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MadBum, Giants cool off KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Shaw shoulders blame for Stanford’s slide

STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw has answered questions about Stanford's ability to remain a football powerhouse since he succeeded Jim Harbaugh as coach in January 2011, and the debate fires up any time his team begins to slide.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy-Ventura for Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bruins hold off Sharks to win

BOSTON (AP) - Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Boston Bruins had to fend off a late four-minute power play to earn a wild 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Michael Sam released from practice squad

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Game 2 starters Ventura, Peavy study in contrasts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buster’s back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DEA complaint charges alleged MLB drug supplier

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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With labor peace, WNBA eyes ways to keep growing

NEW YORK (AP) - WNBA President Laurel Richie was all smiles after the annual Board of Governors meetings this week.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Harvick named Driver of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hawks beat 76ers for 8th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points, and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight victory - the Hawks' longest winning streak in 17 years.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Kentucky overcomes slow start, tops Columbia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky gave up the first 11 points, still trailed at halftime and finally shook off a slow start to beat pesky Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday night.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Rockets for 14th straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry shook off slow starts to finish with a flurry, and the Golden State Warriors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games by beating the Houston Rockets 105-93 on Wednesday night.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scherzer could be seeking more than Kershaw

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel moves into starter’s role

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Johnny Manziel seemed a little taller. Not in height, but definitely in stature.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr shows steady progress as rookie for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr believes he has made steady progress in his rookie season as an NFL quarterback even if it hasn't always been evident in his results.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women draw 1-1 with China in Brazil tournament

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw 1-1 against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oregon State hires Gary Andersen

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen unexpectedly stepped down Wednesday to become head coach at Oregon State.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colin Kaepernick working on how he answers media

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Unexpectedly cheerful and far more chatty than the norm, Colin Kaepernick insisted he takes every part of his job seriously and is working at giving more thoughtful public responses even after poor performances.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Owners approve new personal conduct policy

IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heisman finalists headline awards

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama and Oregon are the top two seeds in the inaugural College Football Playoff. But first, their star players are up for several major awards.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rivera: Anderson replacing Newton at QB vs. Bucs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to get some rest and not worry about football.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


5 conferences comfortable with 4 CFP slots

NEW YORK (AP) - Five power conferences. Four spots in the College Football Playoff.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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