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Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Brazil faces upbeat Colombia in World Cup quarters

Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarterfinals with totally different mindsets.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Bouchard, 2011 champ Kvitova reach Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

Rays keep streak rolling in the Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays extend their longest winning string this year to five and hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Tiger Woods is back, but where is he going?

Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Tigers, Porcello blank Oakland

DETROIT (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a four-hitter for his second straight shutout, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A's on Tuesday night.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Cavs make a splash with max deal for Kyrie

Kyrie Irving isn't going anywhere.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

U.S. World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Four decades in the game

In more than 3,300 Major League games he umpired, Al Clark threw Cal Ripken Jr. out of a game — one of three times it happened to the baseball's all-time iron man.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 06:52 AM

Germany, France advance to quarterfinal meeting

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time Monday to lead Germany to a 2-1 win over Algeria and into a World Cup quarterfinal match against France.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 06:50 AM

Arrieta takes no-no into 8th, Cubs beat Boston 2-0

BOSTON (AP) — Jake Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Boston 2-0 on Monday night in the opener of only the second series between the teams at Fenway Park since 1918.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 03:12 PM

Keselowski wins for 2nd time at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski won't soon forget an eventful Saturday night in which the same right hand that held the winner's trophy was soon bloodied and bandaged after he broke a champagne bottle celebrating.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

Brazil needs PKs, post to reach last eight

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 06:49 AM

Yankees blank Boston, 6-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Vidal Nuno rebounded from two awful starts to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit consecutive homers, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 06:46 AM

US ready to take on Belgium in World Cup

Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called "Group of Death," it's time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 06:42 AM

Woods misses cut in Tour return

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods was back. Just not for very long.

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Hornets take PF Vonleh; get SG Hairston in trade

The Charlotte Hornets are becoming a pipeline to the NBA for Hoosiers.

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

U.S. team has made a splash

When the World Cup group stage draw was announced in December, a friend and I texted and agreed that if the United States got four points out of its opening games against Ghana and Portugal, they’d have a pretty solid chance of going through.

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

IN THE DRAFT: "Great Expectations"

“Great Expectations” is a classic novel written by Charles Dickens. It is considered by many to be his most important work because of its story relating to social and economic issues in the early 19th century

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 06:37 AM

Lincecum no-hits Padres again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 06:35 AM

Messi scores twice in 3-2 Argentina win

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in the last World Cup Group F match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

U.S. counting on Tim Howard in goal against Germany

Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American teammates.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Uruguay bites Italy and advances

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, a victory overshadowed by a biting incident involving Luis Suarez.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Nationals need 16 to beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:41 AM

US-Portugal game scores viewership goal

The United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched football game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:37 AM

Brazil, Mexico advance to round of 16

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar lived up to the expectations of the World Cup host nation Monday, scoring two goals as Brazil routed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the knockout stage as the top team in Group A.