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Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio chooses Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Source: Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210M, 7-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer will become the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in the major leagues after agreeing to a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals that includes a record $50 million signing bonus.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Wawrinka advance to 2nd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Four-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic returned to Rod Laver Arena for the first time as a husband and father, shrugging off the effects of a cold to beat No. 116-ranked Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in his first-round match on Tuesday.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Nuggets 122-79 for season's most lopsided win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - James Michael McAdoo signed a 10-day contract Monday morning after getting called up from the NBA Development League. By late afternoon, he had teammates and fans cheering his debut and went home with the game ball.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hire Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as their new offensive coordinator.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lillard scores 22 to help Trail Blazers beat Kings 98-94

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Even after losing All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge to an injury, the banged-up Portland Trail Blazers found a winning combination.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Devils beat Sharks 5-2 in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils found a way to get rid of the bad taste from a lopsided loss at Anaheim before heading into a lengthy break.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH HOWARD FENDRICH | Pro Sports


Gary Kubiak hired as Denver Broncos head coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway and Gary Kubiak are back together drawing up blueprints for the Denver Broncos to get back to the Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Agent: Woods’ front tooth knocked out by videographer

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) - Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras - his agent said it cost him a tooth.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Hawks on top, LeBron set to chase when NBA resumes

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James isn't used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson gives a glimpse of All-Star life in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Klay Thompson walked off the elevator on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Times Square Hotel wearing a white-collared shirt with thin red checkers, dark denim jeans and a tired face.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Coach Scott Brooks has Thunder back in playoff mix

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks has heard noise from the doubters before.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA-area stadium developer donated $100K+ to local officials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The development company that is moving quickly on a plan to build a stadium that could host a Southern California NFL team has given more than $118,000 in campaign contributions to officials in the city where it would be located.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


AP source: Love to return as Ryder Cup captain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Davis Love III is getting another shot as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chargers ‘keeping a close eye’ on LA developments

SAN DIEGO (AP) - With one eye on the developing NFL situation up the freeway in Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers issued their sternest warning yet to City Hall in their long-running effort to get a new stadium.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Yankees to retire numbers of Pettitte, Posada and Williams

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Judge issues no-contact order against NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams beats player half her age at Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Defending champion Venus Williams beat an opponent half her age on Monday, winning 6-1, 6-2 against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Four Ripon wrestlers earn gold at TVL

Javier Hernandez (138 pounds), Gabe Barnett (152), Dyllan Heald (160) and Tristan Smith (285) brought home gold medals from the Trans Valley League wrestling championships on Saturday at Hilmar High School.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stamkos leads Lightning past San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Steven Stamkos knew his team needed to start the first of a five-game road trip with plenty of energy.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world's best players competing without him.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lathrop defense tames Mustangs

Lathrop held visiting Oakdale to single digits in three periods Saturday and defeated the Mustangs 43-26.

February 15, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Pro Sports


West edges East in All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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