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MLS thriving decade after barely hanging on

Don Garber was still in the infancy of his tenure as commissioner of Major League Soccer when the league faced legitimate uncertainty about its future and was forced to fold two underperforming franchises.

March 09, 2012 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Posey, Sanchez return as Giants beat split Reds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain walked in from the bullpen and heard the roar of the San Francisco Giants fans at Scottsdale Stadium.

March 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nicasio passes another test in remarkable return

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Juan Nicasio needs no reminders of the frightening line drive last summer that fractured his skull, broke his neck and nearly killed him.

March 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kings end 10-game skid vs. Mavs with 110-97 win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton each scored 17 points to help the Sacramento Kings end a 10-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 110-97 victory on Friday night.

March 09, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Capuano impresses Dodgers with 2 scoreless innings

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chris Capuano was pleased with his first spring outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

March 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner and Volquez solid in first spring starts

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Edinson Volquez dealt with a case of nerves Thursday as he pitched in a San Diego Padres uniform for the first time.

March 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


No shortage of motivation for Kings' Isaiah Thomas

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isaiah Thomas leaned against the scorer's table waiting for the second half to begin when a loud-mouthed Sacramento Kings fan approached with a question.

March 08, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Scott, Dufner tied for Doral lead

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Playing only his sixth round of the year, Adam Scott faced a strong test Thursday at Doral and never looked better.

March 08, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Vincour, Lehtonen lead Stars past Sharks in SO

DALLAS (AP) - Tomas Vincour scored in the final minute of regulation, and then added the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round to give the surging Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

March 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Grizzlies top Warriors for 5th straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Rudy Gay had 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to their fifth straight victory, 110-92 over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

March 07, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Kings edge Hornets on Salmons' layup

SACRAMENTO (AP) - John Salmons made the go-ahead layup with 6.8 seconds left, Marcus Thornton scored 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Hornets 99-98 on Wednesday night.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ross throws 3 strong innings, A's and Dodgers tie

PHOENIX (AP) - Even in the spring, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Aaron Harang appreciates a quick out.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally to defeat Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamie Moyer knows making the Colorado Rockies is going to be a tough task after having Tommy John surgery.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland tries to entice sports teams to stay

OAKLAND (AP) - With its sports teams threatening to leave for greener pastures, the city of Oakland is attempting to entice them to stay with plans for new facilities.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's eager for resolution to territorial rights

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics said Wednesday that their attempt to relocate some 40 miles away to San Jose is not "a move that seeks to alter or in any manner disturb MLB territorial rights."

March 07, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


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Chance for players other than Big Four at US Tennis Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fantasy sports game explosion spawns big-dollar online industry

LAS VEGAS (AP) - When lawmakers carved out an exemption for fantasy sports in a 2006 law targeting online poker, no one predicted that it would spawn an online gambling operation that may someday rival the millions wagered daily in Las Vegas sports books.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athlete seeks to reject head-injury deal

CHICAGO (AP) - A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Voter citizenship issue goes before court

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New, longer grass laid at 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers re-sodded the field at Levi's Stadium from goal line to goal line and sideline to sideline with longer grass Friday and they expect no problems for Sunday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers roll past Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With a stable of running backs now complementing quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers offense could be as potent as ever this season.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hold off AL West leaders

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Doolittle couldn't find much fault with his latest outing, which was strange considering the Athletics' closer nearly ruined Sonny Gray's best start in more than four weeks.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants clobber Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals - who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak - had to admit that their good thing was coming to an end.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The wait is almost over.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Orozco takes lead at US gymnastics championships

PITTSBURGH (AP) - There were times during John Orozco's grueling rehab after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a post-Olympic tour two years ago that he figured his gymnastics career was done.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig hasn’t changed outlook about Rose

CINCINNATI (AP) - As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s seek options for new stadium at current site

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are checking out the possibility of building a new stadium on the same site of their current home.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Boston’s Farrell: Castillo is “exciting, athletic”

BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player."

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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