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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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Johnny Manziel being investigated again after yet another altercation

CLEVELAND (AP) - Before Johnny Manziel was found "safe and in no danger," police in Texas used a helicopter to help locate the Browns quarterback, who ...

January 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Murray beats Raonic to reach final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Andy Murray arrived at the Australian Open fully prepared to become a father before becoming champion.

January 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Spanos: Chargers to stay in San Diego in 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will play in San Diego in 2016, and he'll work with politicians ...

January 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woodland, Choi tied for lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Phil Mickelson had to leave the golf course to play one of his shots at Torrey Pines, an early sign of the ...

January 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL says concussions way up in 2015; will study reasons why

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL says reported concussions rose 58 percent in regular-season games to the highest number in any of the past four years.

January 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s catcher Stephen Vogt undergoes elbow surgery

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow that is expected to be fully healed by opening day.

January 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sweep places Lathrop 3rd in VOL

LATHROP - The Lathrop High wrestling team finished its dual season strong Wednesday, crushing visiting Weston Ranch and Kimball in Valley Oak League action.

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Defending champs Djokovic, Williams back in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant ...

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants minor leaguer among 3 suspended

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Dylan Brooks has been suspended for 50 games following an unspecified violation of baseball's minor league drug program.

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockies swap Dickerson for Rays lefty McGee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's crowded outfield just wasn't big enough for Corey Dickerson.

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


John Scott takes shot at NHL before All-Star Game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Scott, the career journeyman enforcer who was surprisingly voted into the NHL All-Star game by fans, said he got a call ...

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanford’s McCaffrey wins Jet Award

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Stanford's Christian McCaffrey has been named winner of the Jet Award as the nation's top return specialist.

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manning: Al Jazeera report ‘garbage’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Garbage then. Garbage now.

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GOLDEN GREATS

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Joe Montana, Joe Greene and Emmitt Smith are among the 22 Pro Football Hall of Famers voted to the Super Bowl 50 ...

January 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Owners of Las Vegas Sands, Raiders to meet

The billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino company wants to help build a domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with ...

January 29, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Pro Sports


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