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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


‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA (AP) - Three years after entering college as one of the top players in the country, Mario Edwards Jr. came into the NFL with a little less fanfare.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday's race.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jaquiski Tartt spoke to good friend Jimmie Ward just last week about how great it would be if the old high school teammates from Mobile, Alabama, ended up as safeties together on the same NFL team.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) - One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Athletics lose 5th in a row to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics weren't able to reverse a losing streak against Felix Hernandez. They hope a return to their home park will do the trick.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish captures first stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish powered past Slovakia's Peter Sagan just before the finish line Sunday to win the first stage of the Tour of California.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fowler delivers major effort to win Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The latest survey was unanimous, not anonymous. Rickie Fowler can deliver the goods.

May 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Morrison HR in 11th wins it for Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Logan Morrison homered on the first pitch of the 11th inning from Oakland reliever Dan Otero, and the Seattle Mariners rallied to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McGehee’s slam lifts Giants past Marlins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Casey McGehee hit the first grand slam of his career, Tim Lincecum struck out a season-best eight batters, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 6-0 on Friday night.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Amari Cooper makes good first impression on Raiders

ALAMEDA AP) - Amari Cooper has been preparing for his first NFL practice ever since he was a 5-year-old in the backyard running patterns and catching passes from his buddies.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Riley scores to give Rapids tie with Earthquakes

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - James Riley scored on a header in the 92nd minute to give the Colorado Rapids a 1-1 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on a rainy Friday night.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks could stay at SAP until 2025

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks expect to call SAP Center their home for at least the next 10 years.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Na, Kelly share lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Much like his entire career, Jerry Kelly was just another player on the golf course Friday at The Players Championship.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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


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