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Former Stanford star returns as USF coach

STANFORD (AP) - At 3:30 a.m. on a brutally cold morning while leaving the Ukraine, her U.S. teammates already on the bus outside the hotel, Jennifer Azzi stopped for a group of begging, poverty-stricken elderly women and handed out all of her remaining currency and her extra clothes.

March 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bracket busters abound

The NCAA Tournament Friday saw its first true bracket-buster.

March 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cal QB Goff gets tested at pro day

BERKELEY (AP) - Jared Goff had finished the scripted part of his pro day when the Cleveland Browns made a special request.

March 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain makes first appearance, Posey hits 1st HR in Giants win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched into the third inning in his first start this spring, Buster Posey had three hits and drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 15-6 Friday night.

March 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Barreto hits 3-run homer in A’s loss

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Carlos Santana had two hits and Joey Butler hit a grand slam on Friday, powering the Cleveland Indians to a 10-8 win over the Oakland Athletics.

March 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cano homers in Mariners’ tie with Oakland Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Robinson Cano belted a single that didn't count and followed with a two-run homer in the Seattle Mariners' 11-11 tie with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

March 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kemp homers off Peavy as Padres fall to SF

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kemp hit his first home run of the spring and singled against erratic Giants starter Jake Peavy in the San Diego Padres' 8-4 loss to San Francisco on Thursday night.

March 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Coyotes beat Sharks on Doan’s late goal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Shane Doan scored with 1:31 left, Mike Smith stopped 27 shots in his first home game in nearly four months and the Arizona Coyotes took advantage of two disallowed goals to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Thursday night.

March 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Deal: Donald Penn stays with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Donald Penn's suitcase was packed and he was all set to take a cross-country flight to visit the New York Giants when the Oakland Raiders finally upped their contract offer.

March 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chip Kelly on Kap: ‘I’d love to have him.’

STANFORD (AP) - While others speculate whether Colin Kaepernick wants to remain in San Francisco or if the 49ers still want him as their quarterback, first-year coach Chip Kelly is publicly committed to him.

March 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kissee twirls 1-hit shutout for Manteca

Haighley Kissee got all the run support she needed in the first inning, and the pitcher was backed by a stellar defensive effort in Manteca's 6-0 over visiting Kimball on Wednesday.

March 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanton, Bonds tee off in spring training

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton and hitting coach Barry Bonds showed off their home run prowess at spring training.

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija, Iwakuma struggle as Mariners rally to beat Giants

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Leonys Martin and Luis Sardinas homered in Seattle's 6-run third inning against San Francisco starter Jeff Samardzija, and the Mariners rallied for a 9-6 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nadal holds off upstart Zverev

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Rafael Nadal rallied from a set down and fought off a match point in the third set to beat Alexander Zverev 6-7 (8), 6-0, 7-5 Wednesday and reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in pursuit of a fourth title.

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA acknowledges bribes

GENEVA (AP) - FIFA acknowledged Wednesday that past World Cups were awarded based on bribes, and the organization wants U.S. prosecutors to give it "tens of millions of dollars" seized from former FIFA officials who skimmed cash from broadcasting rights.

March 16, 2016 | Jim Joe | Pro Sports


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A’s give Cuban $2M signing bonus

OAKLAND (AP) - Cuban right-hander Norge Ruiz agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles prevent Giants from clinching playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If the New York Giants continue to play this way, they won't have much of an impact even if they make the ...

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Down 19, Heat rally to honor Shaq’s night

MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside each finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from 19 points down to ...

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Idaho outscores Colorado State 61-50 in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ...

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring sports moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired - and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a ...

December 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Raiders safety Reggie Nelson’s focus is beyond Pro Bowl

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Reggie Nelson didn't spend much time celebrating his second straight selection for the Pro Bowl - and for good reason.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL Fun Bunches: Titans, Raiders, Falcons, Redskins

This has not been the most watchable of NFL seasons, although the action and entertainment value has picked up in the second half of the ...

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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