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Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win NASCAR race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Power opens season with win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nordqvist rallies to win Kia Classic

CARLSBAD (AP) - Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara for her second victory in her last four LPGA Tour starts.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Revolution beats Earthquakes for 1st win

SANTA CLAR . (AP) - Lee Nguyen scored in the 93rd minute, and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HoF vote

ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it's finally time for his number to be called.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith goes from MVP to barely seeing field for Seattle

PHOENIX (AP) - Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he's weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sherman: Villains are patriots

PHOENIX (AP) - Relishing no longer being in the "villain" role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team's Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position.

January 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Duke’s Coach K collects 1,000th win

NEW YORK (AP) - Coach 1K. How grand.

January 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ganassi Racing’s ‘star car’ captures Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Chip Ganassi bristles when his No. 02 team is called the "star car."

January 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brown wins first US title, holding off Adam Rippon

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Jason Brown gushed to Adam Rippon: "Oh my god, it was amazing."

January 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.

January 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Haas pulls away to win Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA (AP) - Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.

January 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to 19th consecutive home court victory

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win.

January 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hire 4 assistants for Del Rio’s coaching staff

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired four assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, Giants agree to $4 million, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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