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Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) - Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning and Jimmy Rollins hit another one off him in the third, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former rugby star Hayne finding way with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jarryd Hayne has found himself discussing snakes, kangaroos and koalas - all things Aussie - in the middle of San Francisco's locker room right along with the routes and responsibilities from his daunting new NFL playbook.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Money the big thing as Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert clapped his hands to his mouth when early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah avoided the dreaded No. 1 post for the Kentucky Derby. The anxiety wasn't over yet.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors make qualifying offers to Barnes, Ezeli

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have extended qualifying offers to forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli.

June 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sloppy Giants make 3 errors in loss to A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Right fielder Mac Williamson charged in as second baseman Ramiro Pena ran back to try to field a routine popup. The two collided ...

June 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Coastal Carolina beats Arizona to even CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Connor Owings' bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Smolinski’s 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A’s past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland's five-run eighth inning that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw goes home for tests on sore back

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles for tests on a sore back that's been bothering him for a few ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Franklin, Lochte struggle against rising stars at US trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - One by one, some of America's biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams, coach don’t discuss ‘22’ at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach dies at 85

Associated Press

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golf back in the Olympics after 112 years, but for how long?

AKRON, Ohio (AP) For the longest time, golf's biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo aims for Euro record but faces tough Polish defense

MARSEILLE, France (AP) - If Cristiano Ronaldo is to send Portugal to the semifinals and match Michel Platini's all-time European Championship scoring record, he'll ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks make qualifying offers to Hertl, 3 others

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl and three other players.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lindros’ wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. He was just hoping his phone would ring this time ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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