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Warriors star Stephen Curry is league MVP

OAKLAND (AP) - Some called him too small. Others too fragile.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors roll past Grizzlies in West semis’ first game

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and lost.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather takes his $100M check and runs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Angels behind Lincecum for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum's fastball averages about 89 mph this season, down from 93-95 mph when he won consecutive NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and '09.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Unusually wild Gray, Vogt HRs carry A’s past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a career-high seven walks against Texas when the Oakland right-hander never had more than four in an outing and came into the game with just six all season.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner American Pharoah a likely go in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt cruises to Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - There's something about Talladega Superspeedway - its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track - that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy claims title for Match Play Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Inbee Park wins North Texas Shootout for second time

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Inbee Park loves coming to Texas. For the second time in three years, she's leaving the Lone Star State with a trophy.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bob Myers voted NBA’s executive of the year

OAKLAND (AP) - His voice cracking and his eyes watering, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers nearly let his emotions get the best of him on one of the biggest days of his career.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants edge Angels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch hitter Joe Panik singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Friday night.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Real Salt Lake ties San Jose on Quakes’ own goal

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Real Salt Lake got an own goal by San Jose in the 71st minute and tied the Earthquakes 1-1 on Friday night, ending a 387-minute scoreless streak.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally past Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mark Canha started and ended Oakland's seven-run rally in the eighth inning, and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Armstead looks to take path his brother didn’t get

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Arik Armstead's brother, Armond, always told his little brother he would become the best football player in the family.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State believes depth, sacrifice keys to their success

OAKLAND (AP) - Those golden yellow shirts the Golden State Warriors give to fans at every home playoff game are printed with a slogan that reads: "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS."

May 02, 2015 | | 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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