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NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio chooses Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Parker, Griffin looking ahead to June, not April

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Two of the pitchers at spring training with the Oakland Athletics are getting ready for June, not April.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Three NFL teams in Los Angeles?

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles is the hottest market for new stadiums in the country - and the NFL teams that could come with them - but the possibility that three teams will kick off in the region is a football fantasy, experts say.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Spurs

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 25 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 20 and the Golden State Warriors returned from the All-Star break to beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-99 on Friday night.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


It’s on: Mayweather to fight Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Fight is finally on.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings sign David Stockton

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, to a 10-day contract.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nicklaus says Woods needs ‘positive thing’ to happen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Nicklaus isn't ruling out Tiger Woods breaking his record of 18 major championships provided he rediscovers his game.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is slowly addressing the lagging pace of games.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared LA staduim

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Point guards on the move on NBA trade deadline day

Point guards moving quickly made this trade deadline a transition game.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr. and Johnson win qualifying races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night's qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duel.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Stars on Desjardins’ 2 goals

DALLAS (AP) - Andrew Desjardins scored two second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks held off the Dallas Stars 5-2 Thursday night.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum turns to dad in an effort to regain form

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum decided that the best way to regain the form that led to two NL Cy Young Awards was to acknowledge father knows best. And that wasn't easy.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mariota becomes feature attraction at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Marcus Mariota looked comfortable on center stage Thursday.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings trade Ramon Sessions to Wizards for Andre Miller

The Washington Wizards wanted a stronger, quicker guard backing up All-Star John Wall. The Sacramento Kings were searching for a savvy reserve to provide leadership.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patrick to a backup car after wreck

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Here are some things to know about what's going on at Daytona International Speedway, where drivers are preparing for Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500:

February 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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