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Raiders look to build around QB Carr

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders head into another long offseason with questions about who will coach the team and who will pick the players for next season.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks finish in top spot in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks finished the regular season where they started it: as the top team in the NFL.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors keep rolling, topple 76ers

OAKLAND (AP) - Marreese Speights has provided a big lift for Golden State as a scorer off the bench. So it was only natural that as a starter, the 6-foot-10 center wanted some recognition for his passing.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The sports stories we want to remember from 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers face big decisions after missing playoffs

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers expect to be right back competing for a Super Bowl with a new coach following the frustration of a lost year that saw coach Jim Harbaugh depart for Michigan.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner is AP Male Athlete of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jannik Hansen helps Canucks beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jannik Hansen angered the San Jose Sharks with his hit to Tommy Wingels' head. They got even more upset when he scored immediately after leaving the penalty box.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room saying emotional goodbyes, offering a handshake or hug while wishing his players well and planning his long-anticipated but bittersweet departure from the San Francisco 49ers.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Handful of coaching openings to fill

NEW YORK (AP) - OK, it is done.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano makes case to keep Raiders job

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teams looking for new coaches, GMs have many options

NFL teams searching for a new coach or general manager have no shortage of qualified candidates.

December 29, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Buccaneers “earn” first overall draft pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earned" the first pick in next spring's NFL draft with their 2-14 record.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: "Who's got it better than us? No-body!"

December 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors carried by Curry’s 37 in victory

BOSTON (AP) - When you're sitting on the NBA's best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don't have to stress over every single game.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phegley catches on with A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - It appears as though 2015 is shaping up to be quite a year for Josh Phegley.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Seller’s market as NHL trade deadline nears

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they're valuable currency.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Rockets hold off Cavaliers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lillard, Aldridge leads Blazers past Kings for 3rd in a row

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Damian Lillard has a knack for playing well in the fourth quarter and demonstrated it again Sunday in helping the Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Sacramento Kings.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Another Atlanta win for Johnson

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 share driver’s seat at Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint-to-the-finish at soggy PGA National.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Frank the Tank leads Wisconsin past Michigan St.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


College team dumps Phillies in opener

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Phillies starter Paul Clemens pitched two perfect innings, but Philadelphia lost to the University of Tampa 6-2 Sunday in the first spring training game for a major league team this year.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy's first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Young Giants duo confident after playing key role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McGehee’s move to Giants a homecoming of sorts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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