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Jimmie Johnson earns 76th career Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson smoked his tires crossing the finish line, celebrating another win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lineman Anthony Davis to file for return to NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis plans to file for reinstatement after he retired in June last year following a head injury, a person with direct knowledge of his decision said.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Questions linger on continued relevance of combine drills

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Players running around in underwear. That's the quintessential snapshot of the NFL scouting combine, or the entire pre-draft period for that matter.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Scott outlasts Garcia to win the Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Adam Scott tapped in a 30-inch par putt to win the Honda Classic on Sunday, and the smile was more relief than joy over ending the longest drought of his career.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oakland A’s have plenty of room for platoon at first base

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Naturally, the Oakland Athletics aren't looking at just one guy to play first base.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Duffy back after earning third base job with Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Duffy spent most of spring training last year trying to get a read on where in the infield he would best fit in with the San Francisco Giants.

February 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New A’s players join squad

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics decided their roster needed some tweaking even as other teams have stood pat this month. They've swung a couple of significant trades, one of which brought slugging outfielder Khris Davis over from the Milwaukee Brewers.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Romero hopes to return to big leagues

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are stocked with talented pitchers, with Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and Jake Peavy having been named All-Stars at least once.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rickie Fowler takes lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Rickie Fowler isn't setting any course records at the Honda Classic. He'll gladly settle for more great golf, and the 36-hole lead.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Infantino assumes FIFA destiny of banned Platini

ZURICH (AP) - New FIFA President Gianni Infantino is like the substitute who came off the bench to score the winning goal in a cup final to stun the favorites.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch’s car fails inspection, cut from pole

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Kyle Busch's car failed a post-qualifying inspection on Friday, leaving him at the back of the pack instead of on the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

February 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s shortstop Marcus Semien makes big defensive strides

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Ron Washington stood side by side with shortstop Marcus Semien in the batting cage within the depths of the Oakland Coliseum last month, each smiling as they worked together for a FanFest session.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome victorious in Dubai, $10 million World Cup next

DUBAI (AP) - It's on to the world's richest race for California Chrome.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry has 51, hits 3-pointer in record 128th straight game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Curry's smile gave way to laughter.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Baseball bans rolling block slides

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball made its call on the Chase Utley slide: out.

February 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Leigh Steinberg: Talking to Saskatchewan about Vince Young

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young's agent says he's talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred offers no predictions on rule changes

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jae-gyun Hwang hopes to impress Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The language is Korean, but a home run call is universal. And after a few replays, the last one on the YouTube ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s Davis eager to get started

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Rajai Davis pulled on his Athletics cap straight away when he walked into Hohokam Stadium, then grabbed his sparkling new white cleats ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stephen Curry spoke. Under Armour listened. Now what?

Whether the dust-up between Stephen Curry and Under Armour keeps mushrooming or fizzles out, this much is true: In an era of contentious politics, the ...

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s may not need traditional closer

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - If the Oakland Athletics can jump out to a lead this season, they should be in great shape.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Huberdeau scores in OT to lift Panthers past Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr's birthday.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


New Raiders OC Todd Downing takes over high-powered offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Todd Downing is walking into a pretty enviable position for his first career job as offensive coordinator.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Thompson scores 35 to lead Warriors past Kings

OAKLAND (AP) - Missing his emotional leader and one of four All-Stars on Golden State's roster after Draymond Green was ejected late in the second ...

February 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


G-League: The D-League getting makeover in Gatorade deal

The Associated Press

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Mark Melancon: a closer who’s open to sports science

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing - at precisely 183 beats per minute.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Youthful A’s rotation key to club’s success in 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A key to the Oakland Athletics' young and relatively inexperienced starting rotation will be to consistently get the ball to the bullpen ...

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Love hurts: Cavaliers’ All-Star forward out at least 6 weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love won't be able to help the Cavaliers down the stretch this season.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oakley’s ban from Madison Square Garden lifted

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Oakley is allowed back in Madison Square Garden, though the former New York Knicks star says he wants an apology before ...

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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