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Curry 55-foot buzzer beater at half highlights Warriors win

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr admired the exit almost as much as the half-court buzzer beater that Stephen Curry is so perfecting this season.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kerr calls Warriors’ recent play ‘inexcusable’

OAKLAND (AP) - So what if coach Steve Kerr added a pair of extra turnovers to his team's ugly, uncharacteristic two-day total? He made his point that the Golden State Warriors' sloppy play of late must stop, well before the playoffs begin as the record-setting NBA champions chase another title.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders set to improve o-line with Osemele

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders struck early for their top target in free agency, agreeing in principle to a five-year deal with former Baltimore offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign Armstrong to 1-year extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a one-year contract extension that takes him through next season.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Reimer gets first shutout of season, Sharks beat Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The San Jose Sharks continue to show why they're the NHL's top road team.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner pitches 3 innings while Pagan gets work left field

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched three innings in his second appearance of the spring and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 16-7 on Tuesday night.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Aggressive DeShields, Rangers roll past A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Delino DeShields tripled, singled and drove in two runs as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 10-3 Tuesday.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Open for business

BARRY WILNER

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Drug in Sharapova doping case used by Soviet troops in 1980s

MOSCOW (AP) - The drug at the center of Maria Sharapova's doping case, regularly given to Soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while fighting in Afghanistan, is normally prescribed for medical use for periods of four to six weeks.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova owns up to failed drug test but still loses sponsors

MOSCOW (AP) - Nike and other sponsors swiftly distanced themselves from Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after the world's highest-earning female athlete outed herself as a longtime user of a recently banned drug.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida-based soccer consultant and match agent who was once licensed by FIFA pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy in a New York City court Tuesday, admitting that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure media and marketing contracts.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Megatron’ shuts down after 9 years

DETROIT (AP) - Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders quietly stepped away from football.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars land Broncos DL Jackson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars took the first step - a huge one - in rebuilding their defense Tuesday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova awaits sanctions after failing doping test

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Illinois hires Lovie Smith to coach football team

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - In a conference where Jim Harbaugh's star power and Urban Meyer's national-title pedigree dominate the news, Illinois has become an afterthought and the headlines lately have been about the coaches who've been fired or accused of misbehavior.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Ice dance teams are best US chance for medals at worlds

BOSTON (AP) - Marina Zoueva, coach of the last two Olympic ice dance champions, recently came across a photo from a 2008 Junior Grand Prix in ...

March 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic reaches quarterfinals

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic rolled his eyes after a backhand found the net, shrugged after an early barrage of errors and even heard ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Braves release former All-Star Nick Swisher

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves released high-priced Nick Swisher on Monday, ditching a former All-Star whose numbers plummeted the last two seasons.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Salazar pitches 6 innings, Indians beat Oakland A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Danny Salazar pitched six innings and Tyler Naquin hit his fourth home run of the spring as the Cleveland Indians beat the ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Serena upset by Kuznetsova in Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Serena Williams had been out of the tournament for less than 20 minutes when she climbed into her white Mini Cooper ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Short-handed kings fall before Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - At this point in the season, it's nice for Portland's starters to get a bit of a rest - as well ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thornton helps Sharks clinch playoff berth

SAN JOSE (AP) - After three straight losses delayed their playoff clinching, the San Jose Sharks made it back to the postseason with the kind of ...

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Catchers still adjusting

Retired World Series-winning catcher Bob Boone has a CD with 60 video clips of home-plate collisions that resulted in injuries. None of those happened in ...

March 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO | Pro Sports


Djokovic shakes off spill and beats Sousa at Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic was chasing a shot in his forehand corner when his left foot gave way and he tumbled to the ...

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jason Day gets No. 1 rank, Match Play title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Everyone around him was telling Jason Day to withdraw from the Dell Match Play and not risk further injury to his back.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ishikawa drives in 5 to lead White Sox over SF Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Travis Ishikawa, a postseason hero for the Giants during their last World Series run, drove in five runs and finished a single ...

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lowrie, Coghlan homer in A’s win over Royals

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Jed Lowrie and Chris Coghlan hit home runs and Kendall Graveman pitched seven solid innings in the Oakland Athletics' 10-1 victory over ...

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MORE THAN 2,800 GAMES

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - After nearly four decades making the toughest calls in the biggest games, Joe Crawford faced one he hoped to avoid.

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ko wins Kia Classic for 11th title

CARLSBAD (AP) - Lydia Ko won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara, reaffirming her position as the top player in the world heading into the ...

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cauley-Stein scores 21 points, as Kings beat Dallas Mavericks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Slumping Dallas is in jeopardy of missing the playoffs. In the locker room, the lingering question is: Do the Mavericks care enough to ...

March 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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