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49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jaquiski Tartt spoke to good friend Jimmie Ward just last week about how great it would be if the old high school teammates from Mobile, Alabama, ended up as safeties together on the same NFL team.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) - One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) - Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning and Jimmy Rollins hit another one off him in the third, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Durant’s mother, the “Real MVP,” subject of Lifetime movie

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son, Wanda Pratt's life changed forever.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch keeps Joe Gibbs Racing at front of Sprint Cup races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - At the season-opening Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing proved it was unquestionably the fastest, from Denny Hamlin taking the checkered flag ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kittel wins 2nd successive Giro stage to take overall lead

ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) - Another superb performance from Marcel Kittel saw the German cyclist claim a second successive sprint victory at the Giro d'Italia and ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ariya Jutanugarn becomes LPGA Tour’s first Thai winner

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn was shaking over her final 5-foot putt, with personal, Thailand and LPGA Tour history on the line.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hahn beats Castro in playoff to win Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - James Hahn said the anxiety was creeping in after missing eight straight cuts on the PGA Tour, causing him to wonder ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner Nyquist heads to Preakness; new rivals await

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist heads to Baltimore on Monday to prepare for the Preakness, where the undefeated colt could face up to ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Murray to win record 29th Masters title

MADRID (AP) - A decade after their first match, when they were a couple of promising teenagers, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray again in Madrid, this ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


James’ late shot keys Cavs as they sweep second series

ATLANTA (AP) - Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s record comes in A’s loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Reddick enjoyed a record-setting weekend at Camden Yards, his favorite ballpark in the world.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija’s effort wasted in SF’s loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija had another solid performance for San Francisco. Eddie Butler was just a little better.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Overachieving Pavelski sparks Sharks

NASHVILLE -- So far this spring, the Bay Area's most valuable playoff shooter does not have an iffy knee or a basketball jersey. He wears ...

May 08, 2016 | By MARK PURDY | Pro Sports


Crawford, Bumgarner lead Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer, Madison Bumgarner survived a shaky second inning and the San Francisco Giants ended a three-game losing ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics-Orioles game postponed, to be played as split DH

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics will play a split doubleheader Saturday after Friday night's game was postponed by rain.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to practice, still unlikely to play Game 3

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State superstar Stephen Curry zipped around the court bouncing from spot to spot during his typical extensive post-practice shooting routine, driving to ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Canelo tries to put Triple G talk aside in fight with Khan

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez is fighting Amir Khan, though the chatter this week has mostly been about Gennady Golovkin.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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