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Rockets rout Kings to make playoffs; will play Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) - After it looked as if they'd be heading home early just a week ago, the Houston Rockets are in the playoffs after securing the final Western Conference playoff spot on the last day of the regular season.

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golden Great: Curry, Warriors cap historic season

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it - for 73.

April 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ready for the record, Warriors go after 73 wins in finale

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry never figured the Chicago Bulls' 72-win mark could be matched or eclipsed.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Homers back Samardzija’s solid start

DENVER (AP) - Trevor Brown made the San Francisco roster with his defense. He's proving he can give the Giants some timely offense, too.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Soto powers Angels past A’s on ninth-inning home run

OAKLAND (AP) - Geovany Soto spent the final month of the 2014 season with Oakland, and he caught Sean Doolittle during that stretch.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Angels reliever Joe Smith stuns Stephen Curry in PIG game

OAKLAND (AP) - Joe Smith made a blind, backward, over-the-head free throw that Stephen Curry couldn't match. Then, the Angels relief pitcher stymied the reigning NBA MVP on a left-handed 3-pointer and had suddenly beaten arguably the world's best basketball player at a good-natured game of PIG.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he's going to take it.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks tab Martin Jones as Game 1 starter in goal

SAN JOSE (AP) - Martin Jones spent a Stanley Cup run as Jonathan Quick's backup in Los Angeles learning what it takes to thrive as a starting goaltender in the playoffs.

April 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tigers fan catches 5 foul balls in 8 innings

DETROIT (AP) - For most people, catching a foul ball at a major league game would be the thrill of a lifetime. On Monday, Bill Dugan almost got bored by the whole thing.

April 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Story’s amazing first week

DENVER (AP) - Manager Walt Weiss told rookie Trevor Story when he reported to spring training that he had a chance to win the starting shortstop job for the Colorado Rockies with veteran Jose Reyes on paid leave while facing legal issues.

April 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scoring & long ball back

NEW YORK (AP) - The long ball is back.

April 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cabs clinch to spot in Eastern playoff games

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

April 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks look to forget past collapse

SAN JOSE (AP) - After a one-year hiatus, the San Jose Sharks are back in the postseason against the team that knocked them out on their past two trips to the playoffs.

April 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron on Warriors’ 72 wins: ‘I got to witness some history’

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Like just about every fan, LeBron James is impressed by Golden State's golden run to 72 wins.

April 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry sets standard on & off cour

OAKLAND (AP) - For years, Stephen Curry watched his dad, Dell, do his part in the community. Curry was often among those children in Charlotte treated to special appearances from star athletes and still cherishes those sweet memories.

April 12, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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US beats Canada in women’s hockey world championship

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. women's hockey team, fueled and fired up by an opportunity to play in a tournament it was willing ...

March 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer beats Kyrgios to reach Miami Open final

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Roger Federer's season of resurgence took another thrilling turn Friday night when he won a three-tiebreaker semifinal against Nick Kyrgios ...

March 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer makes semis, Wozniacki reaches Miami Open final

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Roger Federer's run at the Miami Open was one point from ending. Down 6-4 in a third-set tiebreaker to Tomas ...

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


FIFA proposes new 6-team playoff ahead of 2026 World Cup

ZURICH (AP) - FIFA wants to hold a new six-team playoff round in the 2026 World Cup host country to complete the expanded 48-team tournament lineup.

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 in the world, Dustin Johnson tries to shine at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Turn the calendar to the first full week in April, and Dustin Johnson's three straight victories suddenly seem like dress rehearsals.

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oilers beat struggling Sharks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - With their first playoff berth in more than a decade already secured, the Edmonton Oilers now seem to have their sights set ...

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants inform veteran INF Jimmy Rollins he won’t make roster

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have informed veteran infielder Jimmy Rollins he won't make the team out of spring training and are ...

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s embrace Oakland as other pro teams prepare to leave city

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have gone from the team desperately trying to leave Oakland just a few years ago to the one that will ...

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hayward, Jazz, knock off Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Bothered by injuries and missing some key backcourt personnel, the Utah Jazz still managed an impressive victory Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry scores 29, leads Warriors’ rally over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio.

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hopeful Durant can return in regular season

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been cleared for non-contact basketball drills and could return from his knee injury before the end ...

March 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants hope to bounce back from tough playoff loss to Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Last season took a little longer for Bruce Bochy to get over.

March 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX (AP) - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of ...

March 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharks, Wild stumble toward NHL playoffs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Just a few weeks ago, the San Jose Sharks had visions of tracking down the Chicago Blackhawks for the best record in ...

March 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US soccer rebounds with 4 points in 2 qualifiers under Arena

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez.

March 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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