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‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA (AP) - Three years after entering college as one of the top players in the country, Mario Edwards Jr. came into the NFL with a little less fanfare.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday's race.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jaquiski Tartt spoke to good friend Jimmie Ward just last week about how great it would be if the old high school teammates from Mobile, Alabama, ended up as safeties together on the same NFL team.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) - One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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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


Giants lose 3rd straight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong had the dazzling defense behind him, the San Francisco Giants just failed to provide the run support to keep his winning streak going.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Thompson recovering well from concussion

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams wins All-American match; defending champ Sharapova out

PARIS (AP) - For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jockey Victor Espinoza taking 3rd aim at Triple Crown win

ARCADIA (AP) - Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Made in Rubber Capital

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Welcome to the Rubber Capital, where car tires first rolled, the Goodyear Blimp took flight and two bouncing baby basketball prodigies were born less than four years apart in the 1980s.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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