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MLB begins search for Selig’s replacement

NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. will lead the committee to find a successor to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie George Springer improving for Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer's career with the Houston Astros certainly didn't get off to a tremendous start, prompting some to wonder whether they put him in the majors too soon.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants display of speed, power

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chi Sox rookie’s clutch HR beats A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the Chicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kerr chooses Warriors over Knicks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat rally past Nets to East finals

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome has inside track

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panthers DE Hardy out of jail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was released from jail on $17,000 bond Wednesday, one day after being arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. Hardy left jail wearing sweatpants and a black tank top but did not comment. Charlotte Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin called Hardy a potential threat and ordered him not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Haden happy with contract, Johnny Football joining Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The moment that rocked Cleveland, when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnny Manziel was coming, even wobbled one of the Browns.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Freeway faceoff goes to 7th game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US begins World Cup training camp at Stanford

STANFORD, California (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stan Van Gundy picks Pistons over Warriors

DETROIT (AP) - Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook caps OKC comeback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dennis wins Stage 3 at Tour of California

DANVILLE (AP) - Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the final 300 yards to win the hot and hilly third stage and reduce Bradley Wiggins' race lead at the Tour of California on Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Minor silences Giants’ bats as Braves win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Minor pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis drove in a run with his first career triple as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants for the first time in five tries this season, 5-0 on Tuesday night.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brewers win challenge on disputed HR trot, fall to Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) - After a late-night arrival, the San Francisco Giants thought they'd quickly caught a bizarre break - Khris Davis was called out for missing the plate on his home run trot.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes, Detroit lose at Oakland Coliseum

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes returned to the old familiar ballpark where his career began, and received a warm welcome and standing ovation every time he came to bat.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bears release McDonald after arrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavs limping way to NBA Finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants Casey McGehee designated for assignment

DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds - or, at least, hoped to.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Busche, Guarnier win second road title

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Matt Busche and Megan Guarnier each won their second road national championship Monday, and earned a spot on the U.S. team for the world championships in Virginia this September.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady’s appeal wouldn’t be heard by Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) - Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tolman sets new standard

One day after breaking his own school record in the 50 freestyle, Sierra junior Scott Tolman set a new standard in the 100 breaststroke Saturday during the inaugural CIF State Swim & Diving State Championships.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State 1 win away from finals

HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montoya beats Power for 2nd Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski nets 100th goal in draw with Orlando

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Chris Wondolowski became the ninth MLS player to reach 100 goals, helping the San Jose Earthquakes salvage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray hit by ball, leaves with bruised ankle as A’s top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sonny Gray was sore, but he could handle it. Wins tend to have that effect.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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