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Jon Jones eyes crossover stardom after UFC 165

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On nights when Jon Jones' four daughters are in bed, when he's done with his training and video games and frequent trips to the gun range, the UFC's light heavyweight champion sometimes spends hours searching for answers online.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bolt backtracks on plan to retire after 2016 Games

LONDON (AP) - The world's fastest man is quickly backtracking on his retirement plans.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andy Murray to have surgery for back problems

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will have surgery on a long-standing back problem and miss the rest of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


'Battle of the Sexes' resonates 40 years later

NEW YORK (AP) - The name itself struck an antagonistic tone: "Battle of the Sexes."

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LA's Candace Parker wins WNBA MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker won the WNBA MVP on Thursday, making her the fifth player in league history to receive the award twice.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oracle stays alive as America's Cup plods along

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An America's Cup that continues to see remarkable performances by fast, space-age catamarans is nonetheless plodding along because of a convergence of wind, tide and safety concerns.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luck, Harbaugh share equal admiration, respect

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Andrew Luck played quite a role in landing the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh his first NFL coaching job. Harbaugh helped pave the path to the quarterback becoming the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in last year's draft out of Stanford.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM says vindication comes with playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his Oakland Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL ROUNDUP

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Not long ago, Trent Richardson was viewed as a cornerstone for Cleveland's future.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Former heavyweight champion Norton dies: LAS VEGAS (AP) - He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera delivered consecutive RBI singles in the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon and the San Diego Padres rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and Tampa Bay took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Iguodala: Warriors aiming for 'more than' 50 wins

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry indicated the Golden State Warriors are aiming for 50 wins this season when he said earlier this month that there's a number that "has a five in front of it" written on a whiteboard inside the team's practice facility as a goal.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Crisp, Cespedes hit homers in A's 5-4 loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes again delivered for the Athletics. Oakland's usually reliable closer let an opportunity slip away.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cain throws gem, Giants' bullpen blows it vs. Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Cain is winless in three September starts despite a 1.29 ERA. That's the sort of season it's been for the San Francisco Giants and their All-Star right-hander.

September 18, 2013 | | 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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