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La Russa preparing for HOF induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers clinch home ice

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR boosts A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona pounds Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammerin’ Hank honored

ATLANTA (AP) - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Moore on DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Left-hander Matt Moore has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of an elbow injury.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Posey’s 2-run HR, 3 RBIs power Giants past Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in three, Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Friday night.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray goes 8 in A’s win over Yankees

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched eight innings for his sixth win of the season, Stephen Vogt drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Friday night.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron on stopping him or Curry: “You can’t”

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - With a week to get ready for the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers have a check list of things to get done before Game 1.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


So far, so very good for Roger Federer

PARIS (AP) - One of Roger Federer's 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn't look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dwight Howard suspended for 1 game after foul

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was suspended without pay for one game Friday after getting his fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) - Top-ranked Rory McIlroy missed the cut in his home Irish Open for the third straight year, following his opening 9-over 80 with a 71 at Royal County Down.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

NEW YORK (AP) - The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blatter wins re-election despite corruption scandal

ZURICH (AP) - In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bowman confident he’ll return to top form

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman intercepted a pass in the end zone by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and even in a late May practice it meant plenty. Even with his speed not quite the same thanks to a bulky brace he still wears to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots' use of deflated footballs.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Brady’s deflate appeal will be June 23

A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady's appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stanford, San Jose St. to host Super Bowl practices

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The two Super Bowl teams will practice for next year's game in the Bay Area on the campuses of Stanford and San Jose State.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry wants what LeBron has in Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars, are taking basketball's biggest stage.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Booed no more, Warriors owner relishing NBA Finals berth

OAKLAND (AP) - Wearing a black NBA Finals cap and white team T-shirt, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob waved to a cheering crowd at Oracle Arena as confetti fell all around.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS bringing 2016 All-Star game to San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Earthquakes know they have one of the snazziest new soccer stadiums around, and now they're gearing up to show it off for all of Major League Soccer to see.

May 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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