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Percentage of foreign MLB players drops slightly

NEW YORK (AP) - The percentage of Major League Baseball players born outside the United States declined slightly for the second straight season.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s home run caps Giant rally in win

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were kicking the ball around so badly Monday night that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to start spring training over again.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AL saves leader Jim Johnson loses debut

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson got pulled in the ninth inning with a sellout crowd booing, hardly the kind of Oakland debut the reigning AL saves leader had hoped for Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins carries Kings to victory

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When DeMarcus Cousins drilled a 16-foot jump shot on the Sacramento Kings' first possession of the second half, he had the look of a player who was ready to take over a game.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors limping to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - In one corner of the Golden State Warriors' quiet locker room Sunday night, Jermaine O'Neal sat at his locker with ice bags on his knees and just stared into the distance. David Lee, who spent the evening in a suit on the bench, already had cleared out and gone home. Andrew Bogut never surfaced.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Reds’ Votto cleared for BP; Rays’ Myers out 6 weeks

CINCINNATI (AP) - Reds first baseman Joey Votto is recovering from a strained muscle above his left knee and could soon begin a rehabilitation assignment in the minors.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New York vs. LA

The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USMNT’s still working on shape

NEW YORK (AP) - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


French Open semis: Sharapova, Djokovic RSVP

PARIS (AP) - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winning by being best at not losing

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - It was hard to read the eyes of Jack Nicklaus behind his sunglasses, and maybe that was a good thing. He was in his customary spot behind the 18th green at Muirfield Village as he waited to see who would win the Memorial. Or who would do the best job of not losing.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rest and rehab saved D-Wade

MIAMI (AP) - The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs get chance to avenge only Finals loss

When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Costanzo a 49er again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo has rejoined the San Francisco 49ers, 2 ½ years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ausberry: ‘Job to get on field’

ALAMEDA (AP) - David Ausberry was poised to win the starting tight end job for the Oakland Raiders last summer before a nasty shoulder injury ended his year in the preseason.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome on target for Triple

NEW YORK (AP) - Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woodson excited about new veterans

ALAMEDA (AP) - Even at age 37, Charles Woodson is feeling a bit younger in his second season back with the Oakland Raiders.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ballmer brings cheer to Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Last of Americans out at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Hardly a good day to be an American in Paris.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers head west after tune-up

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist had his game-day face on at practice.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Striker firing blanks

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Jozy Altidore appreciates your concern.

June 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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