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Belt hits 8th spring homer, Giants beat D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants left the desert with Brandon Belt on a tear at the plate and Madison Bumgarner effective if not perfect in his final start before the real season begins.

March 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rockies’ Chacin struggles against Athletics

PHOENIX (AP) - Rockies manager Walt Weiss hopes he gets more out of Jhoulys Chacin on Opening Day than he did with the right-hander's final start of spring training.

March 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento approves arena deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With the clock clicking down, the Sacramento City Council took its last shot at keeping the NBA Kings in California's capital by approving a public-private deal Tuesday to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown.

March 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Americans tie Mexico in World Cup qualifying

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Americans were clinging to a scoreless tie, seconds away from earning a rare point in Mexico, when Angel Reyna's shot darted perilously close to the goal.

March 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign OL Alex Barron

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tackle Alex Barron signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday as he hopes to revive his career after sitting out the past two seasons.

March 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes hits HR in Athletics’ win over Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Brett Anderson is ready for the season to start.

March 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro shows off dare and dash, Giants top Padres

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy saw something very positive this spring training - few injuries for the World Series champions.

March 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns, leads Warriors past Lakers

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds on a sprained right ankle, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 109-103 on Monday night.

March 26, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks hang on for victory over Ducks

ANAHEIM (AP) - The San Jose Sharks responded to a longtime teammate's departure with an effort that showed it's far too early to give up on their season.

March 26, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Penguins acquire D Doug Murray from San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - With his team mired in a lengthy scoring slump that has put its playoff chances in peril, San Jose general manager Doug Wilson made a move to look to the future.

March 26, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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March 26, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Busch avoids Hamlin-Logano wreck

FONTANA (AP) - Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano raced side by side into the final lap, two bitter rivals unwilling to give even an inch - right up until they made contact with less than a mile to go.

March 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


76ers beat Kings to end road skid at 15 games

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dorell Wright hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jrue Holiday added 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped their longest road losing streak in over 25 years with a 117-103 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

March 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento announces preliminary arena deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento city officials reached a preliminary agreement Saturday night for a new downtown arena with an investment group that hopes to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.

March 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Zito, Vargas sharp as Giants beat Angels on Posey’s go-ahead single

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito enjoyed the challenge of facing Josh Hamilton with runners on.

March 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Verdasco wins Men’s Clay Court

HOUSTON (AP) - Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest.

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Jose Sharks close regular season with win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks had been trying to get Joe Pavelski to 40 goals for three games, looking for him at every chance, sending extra passes his way.

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s comeback comes up short

SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning, Mike Zunino and Brad Miller both homered and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner powers Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to overcome a shaky outing on the mound, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Golden moment: Warriors clinch postseason berth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stephen Curry had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth with a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Bubba golf’ mesmerizes at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Havlat records first hat trick in 9 years

SAN JOSE (AP) - Marty Havlat scored three goals for the first time in nearly nine years, and the San Jose Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miami PD investigating Kaepernick

MIAMI (AP) - Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks escape with win in 10th inning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tony Campana hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to their first back-to-back wins of the season with a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Straily, A’s baffle Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - By the time Dan Straily took the mound for the second inning, he knew he just didn't have it.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buzzer beater buries GS

OAKLAND (AP) - Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

YANKEES 4, RED SOX 1: NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

PIRATES 5, CUBS 4: CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau producing for Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau laces up his cleats right next to the locker once belonging to Todd Helton, the first baseman whose shoes he's now trying to fill.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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