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Percentage of foreign MLB players drops slightly

NEW YORK (AP) - The percentage of Major League Baseball players born outside the United States declined slightly for the second straight season.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s home run caps Giant rally in win

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were kicking the ball around so badly Monday night that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to start spring training over again.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AL saves leader Jim Johnson loses debut

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson got pulled in the ninth inning with a sellout crowd booing, hardly the kind of Oakland debut the reigning AL saves leader had hoped for Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins carries Kings to victory

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When DeMarcus Cousins drilled a 16-foot jump shot on the Sacramento Kings' first possession of the second half, he had the look of a player who was ready to take over a game.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors limping to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - In one corner of the Golden State Warriors' quiet locker room Sunday night, Jermaine O'Neal sat at his locker with ice bags on his knees and just stared into the distance. David Lee, who spent the evening in a suit on the bench, already had cleared out and gone home. Andrew Bogut never surfaced.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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New-look Athletics open with Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Ike Davis wandered from the clubhouse tunnel to the freshly manicured grass and took in the scene on a sunny Bay Area morning.

April 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons dies at 91

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lon Simmons, a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose career spanned five decades calling San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and 49ers games, died Sunday. He was 91.

April 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Morales, Real Salt Lake beat San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Javier Morales scored his ninth goal in 15 career meetings with San Jose and Real Salt Lake beat the Earthquakes 1-0 on Sunday.

April 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Holmes takes Houston Open

HOUSTON (AP) - J.B. Holmes used a strong start Sunday for a Houston Open victory in a three-way playoff against Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner.

April 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic wins Key Biscayne title by beating Andy Murray

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Hot but happy, Novak Djokovic had just begun celebrating his latest championship when he tossed his towel and sweatbands into the crowd. They were soggy souvenirs for sure.

April 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QUESTIONS

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics topped even their most trade-happy of days by making nine swaps involving 27 players in a wild offseason for Billy Beane and his front-office mates. As far as Beane is concerned, the A's wouldn't have even had a chance to close the gap on the reigning AL West champion Los Angeles Angels without a major offseason overhaul.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants lock up Bochy, Sabean

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants extended the contracts of manager Bruce Bochy and baseball operations leader Brian Sabean through the 2019 season Friday.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey, Cain power Giants past Athletics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The pain in Matt Cain's right elbow is no longer an issue. Being more efficient with his pitches is the next step toward putting him back on track.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pelicans beat Kings, gain ground in playoff race

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Eric Gordon scored 21 points, Tyreke Evans nearly had a triple-double and the New Orleans Pelicans gained ground in the playoff race by outlasting the short-handed Sacramento Kings 101-95 on Friday night.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings center Sim Bhullar embracing his place in NBA history

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sim Bhullar is used to people staring at him.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks start fast in win over Coyotes

SAN JOSE (AP) - Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in the opening 5 minutes and the San Jose Sharks held on for their fourth win in five games, 3-1 over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods to return at the Masters

Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ko’s under-par streak ends at 29 with 1-over 73

RANCHO MIRAGE (AP) - Lydia Ko missed a chance to make some more history - and lost ground to the leaders Friday in the ANA Inspiration.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Solo in ‘happier place’ for US women’s soccer team

ST. LOUIS (AP) - These days, Hope Solo is projecting calm confidence in net. She's working hard at putting distance on a recent suspension and leading the way for U.S. women's soccer team preparing for the World Cup.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign special teams ace Nick Bellore to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed special teams contributor and linebacker Nick Bellore to a two-year contract.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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