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Sharks smell blood in the water

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jackets even series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise's 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann close to finalizing roster

Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat hold off ‘Cats

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


WRIGLEY TURNS 100

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


BACK TO WORK

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


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Woodson still going strong at age 38

NAPA (AP) - Charles Woodson is showing few signs of slowing down even at age 38.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chicago Cubs beat Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - The way Kyle Schwarber was hitting the ball, Joe Maddon felt he had no choice but to keep him in the lineup.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Leake on DL

CHICAGO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Mike Leake was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray throws complete game in A’s win

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Phegley had two hits and drove in a run, Danny Valencia hit a home run and Sonny Gray won a pitching duel ...

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s acquire minor leaguer Frias

OAKLAND . (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired minor league right-hander Dawrin Frias on Friday from the New York Mets as a player to be named in ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golf Capsules

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Danny Lee made seven birdies for a 5-under 65 for a one-shot lead Thursday in his first time at the Bridgestone Invitational ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky, Lochte earn golds for US

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Katie Ledecky just keeps winning at the world swimming championships.

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Worrell wins 100 fly at US nationals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Michael Phelps is eager to see where he stacks up against the world at the U.S. national championships.

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trent Richardson returns to practice for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Trent Richardson looked at his opportunity in Oakland as a fresh start after the once-heralded running back prospect struggled for two years in ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Seau goes into Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Junior Seau was many things to many people.

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. began promoting his final fight by doing what he does best.

NAPA (AP) - Despite being a top five draft pick, a heralded rookie and a selection on the NFL's top 100 players list, Oakland Raiders ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather defends choice of Berto final foe

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. began promoting his final fight by doing what he does best.

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lowrie atones for error, Astros edge A’s in 10 innings

OAKLAND (AP) - Jed Lowrie is still adjusting to playing third base for the Astros. His throwing error in the ninth inning that led to a ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Schwarber homers in 2nd straight game, Cubs beat Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs wasted no time building a five-run lead, and once he sensed it slipping away, manager Joe Maddon went out to ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors welcome Thompson after trade

OAKLAND (AP) - Jason Thompson stepped off the elevator with his parents to a grand Golden State welcome, featuring some 50 cheering Warriors employees who are ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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