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NC State, Vanderbilt meet in Independence

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - There were times this season that Vanderbilt and North Carolina State looked like bad teams.

December 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mississippi State, Miami excited about St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - So much for the notion that the St. Petersburg Bowl is just another lower-tier postseason matchup featuring teams with mediocre records and little to accomplish, even by winning.

December 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Labanc scores 2nd goal in OT, lifts Sharks over Oilers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Rookie forward Kevin Labanc sent the San Jose Sharks into their Christmas break in first place in the Pacific Division.

December 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SUPERSTARS MESH

OAKLAND (AP) - As shootaround wrapped up one morning last weekend, once Stephen Curry had concluded his methodical session flicking jumpers from every spot on the same practice court he always uses, Kevin Durant took a pass from the MVP's main rebounding man, Bruce Fraser, and let fly an extra-long 3-pointer from the right wing.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders eyeing AFC West title, bye

OAKLAND (AP) - The path for the Oakland Raiders is simple after they clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years. Win the final two games of the season starting with Indianapolis on Saturday and the Raiders will be AFC West champions and get a first-round bye.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Not a California Classic: Awful Niners visit woeful Los Angeles Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After San Francisco steamrolled the Rams 28-0 in coach Chip Kelly's debut three months ago, the 49ers could have never imagined they wouldn't win again before the late-season rematch.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant scores 32 in 31 minutes, Warriors win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors gave the Detroit Pistons a shot at an upset, turning the ball over more than they had in any game this season. They made up for mistakes by making a lot of shots.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ 32 leads Kings back against Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points, including 21 in the second half, and the Sacramento Kings came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105 on Friday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA, players complete process of ratifying new labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s give Cuban $2M signing bonus

OAKLAND (AP) - Cuban right-hander Norge Ruiz agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles prevent Giants from clinching playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If the New York Giants continue to play this way, they won't have much of an impact even if they make the playoffs.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Down 19, Heat rally to honor Shaq’s night

MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside each finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from 19 points down to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-107 on Thursday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Idaho outscores Colorado State 61-50 in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was just getting started.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring sports moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired - and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite soccer player, to a warm ovation fueled by empathy for a visiting NHL goalie.

December 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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Carr has surgery as Raiders prepare for life with McGloin

ALAMEDA (AP) - While Derek Carr underwent surgery to repair his broken right leg on Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders began preparing for a playoff run without ...

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick insists he’s not thinking about future with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - If Colin Kaepernick is concerned about his future with the 49ers, the veteran quarterback certainly isn't showing it. At least not ...

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland's streets, surrounding the convertible that he ...

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook gets 15th triple-double, Thunder top Heat

MIAMI (AP) - Russell Westbrook got his 15th triple-double of the season by the midpoint of the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the ...

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL has issues, but Cowboys are making it fun again

Just when it seemed the NFL was losing its tight grip on America's fans, America's team came riding to the rescue.

December 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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