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Giants’ Sanchez hopes to earn more play time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Hector Sanchez looks back on the past year fondly.

February 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oakland’s Cespedes healthy, preparing for more playoffs

PHOENIX (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes has no plans to start speaking English in public - "2015," he joked in Spanish. No plans to grow one of those bushy, scraggly beards sported by several of his Oakland teammates, either - "I don't like that."

February 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR’s Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Danica Patrick has made history before - as a woman and a racer, in Indianapolis and Japan.

February 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Thunder tames SF Bulls

DALY CITY – Goaltender Tyler Bunz made 26 saves for his first win since Jan. 5 and the Stockton Thunder (27-20-9, 63 points) used a pair of second period goals to sink the San Francisco Bulls in a 3-1 victory before 4,123 fans at the Cow Palace on Sunday.

February 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raonic beats Haas for 3rd straight SAP Open title

SAN JOSE (AP) - Now that the final match has been played at the SAP Open, Milos Raonic would like to take the court with him.

February 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

CHICAGO (AP) - Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each scored a goal and added an assist to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Sunday, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.

February 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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February 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Isner rallies past Malisse into San Jose semis

SAN JOSE (AP) - On one of the most important points of the match, John Isner walked up to the baseline, bounced the ball between his legs and wasted no time smacking an adrenaline-fueled 138 mph ace.

February 15, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Payton, Hardaway lead list of Hall finalists

HOUSTON (AP) - Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond were among 12 finalists announced Friday for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

February 15, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Blackhawks beat sliding Sharks

CHICAGO (AP) - Jonathan Toews felt he had to stand up for himself, so he skated up to Joe Thornton, jabbed him with his stick and then dropped his gloves.

February 15, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stern expects Sacramento plan within 2 weeks

HOUSTON (AP) - NBA Commissioner David Stern expects a concrete financing plan from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson within the next two weeks, with the aim of settling the Kings' future by mid-April.

February 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Carter passes Bird as Mavs put away Kings

DALLAS (AP) - Move over, Larry Legend. Vinsanity still has a few special moments in him.

February 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's finalize minor league deal with lefty Okajima

PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics and free agent left-hander Hideki Okajima finalized a minor league contract Tuesday after he passed a physical and immediately got to work.

February 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gonzalez maintains he hasn't used PEDs

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Gio Gonzalez arrived at spring training with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday and maintained he has not used performance-enhancing drugs.

February 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Body slam for wrestling: Sport cut from Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - For wrestling, this may have been the ultimate body slam: getting tossed out of the Olympic rings.

February 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Dodgers are baseball’s top spenders

NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills great Jim Kelly expects more cancer surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to have surgery again following the recurrence of cancer that his wife described as aggressive and "starting to spread."

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Olawale signs tender to stay with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale has signed his exclusive rights tender.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF holds off Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) - Wily Peralta hit his second homer of spring training and allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings but the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics outslug Reds

PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer and Josh Reddick had a solo home run to help power the Oakland Athletics to an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lakers fire 51 points in third to blow past Knick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry scored 22 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers while scoring 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray sweeps Tsonga

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Andy Murray heard a fan clamoring for a souvenir towel and tried to oblige by tossing one toward the courtside seats.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NCAA Tournament is (Baylor) Bear territory

WACO, Texas (AP) - Cory Jefferson figures not too many people really know just how good Baylor has been in postseason play.

March 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘The Young and the Restless’ turns 41

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Young and the Restless" took a break from love, deception and backstabbing to celebrate the soap's 41st anniversary on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royce White fighting for NBA spot, mental health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Royce White leaned back in a chair in the Sacramento Kings locker room, looked at the veteran players around him and joked about why he'd be the one getting an interview request.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks lose in shootout, but clinch playoff spot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The San Jose Sharks clinched a playoff spot by getting a point in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Skaggs helps Angels beat Giants 11-4

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Tyler Skaggs pitched into the sixth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 11-4 on Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moreland returns, helps Rangers beat Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Mitch Moreland returned to the Texas lineup from a side injury and singled home two runs during a five-run sixth as the Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Closers struggle to make it career

Some relievers thrive when they move into the huge ninth-inning spotlight and some fizzle. And others turn into one-year wonders.

March 24, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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