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Vernon Davis fired adviser who pushed for new deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis parted ways with an adviser before last season who had been pushing the 49ers tight end to get pushy for a new contract.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Benches clear in Giants loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was upset with himself for allowing six runs the first two innings.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets get Cespedes at deadline

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods on heels of Quicken Loans leaders after 66

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

DENVER (AP) - Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their part, too.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger recovers from rough start

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter - he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter against his bag.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey wants to embarrass Correia in UFC 190

GLENDALE (AP) - Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through

HOUSTON (AP) - The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

BOSTON (AP) - In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the same as he did last season with San Francisco.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers land Latos, Wood

ATLANTA (AP) - The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of thetrade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s manage just 2 hits in loss to Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Bassitt bounced back nicely after giving up four consecutive hits in the first inning, including a two-run homer to Cleveland's Carlos Santana.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week

DETROIT (AP) - Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays land Price in 2nd big trade of week

DETROIT (AP) - Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants strengthen pitching staff with trade

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects on Thursday night, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Clint Bowyer hasn't won a race since 2012, hasn't made the playoffs in three years and is coming off ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on baseball deck

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Hield, lead World past US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oscar Schmidt finally gets a taste of the NBA ... sort of

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oscar Schmidt finally dipped his toes in the NBA.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Isaiah Thomas isn't even average.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Gordon looking for dunk title, and Jones may be in his way

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Aaron Gordon is not giving any hints on what he'll do for an All-Star dunk contest encore.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Russ and KD: Another weekend, another subplot awaits

The next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room to get dressed for a game, Kevin Durant will be there and donning the same ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather a whopping 25-1 favorite

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bookies in this gambling city don't give Conor McGregor much of a chance should he ever meet Floyd Mayweather Jr. in ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Leigh Steinberg: Talking to Saskatchewan about Vince Young

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young's agent says he's talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred offers no predictions on rule changes

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jae-gyun Hwang hopes to impress Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The language is Korean, but a home run call is universal. And after a few replays, the last one on the YouTube ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s Davis eager to get started

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Rajai Davis pulled on his Athletics cap straight away when he walked into Hohokam Stadium, then grabbed his sparkling new white cleats ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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