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Hurdles ahead for gay NFL prospect

Michael Sam will face a daunting set of challenges that most rookies don't have to deal with when making the already formidable jump from college to the NFL.

February 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Petty doubts Patrick can win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race "if everybody else stayed home."

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker a journeyman no more

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s left fielder Cespedes ready for new season

OAKLAND (AP) - With a shortened swing and newfound swagger following his most rigorous offseason of training yet that helped him pack on 15 pounds of muscle, Yoenis Cespedes wants to forget all the frustrations of last year.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker hangs on to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Even with his high-powered telescope, Jimmy Walker might have had a hard time finding himself among the stars.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Missouri All-American says he is gay; may become NFL’s 1st openly gay player

NEW YOKR (AP) - Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nene scores 18 as Wizards work defensive magic to stop Sacramento

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl not a passing of the torch of QB styles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Confetti cannons boomed around Peyton Manning following Seattle's 43-8 dismantling of Denver and the five-time MVP sought out Russell Wilson to congratulate the Seahawks' second-year scrambler on his stunningly lopsided Super Bowl triumph.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy tops USA 3-1 in Fed Cup

CLEVELAND (AP) - Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend and gave Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celtics KO Kings with 15-0 Flurry

BOSTON (AP) - Nothing could stop Boston's Jared Sullinger on Friday night.

February 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crisp gets $22.75M more under new deal with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp offered a long list of reasons why Oakland is such a great fit for him for years to come - his sentiments the same whether or not he had a nice new contract to his name.

February 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCarthy chimes in for Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - John McCarthy scored his first goal since 2010 to help the San Jose Sharks head into the Olympic break on a winning note after beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Friday night.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors learning to manage high expectations

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry came home late Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors' blowout loss to the Charlotte Bobcats and received some basketball advice from an unexpected source: His wife, Ayesha.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker, Spieth tied for lead at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The wind and the rain arrived Friday, perhaps a prelude to a nasty weekend. Leave it to a pair of Texans - Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth - to thrive in Crosby Clambake conditions at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Vlasic's goal with 4.5 seconds left lifts Sharks over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Marc-Edouard Vlasic needed only 3 seconds to give the San Jose Sharks a win over the Winnipeg Jets in a game that seemed destined for overtime.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trio of aces poised to lead Hall of Fame class of 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former Giants pitcher Stu Miller dies at age 87

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stu Miller, the former Giants pitcher who committed perhaps the most famous balk in All-Star game history, has died. He was 87.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys rally past Lions in wild card

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Martinez waits for Hall of Fame

BOSTON (AP) - As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards - the last one unanimously.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ripon Christian dominates Big Valley

Ripon Christian put up 22 points in the first and third quarters on the way to a 78-58 non-league boys basketball win over visiting Big Valley Christian-Modesto on Saturday.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jennings leads Pistons to win over Sacramento

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Brandon Jennings scored 35 points as the Detroit Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 114-95 Sunday for their fifth straight win.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Colts pull away from Bengals for AFC victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When Andrew Luck was under pressure Sunday, he stood tall and maintained his poise.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


1985: Asuncion keys EU hoop win

Eighty years ago, on January 1, 1935, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barber witnessed the annual East-West Shrine football game at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium. Their son, Jim, was a member of the West team and made the first touchdown of the game when he ran 19 yards after taking a blocked punt. Jim was captain of the University of San Francisco team during the past season and his brother, Ernest, was a member of the same team.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

NEW YORK (AP) - Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Shiffrin dominates to win WCup slalom

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - American skier Mikaela Shiffrin continued her recent resurgence in slalom by convincingly winning her second straight World Cup race, leaving her rivals in awe four weeks before she defends her world title in Beaver Creek.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Panthers & Ravens claim wild-card wins

RALIEGH, N.C. (AP) - Joe Flacco continued his impressive postseason performances, throwing for two second-half touchdowns to beat the Ravens' bitter AFC North rival. The Ravens (11-6) won in Pittsburgh for the first time in the postseason; Pittsburgh had been 9-0 in third games of a season against the same opponent.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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