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OAKLAND (AP) - As shootaround wrapped up one morning last weekend, once Stephen Curry had concluded his methodical session flicking jumpers from every spot on the same practice court he always uses, Kevin Durant took a pass from the MVP's main rebounding man, Bruce Fraser, and let fly an extra-long 3-pointer from the right wing.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders eyeing AFC West title, bye

OAKLAND (AP) - The path for the Oakland Raiders is simple after they clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years. Win the final two games of the season starting with Indianapolis on Saturday and the Raiders will be AFC West champions and get a first-round bye.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Not a California Classic: Awful Niners visit woeful Los Angeles Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After San Francisco steamrolled the Rams 28-0 in coach Chip Kelly's debut three months ago, the 49ers could have never imagined they wouldn't win again before the late-season rematch.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant scores 32 in 31 minutes, Warriors win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors gave the Detroit Pistons a shot at an upset, turning the ball over more than they had in any game this season. They made up for mistakes by making a lot of shots.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ 32 leads Kings back against Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points, including 21 in the second half, and the Sacramento Kings came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105 on Friday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA, players complete process of ratifying new labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s give Cuban $2M signing bonus

OAKLAND (AP) - Cuban right-hander Norge Ruiz agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles prevent Giants from clinching playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If the New York Giants continue to play this way, they won't have much of an impact even if they make the playoffs.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Down 19, Heat rally to honor Shaq’s night

MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside each finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from 19 points down to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-107 on Thursday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Idaho outscores Colorado State 61-50 in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was just getting started.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring sports moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired - and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite soccer player, to a warm ovation fueled by empathy for a visiting NHL goalie.

December 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Raiders safety Reggie Nelson’s focus is beyond Pro Bowl

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Reggie Nelson didn't spend much time celebrating his second straight selection for the Pro Bowl - and for good reason.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL Fun Bunches: Titans, Raiders, Falcons, Redskins

This has not been the most watchable of NFL seasons, although the action and entertainment value has picked up in the second half of the schedule.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Warriors rally for win against Nets

NEW YORK (AP) - The Golden State Warriors knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they weren't totally surprised by their poor first half.

December 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Phil Mickelson returns with scrambling 68 at La Quinta

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson hit his opening tee shot so poorly in morning rain and cold that he hit a provisional ball just to ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kerber advances to 4th round vs Vandeweghe

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber had a straight-sets win for the first time in her first Australian Open title defense, starting her 6-0, 6-4 third-round ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Couture lifts Sharks past Lightning

SAN JOSE (AP) - For Logan Couture, a game-winning goal can be just the thing to help him feel better.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) - Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Antonio Brown apologizes for livestreaming video

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Antonio Brown insists he didn't mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson set to return at CareerBuilder Challenge

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson is set to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge, returning from two sports hernia surgeries a week earlier than he originally ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chargers celebrate arrival in LA, but gear up for work ahead

INGLEWOOD (AP) - For a man who gets cheered at work all the time, Philip Rivers seemed genuinely surprised by the frenzied roars when he stepped ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raonic continues streak

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Third-seeded Milos Raonic ended one streak and continued another with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Thursday over Gilles Muller to reach the ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, 1-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Burns, Pavelski lead Sharks past rival LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every game in the San Jose Sharks' rivalry series with Los Angeles takes a bit extra out of both teams.

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Durant dazzles against former OKC team once more

OAKLAND (AP) - Russell Westbrook promised to pay back Zaza Pachulia for a hard foul.

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Shanahan becomes last candidate in 49ers coach search

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The search for a new San Francisco 49ers coach has narrowed in on Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after the only other ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


New California coach Justin Wilcox embraces challenge

BERKELEY (AP) - With more than a half-century without a Rose Bowl berth, tougher academic standards than most Pac-12 schools and lackluster fan support in a ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber smiled and waved her arms like an orchestra conductor as the Rod Laver Arena crowd sang "Happy Birthday" after her ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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