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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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LeBron calls Barkley “a hater” fires back at TV commentator

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James is done bowing to Sir Charles.

January 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors coach Steve Kerr expects Curry back against Hornets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry is eating well again, went through his shooting routine and worked out Tuesday, two days after the two-time reigning NBA MVP ...

January 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers sue Aldon Smith for part of signing bonus

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are suing former star pass rusher Aldon Smith for more than $340,000 in signing bonus money.

January 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire Adam Peters as VP of player personnel

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have hired Denver director of college scouting Adam Peters to become the team's vice president of player ...

January 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Outfielder Khris Davis, A’s go to salary arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Khris Davis has asked an arbitration panel for a $5 million salary this season, and the Oakland Athletics argued the outfielder ...

January 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


St. Louis, San Diego bidding for MLS expansion teams

NEW YORK (AP) - Dropped by the NFL, St. Louis and San Diego are among bidders from 12 areas applying for four Major League Soccer expansion ...

January 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors coach derides Trump administration’s travel ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed dismay over President Donald Trump's executive order that bans citizens of seven majority Muslim countries from ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLS commissioner receives application for San Diego team

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Major League Soccer officially has another city seeking an expansion franchise.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals must give Astros top 2 picks, $2M for hacking

NEW YORK (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year's amateur draft Monday and ordered to give ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NHL luminaries praise All-Star Game’s 3-on-3 format

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to the NHL All-Star Game, less is definitely more.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


76ers rally without Embiid to beat Kings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joel Embiid can rest that achy knee. The woeful-turned-wonderful Philadelphia 76ers are winning without him.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


John Lynch follows similar path to GM role as Matt Millen

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Matt Millen couldn't help but chuckle about the similarities to his own career path when John Lynch was hired as general ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lynch takes unusual path from field to booth to 49ers GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ever since watching John Elway step into an NFL front office in Denver and build a Super Bowl champion, John Lynch was ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Casino mogul Adelson pulls out of stadium deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson pulled out of a deal Monday to build a $1.9 billion domed stadium for the Oakland ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers make surprise hire of John Lynch as general manager

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers made a surprise hire to fill their general manager void Sunday, hiring former NFL safety and Fox television ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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