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Stern to retire as NBA commissioner in 2014 after almost 30 years on job

NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


All quiet as deadline for full NHL season nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL's deadline for playing a full, 82-game season arrived Thursday with no new discussions between the league and its locked-out players.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lakers lose again to Kings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a winless preseason with a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Suds taps give insight into Tigers, Giants fans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While the Fall Classic between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers pits clubs from two very different cities, the distinctive style and taste of each team's partisans also pours through the beer taps at their ball yards.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders insist they're not dirty

ALAMEDA (AP) - After the Oakland Raiders set NFL records in 2011 for penalties and penalty yards, rookie coach Dennis Allen made it a top priority to field more disciplined team.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers can up sacks total facing Arizona Cardinals

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The pass rusher in Aldon Smith is getting a little more excited than usual this week.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With small ball, Giants win for 2-0 WS lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


whats the score

FOOTBALL

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Palmer wants Raiders to be more balanced between passing, running

ALAMEDA (AP) - As prolific as he's been in his career, Oakland's Carson Palmer is on an unparalleled pace for him.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' lefty gets another shot in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dangerous way for kids to emulate pros

What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bettman says full season 'not going to be reality'

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports




Series gets awfully hairy with wild beards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is going to be a very hairy World Series.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL Thursdays tough on players, especially on road

NEW YORK (AP) - In today's "any given Sunday" NFL, the thinking goes, any team can win - or lose - any game. What about any given Thursday? Turns out those matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Billy Butler, A’s finalize 3-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings drop hope of Adrian Peterson return

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanton signs record $325M deal at conference

MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alabama rolls to No. 1, race for No. 4 heats up

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, retires

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rudy Gay happy to be with Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big deals on minds of owners during meetings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’s Kurt Busch meets with investigators

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman returns to practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson: Next season likely his last

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders have lost 16 games in a row

ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports' most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis' favorite saying, "Just win, baby."

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patriots’ Gray has the last laugh

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC's best team?

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pats remain No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have won six games in a row and steamrolled most of their opponents in the process.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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