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NASCAR’S new charters create puzzling payouts for drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's new charter system was introduced as a monumental moment in auto racing - a triumphant merger between a one-time dictatorship and a group of team owners finally organized enough to demand their fair share of the financials.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nike dumps Manny Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Israel’s first NBA player’s breakout season

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he would one day play there.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF’s Bochy recovering from shoulder surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner approached Bruce Bochy and jokingly offered his manager a big hug after an offseason apart.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chris Bosh resumes taking blood thinners

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee goes to Charlotte in 3-team deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team's perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the season to a shoulder injury.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pistons acquire Harris from Magic

DETROIT (AP) - With a playoff spot within reach this year, the Detroit Pistons made a trade they hope will benefit them both now and in the future.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Picking Olympic roster is tough task for US men’s basketball

TORONTO (AP) - In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze medals sweep.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Goodell earned $34 million in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league's tax filing released Tuesday.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gibbs Racing looks to stay hot, end Daytona 500 drought

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Joe Gibbs has made it perfectly clear to his drivers: Even if they win every exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, it's the Daytona 500 that matters most.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rousey thought about suicide after loss to Holm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey says she had dark thoughts including suicide after she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, her first defeat since joining UFC.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chase Elliott’s Daytona pole boosts expectations even higher

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Bill Elliott grabbed the microphone, faced reporters and blurted out "I'm the father."

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Fowler set for primetime match

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live - under the lights.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heartbreaking finish at Pebble comes with optimism for Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The 5-foot birdie putt to force a playoff at Pebble Beach spun out of the left edge of the cup, and Phil Mickelson couldn't believe it. He bent over and braced himself, the left hand on his knee and the right hand on top of the putter.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Playoff race resumes

TORONTO (AP) - The All-Star Game is over, a few more days off await before play resumes and what's commonly called the second half of the NBA season is about to begin.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders receivers get chance to learn from Megatron

ALAMEDA (AP) - When Amari Cooper arrived at practice this week for the Oakland Raiders, he immediately was drawn to a special guest instructor.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtic

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lester pitches 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cueto, Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - Jon Lester pitched a four-hitter for Chicago's first complete game of the season, and the Cubs beat Johnny Cueto and the San ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bour’s four hits helps Marlins hold off Athletics

OAKLAND - Justin Bour matched his career high with four hits including his fourth home run in five games to highlight Miami's best offensive game ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after loss

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nashville Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Panik homers as Giants beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Joe Panik felt a little better the past couple days in St. Louis. He felt a lot better after his performance Monday night.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavs coach defends LeBron

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry helps Warriors sweep Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox tag A’s to avoid 4-game sweep

OAKLAND (AP) - A five-run ninth inning for the Red Sox that lasted more than a half-hour derailed any chance Eduardo Rodriguez had of getting his ...

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Carpenter, Wainwright lead Cards past Giants to end skid

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter homered and Adam Wainwright turned in his second successive strong outing to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the San ...

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bennett wins Tour of California

PASADENA (AP) - George Bennett was in shock after winning the time trial at the Tour of California.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

NASVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators don't have their top center, and their captain is day to day with an upper-body injury.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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