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‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA (AP) - Three years after entering college as one of the top players in the country, Mario Edwards Jr. came into the NFL with a little less fanfare.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday's race.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jaquiski Tartt spoke to good friend Jimmie Ward just last week about how great it would be if the old high school teammates from Mobile, Alabama, ended up as safeties together on the same NFL team.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) - One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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American Gracie Gold leads at worlds

BOSTON (AP) - A long program yet to come, Gracie Gold feels confident enough to declare that perhaps it's time for the first world title ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka-Kuznetsova final in Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - When Serena Williams made an early exit at the Miami Open, the next generation of women's tennis wasn't quite ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


George Washington wins NIT

NEW YORK (AP) - George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs, Brewers illustrate MLB’s boom-bust cycle

Practically neighbors, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers illustrate baseball's boom-bust cycle.

April 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Hansen helps Canucks snap 9-game skid

SAN JOSE (AP) - Another home loss by San Jose means the Sharks will almost assuredly start the postseason on the road.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors pushing for wins record, not rest

OAKLAND (AP) - If anyone still doubted whether the Golden State Warriors were truly going to push for a record 73 wins instead of saving energy ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kap’s $11.9M 2016 contract becomes guaranteed

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco's roster and due a hefty payday.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija sets down 15 straight in Giants’ win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija retired 15 consecutive batters after allowing a triple on his third pitch of the game, and the San Francisco Giants ...

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Japan’s Hanyu leads after flawless short program at worlds

BOSTON (AP) - Yuzuru Hanyu, the Japanese skating star who often trains in Toronto, started to answer a question in English about the pressure he faces ...

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka beats Konta 6-4, 6-2 in Miami Open quarterfinals

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Victoria Azarenka was well on her way to victory Wednesday when she drew a code violation for chastising herself too colorfully ...

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Columbia’s Kyle Smith new San Francisco men’s basketball coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Leaving Columbia wasn't an easy choice for Kyle Smith.

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gosselin drives in 5 in Arizona victory over Oakland Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Gosselin had three hits including a triple and 5 RBIs, Wellington Castillo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Oakland Athletics ...

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cueto picks off 3 in SF Giants’ win over Sacramento Rivercats

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brandon Belt had two hits, including his sixth home run of the spring, to back Johnny Cueto's final start before the regular ...

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russell apologizes for taking video

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - D'Angelo Russell knows he must rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers' trust in him after the rookie guard's unflattering video exchange ...

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Kings deal Wizards costly loss

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A third straight playoff appearance is looking unlikely for the Washington Wizards.

March 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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