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MLB begins search for Selig’s replacement

NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. will lead the committee to find a successor to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie George Springer improving for Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer's career with the Houston Astros certainly didn't get off to a tremendous start, prompting some to wonder whether they put him in the majors too soon.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants display of speed, power

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chi Sox rookie’s clutch HR beats A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the Chicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kerr chooses Warriors over Knicks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat rally past Nets to East finals

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome has inside track

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panthers DE Hardy out of jail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was released from jail on $17,000 bond Wednesday, one day after being arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. Hardy left jail wearing sweatpants and a black tank top but did not comment. Charlotte Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin called Hardy a potential threat and ordered him not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Haden happy with contract, Johnny Football joining Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The moment that rocked Cleveland, when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnny Manziel was coming, even wobbled one of the Browns.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Freeway faceoff goes to 7th game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US begins World Cup training camp at Stanford

STANFORD, California (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stan Van Gundy picks Pistons over Warriors

DETROIT (AP) - Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook caps OKC comeback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dennis wins Stage 3 at Tour of California

DANVILLE (AP) - Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the final 300 yards to win the hot and hilly third stage and reduce Bradley Wiggins' race lead at the Tour of California on Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Minor silences Giants’ bats as Braves win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Minor pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis drove in a run with his first career triple as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants for the first time in five tries this season, 5-0 on Tuesday night.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Sharapova grinds out another tough win

PARIS (AP) - Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Culliver looks to move past off-field issues

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After a second straight tumultuous offseason, Chris Culliver could use another fresh start.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rain delay helps Crane take early lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ben Crane shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday at TPC at Southwind to take the lead in the suspended first round of the St. Jude Classic.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


High school lefty goes No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Houston Astros selected California high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tanaka tames Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) - In a season full of bumps for the New York Yankees, there has been one sure thing. Namely, Masahiro Tanaka.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball mourns Zimmer’s death

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Don Zimmer wasn't a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way.

June 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs, Heat prepare for sequel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James blessed to be playing in fifth NBA Finals; 4th with Heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, done-that attitude when stepping onto the sport's biggest stage.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaep-ital gain: 49ers QB signs $110M extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a new six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the franchise through the 2020 season.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome 3-5 favorite to win Triple Crown

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings upend Rangers in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USMNT: Defense a central concern

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. is getting a little defensive about its defense.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal undeterred after dropping 1st set

PARIS (AP) - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Portugal’s Ronaldo suffering from tendinitis, muscle injury

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal says forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tendinitis in his left leg to go with a left leg muscle injury as the team prepares for its World Cup opener on June 16 against Germany.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees can’t hold 4-run lead

NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

June 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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