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Dodgers 6, Yankees 0

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:42am
NEW YORK (AP) - The hits kept coming and Phil Hughes was having trouble figuring out what to do. The Yankees' batters were searching for answers of their own against Chris Capuano.Hughes gave up four straight hits to start the second game of a day-night doubleheader, and New York was handily beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0 on Wednesday for a one-day series split.The Dodgers salvaged manager ...    

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Protesters out again in Brazilian cities

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 6:53pm
Scattered street demonstrations popped up around Brazil Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and rising prices.In one of several protests, about 200 people blocked the Anchieta Highway that links Sao Paulo, the country's biggest city, and the port of Santos before heading to the industrial suburb of S...    

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Serena Williams sorry after rape case comments

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 6:53pm
Serena Williams says she's reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying "she shouldn't have put herself in that position.""I am currently reaching out to the girl's family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article," Williams said in a statement released throug...    

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Woods to rest elbow, skip AT&T National

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 6:52pm
In little more than a month, Tiger Woods went from being tough to beat to having a tough time even playing.Woods said Wednesday that soreness in his left elbow would keep him from defending his title next week in the AT&T National at Congressional, and that he would not compete again until the British Open next month at Muirfield.This is the sixth straight year that injury has kept him from ei...    

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How Heat won a game of mistakes

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 6:52pm
In the madness of the wild and turbulent final 17 minutes -- as this NBA Finals took off and soared past Spinal Tap’s 11 -- the words of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich echoed. “It’s a game of mistakes,” he had said when asked to sum up all he has learned about professional basketball. In some ways, all sports at the highest level are more about mistakes than triumphs. But it’s especially t...    

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Nadal seeded No. 5 for Wimbledon

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:59am
If Rafael Nadal is going to win Wimbledon for a third time, he'll have to do it the hard way.Fresh from winning his eighth French Open, Nadal is seeded only No. 5 at Wimbledon - setting up the possibility of a quarterfinal match against title contenders Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray.The All England Club released the seedings Wednesday for this year's grass-court Grand Slam, which st...    

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Altidore lifts USA over Honduras

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:30pm
The United States men's national team defeated Honduras 1-0 on a Jozy Altidore goal to stay atop CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The goal was Altidore's fourth in four-straight games.The United States is now 4-1-1 (13 pts.) and in first place in the region.The lineups: Honduras-Noel Valladares; Jose Velasquez, Emilio Izaquirre, Arnold Peralta; Juan Pablo Montes; Roger Espinoza, Jorge Carlos, Andy N...    

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Protesters back in streets of Brazilian cities

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:18am
More than 100,000 people took to the streets in largely peaceful protests in at least eight cities Monday, demonstrations that voiced the deep frustrations Brazilians feel about carrying heavy tax burdens but receiving woeful returns in public education, health, security and transportation.In Sao Paulo, Brazil's economic hub, at least 65,000 protesters gathered at a small, treeless plaza then brok...    

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English rose blooms after 17-year wait for major

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:54am
Ever since Greg Norman's memorable final-round implosion let Nick Faldo win the Masters in 1996, a generation of fine English talent has come up short in golf's four major championships.With his seven top-3 finishes, Lee Westwood's near misses are a thing of golfing folklore. Luke Donald has also been ranked No. 1 but never come that close down the stretch in a major. Ian Poulter saves his best fo...    

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Heartbreak on his birthday for Mickelson in Open

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 3:22am
(Eds: Resending. With AP Photos.)AP Sports ColumnistARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - This wasn't the way it was supposed to end, not on Phil Mickelson's birthday and not at Merion Golf Club, where history will record with little fanfare outside of England that Justin Rose won his first major championship.When the rain began falling on the back nine Sunday after Mickelson pitched in for an eagle on the 10th hol...    

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Yankees 6, Angels 5

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 11:43pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - After eight innings of offensive frustration against CC Sabathia, the Los Angeles Angels broke through with five hits and five runs in the dramatic ninth.But when Albert Pujols came up against Mariano Rivera with the bases loaded and two outs in a one-run game, the Angels' $240 million man couldn't connect.Rivera struck out Pujols on three pitches to end it, and the Yankees ...    

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Rose clinches maiden major title at U.S. Open

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 8:09pm
ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - England's Justin Rose clinched his first major title with a nerve-jangling two-shot victory at the 113th U.S. Open on Sunday after overhauling 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson in the final round.Rose closed with a level-par 70 in difficult scoring conditions at Merion Golf Club, posting a one-over total of 281 to become the first Englishman to win the year's second m...    

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Rays' Cobb expected to be released from hospital

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 2:02pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is expected to be released from the hospital one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive.The Rays announced the news before Sunday's game with the Royals. The pitcher will likely be discharged from the hospital Sunday afternoon. The team says he'll be placed on the 7-day concussion list.Cobb texted teammates Sunday mor...    

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Federer wins 1st title of year, beats Youzhny

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 1:45pm
Roger Federer won his first title of the year, overcoming a sluggish start to beat unseeded Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 at the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday.Returning to grass in his favorite warm-up for Wimbledon, the top-seeded Federer looked lethargic until the middle of the second set, when he started hitting shots with confidence.Federer won his first title since Cincinnati in August and h...    

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Five things to look for Sunday at US Open

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 4:30am
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Five things to look for Sunday in the final round of the U.S. Open:----PHIL's DAY? Sure seems like it's setting up to be. Sunday is Phil Mickelson's 43rd birthday. And, yes, it's Father's Day for the golfer who made time this week to fly cross-country for his daughter's eighth-grade graduation. And it'll also be the first time Mickelson will enter the final round of a U.S. Open...    

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Woods matches his worst US Open round as a pro

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:12pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods made birdie at the first hole, only to watch his day go racing downhill from there.By the time it was over, Woods skidded to seven bogeys and a 6-over-par 76 Saturday, tumbling down the leaderboard and matching his worst round as a pro at the U.S. Open. That left him 10 strokes behind third-round leader Phil Mickelson, the only player under par at the short but devi...    

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Phil Mickelson leads after 3rd round at US Open

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:12pm
ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (AP) -Phil Mickelson has the lead after three rounds at the U.S. Open.Mickelson shot an even-par 70 Saturday, including three birdies on the back nine, for a 1-under 209 total on the hard-to-read greens at Merion Golf Club.Mickelson took the lead with a birdie at No. 17 and had a hard-fought bogey at the 18th - a hole that none of the 73 players in the field birdied in the th...    

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Mickelson, Horschel lead after 2nd rd at US Open

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 10:58am
ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (AP) -The second round has been completed at the U.S. Open, with Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel still in the lead.About half the field returned Saturday morning to finish their rounds in a championship that fell behind schedule when storms moved through the Philadelphia area on Thursday.Mickelson and Horschel are both 1 under, and are the only players in the red. Luke Dona...    

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5 things to look for Saturday at US Open

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:36am
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Five things to look for Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open:----WILL PHIL HANG ON? Phil Mickelson has a checkered history in the U.S. Open and, unfortunately for him, not much of it is good. The five-time runner-up has never won the championship, and famously gave away the 2006 title on the last hole. Mickelson birdied the last hole Friday as darkness fell on Merion Go...    

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Mickelson, Horschel share clubhouse lead at Merion

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:41pm
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against Merion, which is turning out to be the real star of this U.S. Open.Nearly half the field did not finish the second round when it was suspended by darkness. Moments after the horn sounded to stop play, Mickelson opted to finish his roun...    

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