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Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign free agent K’Waun Williams to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback K'Waun Williams to a one-year deal.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks

NEW YORK (AP) - There won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at 3rd base for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Eduardo Nunez finally got a chance to play regularly last season - and made the most of it.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NBA returns for a break-neck finish regular season

LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pelicans’ Cousins: He and Davis can ‘wreak havoc’ together

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.

February 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

The Associated Press

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team's academy in his home country.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago

Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question:

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Not a lot of All-Star defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference bench.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Although Franklin Gutierrez officially joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon, the veteran outfielder had already been working out at their spring training complex for two days.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 in the world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long?

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until today

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Alonso embracing challenges of his ‘Indy 500 adventure’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Fernando Alonso is on a personal "Indy 500 adventure" that is both a labor of love and ambition for the two-time Formula ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Newgarden wins for Penske at Barber Motorsports Park

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Josef Newgarden put himself in position to battle teammate Will Power to the end. He didn't need to.

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Spain’s Marquez wins 5th straight MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Spain's Marc Marquez is still on top in America. Italy's Valentino Rossi is back on top in MotoGP.

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Sunday night to tie their ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Predators-Blues, Oilers-Ducks open second round Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL postseason is down to eight teams with the St. Louis Blues hosting the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks hosting ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Valverde dedicates his Liege- Bastogne-Liege win to Scarponi

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde dedicated his win at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic on Sunday to Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi, who died after a collision ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders want resolution on Lynch before draft

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie would like some resolution before the draft next week on whether running back Marshawn Lynch wants to come ...

April 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Goffin beats Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo tennis semifinals

MONACO (AP) - David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant dealt with so much scrutiny when he decided to join Golden State last July, he keeps reminding himself of that and ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was zooming around on a dirt bike during his team's day off when he hit a slippery spot and crashed.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova told week of May 15 if she can play at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Maria Sharapova will find out the week starting May 15 if she can compete at the French Open, which starts two weeks later ...

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Veach happy to be thrown into IndyCar in Alabama

MOBILE (AP) - Zach Veach had called Ed Carpenter Racing simply to check in on a fellow injured driver.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Story, Blackmon power Rockies to win over SF

DENVER (AP) - Trevor Story has been tinkering with his swing to break out of a slump.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Alonso, Plouffe home for Oakland A’s victory

OAKLAND (AP) - Yonder Alonso and Trevor Plouffe homered, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Friday night.

April 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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