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No explanation for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors enjoying present, eyeing bigger goals ahead

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr knows the Golden State Warriors will have tougher days ahead this season, that there are higher hurdles to clear and bigger goals to reach.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Man close to running 7 marathons in 7 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry passes James in AS votes

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Morton fans 12, Astros win in A’s 5th straight loss

HOUSTON (AP) - Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 12, George Springer singled home the tying run in his return from a leg injury that caused ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Arroyo powers Giants to win over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Christian Arroyo homered, Brandon Belt had three hits including a double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavs, Warriors sweeps mean time to rest, get mental breather

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant can take some pressure off that tender left calf. LeBron James has extra time to recoup after barely leaving the floor ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Placer alumnus among Raiders’ Day 2 picks

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders stuck to defense on day two of the NFL draft, taking Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu with their second-round pick and ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers add cornerback in third round

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch continued to be a busy man on the second day of the draft, using a ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

The Associated Press

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Is Anthony Joshua boxing’s next great heavyweight?

LONDON (AP) - Anthony Joshua has the weight of a country on his shoulders, and a fighter with true heavyweight pedigree in the ring across from ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results.

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


FINISH STRONG

The track season is about the heat up.

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nolasco, Norris lead Angels to win over Athletics

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off.

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Urias makes solid 2017 debut as Dodgers beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Less than 24 hours after losing to the Giants in 10 innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned the tables and managed just ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Everything is supersized in big heavyweight title fight

LONDON (AP) - Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko drew the kind of crowd for their final news conference that most fighters would be happy with once ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders use 1st pick on troubled CB Gareon Conley

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said his staff did extensive research on Gareon Conley before using the 24th overall pick in the ...

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers get Solomon Thomas, extra picks in 1st round

SANTA CLARA (AP) - John Lynch turned out to be an aggressive dealer in his first draft as San Francisco 49ers general manager.

April 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Edmonton opens 2nd round with wild win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Adam Larsson scored his second goal of the third period with 4:40 to play, and the Edmonton Oilers blew a two-goal lead ...

April 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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