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LA story: 2 Lakers, 2 Clippers get All-Star nods

NEW YORK (AP) - Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum were voted Thursday to the All-Star game, joining Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul to give the city of Los Angeles four starters.

February 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders add seven to new coaching staff

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired seven additional coaches for Dennis Allen's staff on Thursday, including three who were with the team last year.

February 02, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


NFL approves $200 million loan for 49ers stadium

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Thursday to help the San Francisco 49ers build a stadium south of Santa Clara.

February 02, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Mayweather gets license for May 5 fight vs. Cotto

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. got almost everything he wanted Wednesday, receiving a boxing license and naming an opponent and a date for his next fight.

February 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders bring back Knapp to take over as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen made the first hire for his new staff on Wednesday, bringing back Greg Knapp as the team's offensive coordinator.

February 01, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Brewers OF Morgan practices with Sharks

SAN JOSE - On his fourth attempt during a hockey breakaway drill, Nyjer Morgan shot the puck past Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss to score in the bottom right corner of the net. Greiss did the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder a favor and let it go in, with Morgan later thanking him with a firm pat to the chest pad.

February 01, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


Thornton scores 2, Sharks beat Blue Jackets

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Thornton scored twice to get San Jose off to a fast start out of the All-Star break and Antti Niemi posted his 17th career shutout in the Sharks' 6-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

January 31, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Rush leads Warriors past Kings in Smart's return

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to spark a late rally, and the Golden State Warriors spoiled former coach Keith Smart's return with a 93-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


This Super Bowl rematch anything but trashy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hear what Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the pep rally before leaving New England for the Super Bowl? He got 'em riled up by saying he hoped to come back as a winner, greeted by an even larger crowd.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crosby ails from soft tissue injury in neck

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby's concussion-like symptoms may not be due to a concussion after all.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Former walk-on Thurman helping first-place Cal

BERKELEY - Robert Thurman always figured he'd be big. His mom is a retired Marine staff sergeant who stands 6 feet tall, while his father is a 7-foot former bodybuilder who weighed 400 pounds in his prime.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ochocinco demure in long-awaited Super spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chad Ochocinco was the last Patriot to walk across the field and wade into the pack of reporters and photographers waiting near the sideline. He felt no need to rush the moment he'd longed for nearly his whole life.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams: Venus 'coming along awesome'

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Serena Williams said her sister Venus has been training every day and will be ready for the Fed Cup matches against Belarus - her first competitive tennis since she pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an autoimmune disease.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Peyton Manning says he has no plans to retire

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - For all the things that are still up in the air, Peyton Manning is certain about this much: He isn't ready to retire yet.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Indians acquire Canzler from Rays

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have added an MVP to their roster, and a possible replacement at first base.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Marlin’s Brad Hand outpitches Lincecum in San Francisco loss

MIAMI (AP) - Brad Hand earned his first victory as a starter since 2011 when he outpitched Tim Lincecum by a margin of one curveball.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wozniacki wins Istanbul Cup title

ISTANBUL (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bourdais snaps 52-race losing streak as winner in doubleheader

TORONTO (AP) - IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ko wins Marathon with closing birdie

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

NIMES, France (AP) - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson’s HR in 9th rallies A’s past Orioles

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval’s homer helps Giants beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith sentenced to probation

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canseco comes back for 89’ reunion

OAKLAND (AP) - Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

PHOENIX (AP) - The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali again dominates Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) - If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot.

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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