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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


Oakland snaps 4-game skid

HOUSTON (AP) - The Oakland Athletics finally got the performance they have needed out of their bullpen and did something they have struggled at this season - win a one-run game.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Rain, tears and teens with Olympic track spots on the line

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The defending Olympic pole vault champion warmed up, then cooled down, then ran through the whole process again, as the driving rain ...

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee ties record with 8-under at US Women’s Open

SAN MARTIN (AP) - When Mirim Lee walked off the course following her record-tying round, she described her day with words usually not heard when talking ...

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Simone Biles on top after opening round of the Olympic Trials

SAN JOSE (AP) - Laurie Hernandez likes to joke that any gymnastics meet that includes three-time world champion Simone Biles is really just a race for ...

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golovkin to fight welterweight champion Kell Brook in London

The Associated Press

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics to due to concern about Zika

DALLAS (AP) - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three ...

July 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Defending champ Frazier, leader Trumbo head HR Derby field

NEW YORK (AP) - Defending champion Todd Frazier and majors homer leader Mark Trumbo lead the field for Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby in San ...

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Anderson Silva takes Jones’ place vs Cormier

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anderson Silva will replace Jon Jones at UFC 200, taking on light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier on two days' notice.

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGregor volunteers to save UFC 200

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After Jon Jones' failed doping test threw UFC 200 into turmoil, Conor McGregor realized the UFC needed a last-minute opponent for light ...

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones denies PED use when test knocks him out of UFC 200

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jon Jones struggled for words while his tears flowed. Frustration and fear were evident on his face.

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


The goodbye begins for Wade and the Miami Heat

MIAMI (AP) - For Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, Thursday seemed like a day of business as usual.

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee ties record with 8-under at US Women’s Open

SAN MARTIN (AP) - When Mirim Lee walked off the course following her record-tying round, she described her day with words usually not heard when talking ...

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Griezmann’s double gives France 2-0 win over Germany in semi

MARSEILLE, France (AP) - France is heading back to soccer's elite, and Antoine Griezmann is the man leading the way.

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Double the fun? Merritt moves on in quest for Olympic double

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - LaShawn Merritt considers his 200-meter races to be more of a lark than anything else.

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


No all-Williams final at Wimbledon after Kerber stops Venus

LONDON (AP) - Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title ...

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alonso, Hill lead Oakland over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Rich Hill has returned to form after a stint on the disabled list, and it helped the Oakland Athletics to a much-needed win ...

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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