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Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Norton has no plans to shake up Raiders’ struggling defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being on pace to set an NFL record for yards allowed, Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has no plans to make any major changes.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins rally in 3rd, top Sharks

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Down two goals - and even worse, down two defensemen - after two periods on Thursday night against San Jose, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered his players a much-needed reminder.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio’s return to Jacksonville elicits ‘fond memories’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has no idea what kind of reception he'll get in Jacksonville on Sunday.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Knicks anxious to get Derrick Rose back with team

Derrick Rose will likely have no more than just a few practices to get ready for opening night with the New York Knicks.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor Swift, title chase spice up US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With the promise of blue skies and some sizzling pop from Taylor Swift, the U.S. Grand Prix is back after all those worries about its demise.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs homer twice in win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur's bat.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland reliever chosen MVP of ALCS

TORONTO (AP) - MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday.The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a second foot inbounds that cost him a couple of touchdowns were quickly fixed.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the huddle and fire up his teammates.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

HOUSTON (AP) - His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GMs pick Warriors over Cavs in this season’s Finals

The NBA's general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland matchup in this season's NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to reclaim the title.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Major League Baseball to top 40,000 strikeouts for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is set to smash through a previously untouched barrier Sunday: Some batter likely will walk back to his dugout ...

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders could be without Crabtree for Broncos game

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders may be without leading receiver Michael Crabtree against Denver after he missed practice Friday because of the lingering effects of ...

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s Bob Melvin receives 1-year contract through 2019 season

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have long appreciated Bob Melvin's ability to balance the challenges of an ever-changing roster with keeping a competitive lineup ...

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Healy, Manaea lead A’s past slumping Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sean Manaea finished an up-and-down season on a positive note, helping the Oakland Athletics extend their September surge.

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Carr looks to bounce back

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr hasn't had to bounce back from a rough performance too often the past couple of years.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers aim to get pass rush going

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The winless 49ers think they're close to establishing the effective pass rush to help the defense.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Packers beat mistake-prone Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers keep finding ways to win despite more key injuries.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Americans take another early lead in Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The opening ceremony at the Presidents Cup was unlike any other in golf with former Presidents Barack Obama, George W ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Curry slams Sports Illustrated for Kaepernick snub

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry says Colin Kaepernick's omission from a Sports Illustrated cover featuring sports figures linking arms in protest ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharks’ Ward says he won’t protest during anthem

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward says he has decided not to protest by kneeling during the national anthem.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nikolic sets Chicago’s goal record, Fire top Earthquakes

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nemanja Nikolic scored twice in the second half to break Chicago's season goal record with 20 and the Fire beat the ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Tiger Woods made it back from his fourth surgery in time for the Presidents Cup.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cooper says he didn’t taunt Washington defenders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Amari Cooper disputed Josh Norman's comments that the Raiders wide receivers were taunting the Redskins defense before last Sunday's game in ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings extend deals with GM Vlade Divac, coach Dave Joerger

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have extended general manager Vlade Divac's contract and exercised the option for coach Dave Joerger's fourth season.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wade makes it official, signs with Cleveland

The wake-up calls for Dwyane Wade were coming at 5:45 a.m. for much of the summer. An hour or so later, he and ...

September 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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