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Percentage of foreign MLB players drops slightly

NEW YORK (AP) - The percentage of Major League Baseball players born outside the United States declined slightly for the second straight season.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s home run caps Giant rally in win

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were kicking the ball around so badly Monday night that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to start spring training over again.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AL saves leader Jim Johnson loses debut

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson got pulled in the ninth inning with a sellout crowd booing, hardly the kind of Oakland debut the reigning AL saves leader had hoped for Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins carries Kings to victory

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When DeMarcus Cousins drilled a 16-foot jump shot on the Sacramento Kings' first possession of the second half, he had the look of a player who was ready to take over a game.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors limping to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - In one corner of the Golden State Warriors' quiet locker room Sunday night, Jermaine O'Neal sat at his locker with ice bags on his knees and just stared into the distance. David Lee, who spent the evening in a suit on the bench, already had cleared out and gone home. Andrew Bogut never surfaced.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Steeler greats honor Noll

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The lessons Chuck Noll passed down to his players - maxims that often applied as much to life as to football - are tacked on the wall in Mike Mularkey's office.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs: Who’s back? Players wonder, too

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili had a simple message for his teammates during an emotional team meeting Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger progressing, extends his swing

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods is making progress in his recovery from back surgery and starting to extend his swing, his agent said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White Sox tee-off on Cain

CHICAGO (AP) - John Danks is enjoying success and making it look easy with a string of impressive performances of late.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ORANGE YOU GLAD TO SEE ME? NOPE.

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - After hammering Spain 5-1 in their World Cup opener, the Netherlands is hungry for more.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Subs sink Black Stars

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the Americans emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany pummels Portugal

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Thomas Mueller picked up where he left off at the World Cup, scoring a hat trick in Germany's 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G opener on Monday.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball mourns death of Mr. Padre

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the "5.5 hole" between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers crush Pomeranz, A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Donnie Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis overcame an uneven start to win for the first time in more than three weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 14-8 on Monday night.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaymer: The Germanator

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Two days into the U.S. Open, it didn't look like one.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kahne fights for job with Hendricks

Hendrick Motorsports likes things neat and clean and organized. NASCAR's top team works hard to avoid drama, and its way of doing business is a huge part of the organization's success.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bosh: Season was grind for Heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - About an hour after the season ended, Chris Bosh was standing near the bus ramp from where the Miami Heat would soon depart for the airport and the offseason.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs built for long-term success

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings treat Stanley Cup to parade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darryl Sutter patted the glistening rim of the Stanley Cup, and a roar erupted from the Los Angeles Kings' joyous fans.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings treat Stanley Cup to parade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darryl Sutter patted the glistening rim of the Stanley Cup, and a roar erupted from the Los Angeles Kings' joyous fans.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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