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On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday.The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a second foot inbounds that cost him a couple of touchdowns were quickly fixed.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the huddle and fire up his teammates.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

HOUSTON (AP) - His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GMs pick Warriors over Cavs in this season’s Finals

The NBA's general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland matchup in this season's NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to reclaim the title.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Barkley says Warriors still a flawed team even with Durant

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that he's there.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill outpitches Arrieta; Dodgers beat Cubs for NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fourteen months removed from independent ball on Long Island, Rich Hill pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays stave off ALCS elimination, beat Indians

TORONTO (AP) - Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski’s late goal lifts Sharks past Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton helped the San Jose Sharks get a big win after a rough loss across town the previous night

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A pair of NBA coaches sidelined with illness and injury

The Associated Press

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Urias to become youngest starter in MLB playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julio Urias finally is getting to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A long road back to PGA Tour for Fernandez-Castano

NAPA (AP) - The easy road back for Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano would have been to return to the comfort of Spain.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick looks to build on 1st start of season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After going nearly a year between NFL starts, it would have been expected for Colin Kaepernick to come out a little rusty and then find his stride as the game progressed.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


AP Power Rankings: Vikings keep No. 1 spot

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings enjoyed their bye week as the only unbeaten team left in the NFL.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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US beats Switzerland to advance to world junior semifinal round

TORONTO (AP) - Jordan Greenway scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the United States held off Switzerland for a 3-2 victory in ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Shiffrin closes in on ski racing milestones

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - If Mikaela Shiffrin wins her 27th World Cup race in today's slalom, she will match the career achievement of one of ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal in Australia, still aiming for major titles

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal cuddled a koala on the banks of the river, something that has become a customary photo opportunity for celebrity players ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer wins 1st match on return, Swiss beat Britain

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer returned from six months on the sidelines with a knee injury to beat Dan Evans 6-3, 6-4 on Monday and ...

January 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ronda Rousey is stopped 48 seconds into comeback

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ronda Rousey's UFC comeback didn't even last a minute.

December 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dell gets first career shutout in Sharks’ victory

SAN JOSE (AP) - Rookie Aaron Dell was more impressed with his teammates congratulating him than he was about his own performance. He even thanked the ...

December 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant gets first triple-double with Warriors, win over Mavs

OAKLAND (AP) - The way Kevin Durant does it all on both ends for Golden State, triple-doubles will certainly come. They may not be flashy, and ...

December 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks seek bye, while 49ers head into uncertain offseason

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are stumbling into the playoffs instead of peaking as usual at this time of year.

December 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders-Broncos finale represents a role reversal

DENVER (AP) - Spoiler is an unfamiliar role for Von Miller and Chris Harris Jr., who get to see what it's like to play for ...

December 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL defers decision to reinstate Raiders LB Aldon Smith

ALAMEDA (AP) - Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith will not be reinstated by the NFL this season.

December 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Irving scores 32 before injury as Cavs edge Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before leaving with a leg injury and Kevin Love scored 30, helping the ...

December 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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