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Closers struggle to make it career

Some relievers thrive when they move into the huge ninth-inning spotlight and some fizzle. And others turn into one-year wonders.

March 24, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Sharapova, S Williams advance

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Maria Sharapova was happy to play an 11 a.m. match Monday, especially when her work day was already done by the time a mid-afternoon shower interrupted play.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger frustrated with back woes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Congestion a concern on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which gets clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford knocks off No. 2 Kansas

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas knows all about Stanford now.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wild finish: Busch wins at Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray wins at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Andy Murray won Sunday while Ivan Lendl watched as a fan rather than as a coach.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Thomas lead Kings past Milwaukee Buck

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas had 30 points and eight assists in the Sacramento Kings' 124-107 victory Sunday that sent the Milwaukee Bucks to their seventh straight loss.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Karrie Webb rallies to win Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) - Karrie Webb flew up the leaderboard with a course-record 9-under 63, then waited about 90 minutes to see if anyone could catch her in the JTBC Founders Cup.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Every rallies for win at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Matt Every is finally a winner on the PGA Tour, and he's still not sure how it happened.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal women embrace NCAA chance at powerhouse Baylor

WACO (AP) - California coach Lindsay Gottlieb can envision her team one day being in the position the Golden Bears now face with a second-round NCAA tournament game at perennial power Baylor.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyer’s PK in 57th lifts Sporting over San Jose

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Dom Dwyer scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, lifting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wichita State’s perfect run ends

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top freshmen headed home already

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum hit hard but rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Ronaldo, Messi, Neuer up for Ballon d’Or

LONDON (AP) - The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and Matt Beleskey added his career-best 12th goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending Philadelphia's franchise-worst losing streak to start the season to 0-17.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Grizzlies beat Kings for 5th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies left nothing to chance against the Sacramento Kings this time.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Datsyuk scores twice, Red Wings beat Canucks

DETROIT (AP) - The streaking Detroit Red Wings were able to laugh about a power outage at aging Joe Louis Arena.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Providence

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky post players Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 11 points and six rebounds, and the top-ranked Wildcats opened the second half with an 18-7 run to pull away for a 58-38 victory over Providence on Sunday.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Memorable moments in Jets-’Phins rivalry

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Mud, a Monday night miracle and a sneaky fake spike. They've all been part of an entertaining rivalry between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers emotionally reeling after embarrassing loss

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Kings without Popovich

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich can rest easy. The screaming criticism and back-slapping encouragement he doles out echo with the Spurs even when he's quietly resting at home.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saffold has incentive for matchup against Raiders

ST. LOUIS (AP) - There's no denying it: For Rodger Saffold, the Oakland Raiders are not and will never again be just another opponent.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders won’t have Murray against Rams

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray failed to pass the final test of the NFL-mandated concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against St. Louis.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Speights leads Golden State comeback win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Coach Steve Kerr knew when he arrived at Golden State that Marreese Speights would figure into the mix somehow this season with the Warriors.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rebuilding A’s deal Donaldson

OAKLAND (AP) - All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson is the latest Oakland star traded away in a rebuilding effort.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Eisner: NFL team would boost downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

NEW YORK (AP) - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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