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The NBA 2003 draft class still going All-Star strong

TORONTO (AP) - On the night that he entered the NBA in 2003, someone asked LeBron James to assess the potential of the draft class that he was headlining as the No. 1 pick.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie youngest on Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Chase Elliott was too young to really remember celebrating in victory lane with his father, dressed in a shirt that matched Bill Elliott's firesuit and a little finger pointed toward the sky because daddy was No. 1.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nishikori wins fourth straight Memphis title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kei Nishikori had practiced against teenager Taylor Fritz a few times over the past couple years without beating the American even once.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor rallies to capture Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Vaughn Taylor is headed home to the Masters with his first PGA Tour victory in more than a decade, and he can't believe it.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


West rolls to record victory

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant said his NBA All-Star Game goodbye and the next generation of the West's best sent him off a winner, rolling to a record-setting 196-173 victory over the East on Sunday night.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Skydiver dies after parachute malfunction

LODI (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver has died after crashing against a wall next a road near the Lodi Airport.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Deal delays eviction threat for SF nuns feeding homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

TORONTO (AP) - When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in the deal that would dart around the back hallways of the Air Canada Center dribbling basketballs and bouncing off the walls.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brewers trade Khris Davis to Athletics

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kang flirts with 59, doesn’t even know it

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sung Kang didn't know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. He didn't realize the par at Monterey Peninsula was 71 until he scrambled for par on his final hole and realized while signing his card Friday that he set the course record with a career-low 60.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat throws unexpected wrinkle into Olympic Marathon Trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After four years of measuring every workout, every race with stopwatches, the elite runners competing Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials might find their fate determined by the thermometer.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

GENEVA (AP) - Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain finally healthy, ready to rejoin SF Giants’ rotation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain's health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with one impressive swing - on the golf course.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Sharks hire Dave Barr as assistant coach

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have hired Dave Barr as an assistant coach on Peter DeBoer's staff.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign 2nd round safety Obi Melifonwu

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round pick safety Obi Melifonwu to a four-year contract.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Morris’s goal gives US Gold Cup title

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back ...

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Belt drives in go-ahead run in Giants’ win over Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt was happy the wind was blowing in.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Smoak and Morales go back-to-back in 9th, Jays beat A’s

TORONTO (AP) - Watching from the on deck circle as a wild Santiago Casilla issued a leadoff walk in the ninth inning, Justin Smoak figured he ...

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Katie Ledecky reached for the wall.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Who’s winning? Who knows? Welcome to mixed medley relay

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Matt Grevers wasn't sure what was going on. He wasn't alone.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Daniel Cormier’s rivalry with Jon Jones peaks

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Daniel Cormier recognizes the cosmic paradox at the bottom of his bitter rivalry with Jon Jones.

July 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US kicking off tournament vs Australia

Mallory Pugh approaches her opportunities with the U.S. national team pragmatically: It's a chance to get better.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Curry, Warriors finalize $201 million, 5-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry has delivered his share of success already to a franchise that desperately needed it. Now, he's being paid for all ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants rock Pirates to help Bumgarner earn first win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over five innings for his first win of the season, and the San Francisco Giants beat the ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Valdez gets first win in 7 years, Jays beat Athletics

TORONTO (AP) - More than seven years after his successful big league debut, Cesar Valdez finally wound up back in the winner's circle.

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO (AP) - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from ...

July 25, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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