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A’s decline to exercise Nakajima’s contract option

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints, Panthers tied at 0-0 after 1st quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Drew Brees had turnovers to end New Orleans' first two drives, while Cam Newton and Carolina couldn't take advantage as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter of Thursday night's game.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A giant, indeed.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Kings in season opener

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stephen Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors made Steve Kerr a winner in his coaching debut, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 95-77 on Wednesday night.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big match in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr prepares for tough test vs. Seahawks

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie center Marcus Martin to make NFL debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick offered a few encouraging words, and rookie Marcus Martin knew the quarterback believed in him to step in at center and do the job.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento breaks ground on new Kings arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have officially broken ground on their new downtown arena.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and playfully ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals’ dream season falls short in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Game 7 of World Series: ‘A gift for everyone’

In Kansas City, Game 7 of the World Series conjures up memories of Bret Saberhagen's brilliance, a St. Louis meltdown and the only Royals championship in 1985.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig’s imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals put parade on hold

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants hoped Game 6 of the World Series would result in a parade.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Niemi has 31 saves as Sharks top Avalanche

DENVER (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Ice dance teams are best US chance for medals at worlds

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Djokovic reaches quarterfinals

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic rolled his eyes after a backhand found the net, shrugged after an early barrage of errors and even heard ...

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Braves release former All-Star Nick Swisher

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves released high-priced Nick Swisher on Monday, ditching a former All-Star whose numbers plummeted the last two seasons.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Salazar pitches 6 innings, Indians beat Oakland A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Danny Salazar pitched six innings and Tyler Naquin hit his fourth home run of the spring as the Cleveland Indians beat the ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Serena upset by Kuznetsova in Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Serena Williams had been out of the tournament for less than 20 minutes when she climbed into her white Mini Cooper ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Short-handed kings fall before Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - At this point in the season, it's nice for Portland's starters to get a bit of a rest - as well ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thornton helps Sharks clinch playoff berth

SAN JOSE (AP) - After three straight losses delayed their playoff clinching, the San Jose Sharks made it back to the postseason with the kind of ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Catchers still adjusting

Retired World Series-winning catcher Bob Boone has a CD with 60 video clips of home-plate collisions that resulted in injuries. None of those happened in ...

March 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO | Pro Sports


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