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On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday.The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a second foot inbounds that cost him a couple of touchdowns were quickly fixed.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the huddle and fire up his teammates.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

HOUSTON (AP) - His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GMs pick Warriors over Cavs in this season’s Finals

The NBA's general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland matchup in this season's NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to reclaim the title.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Barkley says Warriors still a flawed team even with Durant

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that he's there.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill outpitches Arrieta; Dodgers beat Cubs for NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fourteen months removed from independent ball on Long Island, Rich Hill pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians

TORONTO (AP) - Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski’s late goal lifts Sharks past Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton helped the San Jose Sharks get a big win after a rough loss across town the previous night

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A pair of NBA coaches sidelined with illness and injury

The Associated Press

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Urias to become youngest starter in MLB playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julio Urias finally is getting to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A long road back to PGA Tour for Fernandez-Castano

NAPA (AP) - The easy road back for Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano would have been to return to the comfort of Spain.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick looks to build on 1st start of season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After going nearly a year between NFL starts, it would have been expected for Colin Kaepernick to come out a little rusty and then find his stride as the game progressed.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


AP Power Rankings: Vikings keep No. 1 spot

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings enjoyed their bye week as the only unbeaten team left in the NFL.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Later starts, fresher players

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey gets going at Scottsdale Stadium around 7 a.m. most days of spring training, a couple of hours before he ...

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers glad to be back at work, away from World Series talk

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Justin Turner heard about it for weeks. He couldn't get away from talk about the Dodgers' seven-game loss to the Houston ...

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Watson trending in right direction after Riviera win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bubba Watson says he was contemplating retirement.

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Watson, Giants finalize deal guaranteeing $9M

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Left-hander Tony Watson and the San Francisco Giants have finalized a two-year contract that includes a player option for 2020, a deal ...

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Cavs, Warriors ready to sprint to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face.

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Canada’s Cassie Sharpe soars to gold in women’s freestyle halfpipe

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Cassie Sharpe wears a mouth guard with a gold tooth painted in the middle and raps to herself just before she ...

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White’s newly complex legacy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic ...

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Freestyle skier’s complex path offers Winter Games Rorschach test

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing ...

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Marchand scores in OT to lift Bruins over Flames 2-1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal 3:36 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames ...

February 20, 2018 | | Pro Sports


A’s hope patience pays off with arrival of young core talent

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The often-rebuilding Oakland Athletics are leaning on young talent again in 2018, maintaining a philosophy of developing prospects from within their organization ...

February 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantlay, McDowell lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days.

February 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Tough day for top Americans at Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen.

February 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports


2 Kings lead World past US in Rising Stars game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the NBA's All-Star weekend off to a running start.

February 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’s young look on display for Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Never before has one race displayed NASCAR's rapidly changing look more than this year's Daytona 500.

February 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Greiss makes 45 saves, Islanders beat Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Thomas Greiss stopped 45 shots for his first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes ...

February 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports


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