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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At around age 10, Hunter Pence acquired a Barry Bonds poster from his elementary school fair. It was then that Pence started choking up on his bat just as Bonds did in that prized picture that wound up on his wall.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes, Moss homer to push A’s past Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, it's the Texas Rangers in town. The very team the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat in Game No. 162 last October for a stunning sweep to steal away the AL West crown from the two-time reigning AL champions.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner arrives in Pimlico for Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) - Orb has settled into the place reserved for royalty at Pimlico Race Course - stall 40.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tiger wins Players by not throwing it away

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus have never had a conversation longer than a couple of minutes, and rarely about golf. Maybe it's because they already think along the same lines when it comes to winning tournaments.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL Playoff capsules

BRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA Playoff capsules

HEAT 88, BULLS 65

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Greinke could make debut on Wednesday: LOS ANGELES – Zack Greinke will pitch on Wednesday. Whether he does it against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium or the San Jose Giants in Rancho Cucamonga, where the Dodgers' Single-A team plays, remains to be seen. Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason but has been on the disabled list since April 12, the day after he broke his clavicle in a fight with San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin. He made a rehab start Friday and came out of a weekend bullpen session in good shape ...

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Spurs tops Warriors for 2-1 series lead

OAKLAND (AP) - Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half, Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Thunder one victory away from Kelly Cup Finals

STOCKTON - The Stockton Thunder earned a late third period goal by Maxime Boisclair and used a key save by Olivier Roy on a penalty shot with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to hold on for a 3-2 win over the Idaho Steelheads and take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals in front of 4,417 fans at Stockton Arena on Friday.

May 11, 2013 | By MIKE BENTON Stockton Thunder | Pro Sports


Hansen increases bid for Kings to $625M

SEATTLE (AP) - If this is Chris Hansen's final salvo in his attempt to purchase the Sacramento Kings, it's coming with an additional $75 million price tag to what already could be the richest franchise sale in NBA history.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cain helps Giants beat Hudson and Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight strong innings and San Francisco beat Tim Hudson for the first time in seven years in the Giants' 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle’s Iwakuma shuts down A’s in win

SEATTLE (AP) - Bob Melvin is still trying to figure out what happened to the consistency Oakland had the first month of the season.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


British rookie trying to catch on with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye was one of the last players to leave the "pitch" Friday afternoon - one of several things that set the big Brit apart from other newcomers at the San Francisco 49ers' rookie minicamp.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Garcia goes 1 up on Tiger at Players Championship: PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sergio Garcia had one of those stretches where it felt like every putt was going to drop. He needed every one of them Friday for a 7-under 65 to match his best score on the TPC Sawgrass and take a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods among early starters at The Players Championship.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No changes for top 3

NEW YORK (AP) - There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women rout Angola finish pool play 3-0

ISTANBUL (AP) - Brittney Griner was a little surprised.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers using down time to heal up for playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strasburg’s playoff debut

WASHINGTON (AP) - About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers from spectators along the way.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs Baltimore

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers will start this postseason just like last year's: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2.

September 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh dismisses reports of 49ers discord

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has no time for Deion Sanders, Trent Dilfer or others who question whether the fourth-year coach has lost his locker room or the faith of his players.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nats’ Storen, others get 2nd chance in postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors happy to have core back, build on success

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee learned to block out trade talk during his days with the New York Knicks when just about everybody on the roster was rumored to be on the move at some point.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants have ample experience facing playoff elimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have proven themselves to be elimination experts.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3-way race for NL MVP; Trout takes his turn in AL

NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to baseball's MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB notes

• AJ Hinch hired to manage Astros : HOUSTON (AP) - A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he'll be the man to return Houston to success.

September 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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