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Jimmie Johnson earns 76th career Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson smoked his tires crossing the finish line, celebrating another win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lineman Anthony Davis to file for return to NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis plans to file for reinstatement after he retired in June last year following a head injury, a person with direct knowledge of his decision said.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Questions linger on continued relevance of combine drills

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Players running around in underwear. That's the quintessential snapshot of the NFL scouting combine, or the entire pre-draft period for that matter.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scott outlasts Garcia to win the Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Adam Scott tapped in a 30-inch par putt to win the Honda Classic on Sunday, and the smile was more relief than joy over ending the longest drought of his career.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oakland A’s have plenty of room for platoon at first base

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Naturally, the Oakland Athletics aren't looking at just one guy to play first base.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Duffy back after earning third base job with Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Duffy spent most of spring training last year trying to get a read on where in the infield he would best fit in with the San Francisco Giants.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New A’s players join squad

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics decided their roster needed some tweaking even as other teams have stood pat this month. They've swung a couple of significant trades, one of which brought slugging outfielder Khris Davis over from the Milwaukee Brewers.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Romero hopes to return to big leagues

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are stocked with talented pitchers, with Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and Jake Peavy having been named All-Stars at least once.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rickie Fowler takes lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Rickie Fowler isn't setting any course records at the Honda Classic. He'll gladly settle for more great golf, and the 36-hole lead.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Infantino assumes FIFA destiny of banned Platini

ZURICH (AP) - New FIFA President Gianni Infantino is like the substitute who came off the bench to score the winning goal in a cup final to stun the favorites.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch’s car fails inspection, cut from pole

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Kyle Busch's car failed a post-qualifying inspection on Friday, leaving him at the back of the pack instead of on the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s shortstop Marcus Semien makes big defensive strides

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Ron Washington stood side by side with shortstop Marcus Semien in the batting cage within the depths of the Oakland Coliseum last month, each smiling as they worked together for a FanFest session.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome victorious in Dubai, $10 million World Cup next

DUBAI (AP) - It's on to the world's richest race for California Chrome.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry has 51, hits 3-pointer in record 128th straight game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Curry's smile gave way to laughter.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Baseball bans rolling block slides

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball made its call on the Chase Utley slide: out.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Rudy Gay out for season with ruptured Achilles

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will need season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Durant to start NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Curry won a tiebreaker to join Golden State teammate Kevin Durant in the lineup, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving also ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bay Area investors still working to keep Raiders

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oakland civic leaders and deep-pocketed investors fighting to keep the Raiders from moving insist they are still in the game despite team ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wade Phillips eager to work McVay with Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Wade Phillips has done just about everything in his four-decade NFL coaching career, so he wasn't exactly worried by the ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


GM McKenzie wants more after winning top exec award

ALAMEDA (AP) - General manager Reggie McKenzie got rewarded for orchestrating the rebuild of the Oakland Raiders that got them back into the postseason for the ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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


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