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Phelps to swim three events in comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Oldest ex-player dies at 102

HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Sherman speaks at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Stunning draw for state No. 1 Lancers

East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Sharks skate to 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Warriors: Bring on the trap

OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ALAMEDA (AP) - The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wizards work magic in OT; Pacers rebound

CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Canadiens first to advance to 2nd round

MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Popovich named coach of the year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Manchester United fire Moyes

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Randle leaving Kentucky for NBA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Duel in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Bad ‘Choice’ for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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Lockett’s early TD sends Seattle to 31-21 win over Oakland

SEATTLE (AP) - If there was such an award, Seattle Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett would be the clear MVP of the preseason.

September 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Ellington has 70-yard touchdown catch

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick donned a red cap and sneakers, offered a quick side hug to third-string quarterback Dylan Thompson, then took his spot ...

September 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Landa wins 11th SVuelta stage

CORTALS D'*ENCAMP, Spain (AP) - Mikel Landa of Spain raced ahead to climb the final ascent alone and win the 11th stage of the Spanish ...

September 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Fast Jack on track with Funny Car record act

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jack Beckman is a survivor.

September 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Gray gives up milestone homer to Pujols as A’s lose to Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray's teammates had just given him a nice boost with three runs in the bottom of the first after the Angels ...

September 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Edward DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Edward DeBartolo Jr., who as owner of the 49ers helped build one of the NFL's dynasties, is a finalist for the ...

September 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Serena moves forward in Slam bid

NEW YORK (AP) - The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open - the first true Grand Slam in tennis ...

September 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Giants swept out of LA in 2-1 loss to 1st-place Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After staggering through 26 games against playoff-contending teams with a 10-16 record, the San Francisco Giants face a slew of lesser competition.

September 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal.

September 03, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Pro Sports

Murray wins at US Open against Kyrgios

NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid ...

September 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Tomsula names Devey starting right guard

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Center Marcus Martin jokingly talks up his card playing prowess. New right guard Jordan Devey says he brings a swagger to the ...

September 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Dodgers beat Giants for 2nd win over rivals

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke beat Madison Bumgarner in a premier pitching matchup, and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the second-place San Francisco Giants ...

September 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Calhoun’s HR helps Angels end losing streak

OAKLAND (AP) - Kole Calhoun had three hits, including his 21st home run of the season, to back a strong start by Matt Shoemaker, and the ...

September 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders to go with Howard at right tackle

ALAMEDA (AP) - With less than two weeks before the Oakland Raiders' season-opener, Austin Howard doesn't have much time to ease into his role as ...

September 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the ...

September 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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