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Patrick Willis retires after injury-shortened season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - His eyes swollen from crying and reciting scripture as he spoke of retirement, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis bid farewell to football and called it one of his happiest days yet because he is leaving on his own terms.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Big trades steal spotlight from free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray, Zito combine for 5 innings in A’s win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched into the third inning, Barry Zito went 2 2-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in an exhibition game Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA stadium plan declared defunct; others remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Farmers Field had a prime location in downtown Los Angeles, big-time boosters, a builder with an impeccable professional sports resume, even a name and sponsor - rare for a project in the planning stages.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders agree to deal with free agent LB Malcolm Smith

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders opened free agency by agreeing to contracts on Tuesday with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, blocking tight end Lee Smith and running back Roy Helu.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fast-changing 49ers making waves on and off the field

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers made a splash before free agency even began.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jake Locker retires, has no ‘burning desire’ to play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Jake Locker has retired from football rather than hit free agency after four NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans, saying he no longer has the "burning desire" needed to keep playing the game for a living.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kemp and Upton hit back-to-back HRs, Padres beat Giants

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a three-run drive and Justin Upton followed with a home run as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to 50th win of season

PHOENIX (AP) - Make it 50 wins and counting for the Splash Brothers and Co.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL shopping spree kicks off

NEW YORK (AP) - The salary cap has been set, and it's time for the NFL's shopping spree to begin.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain makes spring debut, perfect in 2 innings

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut, Yasiel Puig hit his first home run of the exhibition season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants played to a 5-5 tie Monday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawks soar past Kings

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks gave Kyle Korver the weekend off, hoping it would help him break out of his shooting slump.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


5 questions to answer as free agency begins

When NFL free agency begins today, lots of players will get lots of money. Some will even earn it throughout those massive contracts.

March 10, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson back to golf, back to winning

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - The six-month break from the game raised more questions about Dustin Johnson's personal life than his golf. He said it gave him time to work on a little of each, and he delivered answers to both Sunday at the Cadillac Championship.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harvick grabs 1st win of season at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After winning the Sprint Cup championship in their first season together, Kevin Harvick and his team came up with a new set of goals this year.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders sign free-agent safety Reggie Nelson

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent safety Reggie Nelson on Thursday, giving them a replacement for retired Pro Bowler Charles Woodson and a proven ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves follow Golden State stunner with win over Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Although the youthful Minnesota Timberwolves are looking toward the future, they are still focused on finishing this disappointing season strong.

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors become 2nd NBA team to win 70

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors became the second team to win 70 games in a season by beating ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pence, Giants slam Dodgers in home opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy shook hands and greeted former player Dave Roberts, then they walked to opposite dugouts this time to manage against each ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Denard Span eager for home debut with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Denard Span spoke to his mother in Florida by phone last week and expressed how he still can't quite believe he ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Miesha Tate to defend title vs Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will make her first title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9.

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Long scores 1st 2 goals as US women rout Colombia

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Allie Long scored her first two international goals, and the United States routed Colombia 7-0 Wednesday night in the Americans' first ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Young Timberwolves have their coming-out party in W over GSW

Shaquille O'Neal was holding court at a press event during All-Star weekend, offering his analysis and opinions about all things NBA, when he was ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


RG3 with Browns: ‘I have a massive chip on my shoulder’

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - As Robert Griffin III vacated the podium following a poised and polished news conference, the quarterback tapped his fingers on the dais ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Watson’s says making cut not enough, so time to say ‘Adios’

Tom Watson's to-do list at the Masters has changed plenty over four decades, but it usually ended with the same goal: a major championship.

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Day a favorite at Masters, where he once thought of quitting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jason Day was lurking just outside Augusta National Golf Club, wondering if he wanted to go in.

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders agree to 2-year deal with S Reggie Nelson

ALAMEDA. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent safety Reggie Nelson on Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the ...

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija gets no-decision; Giants lose to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jeff Samardzija had everything working except for his windup.

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray goes 7 innings as Athletics beat White Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray overcame lingering effects of a stomach flu and managed a quality start his team needed.

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors need 4-0 finish to set record with 73 wins

OAKLAND (AP) - The margin of error is gone.

April 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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