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Warriors star Stephen Curry is league MVP

OAKLAND (AP) - Some called him too small. Others too fragile.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors roll past Grizzlies in West semis’ first game

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and lost.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather takes his $100M check and runs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Angels behind Lincecum for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum's fastball averages about 89 mph this season, down from 93-95 mph when he won consecutive NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and '09.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Unusually wild Gray, Vogt HRs carry A’s past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a career-high seven walks against Texas when the Oakland right-hander never had more than four in an outing and came into the game with just six all season.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner American Pharoah a likely go in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt cruises to Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - There's something about Talladega Superspeedway - its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track - that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy claims title for Match Play Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Inbee Park wins North Texas Shootout for second time

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Inbee Park loves coming to Texas. For the second time in three years, she's leaving the Lone Star State with a trophy.

May 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bob Myers voted NBA’s executive of the year

OAKLAND (AP) - His voice cracking and his eyes watering, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers nearly let his emotions get the best of him on one of the biggest days of his career.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants edge Angels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch hitter Joe Panik singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Friday night.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Real Salt Lake ties San Jose on Quakes’ own goal

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Real Salt Lake got an own goal by San Jose in the 71st minute and tied the Earthquakes 1-1 on Friday night, ending a 387-minute scoreless streak.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally past Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mark Canha started and ended Oakland's seven-run rally in the eighth inning, and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Armstead looks to take path his brother didn’t get

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Arik Armstead's brother, Armond, always told his little brother he would become the best football player in the family.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State believes depth, sacrifice keys to their success

OAKLAND (AP) - Those golden yellow shirts the Golden State Warriors give to fans at every home playoff game are printed with a slogan that reads: "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS."

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Easy Derby win for American Pharoah?

Now comes the easy part for American Pharoah - the Preakness Stakes.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Canelo, Kirkland promise action in their showdown

Although Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s showdown with Manny Pacquiao last week probably didn't convert many new fans to boxing, the sport has much more to offer after that unsatisfying meeting between its two biggest stars.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Logano wins pole for race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Joey Logano will start at Kansas Speedway right where he left off.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena’s streak ends in semifinals

MADRID (AP) - Serena Williams had not lost a match all year until she ran into Petra Kvitova at the Madrid Open on Friday.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Team Penske stays dominant, puts Will Power on pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Team Penske is overpowering the competition in Indianapolis - again.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rose blanks in 3 at buzzer, Bulls beat Cavs

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA fines Clippers’ Barnes, Bulls’ Noah

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for directing inappropriate language at a courtside fan who turned out to be Houston star James Harden's mother.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rangers stay alive with OT win on McDonagh’s goal

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jordan Spieth sputters in star group at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The biggest star at The Players Championship was not Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth playing together in the morning. And it wasn't Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in back-to-back groups in the afternoon.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler selected as NBA’s Most Improved Player

CHICAGO (AP) - There was a time when Jimmy Butler was kicked out of his home as a teenager with no place to go. He has come a long way since then.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mark Cavendish, Armstrong highlight Tour of California

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, (AP) - Mark Cavendish and Kristin Armstrong will highlight the Tour of California.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wall has multiple fractures in left wrist, hand

WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand, and the All-Star guard's playing status has not been determined.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather: Pacquiao a ‘sore loser’ and ‘coward’

NEW YORK (AP) - Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he's not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao "because he's a sore loser and he's a coward."

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Crawford, Blackhawks advance with win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Corey Crawford made 34 saves, Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night for a four-game sweep.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady: Deflated balls scandal doesn’t taint Super Bowl win

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn't detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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