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The Gusto of Marco

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The setbacks that limited Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to 127 games last year have done nothing to tarnish the optimism and gusto he brings to the game.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Playoff possibility excites reliever

PHOENIX (AP) - For each of his first five major league seasons, Luke Gregerson came to spring training smack dab in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Kings hoping to get healthy after break

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are likely returning from the All-Star break without their franchise centers.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ Yu Darvish jokes about Tanaka contract

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn't showing.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The wacky world of Match Play returns

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Rory McIlroy makes his American debut this week in the Match Play Championship. The only goal is to make sure it's not a short week.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch has championship hopes in move to SHR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB managers ready to test expanded video replay

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Syracuse still No. 1, but showing vulnerability

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Boeheim has known it since the season started, and two straight nail biters only has reaffirmed it: his top-ranked Syracuse Orange may still be unbeaten, but they're certainly not invincible.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As NBA resumes, next James-Durant matchup nears

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griffin looks to pile up innings for A’s staff

PHOENIX (AP) - Despite getting hurt late last season, A.J. Griffin has already shown he can handle a heavy workload for the Oakland Athletics.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Healthy Morse excited about joining Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Morse is healthy again, and he thinks he's ready to return to the form that made him one of the top hitters in the National League in 2011.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams: Practice is boring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Championships to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


East gets by Durant, Griffin to win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin - then stopped its losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

February 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reddick, A’s agree to $2.7M, one-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Reddick took some batting practice swings Sunday at the Oakland Athletics' spring training camp and, the way the ball was jumping off his bat, it was hard to tell he had a troublesome wrist last season.

February 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors clamp down on Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clamped down on the Detroit Pistons in the second half of a 104-96 victory Monday night.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doolittle’s change-up

PHOENIX (AP) - Sean Doolittle had a cast covering his right wrist three years ago, the latest in a series of injuries that cost him nearly three years of his professional career.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Collins at home in Nets locker room

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McBride, Lilly, Bradley elected to Hall

CHICAGO (AP) - Brian McBride and Kristine Lilly have been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame along with former men's national team coach Bob Bradley.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Once driven by money, Day now wants trophies

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Along with celebrating a World Golf Championship that took him to No. 4 in the world, Jason Day couldn't help but consider the rest of the young season and wonder just how much higher he could go.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB collision rule leaves one exception

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Jones to 3-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed special teams standout Taiwan Jones to a three-year extension on Monday that keeps him under contract through 2017.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Character on center stage at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colt Lyerla came to the NFL scouting combine with more to prove than just about anyone else.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scioscia: Trout won’t get snagged on contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that he isn't worried about possible contract talks becoming a distraction for star center fielder Mike Trout.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bonds with Giants as instructor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. As a spring training instructor, that is.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jason Collins to become 1st openly gay player lm NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Maybe Michael Sam will fit in NFL just fine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL locker room has long been an unforgiving place.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Day survives the magic of Dubuisson in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Jason Day never stopped believing he would win the Match Play Championship, even in the midst of so many shots by Victor Dubuisson that simply defied belief.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sweden’s Nordqvist wins LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) - Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Thailand on Sunday to end a five-year victory drought, holding off top-ranked Inbee Park at Siam County Club.

February 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


York says near trade of coach ‘isn’true’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York denied his team nearly traded coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns last month for draft picks.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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