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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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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


Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium exceeds minority hiring target

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Construction work on the partly publicly financed Las Vegas stadium that the Oakland Raiders will call home in two years has so ...

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Penguins beat Kings for 10th straight home win

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Zach Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night ...

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Cantlay shares lead at Riviera; Woods 6 back

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The guy who grew up 40 miles away, first played Riviera as a teenager and was out of golf with a bad ...

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Burns, Tierney lead Sharks over Canucks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 ...

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Kicker Janikowski’s career with Raiders up after 18 seasons

ALAMEDA (AP) - Eighteen years after the Raiders made kicker Sebastian Janikowski a surprise first-round draft pick, his career in Oakland has come to an end.

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Cueto back with new-look Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Johnny Cueto's offseason included time tending to cows, chickens and goats on his 500-acre ranch back home in the Dominican Republic ...

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Stewart rejoins A’s as spring training instructor

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Dave Stewart is back with the Oakland Athletics as a spring training instructor.

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Nazem Kadri, Maple Leafs beat Blue Jackets

TORONTO (AP) - Nazem Kadri had three goals and two assists, Frederik Andersen made a career-high 54 saves and the surging Toronto Maple Leafs beat the ...

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Harden helps Rockets to 10th straight win, over Kings

HOUSTON (AP) - After extending their winning streak to 10 games with a victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets were happy ...

February 15, 2018 | | Pro Sports


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