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The NBA 2003 draft class still going All-Star strong

TORONTO (AP) - On the night that he entered the NBA in 2003, someone asked LeBron James to assess the potential of the draft class that he was headlining as the No. 1 pick.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie youngest on Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Chase Elliott was too young to really remember celebrating in victory lane with his father, dressed in a shirt that matched Bill Elliott's firesuit and a little finger pointed toward the sky because daddy was No. 1.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nishikori wins fourth straight Memphis title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kei Nishikori had practiced against teenager Taylor Fritz a few times over the past couple years without beating the American even once.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor rallies to capture Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Vaughn Taylor is headed home to the Masters with his first PGA Tour victory in more than a decade, and he can't believe it.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


West rolls to record victory

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant said his NBA All-Star Game goodbye and the next generation of the West's best sent him off a winner, rolling to a record-setting 196-173 victory over the East on Sunday night.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Skydiver dies after parachute malfunction

LODI (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver has died after crashing against a wall next a road near the Lodi Airport.

February 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Deal delays eviction threat for SF nuns feeding homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

TORONTO (AP) - When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in the deal that would dart around the back hallways of the Air Canada Center dribbling basketballs and bouncing off the walls.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brewers trade Khris Davis to Athletics

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kang flirts with 59, doesn’t even know it

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sung Kang didn't know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray Romano. He didn't realize the par at Monterey Peninsula was 71 until he scrambled for par on his final hole and realized while signing his card Friday that he set the course record with a career-low 60.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat throws unexpected wrinkle into Olympic Marathon Trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After four years of measuring every workout, every race with stopwatches, the elite runners competing Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials might find their fate determined by the thermometer.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

GENEVA (AP) - Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain finally healthy, ready to rejoin SF Giants’ rotation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain's health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with one impressive swing - on the golf course.

February 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Florida State coach reaches 1,900 wins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State's Mike Martin became the second baseball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,900 wins when the Seminoles defeated ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Robinson III new dunk king

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and ...

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US ski team leans on superstars for medals

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) - Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating

PYEONCHANG, South Korea (AP) - American men rarely are ground breakers when it comes to quadruple jumps.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sons of legends 1-2 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It's impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire Saleh as DC, Hightower as special teams coach

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have hired Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator and Richard Hightower as special teams coordinator for Kyle Shanahan's ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Rollins eager to prove himself, earn spot on Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Post-practice, Jimmy Rollins relaxed at his locker and added some orange shoelaces to his cleats, sharing with locker mate and San Francisco ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Former Diamondbacks manager Hale at home with A’s as coach

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The day in early October when Chip Hale lost his job as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he called his good friend ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Clint Bowyer hasn't won a race since 2012, hasn't made the playoffs in three years and is coming off ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on baseball deck

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


Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Hield, lead World past US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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