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A’s call up RHP A.J. Griffin, place McCarthy on DL

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have called up right-hander A.J. Griffin to make his major league debut Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ record 22nd sellout, pass 1.5M attendance

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have surpassed 1.5 million in attendance with their franchise-record 22nd sellout of the season.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Italy beats England on penalties at Euro 2012, 4-2

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After two hours of clever, often dominating but in the end fruitless play, Italy found the answer against England.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of compelling stories beyond Phelps, Lochte in swimming

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Forty-somethings and teen phenoms.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• CASEY WITTENBERG WINS WICHITA OPEN: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 in 100-degree conditions for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.

June 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NJ woman hit with ball sues Little League player

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Ike Davis received a bit of help from the New York Yankees on his three-run homer and Frank Francisco closed out the Mets' 6-4 victory Friday night after calling their crosstown rivals "chickens."

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A short NBA Finals, and perhaps a lengthy rivalry

MIAMI (AP) - Workout partners, NBA Finals foes, and in a few weeks, Olympic teammates.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks draft Czech center with 1st-round pick

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks chose center Tomas Hertl of the Czech Republic with the 17th pick in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday night.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Germany beats Greece 4-2 to reach semifinals

GDANSK, Poland (AP) - With Chancellor Angela Merkel cheering every step of the way, Germany dominated Greece - on the soccer field.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


WIMBLEDON 2012: Top trio won 28 of past 29 majors

As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy overhead in two weeks' time.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Defending champion Jacobson leads Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson is in a familiar spot at the Travelers Championship.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Evans, Wiggins expected to contend in Tour

PARIS (AP) - With Spanish superstar Alberto Contador suspended for doping, the Tour de France looks wide open.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rupp breezes in the rain; top sprinters advance

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - With water ponding on the track and the finish line in plain sight, 10,000-meter runner Galen Rupp waved to the crowd, smiled and stuck out his tongue.

June 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Halls door shut again to those suspected of steroid use

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire's chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vlasic’s OT goal gives Sharks win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Thanks to late-game heroics by Marc-Edouard Vlasic, the San Jose Sharks are back on track after an embarrassing loss a few nights earlier.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maple Leafs fire coach Randy Carlyle

TORONTO (AP) - Randy Carlyle was fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday following a road trip in which the team lost five of seven games and showed few signs it would regain the promise from earlier in the season.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UFC: Jon Jones entering drug treatment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has entered a drug treatment facility after testing positive for the main metabolite of cocaine.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers begin second week of search for Harbaugh successor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jed York is looking for a teacher in San Francisco's next coach, and the search for Jim Harbaugh's successor entered its second week Monday with little indication of how soon the 49ers CEO will find his new man.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders pick up pace on head coach search

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are picking up the pace on their coaching search, interviewing San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors get defensive in 117-91 win over Thunder

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used a smothering defensive effort to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-91 on Monday night.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors flourish after big trade they didn't make

Sometimes the best trades are the ones you don't make.

January 05, 2015 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Developers, including Rams owner, plan Los Angeles stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vlasic's goal with 4.5 seconds left lifts Sharks over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Marc-Edouard Vlasic needed only 3 seconds to give the San Jose Sharks a win over the Winnipeg Jets in a game that seemed destined for overtime.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trio of aces poised to lead Hall of Fame class of 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former Giants pitcher Stu Miller dies at age 87

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stu Miller, the former Giants pitcher who committed perhaps the most famous balk in All-Star game history, has died. He was 87.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys rally past Lions in wild card

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Martinez waits for Hall of Fame

BOSTON (AP) - As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards - the last one unanimously.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ripon Christian dominates Big Valley

Ripon Christian put up 22 points in the first and third quarters on the way to a 78-58 non-league boys basketball win over visiting Big Valley Christian-Modesto on Saturday.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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