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Azarenka, Sharapova advance to 2nd round in Madrid

MADRID (AP) - Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and second-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Madrid Open with straight-set wins Sunday on the event's new blue-clay court.

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fowler finally a winner on the PGA Tour

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rickie Fowler finally picked up his first PGA Tour win Sunday in what might be the start of a rivalry for years to come.

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports News Briefs

GOLF

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski got a huge push from Kyle Busch to take the lead with a lap to go Sunday, then used a calculated move to prevent Busch from taking the win away from him at Talladega Superspeedway.

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pettitte knocked around in Triple-A start

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Andy Pettitte hardly looked ready for the majors in the first Triple-A start of his comeback.

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sanchez lifts Giants over Brewers in 11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez never had a game-ending hit in his professional career. He'd never faced a five-man infield, either.

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Luck has plenty of work to do

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck already has a blueprint for his month away from the Colts.

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


On to the Preakness for I'll Have Another

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Doug O'Neill spent all evening celebrating I'll Have Another's victory in the Kentucky Derby, finally returning to his hotel room about 2 a.m. Sunday.

May 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer, CC Sabathia went eight innings for the third straight time and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on an encouraging Friday night.

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Price fans 12 as Rays win over A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics needed a win to move over .500. David Price had different plans.

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Brewers send Giants to 4th straight loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Aramis Ramirez broke out of his slump with a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning and the Milwaukee Brewers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night.

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Spencer Hawes scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and hit the go-ahead jumper late in the fourth quarter to help Philadelphia rally to beat Chicago 79-74 on Friday night and take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bonds files appeal to erase felony conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds has asked a federal appeals court to toss out his felony obstruction conviction, arguing it was based on his rambling - but truthful - answer to a grand jury question about whether his trainer ever provided him with an injectable substance.

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Yankees closer Rivera says he will pitch in 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mariano Rivera sat on a chair in the corner of the visitor's clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, his right knee tightly wrapped Friday night and crutches resting against a nearby locker.

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rizzo says it'll be tough to send Harper to minors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't expect Bryce Harper to return to the minors anytime soon. When it comes to the 19-year-old outfielder, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo explained Friday, "We're not dumb."

May 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Mariners use long ball to beat A’s

SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.

September 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, SF close the gap

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Brown $8K for jump kick

NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been fined $8,268 by the NFL for his kick to the face of Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning last Sunday.

September 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Once a guest, Carr now Texans’ foe

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Carr has followed the Houston Texans closely since their start as an NFL franchise.

September 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Time to Bear down: 49ers focused on Cutler, Chicago

SANTA CLARA (AP) - If somewhat unknown before as a backup, Colin Kaepernick's breakout performance against the Chicago Bears two years ago helped make him a star.

September 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US beats Lithuania to reach world final

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson opens Chase seeking seventh title

CHICAGO (AP) - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers CBs, step up after injuries

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As a fourth-round pick with nothing more than a fill-in performance on his NFL resume, San Francisco 49ers rookie Dontae Johnson knows what to expect when Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears see him matched up against a wide receiver Sunday night.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jones-Drew sits out practice with hand injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed his second straight practice with a right hand injury, putting his status for Sunday's home opener against Houston in doubt.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Investigation of Stewart crash complete

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers without Rice

BALTIMORE (AP) - The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gore still out to prove himself

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore wants those around him to notice just how hard he's running at age 31, seemingly as energetic as ever when everybody is beginning to question when he will slow down. Or break down.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for the next two games following comments this week on a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were deemed insensitive.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reeling Ravens face Steelers

Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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