz over ruling

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wie rallies for 3-shot lead in Women’s Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult.

June 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Murray races into third round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Andy Murray raced through his second-round match like he was in a hurry to get somewhere, winning 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 against an ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ 36 points lead Sacramento past Lakers again

LOS ANGELES (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 16 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo added 11 points and 17 assists in the Sacramento Kings' sixth ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry scores 25 as Warriors breeze past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - Stephen Curry glanced at the "72" banner hanging from the rafters during the morning shootaround. A number that for two decades seemed unattainable ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Derek Carr picked as Pro Bowl replacement

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire Chip Kelly as new coach

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chip Kelly is the offensive-minded, experienced head coach the San Francisco 49ers have long sought, and now he needs to win - right ...

January 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao undercard will be all-Hispanic reply to Trump

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Boxing promoter Bob Arum plans to make a statement against Donald Trump with an all-Hispanic undercard on his next big pay-per-view show.

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manny Pacquiao insists he’ll retire after Bradley rematch

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - With a beatific politician's smile on his face, Manny Pacquiao calmly insisted he'll step out of a boxing ring for ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blanton, Dodgers agrees to $4M, 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Right-hander Joe Blanton has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Marlins’ peace with Boras pays off in signing of Chen

MIAMI (AP) - Wei-Yin Chen posed in his new Miami Marlins jersey, flanked on one side by his agent, Scott Boras, and on the other by ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR expands Chase format to two other series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR is expanding its Chase format to include its feeder series, meaning the champions from the Xfinity and Truck Series will ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cavs staggered by blowout loss to champion Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland's locker room finally opened nearly 25 minutes after a seismic loss to the NBA champions. David Blatt turned right and headed ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Reds retiring Rose’s No . 14

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose is getting a hall of fame induction - in the Cincinnati Reds' team hall during a weekend of honors this summer in ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


San Jose Sharks mark 25th season

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have come a long way from their days at the rundown Cow Palace when their signature teal jerseys ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams, Sharapova into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams has had so much success for such a long time that even in a second-round match she can set a ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Clippers hit 22 3s in OT win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sharp-shooting J.J. Redick scored a career-high 40 points and Los Angeles made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in an overtime win against ...

January 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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