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League beginning Silver age

NEW YORK (AP) - His name is already on the ball. Now Adam Silver can put his stamp on the NBA.

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hurdles ahead for gay NFL prospect

Michael Sam will face a daunting set of challenges that most rookies don't have to deal with when making the already formidable jump from college to the NFL.

February 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Petty doubts Patrick can win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race "if everybody else stayed home."

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker a journeyman no more

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s left fielder Cespedes ready for new season

OAKLAND (AP) - With a shortened swing and newfound swagger following his most rigorous offseason of training yet that helped him pack on 15 pounds of muscle, Yoenis Cespedes wants to forget all the frustrations of last year.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker hangs on to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Even with his high-powered telescope, Jimmy Walker might have had a hard time finding himself among the stars.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Missouri All-American says he is gay; may become NFL’s 1st openly gay player

NEW YOKR (AP) - Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nene scores 18 as Wizards work defensive magic to stop Sacramento

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl not a passing of the torch of QB styles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Confetti cannons boomed around Peyton Manning following Seattle's 43-8 dismantling of Denver and the five-time MVP sought out Russell Wilson to congratulate the Seahawks' second-year scrambler on his stunningly lopsided Super Bowl triumph.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy tops USA 3-1 in Fed Cup

CLEVELAND (AP) - Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend and gave Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celtics KO Kings with 15-0 Flurry

BOSTON (AP) - Nothing could stop Boston's Jared Sullinger on Friday night.

February 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crisp gets $22.75M more under new deal with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp offered a long list of reasons why Oakland is such a great fit for him for years to come - his sentiments the same whether or not he had a nice new contract to his name.

February 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCarthy chimes in for Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - John McCarthy scored his first goal since 2010 to help the San Jose Sharks head into the Olympic break on a winning note after beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Friday night.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors learning to manage high expectations

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry came home late Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors' blowout loss to the Charlotte Bobcats and received some basketball advice from an unexpected source: His wife, Ayesha.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win NASCAR race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Power opens season with win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nordqvist rallies to win Kia Classic

CARLSBAD (AP) - Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara for her second victory in her last four LPGA Tour starts.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Revolution beats Earthquakes for 1st win

SANTA CLAR . (AP) - Lee Nguyen scored in the 93rd minute, and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez wins 2nd Volta a Catalunya

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Joaquim Rodriguez won his second Volta a Catalunya title in his hometown of Barcelona on Sunday as he prepares for the Giro d'Italia in search of an elusive grand tour victory.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scientists study old-growth redwood forests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scientists climbed high into old-growth redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a two-day effort to gather data and document the different creatures that live in the tree canopy.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors past Grizzlies

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry stepped up again and hit another key shot for Golden State in the closing minutes.

March 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum’s knee is OK

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start.

March 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign RB Jones-Drew

ALAMEDA (AP) - Free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is coming back home to Oakland after signing a three-year contract with the Raiders on Friday.

March 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Culliver suspected for felony hit and run

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and reckless driving after he drove a car into a bicyclist and fled, police said.

March 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Eagles release Pro Bowl WR Jackson

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - DeSean Jackson went from the trading block to the chopping block.

March 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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