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NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio chooses Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Durant finalizes two-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether ...

July 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pirates’ Kang investigated for sexual assault claim

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say they are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang.

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade leaving Heat for home, Bulls

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called "an extremely emotional and tough decision" on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a "fallen hero," was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones off UFC 200 card

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was notified of a potential doping violation Wednesday night, ruling him out of his bout ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Messi given 21 months for tax fraud

MADRID (AP) - Lionel Messi and his father were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud by a Barcelona-based court on Wednesday, with both ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Federer fends off elimination

LONDON (AP) - The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo rallies Portugal past Bale, Wales

LYON, France (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hire Mike Brown as assistant to replace Luke Walton

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have hired former Cleveland and Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown as an assistant on coach Steve Kerr's ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sonny Gray hard-luck loser for A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sonny Gray had his good stuff on Wednesday at Target Field, finding ways to wiggle out of jams while pitching six solid innings ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants have majors’ best record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Johnny Cueto intends to pitch in next week's All-Star Game after not getting to play in his first appearance there two ...

July 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brooks adds Terpstra to Wizards staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former NBA head coach Sidney Lowe and interim coach Tony Brown have been hired as assistants to Scott Brooks with the Washington Wizards.

July 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


5 Cubs elected to start in All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - After topping the major leagues during the first half of the season as they seek their first title in more than a ...

July 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


David West headed to Warriors on 1-year deal

David West's pursuit of that ever-elusive championship came up short in his lone season in San Antonio.

July 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Williams back in Grand Slam semi 6 years later

LONDON (AP) - In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams.

July 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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