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Year of stunners, sports goes along for the ride

In a year filled with stunners, sports certainly went along for the ride.

December 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

NC State, Vanderbilt meet in Independence

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - There were times this season that Vanderbilt and North Carolina State looked like bad teams.

December 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mississippi State, Miami excited about St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - So much for the notion that the St. Petersburg Bowl is just another lower-tier postseason matchup featuring teams with mediocre records and little to accomplish, even by winning.

December 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Labanc scores 2nd goal in OT, lifts Sharks over Oilers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Rookie forward Kevin Labanc sent the San Jose Sharks into their Christmas break in first place in the Pacific Division.

December 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


OAKLAND (AP) - As shootaround wrapped up one morning last weekend, once Stephen Curry had concluded his methodical session flicking jumpers from every spot on the same practice court he always uses, Kevin Durant took a pass from the MVP's main rebounding man, Bruce Fraser, and let fly an extra-long 3-pointer from the right wing.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders eyeing AFC West title, bye

OAKLAND (AP) - The path for the Oakland Raiders is simple after they clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years. Win the final two games of the season starting with Indianapolis on Saturday and the Raiders will be AFC West champions and get a first-round bye.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Not a California Classic: Awful Niners visit woeful Los Angeles Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After San Francisco steamrolled the Rams 28-0 in coach Chip Kelly's debut three months ago, the 49ers could have never imagined they wouldn't win again before the late-season rematch.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Durant scores 32 in 31 minutes, Warriors win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors gave the Detroit Pistons a shot at an upset, turning the ball over more than they had in any game this season. They made up for mistakes by making a lot of shots.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cousins’ 32 leads Kings back against Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points, including 21 in the second half, and the Sacramento Kings came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105 on Friday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

NBA, players complete process of ratifying new labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

A’s give Cuban $2M signing bonus

OAKLAND (AP) - Cuban right-hander Norge Ruiz agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Eagles prevent Giants from clinching playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If the New York Giants continue to play this way, they won't have much of an impact even if they make the playoffs.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Down 19, Heat rally to honor Shaq’s night

MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside each finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from 19 points down to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-107 on Thursday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Idaho outscores Colorado State 61-50 in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was just getting started.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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Raiders add help at cornerback with deals for Melvin, Wright

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added some needed help at cornerback, agreeing to contracts with free agents Rashaan Melvin and Shareece Wright on Friday.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Injured Warriors play short, don’t have enough against Kings

OAKLAND (AP) - Buddy Hield made three free throws over the final 27.5 seconds, Willie Cauley-Stein had a late dunk and the Sacramento Kings won ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

QBs cashing in _ except for the unwelcome Kaepernick

As free agency kicked off the start of a new football season, the NFL sent a clear message to anyone paying attention:

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Kane scores 4 goals to lead Sharks past Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Evander Kane scored four goals to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 7-4 on Friday night.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

UMBC stuns Virginia to make NCAA history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jairus Lyles couldn't suppress a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than hoops had finally made it ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

NCAA Upset: No. 10 seed Virginia tops Cal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Virginia won its first women's NCAA Tournament game in nine years. The Cavaliers' reward is a matchup with the most ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Stenson, DeChambeau tied for Bay Hill lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Stenson gave himself another chance to win at Bay Hill, and he made it a little bit tougher on Tiger Woods.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Truex claims 17th NASCAR Cup pole in Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Kasatkina upsets Venus Williams to reach final

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Daria Kasatkina upset Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a nearly three-hour baseline struggle to reach the final of the BNP Paribas ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on his right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Stenson leads at Bay Hill, Woods cards 68

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Stenson had a hot putter, a much quieter crowd and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Federer, Venus roll into semifinals

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Roger Federer defeated Chung Hyeon 7-5, 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday night and equal his ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Chicago, Minneapolis drop out of World Cup bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and Minneapolis dropped out of the North American bid to host the 2026 ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Oshie scores 2 to help Capitals beat Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - T.J. Oshie scored twice, Dmitry Orlov and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and two assists, and the first-place Washington Capitals ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Rockets clinch Southwest Division title

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 24 points, Eric Gordon added 23 and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers for a 101-96 victory on ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

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