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Closers struggle to make it career

Some relievers thrive when they move into the huge ninth-inning spotlight and some fizzle. And others turn into one-year wonders.

March 24, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Sharapova, S Williams advance

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Maria Sharapova was happy to play an 11 a.m. match Monday, especially when her work day was already done by the time a mid-afternoon shower interrupted play.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger frustrated with back woes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Congestion a concern on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which gets clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford knocks off No. 2 Kansas

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas knows all about Stanford now.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wild finish: Busch wins at Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray wins at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Andy Murray won Sunday while Ivan Lendl watched as a fan rather than as a coach.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Thomas lead Kings past Milwaukee Buck

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas had 30 points and eight assists in the Sacramento Kings' 124-107 victory Sunday that sent the Milwaukee Bucks to their seventh straight loss.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Karrie Webb rallies to win Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) - Karrie Webb flew up the leaderboard with a course-record 9-under 63, then waited about 90 minutes to see if anyone could catch her in the JTBC Founders Cup.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Every rallies for win at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Matt Every is finally a winner on the PGA Tour, and he's still not sure how it happened.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal women embrace NCAA chance at powerhouse Baylor

WACO (AP) - California coach Lindsay Gottlieb can envision her team one day being in the position the Golden Bears now face with a second-round NCAA tournament game at perennial power Baylor.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyer’s PK in 57th lifts Sporting over San Jose

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Dom Dwyer scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, lifting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wichita State’s perfect run ends

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top freshmen headed home already

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum hit hard but rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors rout Grizzlies for 60th win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 60th win - tying a franchise record - 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for since 1999

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


S. Carolina last-second shot helps avoid upset

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Greinke struggles in loss to Giants

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers’ loss to A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum shaky as Athletics best Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Astros club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

The Associated Press

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) - The San Jose Sharks are trying to play their way into a playoff berth. Meanwhile, Detroit seems on the verge of falling out of one.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


VanDerveer, McGraw to face off

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Stanford's Tara VanDerveer and Notre Dame's Muffett McGraw will coach against each other Friday in the Sweet 16 for just the third time in their Hall of Fame careers and the first time in the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NCAA concerned about Indiana law

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Labor, developers reach deal on proposed stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.

March 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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