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MLB begins search for Selig’s replacement

NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. will lead the committee to find a successor to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie George Springer improving for Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer's career with the Houston Astros certainly didn't get off to a tremendous start, prompting some to wonder whether they put him in the majors too soon.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants display of speed, power

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chi Sox rookie’s clutch HR beats A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the Chicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kerr chooses Warriors over Knicks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat rally past Nets to East finals

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cali Chrome has inside track

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panthers DE Hardy out of jail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was released from jail on $17,000 bond Wednesday, one day after being arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. Hardy left jail wearing sweatpants and a black tank top but did not comment. Charlotte Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin called Hardy a potential threat and ordered him not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Haden happy with contract, Johnny Football joining Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The moment that rocked Cleveland, when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnny Manziel was coming, even wobbled one of the Browns.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Freeway faceoff goes to 7th game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US begins World Cup training camp at Stanford

STANFORD, California (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stan Van Gundy picks Pistons over Warriors

DETROIT (AP) - Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook caps OKC comeback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dennis wins Stage 3 at Tour of California

DANVILLE (AP) - Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the final 300 yards to win the hot and hilly third stage and reduce Bradley Wiggins' race lead at the Tour of California on Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Minor silences Giants’ bats as Braves win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Minor pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis drove in a run with his first career triple as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants for the first time in five tries this season, 5-0 on Tuesday night.

May 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Colombian climber Nairo Quintana wins Giro

TRIESTE, Italy (AP) - Nairo Quintana showed why he's considered as cycling's next star by winning the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year's Tour de France.

June 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner outduels ace Wainwright

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Madison Bumgarner figured he would need to be at the top of his game Friday night when he went up against Adam Wainwright.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss, Donaldson hammer Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss had grand slam on his mind. It felt as good as he thought it might.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat heading back to finals

MIAMI (AP) - For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer finds his form

PARIS (AP) - In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy stumbles, shoots 78

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone Friday in the Memorial, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs look to close out wild series with Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder guard Derek Fisher has played more playoff games than anyone in history.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kane leads Blackhawks past LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

May 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Nadal talks future after win

PARIS (AP) - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘94 Cup was an American sweatbath

German and South Korean players felt the Cotton Bowl turf scorching their feet through their shoes. Ireland manager Jack Charlton, sweating through his white shirt and cap, splashed water on his players from the touchline.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs blow out Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann, US men sold on The Farm

STANFORD (AP) - U.S. captain Clint Dempsey's sore left groin has improved, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann plans to start him in the Americans' second World Cup warmup this weekend against Turkey.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Creating stir with whisper

MIAMI (AP) - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry still puzzled by fire & hire

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry received the NBA's yearlong community assist award, spoke passionately about his charitable works, then dished out another assist to his former coach.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers KO Habs, reach finals

NEW YORK (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist was perfect on a night he needed to be.

May 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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