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NHL: What to watch for as season begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The 101st NHL season opens tonight and there are endless story lines to follow. The Associated Press asked a handful of its writers to suggest some of the top things to watch as play gets underway:

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ref sues media firm over harassment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led to the harassment of him and his family after he worked an NCAA Tournament game between Kentucky and North Carolina in March.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sabres’ Eichel deal: 8 years, $80 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being "mediocre" upon arriving at training camp last month.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Led by Davis’ bat, young A’s look to build on strong finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Khris Davis' powerful bat provided so many much-needed highlights for the Athletics in another last-place season - and there were many others by young prospects whom manager Bob Melvin and the front office are counting on to carry the club into 2018.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Carr out 2 to 6 weeks with back injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will miss between two and six weeks after breaking a bone in his back during a loss to the Denver Broncos.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Despite 49ers’ struggles, Shanahan says no big changes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - First-year coach Kyle Shanahan knows he needs to get better quarterback play for the 49ers to end their four-game losing skid that has opened his tenure.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Butker’s field goals send Chiefs to win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 43-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in his first career game, atoning for an earlier miss and helping Kansas City to a 29-20 victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Louisville board OKs firing of Pitino in hoops scandal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken the university and brought down one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal credits passion for his success

BEIJING (AP) - Passion, and overcoming injuries, are the key to Rafael Nadal's recent success.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees, Twins renew one- sided rivalry in AL wild-card

NEW YORK (AP) - Twins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota's fans.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Defending champion Warriors beaten by Nuggets

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant drove through the paint for a quick one-handed slam. Stephen Curry dazzled with his dribbling and pulled up for quick 3-pointers that weren't quite as accurate as usual.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dunne holds off McIlroy’s challenge to win British Masters

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, England (AP) - Paul Dunne held off a thrilling challenge from Rory McIlroy in the final round of the British Masters on Sunday to claim his first European Tour title.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lynx force decisive Game 5 with Sparks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brooke Henderson leads NZ Open as rain halts final round

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - Brooke Henderson took a big step towards her sixth LPGA Tour title in only six holes on Sunday, but will have to resume on Monday after rain, lightning and dangerous winds disrupted the final round of the New Zealand Women's Open.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Busch spoils Elliott’s run at Dover for 2nd straight win

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some encouragement and let Elliott vent.

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Beleaguered World Cup gets weak opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW (AP) - A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts.

December 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders declare Cooper out for Giants game

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

December 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Woods atop leaderboard, but only briefly in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - One of the biggest cheers at the Hero World Challenge came from seeing the name Tiger Woods moved to the top of ...

December 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers excited for Garoppolo’s first start for team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Just over a month after arriving as the franchise quarterback of the future in San Francisco, Jimmy Garoppolo is set for his ...

December 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB approves Japan deal, allowing for Ohtani bidding

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously Friday to approve a new posting agreement with their Japanese counterparts, a move that allowed bidding ...

December 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rockies’ Holland, Royals’ Moustakas win comeback awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Colorado closer Greg Holland has been voted NL Comeback Player of the Year and Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas has been ...

December 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pagano makes immediate impact for Raiders defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Whether it was the change in defensive play-callers, the opportunity to face Paxton Lynch or a matter of just making some plays, the ...

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stanford seeks revenge in Pac-12 title game

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - The Stanford team that walked out of the Los Angeles Coliseum nearly three months ago after being overpowered by Southern California seemed ...

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Woods starts 3-under at World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left.

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings score twice in 9 seconds and beat Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jonny Brodzinski and Jussi Jokinen scored nine seconds apart, Jonathan Quick made 27 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Washington Capitals ...

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Prescott, Cowboys top Redskins in 1st win sans Elliott

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys finally found a way to win without suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pacific holds off UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Jack Williams hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points, and Anthony Townes and Jahlil Tripp added 11 points apiece as Pacific held off ...

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Petit agrees to 2-year deal with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Versatile right-hander Yusmeiro Petit agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, a deal that is pending a physical.

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Just-retired Beltran interviews to become Yankees manager

NEW YORK (AP) - Exactly four weeks after winning his first World Series title on his final day as a major league player, Carlos Beltran walked ...

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jake Smolinski agrees to $775,000, 1-year contract with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Outfielder Jake Smolinski agreed to a $775,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.

November 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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