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Arbitrator says MLS coach fired over spanking, other issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Philadelphia Union fired coach Peter Nowak in 2012 after getting complaints he hazed rookie players by spanking them so hard it hurt his hand, directed them to run 10 miles in warm weather without water, and was dismissive of concussion injuries, according to newly filed court documents.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Griffey elected to Hall with 99.3 percentage

NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Griffey Jr. was considered Mr. Clean during 22 years in the major leagues, untainted by accusations of drug use as he climbed the home-run list during the height of the Steroids Era.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL coaches are first to go

The San Francisco 49ers were so eager to get rid of Jim Tomsula that he was shown the door almost before the parking lot at Levi Stadium cleared out after his last game.

January 06, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press Sports Columnist | Pro Sports


Raiders show progress but fall short of playoffs

ALAMEDA . (AP) - The signs of progress for the Oakland Raiders were stark.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


What York does, not what he says, will matter most

Jed York tried for public contrition in Monday's long-awaited oops-on-me news conference, which is fine.

January 06, 2016 | Tim Kawakami Mercury News Columnist | Pro Sports


Klay scores 36 as Warriors beat Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 22 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Stephen Curry added 17 before sitting out the fourth to rest his ailing leg in the Golden State Warriors' 109-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dallas tops Sacramento in 2OTs

DALLAS (AP) - Deron Williams hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the second overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks beat Sacramento 117-116 Tuesday night for their 22nd consecutive home victory over the Kings.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bonds, Clemens likely to get boost from Hall vote changes

NEW YORK (AP) - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this year.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New year on PGA Tour raises five questions

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jordan Spieth spent the first official practice day of the new year in good company.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alvarez can earn $1.6M in bonuses under A’s deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Henderson Alvarez can earn $1.6 million in performance bonuses based on starts in addition to his $4.25 million salary as part of his one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Odds go out window for unpredictable playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The playoffs are here, and nobody seems to know what to make of them.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Two-time Super Bowl winner Coughlin resigns as Giants coach

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With the New York Giants facing a difficult decision on his coaching future after four straight years out of the playoffs, Tom Coughlin walked away gracefully, doing what was best for him.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick has torn thumb ligament on throwing hand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand and surgery has been recommended. That could happen as soon as this week once he receives a second opinion on the injury.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Swinney confident star Lawson will play in title game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is "very optimistic" All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal victory with a knee injury.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Possible move hangs over Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Heading into the offseason with uncertainty is old hat for the Oakland Raiders, who have had nine head coaches and 17 starting quarterbacks during a 13-year stretch of no winning record or playoff berths.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Moore pitches into 8th, Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Moore took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and picked up his first win in nearly two months as the San ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

It's been a terrible week in America.

August 18, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Pro Sports


Saints’ Te’o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice

COSTA MESA (AP) - Manti Te'o has been surrounded by friends while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Erik Jones' timing was perfect for first career pole in the NASCAR Cup Series - at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he's fighting ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup.

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Armour, Simpson share 2nd-round lead in Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Ryan Armour shot a career-best 9-under 61 on Friday for a share of the lead with Webb Simpson after two rounds ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Locklear lead wave of new faces

ANAHEIM (AP) - Technically, Ragan Smith never stepped foot on the floor as a competitor at the 2016 Summer Olympics as the star-studded U.S. Olympic ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sean Smith faces assault charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday.

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cutler debuts in Dolphins defeat

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Jay Cutler ran onto the field with the Miami Dolphins for the first time, and the fans greeted their new quarterback ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manfred working on pace of play

CHICAGO (AP) - Major League Baseball is having conversations with the players' association over possible rule changes designed to speed the pace of play, and Commissioner ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Broncos, 49ers QBs capitalizing on opportunity to start

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Paxton Lynch now gets his chance to seize the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos.

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija strikes out 6 as Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hunter Pence had to holler at Denard Span mere inches ahead of him on the bases to run harder because otherwise he ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rookie LB Foster limited by injury to right shoulder

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has a mild AC joint sprain in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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