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AP sources: No deadline for deal on MLB playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) - Negotiators for baseball players and owners say there is no set deadline for an agreement to expand the playoffs to 10 teams this season.

March 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Doolittle converts to pitcher hoping to make A's

PHOENIX (AP) - Sean Doolittle is looking to his past to help shape his future.

March 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders place franchise tag on S Tyvon Branch

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders placed the franchise tag on safety Tyvon Branch on Thursday, guaranteeing him about $6.2 million for 2012 to keep him off the open market in free agency.

March 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sanchez making progress in return from injury

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Giants infielder Freddy Sanchez took ground balls at second base and threw to first Wednesday for the first time since he dislocated his right shoulder on June 10, a significant moment in his rehab.

February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lee, Warriors hold off Hawks' rally

ATLANTA (AP) - Dominic McGuire scored no points in only his second start of the season. He drew plenty of praise, though, for his defense and rebounding as a surprise fill-in for Stephen Curry.

February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Federer into quarterfinals at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each won in straight sets Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods stares down reporter over Haney book

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods had a terse exchange with a magazine reporter Wednesday over excerpts from his former swing coach's new book, and ended the conversation with a long stare and a sarcastic, "Have a good day."

February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Daytona win cements Kenseth among NASCAR's elite

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Maybe it's his consistent approach on the track, or his low-key demeanor off it.

February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


US opens Algarve Cup with 5-0 win over Denmark

The U.S. women's soccer team is undefeated on Leap Day.

February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dempsey scores as US beats Italy for first time

GENOA, Italy (AP) - American players applauded each other and their fans. Their supporters cheered loudly and proudly waved the red, white and blue.

February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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February 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Emerson more than enough in Lancers win over Escalon

East Union has gotten off to a quick start on the season and no Lancers is doing more to help the club than senior Kelsey Emerson. Emerson did it all Tuesday in a 15-4 blowout of Escalon, handling the majority of the pitching duties and going 3-for-4 at the plate.

February 29, 2012 | Jagada Chambers | Pro Sports


Neither rain nor fire ruined NASCAR's marquee show

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Want to capture the nation's attention? Try a giant fireball.

February 28, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


Bumgarner remains youngest pitcher in camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Left-hander Madison Bumgarner enjoyed the flow of champagne over his head after San Francisco's successful run to the World Series title two years ago, a mere three months after he reached legal drinking age.

February 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather says Pacquiao 'not one of the sharpest'

NEW YORK (AP) - A trumpet blared a fanfare to introduce Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto as fans at the Apollo Theater cheered the start of Tuesday's news conference to promote their May 5 fight in Las Vegas.

February 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Lattimore ready to run

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Marcus Lattimore feels close to 100 percent and is counting down the days until he can run free and easy for the San Francisco 49ers.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher Norris says collision rule fair

PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland catcher Derek Norris said collisions at home plate are part of the game and he applauds the updated rule that still allows for them in major league baseball.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NHL back from Olympic break

The Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold - perhaps for the last time.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winston mesmerized & hitless vs. Yanks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has no plans to stop being a two-sport man.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cruz moving forward with new team

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - When it comes to his 50-game drug suspension, Nelson Cruz didn't have much to say during his introduction by the Baltimore Orioles.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jimmermania nears its end in capital city

The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are working on a buyout of his contract, a person familiar with the talks said Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors clamp down on Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clamped down on the Detroit Pistons in the second half of a 104-96 victory Monday night.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doolittle’s change-up

PHOENIX (AP) - Sean Doolittle had a cast covering his right wrist three years ago, the latest in a series of injuries that cost him nearly three years of his professional career.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Collins at home in Nets locker room

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McBride, Lilly, Bradley elected to Hall

CHICAGO (AP) - Brian McBride and Kristine Lilly have been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame along with former men's national team coach Bob Bradley.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Once driven by money, Day now wants trophies

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Along with celebrating a World Golf Championship that took him to No. 4 in the world, Jason Day couldn't help but consider the rest of the young season and wonder just how much higher he could go.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB collision rule leaves one exception

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Jones to 3-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed special teams standout Taiwan Jones to a three-year extension on Monday that keeps him under contract through 2017.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Character on center stage at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colt Lyerla came to the NFL scouting combine with more to prove than just about anyone else.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scioscia: Trout won’t get snagged on contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that he isn't worried about possible contract talks becoming a distraction for star center fielder Mike Trout.

February 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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