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Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio chooses Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Source: Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210M, 7-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer will become the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in the major leagues after agreeing to a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals that includes a record $50 million signing bonus.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Wawrinka advance to 2nd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Four-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic returned to Rod Laver Arena for the first time as a husband and father, shrugging off the effects of a cold to beat No. 116-ranked Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in his first-round match on Tuesday.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Nuggets 122-79 for season's most lopsided win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - James Michael McAdoo signed a 10-day contract Monday morning after getting called up from the NBA Development League. By late afternoon, he had teammates and fans cheering his debut and went home with the game ball.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hire Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as their new offensive coordinator.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lillard scores 22 to help Trail Blazers beat Kings 98-94

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Even after losing All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge to an injury, the banged-up Portland Trail Blazers found a winning combination.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Devils beat Sharks 5-2 in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils found a way to get rid of the bad taste from a lopsided loss at Anaheim before heading into a lengthy break.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH HOWARD FENDRICH | Pro Sports


Gary Kubiak hired as Denver Broncos head coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway and Gary Kubiak are back together drawing up blueprints for the Denver Broncos to get back to the Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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A look at how deadline deals could shape rest of season

The Associated Press

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers send Puig to minors to make room for newcomers

DENVER (AP) - Yasiel Puig's up-and-down career took another turn when the Los Angeles Dodgers sent the outfielder to the minors a day after they ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt to miss 2+ more races because of concussion

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least two more races while he recovers from a concussion.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Olympic and anti-doping leaders clash over Russian scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Declaring that the global drug-testing system is damaged, Olympic leaders and anti-doping officials vowed Tuesday to fix the problems and prevent ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


HOF 2016: Low-key Harrison let productivity speak volumes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Marvin Harrison often stood silently in the corner of the Indianapolis Colts' locker room. He didn't need to utter a word.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Revamped US women’s soccer team put to the test at Rio Games

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - A new era opens for the U.S. women's soccer team at the Olympic Games when a generation of younger ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Unbeaten US basketball teams ready for Rio Olympics

HOUSTON (AP) - They have crisscrossed the country, delivering basketball blowouts from coast to coast.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron tells SI he’s motivated by ‘ghost’ of Michael Jordan

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan's accomplishments. Now he's chasing "the ghost" of arguably the ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants acquire Matt Moore from Rays for Matt Duffy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NL West-leading San Francisco Giants had a great first half and started the second with a post-All-Star break flop.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders DeAndre Washington making early impression

NAPA (AP) - While many people around the league have questioned whether DeAndre Washington has the size to stick in the NFL, Raiders rookie running back ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US men’s basketball team tops Nigeria

HOUSTON (AP) - There were no bumps on this road to Rio.

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Contending Dodgers get Rich Hill, Josh Reddick from A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - With ace Clayton Kershaw's troublesome back making him somewhat of an unknown for the stretch run, the contending Los Angeles Dodgers boosted ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Deal ‘em up! 18 trades _ Beltran, Lucroy, Bruce move

The Associated Press

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


History-making sprinters celebrate Speed City return

SAN JOSE (AP) - Former Olympic sprint stars and civil activists Tommie Smith and John Carlos earned fame and scorn when they raised their gloved fists ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Expert to Rio athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw ...

August 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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