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Phelps to swim three events in comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Oldest ex-player dies at 102

HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Sherman speaks at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Stunning draw for state No. 1 Lancers

East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Sharks skate to 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Warriors: Bring on the trap

OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ALAMEDA (AP) - The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wizards work magic in OT; Pacers rebound

CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Canadiens first to advance to 2nd round

MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Popovich named coach of the year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Manchester United fire Moyes

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Randle leaving Kentucky for NBA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Duel in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Bad ‘Choice’ for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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Chargers slam San Diego’s latest stadium proposal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city and county's updated plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium were immediately trashed by the Chargers, making it ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Houston Dynamo defeat Quakes

HOUSTON (AP) - Alex scored in the 77th minute and the Houston Dynamo outlasted the short-handed San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kerber outlasts hard-hitting Pliskova

STANFORD (AP) - Angelique Kerber pushed away any post-match fatigue or tired legs and relished yet another championship.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Spieth closes with 66 in final round before PGA

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - If the rest of the year is any indication, Jordan Spieth is trending in the right direction heading to the final major ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

1985: Kevin Wentworth leads NorCal golf team at Junior Cup

Thirty years ago, on August 7, 1985, the Northern California team, led by the solid play of Manteca's Kevin Wentworth, tied for top honors ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford passes away

NEW YORK (AP) - From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Fan hits NY player throwing back ball

NEW YORK (AP) - A teenage fan at Yankee Stadium showed off quite an arm Sunday - at the expense of All-Star outfielder Brett Gardner.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Valencia powers A’s to win over Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - His new teammates can only shake their heads. Danny Valencia, acquired off waivers a week ago, continues to impress.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Giants shut down by Arrieta in loss

CHICAGO (AP) - Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants capped a rough road trip with a difficult weekend in Chicago.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Carr gets receiving help in year 2 with Oakland Raiders

NAPA (AP) - For all the good that Derek Carr accomplished as a rookie starting 16 games at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, there was one ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Phelps goes 3 for 3 at nationals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Having established himself as the shadow world champion in three events, Michael Phelps pondered the last time he felt this good.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49er linebacker Eli Harold has quick learning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eli Harold came to work Friday morning and was hit quickly with the realization there would be no more easing into his ...

August 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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