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MLB begins search for Selig’s replacement

NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. will lead the committee to find a successor to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie George Springer improving for Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer's career with the Houston Astros certainly didn't get off to a tremendous start, prompting some to wonder whether they put him in the majors too soon.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants display of speed, power

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chi Sox rookie’s clutch HR beats A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the Chicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kerr chooses Warriors over Knicks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat rally past Nets to East finals

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome has inside track

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panthers DE Hardy out of jail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was released from jail on $17,000 bond Wednesday, one day after being arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. Hardy left jail wearing sweatpants and a black tank top but did not comment. Charlotte Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin called Hardy a potential threat and ordered him not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Haden happy with contract, Johnny Football joining Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The moment that rocked Cleveland, when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnny Manziel was coming, even wobbled one of the Browns.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Freeway faceoff goes to 7th game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US begins World Cup training camp at Stanford

STANFORD, California (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stan Van Gundy picks Pistons over Warriors

DETROIT (AP) - Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook caps OKC comeback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dennis wins Stage 3 at Tour of California

DANVILLE (AP) - Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the final 300 yards to win the hot and hilly third stage and reduce Bradley Wiggins' race lead at the Tour of California on Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Minor silences Giants’ bats as Braves win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Minor pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis drove in a run with his first career triple as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants for the first time in five tries this season, 5-0 on Tuesday night.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Kazmir sharp as A’s top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scott Kazmir ended his spring looking just as crisp as when he started. Now the Oakland left-hander is focused on an encore to the best season of his major league career.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Randle, Stanford beat Miami in OT

NEW YORK (AP) - Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and Stanford won the second NIT title of his career, edging Miami 66-64 on Thursday.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign Bhullar, NBA’s 1st player of Indian descent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sim Bhullar has become the NBA's first player of Indian descent, signing a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barnes’ shot lifts Warriors to win over Suns

OAKLAND (AP) - Harrison Barnes hit a running shot in the lane with less than a second remaining, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a wild 107-106 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Playing for perfection

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Twenty-four years ago, UNLV arrived in Indianapolis for a coronation disguised as a Final Four.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Up to $99.95 to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao on pay-per-view

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect much change back from a $100 bill to watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight at home.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ko ties record of 29 straight rounds under par

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - Lydia Ko was in trouble Thursday in the ANA Inspiration. Trying to tie Annika Sorenstam's LPGA Tour record for consecutive rounds under par, the 17-year-old New Zealander was even par with three holes left and stuck behind five large trees to the left of the seventh fairway.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena, Djokovic, Isner, Suarez Navarro winners in Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - The previous two matchups between Serena Williams and Simona Halep were blowouts.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Piercy shoots 63, hold 1-stroke lead at Houston Open

HOUSTON (AP) - After his record-tying round Thursday, Scott Piercy let his thoughts drift toward qualifying for the Masters with a win this week.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former NFL QB Eddie LeBaron dies at age 85

STOCKTON (AP) - College football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and war hero Eddie LeBaron Jr. has died. He was 85.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s OF Crisp to have elbow surgery, could miss 2 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp will have surgery on his right elbow and could miss up to two months.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner outpitches Kluber in Giants win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner outpitched AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, and the San Francisco Giants completed their Arizona portion of the exhibition season by beating the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday.

April 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chavez allows 3 hits in 6 innings as A’s beat Angels

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Jesse Chavez allowed three hits in six innings, Mark Canha homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Wednesday to finish their first spring training at HoHoKam Park with a 14-1 record.

April 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Avalanche to boost slim playoff hopes

SAN JOSE (AP) - With seven points in their past four games, the San Jose Sharks finally seem to be hitting their stride. Whether the resurgence came in time to lead them back to the playoffs remains to be seen.

April 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden’s career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

April 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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