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Warriors’ new rookies took different paths to NBA

OAKLAND (AP) - One has been an entrepreneur since he handed out business cards for his lawn-mowing service in the fifth grade. Another was born in Nigeria and didn't play basketball until he was 14. The third was the lone senior on The Associated Press All-America team and still slipped in the NBA draft.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova loses at Wimbledon, will drop from No. 1

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - All at once, there was a frenzy of activity at a wet and windy All England Club early Monday afternoon.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish wins 2nd stage, Cancellara leads at Tour

TOURNAI, Belgium (AP) - Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader's yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pagan takes pride in helping teammates communicate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan pulls up a chair next to pitcher Santiago Casilla to offer support, as both a thoughtful teammate and an interpreter.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Allen Craig hit a pair of home runs and Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league-high nine games, helping Kyle Lohse and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3 on Monday night.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena homered and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of Mark Teixeira's first error of the season to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night.

July 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods squeaks out a win

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The flight of his shot into the 18th green was so pure that Tiger Woods immediately started walking and twirled his club, knowing that it effectively wrapped up another win at the AT&T National. Making it even more special was the sound of thousands of fans at Congressional to see it.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rangers, Yanks, Giants get three All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) - Josh Hamilton is set to lead a Texas parade to the All-Star game. Now, fans will decide if Chipper Jones gets one final appearance or whether it's time for teen sensation Bryce Harper.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign Burish to 4-year contract

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks added some toughness by signing forward Adam Burish to a four-year, $7.4 million contract.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong caliber? Not just yet, says Slovak cycling star

SERAING, Belgium (AP) - Peter Sagan blushed, giggled and eventually brushed off comparisons to Lance Armstrong on Sunday after becoming the youngest rider to win a Tour de France stage since the Texan nearly a generation ago.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bonds, 2002 NL champion Giants reunite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds says he doesn't even remember Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. Russ Ortiz still has the ball manager Dusty Baker infamously handed him walking off the mound in Game 6 with a 5-0 lead and the championship eight outs away. Jeff Kent remains bitter about what he calls "the worst defeat of my life."

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally in ninth for 4-3 win over Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan let out a sigh with the rest of AT&T Park when Jay Bruce drifted under his fly ball in right field. As he started to round first base, he lost track of the ball and figured Bruce caught it to send the game to extra innings.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blackley pitches As past Rangers, Darvish

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Travis Blackley went nearly eight years between victories in the majors before being claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

TORONTO (AP) - Rookie Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo added two-run shots and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-6.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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ALL -STAR NOTEBOOK

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The youngest player in the All-Star Futures game made one of the biggest impressions.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s send Pomeranz to Triple-A Sacramento

SEATTLE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have activated left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski dominates field in New Hampshire victory

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Brad Keselowski hopped out of his car and grabbed an oversized broom to give a playful sweep of all the confetti already collected around his Ford.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harman wins John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Brian Harman admitted he felt the pressure.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Martin claims Women’s British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Mo Martin knew she hit her 3-wood exactly how she wanted on the 18th hole at Royal Birkdale.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior Open in playoff

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - Colin Montgomerie is getting used to winning these big events.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour de France: Tale of 2 Tonys

MULHOUSE, France (AP) - On a day local Roman Catholics were celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony, two other Tonys had their own reason to celebrate in the Tour de France.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anthony, a ‘Knick at heart,’ stays in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps beaten by Agnel in 100-meter freestyle

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps' form deserted him Sunday night.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hewitt breaks thru on 3rd try in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron: ‘I’m coming home’

CLEVELAND (AP) - If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup finale pits best of best

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous foe in Lara

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez wants to be known as a fighter who never ducked anyone, one reason why he paid particular attention when Erislandy Lara started calling his name.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Trentin wins his 7th Tour

NANCY, France (AP) - Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy slumps at Scottish Open

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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