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Senators to NFL: Redskins’ name racists

WASHINGTON (AP) - Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn't even make it to the final round.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More at stake for Kurt Busch than ‘The Double’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch is a jerk. He's A-Rod on four wheels. Lance Armstrong with a Tour de France-sized attitude.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder thumped again

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann puts off decision on final 23

STANFORD (AP) - While other World Cup coaches have pared down their 23-player rosters as they prepare for Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann prefers to wait.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WNBA to market to LBGT community

NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA is kicking off a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a shift that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants win comes with losses

DENVER (AP) - Even when the San Francisco Giants pick up a rare win at Coors Field, they still lose.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s need just 1 hit to top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith pleads no contest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Los Angels rallies past Blackhawks in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hoyer ready for QB battle with Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Unlike most Clevelanders, Brian Hoyer didn't jump up and down or cheer when he heard the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL could expand to 14-team playoff by ‘15

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott needs strong effort to stay No. 1

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott downplayed the world ranking and the idea of being the No. 1 player the past few months.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Atkinson III follows in father’s footsteps

ALAMEDA (AP) - When George Atkinson III's name went uncalled through seven rounds of the NFL draft, there was no doubt where he would end up signing as an undrafted free agent.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs get first dibs again

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers contined their remarkable lottery luck Tuesday, winning the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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A’s put Ike Davis on disabled list

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics first baseman Ike Davis has placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Redmond fired as manager of Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Twelve years ago, when the Marlins were 16-22, owner Jeffrey Loria fired his manager and the team went on to win the World Series.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes topple Crew

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored his 99th MLS goal and the San Jose Earthquakes beat 10-man Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday night.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Slovakia’s Peter Sagan wins Tour of California

PASADENA (AP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan surged late and won the Tour of California by 3 seconds Sunday with a close third-place finish in the final stage.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kerr coming through in playoffs again

OAKLAND . (AP) - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah healthy

BALTIMORE (AP) - American Pharoah wins on dry tracks, wet tracks, any tracks.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dixon claims Indy 500 pole, breaks up Penske monopoly

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy wins Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying Sunday.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lee takes command at LPGA’s Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Minjee Lee played a five-hole stretch in 5 under to open a four-stroke lead Sunday when final-round play was suspended because of darkness in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship.

May 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pierce’s shot too late, Hawks beat Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors advance to Western final, beating Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their first Western Conference finals since 1976 by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95 on Friday night.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belt, Posey hit homers off Marquis as Giants beat Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - San Francisco's offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


White Sox score five in 7th to beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Avisail Garcia doubled in two runs to cap a five-run seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the stumbling Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Friday night.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peter Sagan takes Tour of California lead

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan took the Tour of California lead Friday in the sixth stage, racing to a dominating victory in the rescheduled and shortened individual time trial.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP's "Deflategate" appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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