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Braves release former All-Star Nick Swisher

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves released high-priced Nick Swisher on Monday, ditching a former All-Star whose numbers plummeted the last two seasons.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Salazar pitches 6 innings, Indians beat Oakland A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Danny Salazar pitched six innings and Tyler Naquin hit his fourth home run of the spring as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Monday.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Serena upset by Kuznetsova in Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Serena Williams had been out of the tournament for less than 20 minutes when she climbed into her white Mini Cooper with the checkerboard top and pulled away from the players' parking lot, fastening her seat belt as she drove.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Short-handed kings fall before Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - At this point in the season, it's nice for Portland's starters to get a bit of a rest - as well as a win.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thornton helps Sharks clinch playoff berth

SAN JOSE (AP) - After three straight losses delayed their playoff clinching, the San Jose Sharks made it back to the postseason with the kind of performance that could carry them far this spring.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Catchers still adjusting

Retired World Series-winning catcher Bob Boone has a CD with 60 video clips of home-plate collisions that resulted in injuries. None of those happened in the past two seasons since Major League Baseball instituted a new rule to prevent collisions.

March 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO | Pro Sports


Djokovic shakes off spill and beats Sousa at Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic was chasing a shot in his forehand corner when his left foot gave way and he tumbled to the court, landing on his left side as his racket went flying.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jason Day gets No. 1 rank, Match Play title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Everyone around him was telling Jason Day to withdraw from the Dell Match Play and not risk further injury to his back.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ishikawa drives in 5 to lead White Sox over SF Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Travis Ishikawa, a postseason hero for the Giants during their last World Series run, drove in five runs and finished a single short of the cycle to help the Chicago White Sox beat San Francisco 13-9 on Sunday.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lowrie, Coghlan homer in A’s win over Royals

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Jed Lowrie and Chris Coghlan hit home runs and Kendall Graveman pitched seven solid innings in the Oakland Athletics' 10-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MORE THAN 2,800 GAMES

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - After nearly four decades making the toughest calls in the biggest games, Joe Crawford faced one he hoped to avoid.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ko wins Kia Classic for 11th title

CARLSBAD (AP) - Lydia Ko won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara, reaffirming her position as the top player in the world heading into the first major championship of the season.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cauley-Stein scores 21 points, as Kings beat Dallas Mavericks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Slumping Dallas is in jeopardy of missing the playoffs. In the locker room, the lingering question is: Do the Mavericks care enough to do anything about it?

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thompson nets 40, Green with triple- double for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 40 points in consecutive games for the first time in his career, Draymond Green posted his franchise-best 12th triple-double and the Golden State Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 117-105 on Sunday night.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Mavs for 65th win

OAKLAND (AP) - After a record-setting night of 3-pointers for Golden State, coach Steve Kerr's focus was more on deficiencies at the other end of the court that nearly cost his team a game against an undermanned opponent.

March 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Durant: Shaq’s ripping of McGee ‘childish’

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee fired back at Shaquille O'Neal via Twitter after the former star-turned TNT analyst posted on his ...

February 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma ...

February 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Palmer has reason to believe that better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home.

February 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona ...

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oakland’s Phegley back in form after knee problem

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A change in his catching stance has Josh Phegley feeling fine and ready to resume his role as part of the Oakland ...

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experiment

OAKLAND (AP) - Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson - they call it the ...

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry flurry: MVP’s huge third quarter propels Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point flurry over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the ...

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Playing behind All-Star DeMarcus Cousins the past two years, Willie Cauley-Stein has been patiently waiting for his chance with the Sacramento Kings.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign free agent K’Waun Williams to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback K'Waun Williams to a one-year deal.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks

NEW YORK (AP) - There won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at 3rd base for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Eduardo Nunez finally got a chance to play regularly last season - and made the most of it.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NBA returns for a break-neck finish regular season

LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a ...

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pelicans’ Cousins: He and Davis can ‘wreak havoc’ together

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.

February 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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