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Raiders look to build around QB Carr

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders head into another long offseason with questions about who will coach the team and who will pick the players for next season.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks finish in top spot in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks finished the regular season where they started it: as the top team in the NFL.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors keep rolling, topple 76ers

OAKLAND (AP) - Marreese Speights has provided a big lift for Golden State as a scorer off the bench. So it was only natural that as a starter, the 6-foot-10 center wanted some recognition for his passing.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The sports stories we want to remember from 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers face big decisions after missing playoffs

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers expect to be right back competing for a Super Bowl with a new coach following the frustration of a lost year that saw coach Jim Harbaugh depart for Michigan.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner is AP Male Athlete of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jannik Hansen helps Canucks beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jannik Hansen angered the San Jose Sharks with his hit to Tommy Wingels' head. They got even more upset when he scored immediately after leaving the penalty box.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room saying emotional goodbyes, offering a handshake or hug while wishing his players well and planning his long-anticipated but bittersweet departure from the San Francisco 49ers.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Handful of coaching openings to fill

NEW YORK (AP) - OK, it is done.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano makes case to keep Raiders job

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teams looking for new coaches, GMs have many options

NFL teams searching for a new coach or general manager have no shortage of qualified candidates.

December 29, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Buccaneers “earn” first overall draft pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earned" the first pick in next spring's NFL draft with their 2-14 record.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: "Who's got it better than us? No-body!"

December 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Thompson scores 25 as Warriors rout Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors never trailed in an emphatic 113-89 victory over the struggling Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UFC champ Ronda Rousey leads big surge in women’s MMA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey spent a year as a bartender after she turned 21, partying every night and wondering what to do with her Olympic bronze medal in judo.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wilder hoping to deliver self into boxing history

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) - Deontay Wilder is driving around in a Hummer and sports cars, leaving his beer delivery truck days far behind. He watched the Super Bowl from the stands instead of his couch and made his rounds at the NBA All-Star game, too.

February 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes set to open new MLS stadium

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Earthquakes finally have a place to call home.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey, Zingano take center stage for UFC 184

LOS ANGELES (AP) - By many measures, a historic event will happen when Ronda Rousey steps into the octagon with Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday night.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No word on possible MLB discipline for Hamilton

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an unspecified disciplinary issue.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s begin baseball’s mandatory domestic violence training

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL's recent troubles.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Casilla hit on shin during batting practice

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Glendening scores winner in Red Wings’ win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy's first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - In the last year, the Oakland Athletics traded away two of their top shortstop prospects, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy looking to keep momentum to the Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Fans stood three-deep and formed a corridor from the 18th green at PGA National as they tried to get an autograph, a picture or even a close look at Rory McIlroy. Moments later, another group of fans pressed against him with souvenir flags to sign as McIlroy left a conference room.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD (AP) - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Latest injury to Rose hits Chicago Bulls hard

CHICAGO (AP) - The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot - trying to get by without their star point guard.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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