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Thunder clamp down in second half to win Game 1

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant showed LeBron James how to play the fourth quarter in the NBA Finals. Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in another nightmarish final period for James and his team, leading a Thunder storm that overwhelmed the Heat and gave Oklahoma City a 105-94 victory over Miami in Game 1 […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

California voters to consider labels for GMO foods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to require special labels for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. Advocates collected more than half a million signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. It was certified Monday by the state. The vote will be a test of consumer attitudes about […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Russian police search protest leaders’ apartments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have searched the apartments of several protest leaders and called them in for questioning Tuesday, making it difficult if not impossible for them to lead a mass demonstration against President Vladimir Putin planned for the June 12 national holiday. It was a sudden escalation in pressure on the opposition, but […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

L.A. has the Kings of the NHL

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flurry of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time. Hooray for Hockeywood. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, playoff […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Pacquiao falls in split decision

LAS VEGAS — Timothy Bradley didn’t need big power to beat Manny Pacquiao after all. Bradley won a contested split decision over Pacquiao, ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable run and handing him his first defeat in seven years. It didn’t come easy and it wasn’t without controversy, with the pro-Pacquiao crowd booing loudly when the […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Arizona’s Cahill beats his former Oakland teammates

PHOENIX — Miguel Montero hit his second career grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Trevor Cahill outpitched the Athletics’ Jarrod Parker (2-3) in a matchup of starters traded for each other last offseason. Jason Kubel had a pair of RBI singles, Justin […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Heat get by Celtics in Game 7

MIAMI — LeBron James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try. Next up, the NBA finals — and his third try at that elusive first championship. James had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Bosh hit a career-best three 3-pointers — the last sparking the run that put it away — and […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

New Jersey stays alive in Stanley Cup finals

NEWARK, N.J. — Bryce Salvador scored on a deflection off a defenseman and the New Jersey Devils derailed Los Angeles’ Stanley Cup coronation for a second time, beating the Kings, 2-1, in Game 5 of the finals on Saturday. Zach Parise ended a five-game goal drought on a rare mistake by goalie Jonathan Quick, and […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Syrian rebels take battle to Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a show of boldness for rebels taking their fight against President Bashar Assad to the center of his power. For nearly 12 hours of fighting that lasted into the early hours […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Vogelsong’s hit, pitching pace Giants in victory

SAN FRANCISCO — Not only did Ryan Vogelsong pitch the San Francisco Giants to another victory on Saturday, he added a hit in the process. Vogelsong pitched a season-high 7 2/3 innings to win his fifth straight decision, Nate Schierholtz hit an RBI triple and the Giants bounced back from their first shutout of the season to […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharapova edges Errani for French Open title

PARIS — Already a big name on the red carpet, Maria Sharapova is now a champion on the red clay, too. The Russian star won the French Open on Saturday, defeating Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-2, in the final at Roland Garros to complete the career Grand Slam. Second-seeded Sharapova, who was guaranteed of moving to […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Europe bailout of Spain could cost $125 billion

MADRID (AP) — Spain became the fourth and largest country Saturday to ask Europe to rescue its failing banks, a bailout of up to €100 billion ($125 billion) that leaders hoped would stabilize a financial crisis that threatens to break apart the 17-country eurozone. The rescue offer follows growing pressure from international investors and the […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Stock market posts best week of 2012

By Joshua Freed Stocks rose for the fourth day in a row on Friday, capping their best week so far this year. It was a relief for investors after the big drops of the previous week. Stocks fell in morning trading, with the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 63 points. But they turned around […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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