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Lightning earns berth in Eastern final serooes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Victor Hedman and Ben Bishop lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning into the Eastern Conference final for the second straight year.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant’s mother, the “Real MVP,” subject of Lifetime movie

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son, Wanda Pratt's life changed forever.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch keeps Joe Gibbs Racing at front of Sprint Cup races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - At the season-opening Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing proved it was unquestionably the fastest, from Denny Hamlin taking the checkered flag to its quartet of cars leading more than three-quarters of the race.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kittel wins 2nd successive Giro stage to take overall lead

ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) - Another superb performance from Marcel Kittel saw the German cyclist claim a second successive sprint victory at the Giro d'Italia and replace Tom Dumoulin as the overall leader after the third stage on Sunday.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ariya Jutanugarn becomes LPGA Tour’s first Thai winner

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn was shaking over her final 5-foot putt, with personal, Thailand and LPGA Tour history on the line.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hahn beats Castro in playoff to win Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - James Hahn said the anxiety was creeping in after missing eight straight cuts on the PGA Tour, causing him to wonder if he'd ever get his game straightened out.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner Nyquist heads to Preakness; new rivals await

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist heads to Baltimore on Monday to prepare for the Preakness, where the undefeated colt could face up to 13 rivals including nine new shooters seeking to derail his Triple Crown bid.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Murray to win record 29th Masters title

MADRID (AP) - A decade after their first match, when they were a couple of promising teenagers, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray again in Madrid, this time to win a record 29th career Masters title.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


James’ late shot keys Cavs as they sweep second series

ATLANTA (AP) - Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off their second straight playoff sweep, beating the Atlanta Hawks 100-99 Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s record comes in A’s loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Reddick enjoyed a record-setting weekend at Camden Yards, his favorite ballpark in the world.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija’s effort wasted in SF’s loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija had another solid performance for San Francisco. Eddie Butler was just a little better.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Overachieving Pavelski sparks Sharks

NASHVILLE -- So far this spring, the Bay Area's most valuable playoff shooter does not have an iffy knee or a basketball jersey. He wears hockey gear and is a "nail eater."

May 08, 2016 | By MARK PURDY | Pro Sports


Crawford, Bumgarner lead Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer, Madison Bumgarner survived a shaky second inning and the San Francisco Giants ended a three-game losing streak to Colorado, beating the Rockies 6-4 on Friday night.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics-Orioles game postponed, to be played as split DH

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics will play a split doubleheader Saturday after Friday night's game was postponed by rain.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to practice, still unlikely to play Game 3

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State superstar Stephen Curry zipped around the court bouncing from spot to spot during his typical extensive post-practice shooting routine, driving to the basket past his regular practice coach Bruce Fraser.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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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


Diamondbacks option struggling Shelby Miller to Reno

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent pitcher Shelby Miller to Triple-A Reno, a move that he said he saw coming.

July 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CFP will consider moving semifinal games off New Year’s Eve

The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year's Eve after television ratings for last season's games plunged.

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Duncan breaks silence: ‘When it’s not fun anymore, I’m done’

When Tim Duncan decided to reflect on his outstanding 19-year NBA career, the understated star did it in the most Timmy way possible: seated at ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ appeal rejected by federal court

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys 1st team worth $4 billion, according to Forbes

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are the first sports franchise worth $4 billion, according to Forbes.

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome evolving into master tactician on the bike

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Over the space of five days, Chris Froome's reputation has evolved from the most calculating of riders to a master tactician ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NHL expansion team hires George McPhee as GM

As general manager of the NHL's expansion Las Vegas franchise, George McPhee wants to build a team that will entertain fans in a unique ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Enough Olympic talk: It’s time for the British Open

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Jordan Spieth, going for the third leg of the career Grand Slam, spent more time talking about a golf course he will ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James leads call to end gun violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity ...

July 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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