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Owen Nolan announces retirement from NHL

SAN JOSE (AP) - Owen Nolan, who hasn't played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season, announced his retirement Tuesday at the San Jose Sharks' home rink.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Durant's shot lifts Thunder past Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant hit a go-ahead bank shot with 14.2 seconds remaining, and the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder overcame career performances by Monta Ellis and David Lee to beat the Golden State Warriors 119-116 on Tuesday night.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pekovic, Wolves hold off Jimmer and Kings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The way that DeMarcus Cousins has been playing lately, the Minnesota Timberwolves were looking like fools for passing on him in favor of Wes Johnson last year.

February 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Federer recalls emotional 2001 Davis Cup win vs US

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) - Roger Federer hopes to recapture the emotion of Switzerland's 2001 Davis Cup victory against the United States when they meet again in the first round this weekend.

February 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Attention returns to Tiger at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH- Bill Murray stumbled into the back of a crowded conference room Tuesday just as Tiger Woods was wrapping up his press conference at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The "Caddyshack" star looked more confused than usual.

February 07, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Tarver to lead struggling Raiders defense

OAKLAND - The Oakland Raiders didn't look far to find a defensive coordinator.

February 07, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Cousins leads Kings back from 18-point hole vs. Hornets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After digging themselves a hole 18 points deep with poor shooting and porous defense, DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings avoided the temptation to bicker with one another. Coach Keith Smart hoped it was a sign of a young team maturing and pulling together.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Coughlin plans to be back with Giants

INDIANAPOLIS - Tom Coughlin is looking forward to the parade and a couple weeks off to reflect on the Giants' second championship in five seasons. Then he will begin preparations for defending the title.

February 07, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Belichick: Giving Giants TD gave Pats best chance

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bill Belichick gave clear instructions to his defensive unit: Let the runner score.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl draws record 111.3 million viewers on NBC

NEW YORK (AP) - For the third consecutive year, the Super Bowl set a record as the most-watched television show in U.S. history.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Despite Gisele, Patriots say no finger-pointing

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The Patriots say there's no finger-pointing after their Super Bowl loss, even if supermodel Gisele Bundchen won't abide by that code.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rockies acquire Guthrie from Orioles

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies acquired veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, a move that bolsters their young rotation.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports court strips Contador of Tour title

GENEVA (AP) - Three days after U.S. prosecutors dropped their investigation of doping claims against Lance Armstrong, fellow Tour de France champion Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 title when sports' highest court rejected the Spanish cyclist's story that contaminated meat caused him to fail a drug test.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

HOCKEY

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Smith stopped 30 shots, Martin Hanzal scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes ended a seven-game losing streak to Detroit with a 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Monday night.

February 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Rooney ready to deliver on pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The burden of delivering at the World Cup has consumed Wayne Rooney in the past, seeming to hinder his ability to deliver on football's biggest stage.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


France finds recipe for midfield success

RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (AP) - After years of underachieving and failed promise, France has a midfield to be proud of again.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway credit card charges at topless clubs.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowgill’s blast ends marathon

ANAHEIM (AP) - Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cy Young winner Welch dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs shoot down Heat in Game 3

MIAMI (AP) - Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history - and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The heat will be on, and the US in happy

SAO PAULO (AP) - While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ghana routs S. Korea; ready for Americans

MIAMI (AP) - In its final exhibition before facing the United States in the World Cup, Ghana practiced celebrating.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NY looks to dodge finals sweep

NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


History suggests Lefty is due for long (or short) U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson not only believes he's going to win the U.S. Open, he believes he's going to win more than one. He just wouldn't say whether it would be this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson takes aim at another majors title

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not worried about Johnny Football’s partying

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns aren't worried about Johnny Manziel running out of bounds off the field.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Doug Fister out duels Giants ace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Doug Fister flipped the script from his previous start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Machado suspended for 5 games

BALTIMORE (AP) - Manny Machado figured he might be suspended for intentionally throwing his bat on the field while at the plate.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi’s nausea puzzles soccer officials, fans

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Shortly after coming on as a second-half sub in Argentina's last World Cup warm-up, Lionel Messi doubled over and appeared to vomit on the pitch.

June 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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