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Independent counsel: bounty payments were made

NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program said Thursday the evidence shows players received payments for hits on targeted opponents.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Trainer Matz on mission to win 2nd Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The life-sized statue sits at the front gate of Churchill Downs, a magnificent bronzed Barbaro in full stride, all four hooves off the ground and heading toward his greatest victory.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper made a tumbling barehanded catch in centerfield and then led off the ninth inning with a double to set the stage for Ian Desmond's two-out game-ending home run that gave the Washington Nationals a 5-4 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stanton's HR in 10th lifts Marlins past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton homered off Santiago Casilla in the 10th inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Wednesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored at 14:41 of the third overtime, and the New York Rangers outlasted the Washington Capitals in a 2-1 victory early Thursday morning to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NBA Playoff Capsules

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - O.J. Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Wednesday night.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver pitched the second no-hitter in the majors in less than two weeks, completely overmatching Minnesota and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-0 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


4 players suspended by NFL for Saints' bounties

Hoping to close the book on bounties, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints defensive captain Jonathan Vilma without pay for all of next season Wednesday and gave shorter bans to three other players for their leading roles in the team's cash-for-hits system that knocked key opponents out of games from 2009-11.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Police: Junior Seau found dead at California home

OCEANSIDE (AP) - Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks owners disappointed in early playoff exit

SAN JOSE (AP) - The owners of the San Jose Sharks gave general manager Doug Wilson a vote of confidence to make changes after a disappointing early playoff exit.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's take series against Red Sox, win finale

BOSTON (AP) - Brandon McCarthy just followed the blueprint that his rookie teammate provided one night earlier.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League Capsules

DENVER (AP) - Ted Lilly threw six solid innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers got home runs from Dee Gordon, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis in a 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

May 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Buck Showalter got his 1,000th victory as a major league manager, Brian Matusz ended his 11-month losing streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-1 Tuesday night.

May 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Marlins travel cross country and beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain used to be San Francisco's hard-luck loser, seemingly never getting the run support he needed. He had finally begun to shed that stigma this season and had a nice new contract as a vote of confidence - not to mention 18 straight scoreless innings over his first two home starts.

May 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Parker gets first win as A's beat Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) - As hard as he tried, Jarrod Parker couldn't quite stop a grin from coming to his face in Oakland's locker room.

May 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods says strength is back, but not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

MADRID (AP) - It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh: McDonald’s legal process must play out

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Raiders to sign WR Vincent Brown

ALAMEDA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings bring back Peterson despite child abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears claw their way back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Homer runs from Moss, Fuld helps A’s extend wildcard lead

SEATTLE (AP) - Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans win

OAKLAND (AP) - J.J. Watt has spent his NFL career disrupting offenses, batting down passes and piling up sacks.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers beat SF behind Kershaw

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly entered the eighth inning planning to take out Clayton Kershaw after the first batter. The left-hander retired Joe Panik on one pitch, and as Mattingly walked to the mound, he noticed Kershaw shaking his head and waving him back to the dugout.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins silence Jacksonville

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday in Washington's 41-10 romp past Jacksonville.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USA beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes salvage draw with Galaxy

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chris Wondolowski's goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie in the final California Clasico of the season on Sunday.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

ATLANTA (AP) - Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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