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Pacers move on to Eastern Conference finals

WASHINGTON (AP) - For all their mysterious slumps and chemistry curiosities, the Indiana Pacers are back where they were last season - in the Eastern Conference finals.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodson hopes to impress US coach

STANFORD (AP) - Clarence Goodson led the U.S. soccer team onto the Stanford Stadium field for Day 1 of World Cup training, about 20 paces ahead of teammates.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome has targets to chase

BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Azpurua could be retired, enjoying the South Florida sunshine. He could walk away from training, secure in his success back in Venezuela, where he won more than 3,500 races before coming to the United States 35 years ago.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hanson leads three by stroke at Byron Nelson

RVING, Texas (AP) - Peter Hanson made his only back-nine birdie with a 6-foot putt at the 18th hole Thursday, closing out a 5-under 65 for a one-stroke lead over David Duval and two others after the first round of the Byron Nelson Championship.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks ready to make moves

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson is wasting no time making changes after perhaps his team's most crushing playoff collapse.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phinney wins fifth stage by 12 seconds

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - American Taylor Phinney raced to a 12-second victory Thursday in 100-degree heat in the fifth stage of the Tour of California, and Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco mops Marlins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a go-ahead double as part of a three-run fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Thursday night.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ailing Rangers have 13 injured

The Texas Rangers are really hurting.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Tyson sees himself in Rousey’s UFC dominance

GLENDALE (AP) - Moments after Mike Tyson stepped into the Glendale Fighting Club, Ronda Rousey grabbed her judo coach and abruptly flung him onto the canvas ...

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gasols to play in NBA’s 1st Africa game

NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in ...

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


In year of parity, nearly every team has playoffs chance

NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw looks around the major leagues and sees opponents convinced they can reach the playoffs.

July 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lawsuit: DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ is illegal monopoly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New California law recognizes cheerleaders as employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth trying to look at British Open as another event

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dollars and sense: In the NBA, money is exploding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trade talks highlight 2nd half of season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Caitlyn Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sky protects Froome’s Tour lead as Majka wins Stage 11

CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Most franchise tagged players reach long-term deals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US soccer chief felt ‘discomfort’ during soccer proceedings

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mom blames football helmet in death of high school player

RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cuba advances with win over Guatemala

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country ...

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trout homers leading off, and AL top NL

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time ...

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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