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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: win a World Series.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland’s year gets better

CLEVELAND (AP) - The grueling four-month championship drought could soon be over.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Norton has no plans to shake up Raiders’ struggling defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being on pace to set an NFL record for yards allowed, Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has no plans to make any major changes.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins rally in 3rd, top Sharks

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Down two goals - and even worse, down two defensemen - after two periods on Thursday night against San Jose, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered his players a much-needed reminder.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio’s return to Jacksonville elicits ‘fond memories’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has no idea what kind of reception he'll get in Jacksonville on Sunday.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Knicks anxious to get Derrick Rose back with team

Derrick Rose will likely have no more than just a few practices to get ready for opening night with the New York Knicks.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor Swift, title chase spice up US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With the promise of blue skies and some sizzling pop from Taylor Swift, the U.S. Grand Prix is back after all those worries about its demise.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs homer twice in win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur's bat.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland reliever chosen MVP of ALCS

TORONTO (AP) - MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday.The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a second foot inbounds that cost him a couple of touchdowns were quickly fixed.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the huddle and fire up his teammates.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Texas ready to launch massive youth-athlete concussion study

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - This week, Texas will launch what state officials say is the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among young athletes.

December 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson sparks Warriors’ rally in fourth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 30 points and the Golden State Warriors roared back to avoid their first set of consecutive regular-season losses since 2015 ...

December 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Another San Francisco collapse

SANTA CLARA (AP) - With two touchdowns in the first five minutes against the reeling New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers looked poised to finally ...

December 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Struggling 49ers host reeling Jets in game someone must win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The NFL's schedule makers have done what the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers haven't been able to do ...

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith makes reinstatement case

ALAMEDA (AP) - Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday in hopes of being reinstated from his substance-abuse ...

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


And down the stretch they come in NFL season

The Associated Press

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lindholm’s first goal lifts Ducks over Sharks

ANAHEIM (AP) - Hampus Lindholm got his first goal of the season with 5:38 remaining, helping the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 ...

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL to play 4 games in London next year

LONDON (AP) - The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year.

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt says health top priority for return

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It took less than four laps for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to feel back at home in his race car. His test ...

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seattle, Toronto prepared for MLS Cup showdown

TORONTO (AP) - Having played in two World Cups for the United States and finishing on the losing side of the Coppa Italia final when he ...

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanford tops North Carolina on PKs

HOUSTON (AP) - Stanford advanced to its second straight College Cup final beating North Carolina 10-9 on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie Friday night.

December 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wade, Bulls hold on to prevail, end Spur’s road winning streak at 13

CHICAGO (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 20 points, and the Chicago Bulls handed San Antonio its first road loss after a 13-0 start, hanging on to ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanford looks for 2nd straight title

HOUSTON (AP) - Stanford got off to a rough start this year, but rebounded in a season where everyone wanted to take the Cardinal down to ...

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA president suggests 16 groups in 48-team World Cup

LONDON (AP) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino has suggested having 16 three-team groups if the World Cup expands to 48 countries.

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLS commissioner has eyes on young star power

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber believes his league is in transition when it comes to star players.

December 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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