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Arbitrator says MLS coach fired over spanking, other issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Philadelphia Union fired coach Peter Nowak in 2012 after getting complaints he hazed rookie players by spanking them so hard it hurt his hand, directed them to run 10 miles in warm weather without water, and was dismissive of concussion injuries, according to newly filed court documents.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Griffey elected to Hall with 99.3 percentage

NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Griffey Jr. was considered Mr. Clean during 22 years in the major leagues, untainted by accusations of drug use as he climbed the home-run list during the height of the Steroids Era.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL coaches are first to go

The San Francisco 49ers were so eager to get rid of Jim Tomsula that he was shown the door almost before the parking lot at Levi Stadium cleared out after his last game.

January 06, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press Sports Columnist | Pro Sports


Raiders show progress but fall short of playoffs

ALAMEDA . (AP) - The signs of progress for the Oakland Raiders were stark.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


What York does, not what he says, will matter most

Jed York tried for public contrition in Monday's long-awaited oops-on-me news conference, which is fine.

January 06, 2016 | Tim Kawakami Mercury News Columnist | Pro Sports


Klay scores 36 as Warriors beat Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 22 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Stephen Curry added 17 before sitting out the fourth to rest his ailing leg in the Golden State Warriors' 109-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dallas tops Sacramento in 2OTs

DALLAS (AP) - Deron Williams hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the second overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks beat Sacramento 117-116 Tuesday night for their 22nd consecutive home victory over the Kings.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bonds, Clemens likely to get boost from Hall vote changes

NEW YORK (AP) - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this year.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New year on PGA Tour raises five questions

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jordan Spieth spent the first official practice day of the new year in good company.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alvarez can earn $1.6M in bonuses under A’s deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Henderson Alvarez can earn $1.6 million in performance bonuses based on starts in addition to his $4.25 million salary as part of his one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Odds go out window for unpredictable playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The playoffs are here, and nobody seems to know what to make of them.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Two-time Super Bowl winner Coughlin resigns as Giants coach

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With the New York Giants facing a difficult decision on his coaching future after four straight years out of the playoffs, Tom Coughlin walked away gracefully, doing what was best for him.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick has torn thumb ligament on throwing hand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand and surgery has been recommended. That could happen as soon as this week once he receives a second opinion on the injury.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Swinney confident star Lawson will play in title game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is "very optimistic" All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal victory with a knee injury.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Possible move hangs over Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Heading into the offseason with uncertainty is old hat for the Oakland Raiders, who have had nine head coaches and 17 starting quarterbacks during a 13-year stretch of no winning record or playoff berths.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Clint Bowyer hasn't won a race since 2012, hasn't made the playoffs in three years and is coming off ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on baseball deck

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Hield, lead World past US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oscar Schmidt finally gets a taste of the NBA ... sort of

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oscar Schmidt finally dipped his toes in the NBA.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Isaiah Thomas isn't even average.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Gordon looking for dunk title, and Jones may be in his way

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Aaron Gordon is not giving any hints on what he'll do for an All-Star dunk contest encore.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Russ and KD: Another weekend, another subplot awaits

The next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room to get dressed for a game, Kevin Durant will be there and donning the same ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather a whopping 25-1 favorite

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bookies in this gambling city don't give Conor McGregor much of a chance should he ever meet Floyd Mayweather Jr. in ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Leigh Steinberg: Talking to Saskatchewan about Vince Young

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young's agent says he's talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred offers no predictions on rule changes

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jae-gyun Hwang hopes to impress Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The language is Korean, but a home run call is universal. And after a few replays, the last one on the YouTube ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s Davis eager to get started

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Rajai Davis pulled on his Athletics cap straight away when he walked into Hohokam Stadium, then grabbed his sparkling new white cleats ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stephen Curry spoke. Under Armour listened. Now what?

Whether the dust-up between Stephen Curry and Under Armour keeps mushrooming or fizzles out, this much is true: In an era of contentious politics, the ...

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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