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US beats France for 10th Algarve Cup title

The United States not only avenged last month's stinging loss to France with its 10th Algarve Cup title, the Americans addressed concerns about their readiness for the Women's World Cup.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hold off Pistons for fifth straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson reached the 5,000-point milestone and knocked down two late 3-pointers in a 69-second span, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Detroit Pistons 105-98 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patrick Willis retires after injury-shortened season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - His eyes swollen from crying and reciting scripture as he spoke of retirement, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis bid farewell to football and called it one of his happiest days yet because he is leaving on his own terms.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Big trades steal spotlight from free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray, Zito combine for 5 innings in A’s win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched into the third inning, Barry Zito went 2 2-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in an exhibition game Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA stadium plan declared defunct; others remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Farmers Field had a prime location in downtown Los Angeles, big-time boosters, a builder with an impeccable professional sports resume, even a name and sponsor - rare for a project in the planning stages.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders agree to deal with free agent LB Malcolm Smith

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders opened free agency by agreeing to contracts on Tuesday with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, blocking tight end Lee Smith and running back Roy Helu.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fast-changing 49ers making waves on and off the field

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers made a splash before free agency even began.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jake Locker retires, has no ‘burning desire’ to play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Jake Locker has retired from football rather than hit free agency after four NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans, saying he no longer has the "burning desire" needed to keep playing the game for a living.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kemp and Upton hit back-to-back HRs, Padres beat Giants

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a three-run drive and Justin Upton followed with a home run as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to 50th win of season

PHOENIX (AP) - Make it 50 wins and counting for the Splash Brothers and Co.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL shopping spree kicks off

NEW YORK (AP) - The salary cap has been set, and it's time for the NFL's shopping spree to begin.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain makes spring debut, perfect in 2 innings

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut, Yasiel Puig hit his first home run of the exhibition season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants played to a 5-5 tie Monday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawks soar past Kings

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks gave Kyle Korver the weekend off, hoping it would help him break out of his shooting slump.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


5 questions to answer as free agency begins

When NFL free agency begins today, lots of players will get lots of money. Some will even earn it throughout those massive contracts.

March 10, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


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Rory shoots for career slam

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - He's the No. 1 player in the world, winner of the last two majors and star of a poignant new Nike commercial he admits to having watched - but only once.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods will play in Par 3 tournament

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - This is one competition Tiger Woods doesn't mind losing. He's playing in the Par 3 Tournament at the Masters.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


30-30 club: Gay, Casspi set tone for Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Omri Casspi scored 16 of his career-high 31 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings overcame a sluggish start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-111 on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks eliminated from playoffs

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said his team might need to take a step backward after last year's historic playoff collapse if the Sharks wanted to eventually reach their goal of a Stanley Cup championship.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders excited to begin offseason under Del Rio

ALAMEDA (AP) - The coaching staff has been overhauled, the roster upgraded and the facilities modernized.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Police: Ex-NFL player Harris tried to bite officer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former 49ers and Raiders offensive lineman Kwame Harris was tied to two hit-and-run crashes in San Francisco before falling asleep in a running car and trying to bite a police officer, authorities say.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


CHILD ties for 1st in ESPN’s challenge

HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. (AP) - A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men's basketball tournament, finishing in a tie for first in ESPN's massive annual contest.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray flirts with no-no, carries A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before Ryan Rua broke it up with a leadoff single, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their record 10-game losing on opening day by beating the Texas Rangers 8-0 Monday night.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner sharp in Giants’ victory

PHOENIX (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants opened defense of their third World Series title in five years with a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Buzz builds for Masters as Tiger, Rory & others arrive

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Texas-sized defeat for SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jamie Benn scored twice, Colton Sceviour scored in the first 30 seconds, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on a Monday night when both teams were eliminated from the playoff picture.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


OKC fading in race for last playoff berth

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder usually spend the first half of April fighting to improve their playoff seeding.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ Landry suspended game for leaving the bench area

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation in Sunday's loss to the Utah Jazz.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No boos for shamed Bronx Bomber

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez listened to the cheers and waved his cap. He worked out an eight-pitch walk, lined an opposite-field single into right field and flied out.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fans face tighter security at stadium entrance gates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Baseball fans are taking their first swings at the sport's new security guidelines.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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