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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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American Sock ‘favorite surface’ in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can't the country's players, particularly the men, find success on red clay?

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triple Crown club ready for another

Steve Cauthen thinks it's long past time for a new horse to join the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

MONTREAL (AP) - Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


All-girls tackle football league formed in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The first known all-girls tackle football league has been formed in Utah featuring a star player who earned an invitation to the Super Bowl three years ago thanks to a highlight video of her exploits against boys.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


911 tapes released about Ray McDonald

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of NFL defensive end Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner notches another win for Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Madison Bumgarner won another game in May and three San Francisco Giants homered in a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Price outpitches Chavez as Tigers beat Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David Price outdueled Jesse Chavez to win for the first time in four starts, and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from a shutout a day earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Tuesday night.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brewers win challenge on disputed HR trot, fall to Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) - After a late-night arrival, the San Francisco Giants thought they'd quickly caught a bizarre break - Khris Davis was called out for missing the plate on his home run trot.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes, Detroit lose at Oakland Coliseum

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes returned to the old familiar ballpark where his career began, and received a warm welcome and standing ovation every time he came to bat.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bears release McDonald after arrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavs limping way to NBA Finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants Casey McGehee designated for assignment

DENVER (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday.

May 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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