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Butler ready for comeback year with A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A grinning Billy Butler strolled into Oakland's spring training clubhouse early Saturday, a bright green Athletics duffel bag draped over his right shoulder to match his upbeat mood, then walked right up to pitcher Jesse Hahn and offered a fist bump.

February 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hamlin with Daytona on daring move

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When he was in second grade, Denny Hamlin wrote a letter to himself wishing for a Daytona 500 victory.

February 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lillard torches Warriors for 51

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored a career-high 51 points, and had seven assists and six steals to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a stunningly dominant 137-105 win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousin has 37 points, 20 rebounds in Kings’ win over Nuggets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 37 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks for the Sacramento Kings in a 116-110 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Skinner’s 3rd-period goals push Hurricanes past Sharks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jeff Skinner scored the key goals and Eric Staal finally got a point again. They helped the Carolina Hurricanes keep pushing for a playoff spot.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants pitcher Heston could have new role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Pitching a no-hitter as a rookie can be a blessing and a curse.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former Athletics infielder, outfielder Tony Phillips dies

PHOENIX (AP) - Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics' sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was 56.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt gives ‘Amelia’ another shot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manfred says large free agent pool due to supply vs demand

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - The large number of free agents still looking for jobs with spring training under way is due to supply and demand, according to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kokrak leads; Spieth misses cut at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Kokrak sensed something special was about to happen, and he could point to his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Northern Trust Open.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US earns Olympic berth with 5-0 win

HOUSTON (AP) - Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States secured a spot in the Olympics this summer with a 5-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Friday night in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

February 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Minor shakeups on trade deadline day

Jeff Green could give the Clippers a better shot in the West and Markieff Morris might strengthen a Wizards playoff push in the East.

February 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Pacquiao respects Nike’s decision to drop him

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said Thursday that he respects Nike's decision to sever ties with him over his comments about gay relationships but stood pat on his opposition to same-sex marriage and added he's happy that "a lot of people were alarmed by the truth."

February 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Villegas leads Riviera with 63 while No. 1 ranked Spieth struggles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Camilo Villegas hasn't make a cut all year and has only broken 70 one time in four previous trips to Riviera, so it was mildly surprising to see him with an 8-under 63 to build a three-shot lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.

February 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Astros’ Keuchel receives steepest increase among 156 in arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) - AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel received the steepest increase among the 156 players in salary arbitration this year, according to a study by The Associated Press.

February 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Kerber advances to 4th round vs Vandeweghe

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber had a straight-sets win for the first time in her first Australian Open title defense, starting her 6-0, 6-4 third-round ...

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Couture lifts Sharks past Lightning

SAN JOSE (AP) - For Logan Couture, a game-winning goal can be just the thing to help him feel better.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) - Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.

January 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Antonio Brown apologizes for livestreaming video

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Antonio Brown insists he didn't mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson set to return at CareerBuilder Challenge

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson is set to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge, returning from two sports hernia surgeries a week earlier than he originally ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chargers celebrate arrival in LA, but gear up for work ahead

INGLEWOOD (AP) - For a man who gets cheered at work all the time, Philip Rivers seemed genuinely surprised by the frenzied roars when he stepped ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raonic continues streak

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Third-seeded Milos Raonic ended one streak and continued another with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Thursday over Gilles Muller to reach the ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, 1-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third ...

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Burns, Pavelski lead Sharks past rival LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every game in the San Jose Sharks' rivalry series with Los Angeles takes a bit extra out of both teams.

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Durant dazzles against former OKC team once more

OAKLAND (AP) - Russell Westbrook promised to pay back Zaza Pachulia for a hard foul.

January 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Shanahan becomes last candidate in 49ers coach search

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The search for a new San Francisco 49ers coach has narrowed in on Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after the only other ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


New California coach Justin Wilcox embraces challenge

BERKELEY (AP) - With more than a half-century without a Rose Bowl berth, tougher academic standards than most Pac-12 schools and lackluster fan support in a ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber smiled and waved her arms like an orchestra conductor as the Rod Laver Arena crowd sang "Happy Birthday" after her ...

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

NEW YORK (AP) - The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.

January 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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