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A-Rod wants to put Selig on hot seat

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Arm’s race out West: Padres sign Johnson

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Josh Johnson was looking for a team close to his Las Vegas home, and the San Diego Padres were looking for a potential top-of-the rotation pitcher. The sides quickly agreed on an $8 million, one-year contract that was finalized on Wednesday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn tears ACL; return on hold

Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL CAPSULES

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the New Jersey Devils ended Anaheim's eight-game home winning streak to open the season with a 4-3 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hits keep coming: 49ers’ Brooks fined

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


CLEARING THE AIR

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III parsed the appropriate uses of "me" and "I'' when it comes to owning up to a mistake and privately explained his words to teammates Santana Moss and coaches Wednesday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sticking with McGloin

ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt McGloin has made a career out of exceeding other people's expectations.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dirty secret: Saints will cover in win over Atlanta

What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for tonight, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference. Then the Atlanta Falcons didn't do their part.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ double-double rallies Kings past Suns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Sacramento Kings rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 107-104 on Tuesday night.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle NFL’s soar to No. 1

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have separated themselves from the rest of the NFL in the eyes of the voters who make up the AP Pro32 power rankings.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Carolina’s Cam clutch late in games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera knows Cam Newton is capable of making big plays.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn wrecks as training intensifies

DENVER (AP) - Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday while training in Copper Mountain, Colo., ahead of her planned return to racing following major knee surgery.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mets wine and dine Cano’s agent, Jay-Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Jay Z, the new agent for Robinson Cano, had dinner Monday night with top officials of the New York Mets.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ex-UCI president questions Armstrong’s credibility

GENEVA (AP) - Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen called Lance Armstrong's claim that he helped cover up the rider's doping at the 1999 Tour de France a "ridiculous story" and said Tuesday he has nothing to fear from an independent investigation.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Soccer club accused of witchcraft

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Animal bones, hair, feathers and river pebbles are secreted around sports fields. The goal posts have been sprinkled with urine. The soccer players, some of whom have smeared ancient herbal potions on themselves, take the field.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Ishikawa’s blast sends SF to Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call it the Shot That Shook the Bay.

October 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close 'em.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tavares scores in shootout, lifts Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders remained unbeaten with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers hire Pirates’ Jeff Banister as new manager

The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants closer to World Series berth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October - even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hapless Jets face Patriots

BARRY WILNER

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals ride 11-game win streak to WS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teletovic leads Nets to win over Kings

BEIJING (AP) - Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Nets to a 129-117 overtime preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, as Brooklyn swept a pair of exhibition games in China between the teams.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DJ Hayden starts practices with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland cornerback DJ Hayden practiced for the first time since breaking his foot in June, a potential boost for the Raiders' struggling defense.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick’s fine cut in half

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick's $11,025 fine from the NFL for what a game official called "inappropriate language" during the 49ers' loss to the Chicago Bears last month was cut in half Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Favre’s record on Peyton Manning’s back burner

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Even though he's just two touchdown throws shy of Brett Favre's NFL record of 508, Peyton Manning isn't getting caught up in history, and neither are his teammates.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After triumphant return, Palmer wants practice

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Three days after his triumphant return against the Washington Redskins, Carson Palmer was looking forward to practice.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ RG3 practices, will reclaim starting job

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter's job this season.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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