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Jordan, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling banned for life, fined $2.5M by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks no stranger to Game 7

SAN JOSE (AP) - It should come as no shock that the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are preparing for a Game 7 of their first-round series considering how tightly contested this fierce California rivalry has been over the last few years.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Players top Rangers, Game 7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wayne Simmonds scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiz kids close out Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaz delivers for A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Scott Kazmir outpitched Martin Perez and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants: No pain, no Cain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan led off the first inning with a homer, Buster Posey connected two batters later, and Yusmeiro Petit went six innings in a spot start replacing injured Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants: No pain, no Cain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan led off the first inning with a homer, Buster Posey connected two batters later, and Yusmeiro Petit went six innings in a spot start replacing injured Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Tuesday night.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griffin will have surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin is scheduled to have elbow surgery today, and will miss the entire season with fellow third-year starter Jarrod Parker.

April 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cano booed in return to NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano drew loud boos Tuesday night in his first at-bat at Yankee Stadium since signing a $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners last winter. Cano had a big smile when he came to bat in the first inning and gave a wink to New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. The sparse crowd on a dreary evening responded with a Bronx cheer.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LA still alive, surge past Sharks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Silver to speak on Sterling situation

Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes "a very strong message" is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal.

April 29, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome tops Derby list of favorites

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Art Sherman knows what it's like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No penalty needed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Quick quiz: Who won the 1979 Daytona 500?

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA Playoff Capsules

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, and Miami completed a first-round sweep of Charlotte with a 109-98 victory Monday night.

April 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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European powers collide in quarters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A European presence in the World Cup semifinals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on today, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams.

July 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Howard may have saved best for last

SAO PAULO (AP) - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TPC Harding Park lands 3 top tourneys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The southwest corridor of San Francisco is going to get all the golf it can handle over the next decade.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Verlander finds form vs. A’s

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander knows he isn't going to make a sixth straight All-Star team.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wainwright has the right stuff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon’s champ ousted in straight sets

LONDON (AP) - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bubba has home-course advantage

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deals slow to a trickle on 2nd day

Sabres general manager Tim Murray joked that he has run out of spending money two days into NHL free agency.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs meeting with Hayward; Nets land coach

CLEVELAND (AP) - Gordon Hayward once named Cleveland his least favorite NBA city. He might have to change his mind.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlins’ Alvarez is winning with theatrical flair

MIAMI (AP) - Henderson Alvarez's a pitcher, and that's not his only position. He'll throw a batter out at first base while sitting on the mound. He'll lie flat on his back while watching a teammate make a play.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colombians recall Escobar’s death

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark contrast to the national squad's celebrated success this time around.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann right: US not ready to contend

SAO PAULO (AP) - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Americans fall short

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi magic lifts Argentina

SAO PAULO (AP) - Argentina's theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova on losing end of upsets

LONDON (AP) - Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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