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Cavendish wins Stage 2 but Cancellara keeps overall Tour lead

TOURNAI, Belgium — Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium. The top overall standings didn’t change as defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia and fellow title […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Latos tosses 2-hitter as Reds beat Giants

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Just when San Francisco’s pitching staff had all the momentum from four straight shutouts, Cincinnati’s starters stole it right away. And Mat Latos stymied the Giants — as he so often does. Latos pitched a two-hitter to win his career-best seventh straight decision, beating San Francisco for the second […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Eastern U.S. storms kill 13, cut power to millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave. Power officials said the outages wouldn’t be repaired for several days to a […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hamilton, Perez lift Rangers past A’s 7-2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton hasn’t been fazed by his June woes at the plate. The Texas Rangers slugger put those struggles behind him in the fifth inning, coming through with a powerful swing to help make 21-year-old Martin Perez a winner in his first career start. He hit a three-run home run to cap […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

De Jonge takes 1-shot lead over Woods, 2 others

BETHESDA, Md. — Saturday at Congressional was not the first time Tiger Woods has played before so few fans. There were those 6 a.m. practice rounds at the British Open. Or the occasional PGA Tour event where fans were evacuated because of a thunderstorm and hardly anyone returned at twilight when play resumed. There surely […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Van Pelt leads after tough day at Congressional

By Doug Ferguson BETHESDA, Md. — Bo Van Pelt kept bogeys off his card and picked up an extra shot when his wedge spun back into the hole for an eagle. It’s a formula that would work well at a U.S. Open, which is what Congressional felt like Thursday in the AT&T National. On a […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Budget crafted to influence voters

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers have long warned of dire consequences if California voters reject a proposed tax hike on the November ballot. In adopting a $91.3 state billion budget, they made it clear it wasn’t a hollow threat. Lawmakers approved and the governor signed $6 billion in […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

High court upholds key part of Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC president will not ask for tuition hike

OAKLAND (AP) — The president of the University of California will not request a hike in tuition. UC Regents had been expected to raise tuition next month, with The Los Angeles Times reporting regents for the 10-campus university system would meet in mid-July to raise tuition by 6 percent, or $732 more a year. That […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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