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Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

The Associated Press

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team's academy in his home country.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago

Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question:

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Not a lot of All-Star defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference bench.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Although Franklin Gutierrez officially joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon, the veteran outfielder had already been working out at their spring training complex for two days.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 in the world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long?

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Buster Posey eager for fresh start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey leans on the back of the batting cage under Arizona's blue skies, one leg crossed over the other as he watches his teammates take their cuts while awaiting his own turn. The star catcher chats up athletic trainer Dave Groeschner and talks hitting with manager Bruce Bochy.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Johnny Cueto remains in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and the San Francisco Giants spoke with him on Monday and reported the right-hander is doing well and expects to join the team by this weekend.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR’s top teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR's top teams.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago

Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday night.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders want resolution on Lynch before draft

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie would like some resolution before the draft next week on whether running back Marshawn Lynch wants to come ...

April 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Goffin beats Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo tennis semifinals

MONACO (AP) - David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant dealt with so much scrutiny when he decided to join Golden State last July, he keeps reminding himself of that and ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was zooming around on a dirt bike during his team's day off when he hit a slippery spot and crashed.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova told week of May 15 if she can play at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Maria Sharapova will find out the week starting May 15 if she can compete at the French Open, which starts two weeks later ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Veach happy to be thrown into IndyCar in Alabama

MOBILE (AP) - Zach Veach had called Ed Carpenter Racing simply to check in on a fellow injured driver.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Story, Blackmon power Rockies to win over SF

DENVER (AP) - Trevor Story has been tinkering with his swing to break out of a slump.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Alonso, Plouffe home for Oakland A’s victory

OAKLAND (AP) - Yonder Alonso and Trevor Plouffe homered, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Friday night.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders wouldn’t pay rent at tax-funded Vegas stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Oakland Raiders wouldn't pay rent at a proposed tax-funded stadium they want to call home in Las Vegas under the ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors’ Game 3 at Portland

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant said he felt ready to play in Golden State's Game 2 playoff win a day earlier yet the Warriors opted ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Woods has 4th back surgery; likely to miss majors this year

DALLAS (AP) - One day after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and will go through another ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Valdez makes first start in nearly seven years, A’s win

OAKLAND (AP) - Cesar Valdez pitched in the major leagues for the first time in nearly seven years and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders exercise fifth-year option on star defender

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are making a commitment to one of the NFL's best players.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Reliable Golden State reserves maintain high level

OAKLAND (AP) - They are "The Others," Golden State's tight-knit second unit of non-superstars. The backups, and a talented bunch, indeed.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharks on the brink

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - David Desharnais scored late in the first overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Thursday ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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