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Sharks snap losing streak with win over Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored once and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game skid.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


King’s evolution as a punter paying off for Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' surprising second-half comeback against the Denver Broncos last week was due in large part to their ability to control field position.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rose contrite, holds out hope for Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pete Rose believes he still has a chance to one day get back in baseball. In the meantime, he's turning his attention to the Hall of Fame.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triumphant return for Puig, Abreu

HAVANA (AP) - A lineup of Cuban-born baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, made a triumphant return to the island Tuesday as part of the first Major League Baseball trip here since 1999.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heyward wants to make history after deal with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Heyward knows Theo Epstein ended a long championship drought in Boston and understands how epic it would be to bring a title to Chicago's North Side.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA officials plead not guilty in soccer corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) - A sprawling U.S. bribery prosecution that has scandalized soccer's governing body took another step forward on Tuesday, with the former president of Honduras and a former FIFA vice president pleading not guilty at their first court appearance and authorities announcing that two other defendants would be extradited to face charges as well.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 12.4 seconds left in overtime and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 105-103 Monday night.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heat tip their caps to Golden State’s winning streak

MIAMI (AP) - The streak is over, and the Miami Heat know exactly what the Golden State Warriors are going through right now.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woodson, Megatron among award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tomsula disagrees 49ers were overconfident against Browns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Tomsula begs to differ with left tackle Joe Staley and linebacker Ahmad Brooks that the San Francisco 49ers overlooked Cleveland in Sunday's rock-bottom loss to the Browns.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Shoulder could end Condo’s season

ALAMEDA (AP) - One day after not having a backup long snapper nearly proved costly, the Oakland Raiders could be looking for a starter.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pete Rose’s plea for reinstatement rejected

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose's application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be a risk to the sport's integrity if allowed back in the game.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors go back to work following 1st loss of season

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors did something for the first time this season: practice following a loss.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA referee Kennedy tells Yahoo he is gay

NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy has told Yahoo Sports he is gay after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo directed a gay slur at him during a game.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 6-year contract pitcher Cueto

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even after signing Jeff Samardzija to a large, long-term contract last week, the San Francisco Giants had their eye on Johnny Cueto - they've been watching and admiring him from afar for years.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Deal delays eviction threat for SF nuns feeding homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

TORONTO (AP) - When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in ...

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brewers trade Khris Davis to Athletics

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kang flirts with 59, doesn’t even know it

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sung Kang didn't know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray ...

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He ...

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat throws unexpected wrinkle into Olympic Marathon Trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After four years of measuring every workout, every race with stopwatches, the elite runners competing Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team ...

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

GENEVA (AP) - Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term ...

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain finally healthy, ready to rejoin SF Giants’ rotation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain's health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with ...

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) - Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing ...

February 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hudler wins it for the Flames in shootout

SAN JOSE (AP) - Juri Hudler scored the winning goal in the shootout, leading the Calgary Flames past the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Thursday night.

February 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.

February 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


ALL-STAR SENDOFF

TORONTO (AP) - Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful.

February 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Shaq, Yao, Iverson among HOF candidates

TORONTO (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him.

February 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dueling Justins: Timberlake steals spotlight from Rose

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time ...

February 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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