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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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Sharks need to fill Marleau void to make another run

SAN JOSE (AP) - It's been more than eight years since the San Jose Sharks last played a single game without Patrick Marleau on the ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Martinez ties Sept. homer mark, D’backs rally to top Giants

PHOENIX (AP) - J.D. Martinez has only spent 59 games in the National League, but his manager believes he deserves MVP consideration.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mark Canha’s walk-off homer leads Athletics past Mariners

OAKLAND (AP) - Mark Canha couldn't tell exactly what the pitch was coming at him was. All the 28-year-old outfielder knows for sure is where ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Baseball owners approve sale to Jeter group

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins are Derek Jeter's problem now.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Reid hopes Trump comments raise awareness about race issues

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eric Reid said he hopes that the criticism President Donald Trump directed at NFL players protesting during the national anthem will help ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Matt Cain to retire after Saturday start

PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Cain is set to make one final start before he calls it a career.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fowles grabs 17 boards, Lynx beat Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx were still stinging two days after they failed to grab a single rebound in the first quarter of their WNBA ...

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nick Young eager to help Warriors in any role

OAKLAND (AP) - Nick Young passed up a shot, and then another, uncharacteristic of the charismatic guard with a sweet stroke.

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharks’ Joel Ward could bring anthem protests to NHL

SAN JOSE (AP) - Sharks forward Joel Ward told The Mercury News he might take a knee during the national anthem at an upcoming game, becoming ...

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Valencia, Alonso each hit home runs against former A’s club

OAKLAND (AP) - After James Paxton had his special season interrupted by an injury in August that cost him more than a month, you bet the ...

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Martinez hits grand slam as D-backs rout Giants

PHOENIX (AP) - J.D. Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks and their lineup of regulars to an ...

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants planning to extend protective netting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants plan to expand the protective netting behind home plate going into next year.

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Flags, anthems can divide nations

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump's clash with scores of professional football players who knelt during "The Star-Spangled Banner" last weekend has set off a ...

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick’s original intent

The Associated Press

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NFL opts not to react to Trump’s anthem kneel ‘rule’ tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) - No matter what challenges his administration faces, President Donald Trump is keeping up his running commentary on the NFL - tweeting Tuesday about the ...

September 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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