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Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Norton has no plans to shake up Raiders’ struggling defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being on pace to set an NFL record for yards allowed, Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has no plans to make any major changes.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins rally in 3rd, top Sharks

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Down two goals - and even worse, down two defensemen - after two periods on Thursday night against San Jose, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered his players a much-needed reminder.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio’s return to Jacksonville elicits ‘fond memories’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has no idea what kind of reception he'll get in Jacksonville on Sunday.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Knicks anxious to get Derrick Rose back with team

Derrick Rose will likely have no more than just a few practices to get ready for opening night with the New York Knicks.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor Swift, title chase spice up US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With the promise of blue skies and some sizzling pop from Taylor Swift, the U.S. Grand Prix is back after all those worries about its demise.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs homer twice in win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur's bat.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland reliever chosen MVP of ALCS

TORONTO (AP) - MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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California baseball fans, players have common enemy: gulls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Like any player, San Francisco Giants outfielder Denard Span worries about hitting nasty curveballs and losing fly balls in the sun. But ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Benches clear 3 times, 8 ejections for Tigers, Yankees

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera and Yankees catcher Austin Romine wrestled on the ground near home plate during the first of three bench-clearing incidents ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bookies will lose millions if McGregor knocks out Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Newton perfect in preseason debut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Cam Newton was perfect in his preseason debut.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Floyd Mayweather is money, and this should be easy money

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a winner the day he signed the contract to come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor in ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn't lost in a decade. Conor McGregor ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Pro Bowl LT Donald Penn ends holdout

ALAMEDA (AP) - Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn has ended his holdout with the Oakland Raiders.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers S Jimmie Ward returns from hamstring injury

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward has been taken off the physically unable to perform list after missing nearly four weeks of ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Parker’s 2-run double in 7th sends Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers would have much preferred to leave for an important road series against baseball's best Los Angeles Dodgers with ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s end Britton’s save record at 60

BALTIMORE (AP) - For 60 straight appearances, Zach Britton dealt with the pleasure and pressure of fulfilling his job description when called upon to preserve a ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox obtain OF Rajai Davis from Oakland

CLEVELAND (AP) - The AL East-leading Boston Red Sox boosted their outfield depth by acquiring speedy Rajai Davis from the Oakland Athletics for a minor league ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Landon Donovan has seen both sides of Cali Clasico

Of all the rivalries in Major League Soccer, the California Clasico between the San Jose Earthquakes and the LA Galaxy is among the most spirited.

August 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Savarino, Rusnak, Movsisyan each score in 2nd half, RSL wins

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Jefferson Savarino, Albert Rusnak and Yura Movsisyan scored in the second half to help Real Salt Lake beat the 10-man San Jose ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Supporters want Kaepernick signed before season

NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NBA summer of blockbuster moves

The group of 2017 Eastern Conference All-Stars who have changed teams this summer would form an impressive starting lineup.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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