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On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday.The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a second foot inbounds that cost him a couple of touchdowns were quickly fixed.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the huddle and fire up his teammates.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

HOUSTON (AP) - His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GMs pick Warriors over Cavs in this season’s Finals

The NBA's general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland matchup in this season's NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to reclaim the title.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Barkley says Warriors still a flawed team even with Durant

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that he's there.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill outpitches Arrieta; Dodgers beat Cubs for NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fourteen months removed from independent ball on Long Island, Rich Hill pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians

TORONTO (AP) - Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski’s late goal lifts Sharks past Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton helped the San Jose Sharks get a big win after a rough loss across town the previous night

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A pair of NBA coaches sidelined with illness and injury

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October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Urias to become youngest starter in MLB playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julio Urias finally is getting to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A long road back to PGA Tour for Fernandez-Castano

NAPA (AP) - The easy road back for Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano would have been to return to the comfort of Spain.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick looks to build on 1st start of season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After going nearly a year between NFL starts, it would have been expected for Colin Kaepernick to come out a little rusty and then find his stride as the game progressed.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


AP Power Rankings: Vikings keep No. 1 spot

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings enjoyed their bye week as the only unbeaten team left in the NFL.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steelers drill Titans

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Another uninspiring half in the books in a season littered with them for a team that expects to play deep into January and ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sock advances with Federer to semifinals at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - In his ATP Finals debut, Jack Sock joined Roger Federer in the semifinals.

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Truex maintains role as favorite at NASCAR’s media day

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's four championship contenders were seated elbow-to-elbow previewing their upcoming title race when they were asked to give one word ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players' association.

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rockets Fertitta interested in NHL team in Houston

New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn't exist under the NBA team's ...

November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Steven Stamkos leads Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves to beat mentor Ben Bishop, and the Tampa Bay ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros’ Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins’ Stanton NL honor

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Panthers’ win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 35 saves for his 74th career shutout and the Florida Panthers blanked the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Thursday night ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cook opening up Raiders passing game

ALAMEDA (AP) - As tight end Jared Cook has gotten more comfortable in the Raiders offense he's become an increasingly reliable downfield threat for quarterback ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brown, Irving help Celtics rally for win

BOSTON (AP) - Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rangers get minor league Cole to complete trade

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Minor league outfielder Hunter Cole has been acquired by the Texas Rangers to complete the June trade that sent reliever Sam Dyson ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steinbrenner: Not even title would have saved Girardi’s job

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Not even a World Series title would have saved Joe Girardi's job managing the New York Yankees.

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB hopes for new Japan posting deal by early December

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Major League Baseball hopes to put in place a new posting system agreement with Japan by early December, a deal that would ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife.

November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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