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Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammerin’ Hank honored

ATLANTA (AP) - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Moore on DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Left-hander Matt Moore has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of an elbow injury.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder thumps Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ovechkin nets 50th goal

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times, and the Washington Capitals kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the slumping St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Can Scott be great again?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Adam Scott is relishing every part of being Masters champion.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


U.S. women move on after coach’s exit

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Abby Wambach quickly dismissed any notion that players on the U.S. women's soccer team were behind the surprise firing of coach Tom Sermanni.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s ruin home opener for Twins with victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Hudson gear up for AT&T debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse is counting on a comeback season, and the San Francisco Giants fully expect their new left fielder to bring life to a lineup that sure could use some added power.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rain washes out first day at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


UConn back in title game, beats Stanford

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Peterson doesn’t testify at hearing

NEW YORK (AP) - Adrian Peterson did not testify at his appeal hearing Tuesday and NFL executive Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify Thursday, according to two people familiar with the case.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nieto’s late goal leads Sharks past Flyers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Matt Nieto scored the tiebreaking goal with 11.5 seconds remaining to lead the San Jose Sharks to their first consecutive wins in more than a month with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hunter returns to Twins; Medlen, Beachy let go

NEW YORK (AP) - Torii Hunter is returning to the Minnesota Twins, and injured Atlanta pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy have been tossed into the free-agent market along with San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

NEW YORK (AP) - Dale Scott figures he'll hear plenty of foul language from angry hitters next season. Such is life for a Major League Baseball umpire.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The search is on for Rory McIlroy’s contemporary rival

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Jordan Spieth took a big step in Australia for his confidence and career. It was a mere baby step, however, toward being a legitimate rival to Rory McIlroy.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Garber: MLS needs to perform better financially

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says the league is not performing as hoped financially and its franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million annually.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods returns with an eye to the past

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is making his latest comeback in golf with an eye to the past.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


76ers fans hold out hope for as losses mount

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Harvey Pollack is the last original NBA employee, the man who scribbled "100" on a piece of paper for Wilt Chamberlain to hold in the classic 1962 snapshot of his record scoring game.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TCU jumps over Florida St into 3rd in playoff rankings

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordie Howe hospitalized after another stroke

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe has suffered his third stroke since late October and was hospitalized early this week, his daughter said Tuesday.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ray Rice tells ‘Today’ show he had ‘one bad night’

Ray Rice says that an NFL team "would have to be willing to look deeper into who I am and realize that me and my wife had one bad night."

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders try to move on from lopsided loss

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders found the perfect tonic for the team's most lopsided loss in more than a half-century: the schedule.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New A’s 3B Lawrie ready to stay healthy

OAKLAND (AP) - More than worrying about the daunting task of trying to replace All-Star Josh Donaldson or dwelling on the shock of being traded from Toronto, Brett Lawrie is embracing the idea of staying healthy as he joins the Oakland Athletics.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Long history of political gestures in sports

The "Hands-up. Don't shoot!" gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn't the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements.

December 02, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh prepares to ‘get it right’

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won't say whether he has spoken to San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York since the owner took to Twitter on Thursday night about a performance that "wasn't acceptable," or if they have even recently discussed his coaching future with the franchise.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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