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Ex-Giants Williams new Nats skip

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a decade ago, when Matt Williams was still a third baseman, and Mike Rizzo was still climbing the front-office rungs, the future general manager thought he noticed the makings of a future skipper.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy bolts out to lead at HSBC

SHANGHAI (AP) - The graceful combination of power and balance. The bounce in his step after every birdie. His name at the top of the leaderboard. For at least one round, Rory McIlroy finally looked like the former No. 1 player in the world instead of a guy who hasn't won a tournament all year.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox win World Series

BOSTON (AP) - There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Lakers in season opener

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored a career-high 38 points in a spectacular shooting performance, and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Lakers 125-94 in their much-anticipated season opener Wednesday night.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings beat Nuggets in celebratory opener

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson put the perfect capper on a celebratory opening to a new era of basketball in Sacramento.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


QBs flop to move chains

DENVER (AP) - It used to be the domain of soccer players, NBA forwards and the occasional punter.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MVP! MVP!: Dominant Ortiz wins WS prize

BOSTON (AP) - Most Valuable Papi.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings beat Sharks in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings knocked the San Jose Sharks out of the playoffs last season in the second round, five of the seven games were decided by one-goal margins. It was more of the same Wednesday night in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division rivals.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Iverson crosses over into retirement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Say goodbye, A.I.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


San Jose promotes Watson

SAN JOSE (AP) - Mark Watson has been named head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes after serving as the interim coach since June.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


KC even with Seattle

The Kansas City Chiefs are on top of the Associated Press power poll.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Buy Bengals, sell Dolphins

The Bengals are on a tear, the Dolphins are in a slump. When they meet Thursday night in Miami, nothing indicates a Cincinnati loss. Yet Miami is only a 2½ -point underdog.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dalton delivers

CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton has heard all the talk: He can't win a big game, his arm isn't strong enough to complete the long pass, and he'll never be more than a caretaker quarterback.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox look to finish at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) - Generations of New Englanders are preparing. Practically no one alive can remember seeing such an event unfold: The Boston Red Sox could win a World Series title on the celebrated green grass at Fenway Park.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pressure on Curry, Golden State to contend in West

OAKLAND (AP) - Every basketball fan in the country and around the globe saw the potential of the Golden State Warriors last season when Stephen Curry stayed healthy and got hot in the playoffs.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Giants, Royals ready for wild Series finish

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings building arena but focus on team

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron back home, Spurs back on top

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Teams affected by concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T Park was clear and direct: "When in doubt, sit it out."

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie coach aims high for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dorsey returns to 49ers practice, Lattimore next

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore is ready to return to the practice field at last, ready to forget the devastating knee injuries, surgeries and countless hours of rehab.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New problems for winless Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Every week there's a new problem and the same result for the Oakland Raiders.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins end Cowboys’ 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals hope to light up clubhouse deer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins, and has a "W'' underneath a crown.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavys seek cable-car celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jake Peavy's son is eager for dad to bring home the World Series championship, and a cable car.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals grieving Taveras’ death

Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar Taveras.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Athletics hire Aldrete as bench coach

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders still winless after 7 games

CLEVELAND (AP) - One of these games, the Raiders will put it all together.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals outfielder dies in car accident

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants take 3-2 Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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