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No explanation for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors enjoying present, eyeing bigger goals ahead

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr knows the Golden State Warriors will have tougher days ahead this season, that there are higher hurdles to clear and bigger goals to reach.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Man close to running 7 marathons in 7 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry passes James in AS votes

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) - Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and reimagined pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98.

February 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Charges against Hardy dismissed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Prosecutors dismissed domestic violence charges against Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy on Monday after they said the accuser in the case couldn't be found.

February 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vonn breaks into tears after Alpine combined at worlds

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Lindsey Vonn smiled and waved to the hometown crowd after finishing a run that didn't count.

February 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Weary Warriors end 76ers’ 4-game home winning streak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Golden State coach Steve Kerr thinks his team is tired. You wouldn't be able to tell by its record.

February 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Expanded break presents new challenges

The All-Star break is almost here.

February 10, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Cousins’ jumper at buzzer seals win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins made a jumper as time expired and finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds, giving the Sacramento Kings an 85-83 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

February 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


South Korea’s Sei Young Kin victorious in playoff in Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - South Korean rookie Sei Young Kim won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, holing an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with countrywoman Sun Young Yoo and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn.

February 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cuba beats Mexico 3-2 to win 1st Caribbean Series since 1960

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Cuba won its first Caribbean Series championship since 1960 with a 3-2 victory over Mexico on Sunday, highlighted by Yulieski Gourriel's eighth inning homer.

February 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Day wins at Torrey Pines in a playoff

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two feet away from chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole at tough Torrey Pines.

February 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


France defeats shorthanded US women’s soccer team 2-0

LORIENT, France (AP) - France scored twice early in the second half to defeat the U.S. women's national team 2-0 Sunday in a tuneup game for the World Cup.

February 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goydos wins Allianz Championship

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Paul Goydos closed with a birdie for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Gene Sauers on Sunday in the Champions Tour's Allianz Championship.

February 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner moves on from postseason

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dare to ask Madison Bumgarner how his arm feels after pitching 270 innings last season and expect a wisecrack from the World Series MVP in response.

February 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Catcher Escalante suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco catcher Geno Escalante has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following his second positive test for a drug of abuse.

February 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Danny Valencia wins in arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker and Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker took their salary cases to arbitration in what could develop into a winter with the most hearings since 2001.

February 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hot-tlanta too deep for Golden State

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks climbed back to the top of the NBA standings by leaning on their depth.

February 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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