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The NBA 2003 draft class still going All-Star strong

TORONTO (AP) - On the night that he entered the NBA in 2003, someone asked LeBron James to assess the potential of the draft class that he was headlining as the No. 1 pick.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie youngest on Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Chase Elliott was too young to really remember celebrating in victory lane with his father, dressed in a shirt that matched Bill Elliott's firesuit and a little finger pointed toward the sky because daddy was No. 1.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nishikori wins fourth straight Memphis title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kei Nishikori had practiced against teenager Taylor Fritz a few times over the past couple years without beating the American even once.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor rallies to capture Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Vaughn Taylor is headed home to the Masters with his first PGA Tour victory in more than a decade, and he can't believe it.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


West rolls to record victory

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant said his NBA All-Star Game goodbye and the next generation of the West's best sent him off a winner, rolling to a record-setting 196-173 victory over the East on Sunday night.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Skydiver dies after parachute malfunction

LODI (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver has died after crashing against a wall next a road near the Lodi Airport.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Deal delays eviction threat for SF nuns feeding homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

TORONTO (AP) - When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in the deal that would dart around the back hallways of the Air Canada Center dribbling basketballs and bouncing off the walls.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brewers trade Khris Davis to Athletics

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kang flirts with 59, doesn’t even know it

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sung Kang didn't know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. He didn't realize the par at Monterey Peninsula was 71 until he scrambled for par on his final hole and realized while signing his card Friday that he set the course record with a career-low 60.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat throws unexpected wrinkle into Olympic Marathon Trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After four years of measuring every workout, every race with stopwatches, the elite runners competing Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials might find their fate determined by the thermometer.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

GENEVA (AP) - Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain finally healthy, ready to rejoin SF Giants’ rotation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain's health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with one impressive swing - on the golf course.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors’ Curry to play Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic

HAYWARD (AP) - Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is set to test his golf game against the pros.

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jason Williams out after injury in Big3 debut

NEW YORK (AP) - Former NBA point guard Jason Williams will miss six to eight months after suffering a knee injury in the opening game of ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants place closer Mark Melancon placed on DL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have placed closer Mark Melancon on the 10-day disabled list for a second time this season with a ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Reddick and Springer lead Astros over A’s

HOUSTON (AP) - Josh Reddick and George Springer had three hits each and combined for five RBIs as the Houston Astros used a five-run third inning ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Span gets RBI single in 14th, lifts Giants over Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Denard Span singled home Gorkys Hernandez with two outs in the 14th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies ...

June 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tebow or the fight might not be great, but so what?

The odds keep dropping on Conor McGregor, though it's more because UFC fans love him than his actual chances of winning a boxing match ...

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Healy’s 1st slam lifts Athletics over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Ryon Healy's first career grand slam broke a tie in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on for a 6-4 ...

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Garcia hits two homers as San Jose tops Stockton

SAN JOSE (AP) - Aramis Garcia hit a pair of homers, leading the San Jose Giants to a 12-4 win over the Stockton Ports on Monday.

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Florida beats LSU at CWS for 1st national championship

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU, and the Gators beat their Southeastern Conference rival 6-1 ...

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky, Adrian steals opening night show at US nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Katie Ledecky keeps makes winning look easy. Nathan Adrian continues to prove experience matters when things get close.

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Travelers had atmosphere the US Open was lacking

A sure sign that the USGA needs to take a closer look at how it sets up the U.S. Open is when it draws ...

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao going big, or going bust in the Battle of Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Freddie Roach is ready to narrow down Manny Pacquiao's options following the WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn: Think about ...

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


FIFA publishes Garcia report on 2018-2022 World Cup bidding

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - After years of intrigue about allegedly corrupt World Cup bidding, FIFA published an investigation report Tuesday that showed how voters exploited the ...

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


New Zealand promises to do ‘right thing’ with America’s Cup

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - When the post-race formalities ended, feisty Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton picked up the America's Cup and carried it ...

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tebow hits St Lucie, the next step of his journey

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything.

June 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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