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Braves fire manager Fredi Gonzalez with majors’ worst record

PITTSBURGH (AP) - As the losses piled up one after another, the burden of unmet expectations - no matter how modest - weighed on Fredi Gonzalez.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


King edges Huffman to win Stage 2 at Tour of California

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Ben King climbed to the top step of the podium at the Tour of California on Monday, four months after a broken fibula from a training crash kept him from being able to climb anywhere.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bonds: Harper should diversify his game to adapt to walks

WASHINGTON (AP) - When pitchers were intentionally walking Barry Bonds more than anyone else in baseball history, his father had a simple message for him.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Crosby’s overtime winner lifts Penguins by Lightning 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby wasn't sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to make sure.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tiger says he is ‘progressing nicely,’ no date for return

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods grimaced as he took three warmup swings after sitting in a chair for 30 minutes on a cool, blustery Monday morning at Congressional talking about his upcoming tournament. Hitting a ceremonial shot from a forward tee on the par-3 10th hole, he chunked his first attempt into the pond short of the green.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McMillan head coach of the Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird found the Indiana Pacers' new voice on his own bench. Now Nate McMillan must show his old-school style will still resonate with today's young players.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Town’s is unanimous Rookie of the Year pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Karl-Anthony Towns has the height and agility, plus the intensity and intelligence.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


After lots of losing, 76ers hope to win big in NBA lottery

NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers lost plenty the previous two seasons, though never managed to lose the most.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Experience, LeBron make Cavs huge favorites over Raptors

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James once stood in Kyle Lowry's sneakers.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manaea wins first major-league game

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Manaea cut off the fluffy curls he brought to spring training and responded with his first major-league victory. He just needed a change.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LA Angels closing in on deal to sign Tim Lincecum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The injury-riddled Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a deal to sign two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, a free agent trying to come back from hip surgery, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks want more penalties called vs Blues in Game 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Jose Sharks got just three power plays in their Game 1 loss to open the Western Conference finals, and no call when Joe Thornton's bushy beard got tugged on by St. Louis Blues captain David Backes in the first period.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Westbrook power Thunder past Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Outside his locker room, first-year Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan received a round of handshakes and hugs for pulling off something no other team has this postseason.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors rest up to face Thunder in West finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry surprised coach Steve Kerr with how quickly he found his groove the past two games after returning from a right knee injury, even with a few more misses than usual for the MVP.

May 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Panik homers again, Samardzija strong in Giants’ win against D’backs

PHOENIX (AP) - Joe Panik homered for the second straight night, Jeff Samardzija had another strong outing and the San Francisco Giants made it two in a row in Arizona with a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.

May 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Miller, Wilkerson, Tucker shed franchise tags with big deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Von Miller got a monstrous contract, befitting a sack-happy Super Bowl MVP. Muhammad Wilkerson and Justin Tucker also received big paydays, shedding ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


QB changes creates parity in Pac-12

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Pac-12 has no clear football favorite this fall, and the biggest reason is obvious at the conference's annual Hollywood media ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Broncos now offering $70M to Von Miller

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have upped their offer to Von Miller by offering to guarantee the Super Bowl MVP a record $70 million ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green court hearing to be held before Olympics

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge has agreed to move a hearing for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in his misdemeanor assault and battery ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


On cusp of history, Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome keeps the yellow jersey

MONT VENTOUX, France (AP) - Fans celebrating Bastille Day created dramas at the Tour de France, causing a crash involving race leader Chris Froome that ensured ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Owner says Las Vegas team having trademark issues with name

Las Vegas owner Bill Foley would love to have a name for his expansion team, and he's open to ideas.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr. a scratch in NH with concussion symptoms

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has dropped out of the Sprint Cup race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because of symptoms of ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golokvin to fight ‘an animal’ in Kell Brook in London

NEW YORK (AP) - Gennady "GGG" Golovkin is already boxing's rising star. Welterweight champ Kell Brook hopes that jumping two weight classes will let him ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Spurs make it official, sign forward Pau Gasol

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs signed Pau Gasol, beefing up a front line that will be without Tim Duncan next season for the ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Grizzlies’ Conley says big contract won’t affect his play

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies wanted to keep Mike Conley so much that they gave their veteran point guard the richest contract in NBA ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Euro champ Portugal No. 6 in FIFA rankings; US up to No. 25

ZURICH (AP) - European champion Portugal has risen two places to No. 6 in the FIFA rankings. The United States has jumped six spots to No ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanford picked to win Pac-12 in preseason poll

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has been picked to defend its Pac-12 football title in a preseason media poll.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox acquire All-Star lefty Pomeranz from Padres

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox acquired All-Star Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, adding a third left-hander to the rotation ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw and others could return soon for mending Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers got some encouraging news on the eve of resuming play after the All-Star break, with word that injured ace Clayton ...

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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