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Closers struggle to make it career

Some relievers thrive when they move into the huge ninth-inning spotlight and some fizzle. And others turn into one-year wonders.

March 24, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Sharapova, S Williams advance

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Maria Sharapova was happy to play an 11 a.m. match Monday, especially when her work day was already done by the time a mid-afternoon shower interrupted play.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger frustrated with back woes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Congestion a concern on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which gets clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford knocks off No. 2 Kansas

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas knows all about Stanford now.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wild finish: Busch wins at Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray wins at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Andy Murray won Sunday while Ivan Lendl watched as a fan rather than as a coach.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Thomas lead Kings past Milwaukee Buck

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas had 30 points and eight assists in the Sacramento Kings' 124-107 victory Sunday that sent the Milwaukee Bucks to their seventh straight loss.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Karrie Webb rallies to win Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) - Karrie Webb flew up the leaderboard with a course-record 9-under 63, then waited about 90 minutes to see if anyone could catch her in the JTBC Founders Cup.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Every rallies for win at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Matt Every is finally a winner on the PGA Tour, and he's still not sure how it happened.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal women embrace NCAA chance at powerhouse Baylor

WACO (AP) - California coach Lindsay Gottlieb can envision her team one day being in the position the Golden Bears now face with a second-round NCAA tournament game at perennial power Baylor.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyer’s PK in 57th lifts Sporting over San Jose

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Dom Dwyer scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, lifting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wichita State’s perfect run ends

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top freshmen headed home already

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum hit hard but rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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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


A’s reliever Doolittle not ready for opening day

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams into 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011 and it inspired her own comeback win on Saturday at the Australian Open.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA (AP) - Humana Challenge leader Matt Kuchar was asked if was surprised that there have only been six 59s on the PGA Tour and that no has shot 58.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kobe Bryant to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery.

January 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No explanation for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors enjoying present, eyeing bigger goals ahead

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr knows the Golden State Warriors will have tougher days ahead this season, that there are higher hurdles to clear and bigger goals to reach.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Man close to running 7 marathons in 7 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry passes James in AS votes

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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