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Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers clinch home ice

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR boosts A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona pounds Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammerin’ Hank honored

ATLANTA (AP) - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Moore on DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Left-hander Matt Moore has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of an elbow injury.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder thumps Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson’s

DETROIT (AP) - Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

April 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors Lee tries to get back up to speed during break

OAKLAND (AP) - After spending the past two weeks on the sideline nursing a sore back, Golden State Warriors forward David Lee was happy for the chance to get back out and play full-court basketball - even if it was only in a scrimmage.

April 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston beats Dallas to advance to second round

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden's message was simple and clear after the Houston Rockets' first playoff series victory since 2009.

April 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao: Relax, I’m going to beat Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao worried about the punching power of Miguel Cotto. He knew Juan Manuel Marquez was a slick counter puncher, and wondered how he'd fare against a fighter the caliber of Oscar De La Hoya.

April 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pederson, Turner homer for Dodgers in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson homered, doubled in a run and made a sparkling defensive play to deprive Angel Pagan of an RBI double, leading Los Angeles to an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors look to make most of long break

OAKLAND (AP) - If the Golden State Warriors are worried about a week off disrupting their rhythm, they sure have a strange way of showing it.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


DECISIONS, DECISIONS

ALAMEDA (AP) - The two biggest needs for the Oakland Raiders heading into free agency remain the two most important going into the NFL draft.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Solving Mayweather’s defense

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Owner Ahmed Zayat takes aim at Kentucky Derby with 3 horses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Ahmed Zayat can't contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

CHICAGO (AP) - Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and eight assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and Milwaukee avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over Chicago on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NHL Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Steve Kerr wins Rudy Tomjanovich Award from Pro Basketball Writers

NEW YORK (AP) - Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to a coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks near agreement to extend lease in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks are close to finalizing an agreement to extend their lease at the SAP Center.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hamilton traded back to Texas after troubled Angels stint

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troubled seasons with the Los Angeles Angels filled with poor performance, injuries and an alcohol and drug relapse.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The tests results were no surprise. Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they'd be losing their staff ace for the season.

April 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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