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AL saves leader Jim Johnson loses debut

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson got pulled in the ninth inning with a sellout crowd booing, hardly the kind of Oakland debut the reigning AL saves leader had hoped for Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins carries Kings to victory

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When DeMarcus Cousins drilled a 16-foot jump shot on the Sacramento Kings' first possession of the second half, he had the look of a player who was ready to take over a game.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors limping to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - In one corner of the Golden State Warriors' quiet locker room Sunday night, Jermaine O'Neal sat at his locker with ice bags on his knees and just stared into the distance. David Lee, who spent the evening in a suit on the bench, already had cleared out and gone home. Andrew Bogut never surfaced.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win NASCAR race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Power opens season with win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry earns 1st-team spot, Cousins on 2nd

NEW YORK (AP) - Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner homers off Kershaw, Giants again blank Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. Outpitching the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, though, has become almost commonplace.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

ANTA CLARA (AP) - Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 3

CHICAGO (AP) - Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Closing birdie for Spieth to share Colonial 1st-round lead

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the rain-delayed Colonial.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Banged-up Cavaliers, Hawks adjust for Game 2

ATLANTA (AP) - While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just grateful the four-time MVP is still standing.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature."

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rays shut out struggling Athletics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - It was another rough night for the Oakland Athletics - offensively and physically.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ron Washington rejoins Athletics as coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has been hired as a major league coach for the Oakland Athletics, returning to the club where he was a coach for 11 years.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard questionable for Game 2 vs Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden and the Houston Rockets spent half the season finding ways to win without Dwight Howard and another chunk of the schedule with the center limited because of an injury.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Rangers manager to re-join Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is getting back into the big leagues, re-joining the Oakland Athletics as an instructor after nearly eight years as the Texas Rangers manager.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey homer backs Lincecum’s 3rd win for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning through a thick mist hovering above the field, Tim Lincecum won his third straight decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith, James lead Cavs past Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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