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Rookie George Springer improving for Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer's career with the Houston Astros certainly didn't get off to a tremendous start, prompting some to wonder whether they put him in the majors too soon.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants display of speed, power

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chi Sox rookie’s clutch HR beats A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the Chicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kerr chooses Warriors over Knicks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat rally past Nets to East finals

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome has inside track

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panthers DE Hardy out of jail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was released from jail on $17,000 bond Wednesday, one day after being arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. Hardy left jail wearing sweatpants and a black tank top but did not comment. Charlotte Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin called Hardy a potential threat and ordered him not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Haden happy with contract, Johnny Football joining Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The moment that rocked Cleveland, when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnny Manziel was coming, even wobbled one of the Browns.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Freeway faceoff goes to 7th game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US begins World Cup training camp at Stanford

STANFORD, California (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stan Van Gundy picks Pistons over Warriors

DETROIT (AP) - Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook caps OKC comeback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dennis wins Stage 3 at Tour of California

DANVILLE (AP) - Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the final 300 yards to win the hot and hilly third stage and reduce Bradley Wiggins' race lead at the Tour of California on Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Minor silences Giants’ bats as Braves win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Minor pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis drove in a run with his first career triple as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants for the first time in five tries this season, 5-0 on Tuesday night.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reddick, Moss homer in A’s win over White Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss homered twice and Drew Pomeranz and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 9-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive win.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors will rely on versatility, depth to defend LeBron

OAKLAND (AP) - LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world that can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson cleared to play in finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been cleared to return after his concussion and play in the NBA Finals.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Veteran Blackhawks, young Lightning open Stanley Cup Final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Miller pleads no contest to disturbing peace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace charge stemming from an argument with his former fiancee that led to his arrest March 5.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Donald Penn optimistic about Raiders in 2015

ALAMEDA (AP) - Donald Penn isn't getting much sleep at home these days, not with a 2-month-old daughter to take care of.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goodell makes it official: He will hear Brady’s appeal

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official Tuesday: He will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

ZURICH (AP) - The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer loses to pal Wawrinka; Tsonga into semis

PARIS (AP) - Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Pharoah arrives in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Zobrist’s grand slam lifts A’s to win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) - Ben Zobrist figured his line drive with the bases loaded was hit hard enough to go over the right fielder's head.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McCutchen leads Pirates past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew McCutchen had four hits and drove in two runs, Pedro Alvarez drove in a pair and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the 10th time in 12 games, beating the San Francisco Giants 7-4 Tuesday night.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA union to investigate league’s concussion protocol

OAKLAND (AP) - When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look at the league's concussion protocols.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavs coach Blatt takes shots, battles his way to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - For any NBA rookie, the first year is challenging. There's the adjustment to travel, the pressure to perform and all that comes with being a professional.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bulls plan to introduce Hoiberg as coach

CHICAGO (AP) - The Mayor is moving to Chicago.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kerr, Warriors enjoying ride in ‘dream season’

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr remembers coming into training camp with the Chicago Bulls before the 1995-96 season and sensing something different about the team.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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