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NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eager to halt a steady decline in attendance, ratings and sponsorship.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Jae-gyun Hwang hopes to impress Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The language is Korean, but a home run call is universal. And after a few replays, the last one on the YouTube video zooms in on Jae-gyun Hwang, standing at home plate with his bat in the air, admiring the long ball he pulled around the left field pole.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

A’s Davis eager to get started

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Rajai Davis pulled on his Athletics cap straight away when he walked into Hohokam Stadium, then grabbed his sparkling new white cleats specked with green and took an admiring glance at the shoes before reaching for his green No. 11 jersey and putting it on right over his long-sleeve shirt with black slacks.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Stephen Curry spoke. Under Armour listened. Now what?

Whether the dust-up between Stephen Curry and Under Armour keeps mushrooming or fizzles out, this much is true: In an era of contentious politics, the dynamic between high-profile athletes and the big-money sponsors they endorse is growing more complicated.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports

A’s may not need traditional closer

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - If the Oakland Athletics can jump out to a lead this season, they should be in great shape.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Huberdeau scores in OT to lift Panthers past Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr's birthday.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports

New Raiders OC Todd Downing takes over high-powered offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Todd Downing is walking into a pretty enviable position for his first career job as offensive coordinator.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Thompson scores 35 to lead Warriors past Kings

OAKLAND (AP) - Missing his emotional leader and one of four All-Stars on Golden State's roster after Draymond Green was ejected late in the second quarter, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was curious how his team would respond in its final tuneup before the break.

February 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports

G-League: The D-League getting makeover in Gatorade deal

The Associated Press

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Giants’ Mark Melancon: a closer who’s open to sports science

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing - at precisely 183 beats per minute.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Youthful A’s rotation key to club’s success in 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A key to the Oakland Athletics' young and relatively inexperienced starting rotation will be to consistently get the ball to the bullpen with a lead or a tie.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Love hurts: Cavaliers’ All-Star forward out at least 6 weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love won't be able to help the Cavaliers down the stretch this season.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Oakley’s ban from Madison Square Garden lifted

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Oakley is allowed back in Madison Square Garden, though the former New York Knicks star says he wants an apology before he would return.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Doc’s All-Star Game advice: best to keep your enemies happy

If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it would probably be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at the All-Star Game.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Nuggets tie NBA mark with 24 3s

DENVER (AP) - The sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center came to see the sharpshooters, and they did. Only, it wasn't the Golden State Warriors hitting from long range, but the short-handed Denver Nuggets.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports

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Akron’s Moutinho goes No. 1 in MLS amateur draft

Associated Press

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Jaguars don’t fear Patriots’ history in AFC title matchup

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog . The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain ...

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

NFL: Raiders complied with ‘Rooney Rule’ when hiring Jon Gruden

ALAMEDA (AP) - The NFL said Friday that the Oakland Raiders complied with the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach.

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Joint-use for Vegas stadium approved

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's Board of Regents has approved a joint-use agreement that will allow the UNLV football team to use the $1.9 ...

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Vikings vs Eagles: NFC championship pits elite defenses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit.

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead.

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star teams

NEW YORK (AP) - Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA's new All-Star matchup.

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Vegas beats Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, David Perron had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay ...

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Svitolina into 4th round, ends 15-year-old Kostyuk’s run

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk's run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and ...

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Jon Rahm shoots 62, takes CareerBuilder Challenge lead

LA QUINTA (AP) - Jon Rahm's soaring 5-iron settled 5 feet away to set up an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole at La Quinta ...

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Gordon scores 30 as Rockets beat Timberwolves

HOUSTON (AP) - Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

LeBron on verge of joining NBA’s 30,000-point club

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James never imagined the view from 30,000 - points.

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits

NEW YORK (AP) - The players' association rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that ...

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Raiders bring back Tom Cable as O-line coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Former Raiders head coach Tom Cable is back on the Oakland staff to coach the offensive line.

January 19, 2018 | | Pro Sports

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