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Sharks smell blood in the water

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jackets even series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise's 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann close to finalizing roster

Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat hold off ‘Cats

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps to swim three events in comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WRIGLEY TURNS 100

CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oldest ex-player dies at 102

HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sherman speaks at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stunning draw for state No. 1 Lancers

East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks skate to 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors: Bring on the trap

OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


BACK TO WORK

ALAMEDA (AP) - The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wizards work magic in OT; Pacers rebound

CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canadiens first to advance to 2nd round

MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Popovich named coach of the year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Iwakuma’s gem ends AL no-hitter drought

SEATTLE (AP) - After years of waiting, the drought finally ended thanks to the Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray misses start, A’s fall to hot Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Sonny Gray's sore back forced the Oakland A's to juggle their rotation, and cost them a chance to send their staff ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong outduels Strasburg, Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco answered right back after Yunel Escobar hit the game's first pitch for a home run, Ryan Vogelsong settled in ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Relived Bonds moves on after case dropped

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else's thoughts on his career or credentials: He's a Hall ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mowins doing play-by-play for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Beth Mowins has spent her accomplished career as a play-by-play announcer trying to tell the story, not be it.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fishing is not for everyone

One of my greatest fishing challenges is taking someone out for the first time. It's so crucial that they catch a fish and have ...

August 13, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson again sets pace early

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Rory McIlroy was nervous about his game. Jordan Spieth was frustrated with his putting.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Judge puts NFL on hot seat

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive Wednesday over its four-game suspension of Tom Brady, demanding to know what evidence ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bills claim Enemkpali from Jets

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Rex Ryan won't excuse linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for a sucker punch that broke quarterback Geno Smith's jaw in the ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


USOC optimistic LA will bid for 2024

The Associated Press

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Home teams sweep for 1st time

The Associated Press

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baseball owners meet in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - No panic for Hal Steinbrenner. No overt level of concern, either.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


The battle at the top with McIlroy, Spieth

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Rory McIlroy faces a different set of questions from the last time he played, and he had answers for most of them.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Finals rematch on Christmas, more player rest ahead

The Associated Press

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cooper plays down exhibition debut

NAPA (AP) - Amari Cooper is willing to let other people get excited about his exhibition debut for the Oakland Raiders.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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