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Longtime A’s announcer Bill King wins Hall’s Frick Award

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s President Kaval opens doors to fans for office hours

OAKLAND (AP) - Ryan Mitchell reached out to buddy Michael Doran a few days back to find out his finals schedule at Saint Mary's College. If they were both all clear from exams Tuesday, there would be no missing the first office hours hosted by new Oakland Athletics President Dave Kaval.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The champion Chicago Cubs filled their only real need, getting All-Star reliever Wade Davis. He'll take the spot of closer Aroldis Chapman, who locked down a spot by returning to the New York Yankees with a whopping $86 million deal.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors rout Clippers for 7th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Golden State lacked its usual outside shooting touch. The Warriors still had an easy time with the Clippers.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mark Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit right away

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didn't need much convincing. Not to mention he is already looking forward to talking nutrition and sport science with Hunter Pence, his former Houston teammate and yoga pal.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Al Attles has seen some history-making scoring performances

OAKLAND (AP) - Al Attles made all eight of his field-goal tries for 17 points for the Philadelphia Warriors during Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game on March 2, 1962. Attles coached Rick Barry the day he scored 64 against Portland on March 26, 1974.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Promise from Los Angeles is an Olympics on the cheap

The last time Los Angeles hosted an Olympics, the city won the games largely because it promised to do them on the cheap.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sale traded to Red Sox, who’s the next big name to move?

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Texas needs a center fielder, and most every team wants an extra arm.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Yankees to retire Jeter’s No 2 on May 14

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Holyfield, Barrera head Boxing Hall of Fame class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) - As the youngest of nine children, Evander Holyfield never had a chance when he was a kid.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Derek Carr looks for success vs. Chiefs

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr's first NFL win came against Kansas City after 10 straight losses to begin his career.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders can end 14-year playoff drought this weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - The Oakland Raiders can clinch their first playoff berth since 2002 this weekend, while the Patriots and Seahawks can also punch their ticket to the postseason.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets after benching in Chicago

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is keeping his starting job after getting benched during one of the worst performances of his career.

December 07, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Boys just want to have fun.

December 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Matt Holliday figures to balance Yanks’ batting order

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Matt Holliday figures to balance the New York Yankees' lineup while not adding a lengthy payroll commitment to a team trying to get under the luxury-tax threshold within the next two years.

December 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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MLS commissioner receives application for San Diego team

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Major League Soccer officially has another city seeking an expansion franchise.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals must give Astros top 2 picks, $2M for hacking

NEW YORK (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year's amateur draft Monday and ordered to give ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NHL luminaries praise All-Star Game’s 3-on-3 format

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to the NHL All-Star Game, less is definitely more.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


76ers rally without Embiid to beat Kings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joel Embiid can rest that achy knee. The woeful-turned-wonderful Philadelphia 76ers are winning without him.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


John Lynch follows similar path to GM role as Matt Millen

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Matt Millen couldn't help but chuckle about the similarities to his own career path when John Lynch was hired as general ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lynch takes unusual path from field to booth to 49ers GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ever since watching John Elway step into an NFL front office in Denver and build a Super Bowl champion, John Lynch was ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Casino mogul Adelson pulls out of stadium deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson pulled out of a deal Monday to build a $1.9 billion domed stadium for the Oakland ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers make surprise hire of John Lynch as general manager

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers made a surprise hire to fill their general manager void Sunday, hiring former NFL safety and Fox television ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jon Rahm breaks through via thrilling back 9 at Torrey

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jon Rahm of Spain added his name to the burgeoning list of young stars Sunday with his big game and a big ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brittany Lincicome captures LPGA Tour opener in playoff

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Brittany Lincicome won the LPGA Tour's season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Sunday in wind and some late rain, beating ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bergsma unbeatable in women’s 1000 at Worlds speedskating

BERLIN (AP) - American skater Heather Bergsma claimed her fifth win from five in the women's 1000, while Ruslan Murashov won the second men's ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Gut crashes; Shiffrin ecstatic in 4th; Vonn content in 12th

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) - Lara Gut crashed, Mikaela Shiffrin was ecstatic after finishing fourth, while Lindsey Vonn was just happy to make it down ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Japan’s Watanabe sets world record

TOKYO (AP) - Japan teenager Ippei Watanabe set a world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 06.67 seconds.

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


AFC holds on to defeat NFC 20-13 in Pro Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Andy Dalton completed 10 of 12 passes for 100 yards and engineered two scoring drives to help lead the AFC to a ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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