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Sterling banned for life, fined $2.5M by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks no stranger to Game 7

SAN JOSE (AP) - It should come as no shock that the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are preparing for a Game 7 of their first-round series considering how tightly contested this fierce California rivalry has been over the last few years.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Players top Rangers, Game 7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wayne Simmonds scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiz kids close out Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaz delivers for A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Scott Kazmir outpitched Martin Perez and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants: No pain, no Cain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan led off the first inning with a homer, Buster Posey connected two batters later, and Yusmeiro Petit went six innings in a spot start replacing injured Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants: No pain, no Cain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan led off the first inning with a homer, Buster Posey connected two batters later, and Yusmeiro Petit went six innings in a spot start replacing injured Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griffin will have surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin is scheduled to have elbow surgery today, and will miss the entire season with fellow third-year starter Jarrod Parker.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cano booed in return to NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano drew loud boos Tuesday night in his first at-bat at Yankee Stadium since signing a $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners last winter. Cano had a big smile when he came to bat in the first inning and gave a wink to New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. The sparse crowd on a dreary evening responded with a Bronx cheer.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LA still alive, surge past Sharks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Silver to speak on Sterling situation

Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes "a very strong message" is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal.

April 29, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome tops Derby list of favorites

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Art Sherman knows what it's like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No penalty needed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Quick quiz: Who won the 1979 Daytona 500?

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA Playoff Capsules

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, and Miami completed a first-round sweep of Charlotte with a 109-98 victory Monday night.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rivers declines chance to speak with Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he declined a chance to speak with owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged to have made racist comments in a recorded conversation.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND (AP) - After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks to hire Peter DeBoer as head coach

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will hire former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ducks lose 5-2 to Blackhawks, head home for Game 7

CHICAGO (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said he saw something in his team in the second period for the first time in the playoffs.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vive la France! Good day for Monfils, Tsonga at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

ZURICH (AP) - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lightning and Rangers headed to Game 7 in wild series

NEW YORK (AP) - Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Coach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, Giants complete sweep with 3-1 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Solid starting pitching and timely hitting have helped the San Francisco Giants get over a slow start in April to edge back toward the top of the NL West standings.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes homers in Tigers’ 3-2 win over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes spent the past two days rekindling old friendships and getting comfortable in the ballpark he called home for the first two-plus seasons of his big league career.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - One play. One fall. One bad break.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - After spending last season mired on the bench in Minnesota, Christian Ponder is happy for any chance he gets to work with the first-team offense.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5

OAKLAND (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

CLEVELAND (AP) - The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is within reach.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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