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‘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


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final.

May 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner Nyquist is sick, won’t run in Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) - So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.

May 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Even before easy win, it is good day for Serena Williams

PARIS (AP) - Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at ...

May 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mark Davis: Studies on Raiders move to Las Vegas are ‘positive’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move ...

May 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

May 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to win over Cav’s

TORONTO (AP) - A series that once looked lopsided is now even.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments

GENEVA (AP) - FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) - National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Still plenty of air in ‘Deflategate’ court case

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wawrinka can chuckle after avoiding historic loss

PARIS (AP) - So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill wins again, A’s end skid with victory vs Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Rich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight start, Stephen Vogt hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pence’s bloop double in 9th lifts Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt scored from first base when pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's bloop double to short right field fell between two San Diego ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond fined $25,000, not suspended for groin kick

NEW YORK (AP) - Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in ...

May 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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