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Warriors have people taking notice with fast start

OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors began madly celebrating a stunning, last-second win against defending NBA champion Miami on the Heat's home court this week, Jarrett Jack quickly offered a message to his teammates.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs, Raiders playing out string of season

ALAMEDA (AP) - For most of the past decade, December has meant only one thing to Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler - searching for motivation as he plays out the string of another lost season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Patriots pose severe test for 49ers' defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Running against the San Francisco 49ers is tough. Passing isn't any easier. And scoring is a huge challenge.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Getting to Brady could be key for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As Aldon Smith chases down the NFL record for sacks, his specialty becomes of particular significance this week when the San Francisco 49ers face New England and the NFL's top-ranked offense.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Branch returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch practiced for the first time this week, an encouraging turn for a struggling secondary sorely lacking depth.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Magic hit 9 3-pointers, hold off Warriors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Poor starts have often been the cause of Orlando's worst outings this season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder win 10th straight, over Sacramento

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - There was no coasting to a 10-game winning streak for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Moss credits Belichick for teaching him football

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss joined the New England Patriots five years ago thinking he knew a lot about football.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Torres returns to Giants for $2 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, who gave the outfielder his first chance as a regular two years ago.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Appeals court to hear Bonds' appeal on Feb. 13

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear Barry Bonds' appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction early next year.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Facing Pats, 49ers looking to step up offensively

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers are looking forward to matching up with Tom Brady and the prolific offense of the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McClain practices with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain met with coach Dennis Allen before returning to practice Wednesday after serving a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Warriors slip past Heat

MIAMI (AP) - The Golden State Warriors used a savvy play by a rookie and took advantage of a defensive breakdown to surprise the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Jennings, Ellis lead Bucks in win over Kings

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks won 'ugly' in a matchup of short-handed teams - and that's just fine with Brandon Jennings.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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California bill would ban chewing tobacco at baseball parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anti-smoking advocates are hoping to strike out chewing tobacco at California baseball games.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads the way with 32, Warriors down Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Considering the workout he gave it Tuesday night, Stephen Curry's right foot appears to be just fine.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Melee after Kansas State’s upset puts spotlight on safety

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State's stunning upset of rival Kansas, they immediately sprinted onto the floor.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants pitchers Cain, Hudson make progress

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched his second productive bullpen session of spring training and is encouraged with each step in his recovery from the elbow surgery that cut short his 2014 season with the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New playoff format for the NBA might add excitement

MIAMI (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pep in MLB’s step

PHOENIX (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks need big push to extend playoff streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - After celebrating the success of hockey in Northern California with an outdoor party that included more than 70,000 fans, the San Jose Sharks now must deal with the fact that the franchise is in danger of hitting its lowest point in more than a decade.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


At 36, lefty Zito returns to work with Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito did a lot of things during his year off from the major leagues in 2014.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US teen wins World Cup slalom race

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) - Mikaela Shiffrin defied the pouring rain to comfortably earn her 12th career slalom victory Sunday, taking sole possession of the women's World Cup record for most wins in the discipline by a teenager.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stuckey scores 30 as Pacers beat Warriors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rodney Stuckey brushed off a sprained left ankle in another big game for the Indiana Pacers.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Logano gives Penske another Daytona win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Prospects: Forgettable moments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Utah receiver Kaelin Clay has moved on from the most embarrassing play of his college career.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants manager Bochy returns after procedure

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Bruce Bochy watched Giants pitchers and catchers while a song by Waylon Jennings wafted over the sound system at Scottsdale Stadium.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ferrer takes Rio title for 2nd of season

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - David Ferrer won his second tournament of the season and the 23rd ATP singles title of his career, beating Fabio Fognini on Sunday 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Rio Open.

February 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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