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NBA: Griffin ejection a mistake

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA said Thursday that its referees made a mistake when they ejected Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin in the Clippers' 105-103 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders DT Sims due for big paycheck

ALAMEDA (AP) - Pat Sims' future with the Oakland Raiders is unclear. He should have plenty of options for next season.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL Roundup

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP crowns King James as top athlete

MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a tiebreaking 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bidding war for Tanaka begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors defeat Clippers on testy Christmas night

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson blocked a shot by Chris Paul with 1 second left then contested Jamal Crawford's 3-pointer that fell short at the final buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 105-103 in a feisty game that featured a pair of ejections on Wednesday night.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders struggle to find impact players in draft

ALAMEDA (AP) - For an organization seeking to rebuild through the draft, the Oakland Raiders have struggled to find impact players in the first two drafts under general manager Reggie McKenzie.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

NEW YOPRIK (AP) - Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


ONE BIG WHACK FOR SKATING

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonya and Nancy.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL defenses trying to redo tackling technique

NEW YORK (AP) - In the seventh season of Dashon Goldson's NFL career, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying to teach an old safety a new trick: how to tackle effectively without breaking a rule or, worse, damaging a body part.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ground game as big as aerial fireworks show

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos 335-pound defensive tackle Terrance Knighton sat at his locker and chuckled at the thought of his first trip to the playoffs, his belly shaking like a shopping mall Santa Claus.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Year in golf: Tales from the Tour

Steve Stricker made it clear that money was not important.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL offseason workout limits & injuries

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No Kobe on Christmas; says recovery is ‘slow’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant wasn't happy about spending Christmas Day on the sideline, unable to help the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Royals enter uncharted territory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

October 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders may lose Woodley to injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley has a serious biceps injury and could miss the remainder of the season.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers

DENVER (AP) - Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Next Women’s World Cup is a big chance for US soccer

The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PGA president refers to Poulter as ‘lil girl’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 6 Oregon looks to extend streak against Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum’s back fine, expected to be ready Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has no structural damage in his tight back and is expected to be available when the World Series resumes with Game 3 on Friday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Write Way: KC coach’s lineup cards are artful

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2

NEW YORK (AP) - Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

MIAMI (AP) - A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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