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Nike dumps Manny Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Israel’s first NBA player’s breakout season

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he would one day play there.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF’s Bochy recovering from shoulder surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner approached Bruce Bochy and jokingly offered his manager a big hug after an offseason apart.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chris Bosh resumes taking blood thinners

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee goes to Charlotte in 3-team deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team's perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the season to a shoulder injury.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pistons acquire Harris from Magic

DETROIT (AP) - With a playoff spot within reach this year, the Detroit Pistons made a trade they hope will benefit them both now and in the future.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Picking Olympic roster is tough task for US men’s basketball

TORONTO (AP) - In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze medals sweep.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Goodell earned $34 million in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league's tax filing released Tuesday.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gibbs Racing looks to stay hot, end Daytona 500 drought

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Joe Gibbs has made it perfectly clear to his drivers: Even if they win every exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, it's the Daytona 500 that matters most.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rousey thought about suicide after loss to Holm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey says she had dark thoughts including suicide after she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, her first defeat since joining UFC.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chase Elliott’s Daytona pole boosts expectations even higher

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Bill Elliott grabbed the microphone, faced reporters and blurted out "I'm the father."

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Fowler set for primetime match

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live - under the lights.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heartbreaking finish at Pebble comes with optimism for Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The 5-foot birdie putt to force a playoff at Pebble Beach spun out of the left edge of the cup, and Phil Mickelson couldn't believe it. He bent over and braced himself, the left hand on his knee and the right hand on top of the putter.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Playoff race resumes

TORONTO (AP) - The All-Star Game is over, a few more days off await before play resumes and what's commonly called the second half of the NBA season is about to begin.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Private dinner with peers among Kobe’s All-Star highlights

TORONTO (AP) - The moment Kobe Bryant will savor most from his final All-Star weekend was one the world never saw.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Baseball World Series MVP award named for Willie Mays

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball has named its World Series Most Valuable Player award after Willie Mays.

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Major League Baseball to top 40,000 strikeouts for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is set to smash through a previously untouched barrier Sunday: Some batter likely will walk back to his dugout ...

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders could be without Crabtree for Broncos game

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders may be without leading receiver Michael Crabtree against Denver after he missed practice Friday because of the lingering effects of ...

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s Bob Melvin receives 1-year contract through 2019 season

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have long appreciated Bob Melvin's ability to balance the challenges of an ever-changing roster with keeping a competitive lineup ...

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Healy, Manaea lead A’s past slumping Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sean Manaea finished an up-and-down season on a positive note, helping the Oakland Athletics extend their September surge.

September 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Carr looks to bounce back

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr hasn't had to bounce back from a rough performance too often the past couple of years.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers aim to get pass rush going

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The winless 49ers think they're close to establishing the effective pass rush to help the defense.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Packers beat mistake-prone Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers keep finding ways to win despite more key injuries.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Americans take another early lead in Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The opening ceremony at the Presidents Cup was unlike any other in golf with former Presidents Barack Obama, George W ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Curry slams Sports Illustrated for Kaepernick snub

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry says Colin Kaepernick's omission from a Sports Illustrated cover featuring sports figures linking arms in protest ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharks’ Ward says he won’t protest during anthem

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward says he has decided not to protest by kneeling during the national anthem.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nikolic sets Chicago’s goal record, Fire top Earthquakes

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nemanja Nikolic scored twice in the second half to break Chicago's season goal record with 20 and the Fire beat the ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Tiger Woods made it back from his fourth surgery in time for the Presidents Cup.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cooper says he didn’t taunt Washington defenders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Amari Cooper disputed Josh Norman's comments that the Raiders wide receivers were taunting the Redskins defense before last Sunday's game in ...

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings extend deals with GM Vlade Divac, coach Dave Joerger

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have extended general manager Vlade Divac's contract and exercised the option for coach Dave Joerger's fourth season.

September 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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