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Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers finalize 6-year deal with Olivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr sidelined in offseason workouts

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders took the field for the start of their first full-team practice since the NFL draft, there was one notable spectator.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Land deal closes for NFL stadium near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Players’ union asks Goodell to recuse self from Brady appeal

The players' union has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeal hearing for Tom Brady in the deflated footballs case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves get top pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals

ATLANTA (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers could only watch enviously as LeBron James made a run at another NBA title in Miami.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA MVP, runner-up to clash

OAKLAND (AP) - The MVP race was decided weeks ago. Newly crowned Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden insist there's a bigger prize they've wanted all along.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Justin Smith retires

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Ice’ keeping cool as Warriors coach

OAKLAND (AP) - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No rest for the NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What offseason?

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Predators beat Sharks, pull within 2-1 in series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators finally figured out how to shut down the NHL's best road team and a pretty potent power play ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants pitcher lasts 8 innings for 3rd straight win

CINCINNATI (AP) - Upset with himself for striking out with two runners in scoring position, Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his left thigh while heading ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Varejao says tripping Henderson not intentional

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State backup big man Anderson Varejao insists he didn't deliberately trip Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 of their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Boyle’s OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mariners tag ace for 7 runs, 11 hits in 7-plus innings

OAKLAND (AP) - Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wade, Heat beat Raptors in OT after Lowry’s halfcourt heave

TORONTO (AP) - It only counts as one win, though the Miami Heat had to work twice as hard to get it.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins top Capitals to take 2-1 series lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway.

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thunder held on to beat San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday ...

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A year later, could Mayweather and Pacquiao do it again?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - They met a year ago this week in a fight that was the richest ever, even if it disappointed most of the ...

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski leads Sharks to playoff wins in year 1 as captain

SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski's transformation as an NHL player can be illustrated by the evolution of his nicknames.

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Leicester wins English soccer title

LONDON (AP) - Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles ...

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hopeful to have Curry back for Game 3

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope ...

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Karns with enough offense in win over A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Cishek's seventh consecutive save this season resembled many of the previous six - a few tense moments, a couple of baserunners and ...

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cueto roughed up but Giants rally for win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Cueto enjoyed the hugs and the applause. He didn't care much for one horrid inning that put him in line for ...

May 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat burn Charlotte to win 7th game to advance

MIAMI (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Gerald Green added 16 and Miami ended Charlotte's season, beating the Hornets in Game 7 of the ...

May 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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