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NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio chooses Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Seattle coach Pete Carroll stands by decision to pass

PHOENIX (AP) - Less than 16 hours later, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was still stunned by the outcome while defending the decision to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl's closing seconds, a choice that will long be debated.

February 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel enters treatment

CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Manziel has sought help to change his off-field lifestyle.

February 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Love still finding his way in Cleveland

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In his first game at Target Center since he was traded, it was abundantly clear to Kevin Love just how far away he has gotten from Minnesota.

February 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open crown

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - This was one occasion where Novak Djokovic couldn't really empathize with Andy Murray, his long-time friend.

February 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patriots deflate Seahawks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.

February 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Koepka rallies to win Phoenix Open golf title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Brooks Koepka has lost track of the miles flown, the oceans crossed and the stamps in his passport as he toiled in remote corners of the golfing world for more than two years to prepare himself for moments like Sunday at the Phoenix Open.

February 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady wins 3rd Super Bowl MVP award

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - As a kid, years before he became a pretty good quarterback in his own right, Tom Brady idolized Joe Montana.

February 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lowest prices on last-minute tickets almost hit $9,000

PHOENIX (AP) - In previous years, the scenario for getting Super Bowl tickets at a reasonable price was simply waiting until the last possible minute to buy.

February 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron returns as Cavs top Kings

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 44 points, and LeBron James scored 19 in his return from a one-game absence, as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed hot, beating the Sacramento Kings 101-90 on Friday night for their ninth straight win.

January 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cousins named to All-Star team

DeMarcus Cousins is going to the All-Star game, after all.

January 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods posts highest score of pro career

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro.

January 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hayward, Jazz upset Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Utah Jazz upset the league's highest-scoring team, the Golden State Warriors, 110-100 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect

PHOENIX (AP) - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic will face Murray in Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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