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Del Rio’s gambles help carry Raiders into 1st place

OAKLAND (AP) - Whether it's going for the win with a late 2-point conversion instead of kicking the safer extra point or passing up easy field goals for fourth-down attempts, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has been consistent so far this season.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders move to Vegas looks more likely

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada took a giant step closer to becoming home of the Raider Nation on Friday, after state lawmakers narrowly approved a hotel tax increase that would put $750 million in public money toward an NFL stadium partly funded by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders will be without running back Latavius Murray again

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders running back Latavius Murray will miss his second consecutive game because of a toe injury, leaving rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard to split the majority of carries against Kansas City on Sunday.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lindor homers as Indians race past Jays in ALCS opener

CLEVELAND (AP) - When the ball disappeared over the outfield wall, Francisco Lindor raised his right fist and took off.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mike Brown joins Warriors after surviving May kitchen fire

OAKLAND (AP) - A foot-long dark burn scar going from Mike Brown's right quadriceps down his lower leg reminds him each day of his good fortune.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


L.A. tops Nats to win NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - A little past midnight in Game 5 of the NL Division Series, Clayton Kershaw emerged from the bullpen to pitch in relief for the first time in seven years.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rivers leads Chargers to victory against Broncos

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Music blared louder than normal in the San Diego Chargers' locker room, and there was a sense of relief Thursday night after a victory over the Denver Broncos.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Indians, Blue Jays meet in ALCS

CLEVELAND (AP) - There wasn't a bench-clearing brawl.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs wait to see who they’ll meet in NLCS

CHICAGO (AP) - Best in the majors this season, the Chicago Cubs cleared their first big October hurdle. Now, they wait to see who's next.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Optimism the current buzz word around NBA labor talks

From Cleveland to China, the message was clear on Wednesday: There is real hope of the NBA and its players getting a new labor deal done in the coming weeks.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wall’s knees look just fine in explosive game against 76ers

One soaring dunk at a time, John Wall let everyone know that his surgically repaired knees are just fine.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Smith downplays matchup against former team

ALAMEDA (AP) - For Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith, a matchup against his former team is just business and not anything personal even if the Kansas City Chiefs didn't make enough of an effort to keep him this offseason.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rapids win to eliminate Quakes

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Kevin Doyle scored two goals and the Colorado Rapids beat San Jose 2-1 on Thursday night to take the MLS overall lead and eliminate the Earthquakes from playoff contention.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants CEO Larry Baer missed elimination for Yom Kippur

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Larry Baer left the ballpark in the sixth inning, and he remembers the exact moment because of the Kiss Cam on the scoreboard. The Giants CEO needed to get to Yom Kippur services at his synagogue by sundown Tuesday night, and San Francisco led the Cubs 5-2 at that point.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants ready to talk new contract with Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants want to make sure Madison Bumgarner never goes elsewhere.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Thompson’s playmaking a steadying force for defending champs

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson danced unabashedly in China after winning another NBA championship, and it got shared all over social media. He smoked a stogie ...

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some ...

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLS could be big loser if Columbus moves to Austin

Congratulations, Major League Soccer.

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Top-ranked UConn routs No. 20 California

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma has put together a tough schedule for his UConn Huskies for the next week. They might be without Katie Lou ...

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bobrovsky makes 36 saves, Blue Jackets beat Rangers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves for his 21st career shutout and Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin scored in the Columbus Blue Jackets ...

November 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steelers drill Titans

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Another uninspiring half in the books in a season littered with them for a team that expects to play deep into January and ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sock advances with Federer to semifinals at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - In his ATP Finals debut, Jack Sock joined Roger Federer in the semifinals.

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Truex maintains role as favorite at NASCAR’s media day

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's four championship contenders were seated elbow-to-elbow previewing their upcoming title race when they were asked to give one word ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players' association.

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rockets Fertitta interested in NHL team in Houston

New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn't exist under the NBA team's ...

November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Steven Stamkos leads Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves to beat mentor Ben Bishop, and the Tampa Bay ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros’ Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins’ Stanton NL honor

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Panthers’ win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 35 saves for his 74th career shutout and the Florida Panthers blanked the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Thursday night ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cook opening up Raiders passing game

ALAMEDA (AP) - As tight end Jared Cook has gotten more comfortable in the Raiders offense he's become an increasingly reliable downfield threat for quarterback ...

November 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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