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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


Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Kubiak hire pays off for Broncos

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's hard to know who took the bigger risk.

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


PANTHERS ‘POUNDING’

SAN JOSE (AP) - "Keep pounding."

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jones’ early save sets tone in Sharks win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones set the tone early Thursday night.

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Obama salutes NBA champs at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - A basketball enthusiast, President Barack Obama applauded the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and marveled at how they are revolutionizing professional basketball with ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders under spending minimum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are the only two NFL teams below the 89 percent cash spending required by next year ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

BOSTON (AP) - Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Steph Curry lights up Wizards for Warriors’ 8th straight victiory

WASHINGTON (AP) - Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Moore has career night as Bulls beat Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With leading scorer Jimmy Butler on the bench nursing a sore left knee, E'Twaun Moore figured he'd get plenty of chances ...

February 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis hopes to play a role in Super Bowl

SAN JOSE (AP) - Vernon Davis got to sleep at home for a night in the Bay Area, stay in the same hotel where he lived ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Garbutt, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell scored to send the Anaheim Ducks past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Garbutt, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell scored to send the Anaheim Ducks past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McCall, No. 15 Stanford women pull away

STANFORD (AP) - Erica McCall had her 12th double-double of the season, and Karlie Samuelson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help the ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings cancel Lunar New Year promo after Cousins complains

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings canceled a Lunar New Year promotional giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins complained it was insensitive on the first day of Black ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Newton wants black QB issue put away for good

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away.

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age

In the wacky world of recruiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a prospect's house somehow makes perfect sense.

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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