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High school lefty goes No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Houston Astros selected California high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tanaka tames Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) - In a season full of bumps for the New York Yankees, there has been one sure thing. Namely, Masahiro Tanaka.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball mourns Zimmer’s death

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Don Zimmer wasn't a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs, Heat prepare for sequel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James blessed to be playing in fifth NBA Finals; 4th with Heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, done-that attitude when stepping onto the sport's biggest stage.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaep-ital gain: 49ers QB signs $110M extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a new six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the franchise through the 2020 season.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome 3-5 favorite to win Triple Crown

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings upend Rangers in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USMNT: Defense a central concern

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. is getting a little defensive about its defense.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal undeterred after dropping 1st set

PARIS (AP) - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Portugal’s Ronaldo suffering from tendinitis, muscle injury

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal says forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tendinitis in his left leg to go with a left leg muscle injury as the team prepares for its World Cup opener on June 16 against Germany.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees can’t hold 4-run lead

NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants tally rare win on Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Michael Morse and Juan Perez homered with two outs in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, rallying the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' longest winning streak of the season at four games.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Parker will be ready for Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker's left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, James top All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has capped his MVP season by being the lone unanimous choice to the All-NBA first team.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in "great pain" and blamed New York City police for causing a "significant injury" that knocked him out for the season.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rockies beat Giants to spoil SF’s home opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Colorado Rockies stood at the dugout rail and watched their division rival celebrate a third World Series championship in five years. Giants October ace Madison Bumgarner even mounted a horse to carry the flag around the outfield warning track.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler’s 3-run homer helps A’s beat Astros 8-1

HOUSTON (AP) - Entering the season there were questions about the power in an Oakland lineup that had lost Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson in the last year.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson scores 42, Warriors down Memphis 111-107

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson turned a meaningless game for the Golden State Warriors - and a huge one for the Memphis Grizzlies - into must-see TV for a moment.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Casspi helps Kings beat Lakers 102-92

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers are one loss away from the worst season in franchise history.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Teams battle for NBA playoff berths

With two days left in the NBA's regular season, the playoffs virtually have already begun for a handful of teams.

April 14, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Uncharted waters in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Instead of answering the annual questions about what it would take for San Jose finally to break through in the NHL playoffs, the Sharks are spending the start of this postseason facing even bigger questions.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


AP writers like Curry for NBA MVP but split on champion

The final days of the NBA regular season have arrived with a few things still to be decided, such as a scoring champion and exactly who gets what seed in the respective brackets.

April 14, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rod Thorn retiring as NBA President in August

NEW YORK (AP) - Rod Thorn returned to the NBA league office in 2013 with a commitment to stay two years.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Games finishing faster — so far

Baseball games have indeed been finishing faster this year.

April 14, 2015 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Runs still down in first week of season

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.

April 14, 2015 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


WR Michael Crabtree announces deal to join Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics squander chances, lose in 10 innings to Seattle

OAKLAND . (AP) - Jesse Hahn looked unhittable while impressively dueling with Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Peavy loses first start at Petco Park in six seasons

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jake Peavy's first start at Petco Park in six seasons didn't go as well as he would have liked.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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