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MLB collision rule leaves one exception

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Jones to 3-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed special teams standout Taiwan Jones to a three-year extension on Monday that keeps him under contract through 2017.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Character on center stage at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colt Lyerla came to the NFL scouting combine with more to prove than just about anyone else.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scioscia: Trout won’t get snagged on contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that he isn't worried about possible contract talks becoming a distraction for star center fielder Mike Trout.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bonds with Giants as instructor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. As a spring training instructor, that is.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jason Collins to become 1st openly gay player lm NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Maybe Michael Sam will fit in NFL just fine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL locker room has long been an unforgiving place.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Day survives the magic of Dubuisson in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Jason Day never stopped believing he would win the Match Play Championship, even in the midst of so many shots by Victor Dubuisson that simply defied belief.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sweden’s Nordqvist wins LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) - Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Thailand on Sunday to end a five-year victory drought, holding off top-ranked Inbee Park at Siam County Club.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


York says near trade of coach ‘isn’true’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York denied his team nearly traded coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns last month for draft picks.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Busch races to history books

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Busch made a little history at a pretty big track.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s OF Fuld welcomes another challenge

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Sam Fuld has never backed down from a challenge and that's been a major reason he's still playing professional baseball. He's facing his latest test trying to make the roster of the Oakland Athletics as a reserve outfielder.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raptors cool off Cavs

TORONTO (AP) - Terrence Ross scored 20 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers' six-game winning streak with a 98-91 victory on Friday night.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big day for Canadians

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States - yet another Olympic hockey defeat.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McDonell works magic once again

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Graeme McDowell figured his luck had run out Friday at the Match Play Championship.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Vive la France! Good day for Monfils, Tsonga at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

ZURICH (AP) - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lightning and Rangers headed to Game 7 in wild series

NEW YORK (AP) - Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Coach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, Giants complete sweep with 3-1 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Solid starting pitching and timely hitting have helped the San Francisco Giants get over a slow start in April to edge back toward the top of the NL West standings.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes homers in Tigers’ 3-2 win over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes spent the past two days rekindling old friendships and getting comfortable in the ballpark he called home for the first two-plus seasons of his big league career.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - One play. One fall. One bad break.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - After spending last season mired on the bench in Minnesota, Christian Ponder is happy for any chance he gets to work with the first-team offense.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5

OAKLAND (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

CLEVELAND (AP) - The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is within reach.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Sock ‘favorite surface’ in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can't the country's players, particularly the men, find success on red clay?

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triple Crown club ready for another

Steve Cauthen thinks it's long past time for a new horse to join the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

MONTREAL (AP) - Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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