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Sharapova owns up to failed drug test but still loses sponsors

MOSCOW (AP) - Nike and other sponsors swiftly distanced themselves from Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after the world's highest-earning female athlete outed herself as a longtime user of a recently banned drug.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida-based soccer consultant and match agent who was once licensed by FIFA pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy in a New York City court Tuesday, admitting that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure media and marketing contracts.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Megatron’ shuts down after 9 years

DETROIT (AP) - Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders quietly stepped away from football.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars land Broncos DL Jackson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars took the first step - a huge one - in rebuilding their defense Tuesday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova awaits sanctions after failing doping test

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Illinois hires Lovie Smith to coach football team

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - In a conference where Jim Harbaugh's star power and Urban Meyer's national-title pedigree dominate the news, Illinois has become an afterthought and the headlines lately have been about the coaches who've been fired or accused of misbehavior.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles agree to trade running back Murray to Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - DeMarco Murray will be leaving Philadelphia after only one season for Tennessee in a trade the Titans hope gives them the running threat they've lacked since releasing Chris Johnson, while the Eagles rid themselves of one of the contracts signed by former coach Chip Kelly.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Peavy better in 2nd start

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco veteran right-hander Jake Peavy pitched much better in his second start, but the Texas Rangers rallied for a 6-5 victory Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vogt blasts 2 home runs for A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit a pair of home runs and drove in four and the Oakland Athletics beat a Kansas City Royals split squad 6-4 on Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellis, A’s look to improve IF

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Ellis sprang out of the Oakland clubhouse just as he did during his rookie season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Funny, tearful farewell for Manning

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning got through the weekend thanks to hundreds of texts and calls from men he played against or alongside over his unparalleled 18-year NFL career.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores in OT and Sharks edge Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Martin Jones kept the San Jose Sharks rolling on the road.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis scores 31, Pelicans storm back to beat Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis and the Pelicans refuse to give up on what has been a largely disappointing, injury-riddled season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry is first player to make 300 3s in a single season

OAKLAND (AP) - As all the records keep piling up for Stephen Curry, he is far from ready to pick a favorite.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Shields strikes out 4 in 2 innings, Padres fall to Oakland Athletics

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - James Shields struck out four in two scoreless innings for a San Diego Padres split squad in a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

March 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Sale gets ball in opener again for White Sox at A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Sale cherishes taking the ball on opening day. He lives for that moment, with the energy, the fanfare, hope abounding.

April 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants, A’s open 2016 season

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Madison Bumgarner has a marquee pitching matchup coming up this week against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

April 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ home winning streak ends in loss to Celtics

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first home ...

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat blow big lead, but hold on to beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With one well-timed heave from deep in the left corner, Miami's Luol Deng erased what would have been another epic collapse by ...

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woods says he won’t play the Masters

AUGUSTA (AP) - Tiger Woods is going to Augusta National next week - to eat, not play.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UNC, Syracuse vastly different but familiar Final Four foes

HOUSTON (AP) - North Carolina likes to run, and Syracuse prefers to walk.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma and Villanova face shooting woes of NRG Stadium

HOUSTON (AP) - Oklahoma is one of the nation's best 3-point shooting teams. Villanova is no slouch, either.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


76ers closing in on NBA record for most losses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers are on a PR blitz trying to win fans' patience since they are unable to win on the court.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


American Gracie Gold leads at worlds

BOSTON (AP) - A long program yet to come, Gracie Gold feels confident enough to declare that perhaps it's time for the first world title ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka-Kuznetsova final in Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - When Serena Williams made an early exit at the Miami Open, the next generation of women's tennis wasn't quite ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


George Washington wins NIT

NEW YORK (AP) - George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs, Brewers illustrate MLB’s boom-bust cycle

Practically neighbors, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers illustrate baseball's boom-bust cycle.

April 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Hansen helps Canucks snap 9-game skid

SAN JOSE (AP) - Another home loss by San Jose means the Sharks will almost assuredly start the postseason on the road.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors pushing for wins record, not rest

OAKLAND (AP) - If anyone still doubted whether the Golden State Warriors were truly going to push for a record 73 wins instead of saving energy ...

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kap’s $11.9M 2016 contract becomes guaranteed

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco's roster and due a hefty payday.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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