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Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) - Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning and Jimmy Rollins hit another one off him in the third, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former rugby star Hayne finding way with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jarryd Hayne has found himself discussing snakes, kangaroos and koalas - all things Aussie - in the middle of San Francisco's locker room right along with the routes and responsibilities from his daunting new NFL playbook.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Money the big thing as Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert clapped his hands to his mouth when early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah avoided the dreaded No. 1 post for the Kentucky Derby. The anxiety wasn't over yet.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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LeBron blasts critics on social media after winning NBA title

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James ended his social media blackout by throwing a knockout punch at his critics.

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lynx visit Sparks in undefeated battle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - When the Minnesota Lynx visit the Los Angeles Sparks tonight, it will be just another regular-season game for two teams with championship aspirations.

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavaliers bring title home

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy. It gleamed in ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

HOUSTON (AP) - American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants looking like threats for another even-year run

Overshadowed again in a loaded National League, the San Francisco Giants have taken control of their division with a run that feels awfully familiar.

June 20, 2016 | NOAH TRISTER | Pro Sports


Sharks head into offseason with few needs

SAN JOSE (AP) - When general manager Doug Wilson entered last offseason he had a long list of needs after the San Jose Sharks missed the ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Disappointed Warriors vow to get back to Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Appeals dismissed, Jones & Wood to miss Copa semifinal

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Soccer Federation's appeals of a red card given to midfielder Jermaine Jones and a yellow card assessed to forward ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Late goal gives San Jose draw with Orlando City

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Shea Salinas scored on the last touch of the game in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give San Jose a ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sei Young Kim wins Meijer in playoff

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) - Sei Young Kim won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second victory of the year, beating Carlota Ciganda with a ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson wins Oakmont, first major title

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open.

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


James wins NBA Finals MVP for 3rd time

OAKLAND (AP) - LeBron James is a champion again, and the NBA Finals MVP again.

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sam Hornish Jr. wins Xfinity race in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Sam Hornish Jr. won three IndyCar championships and an Indianapolis 500 before fading into obscurity as a NASCAR driver.

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Surkamp pitches better, but A’s struggle in loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Erik Surkamp and Liam Hendriks gave the Athletics bullpen a well-deserved day off. On a day the Oakland offense was virtually non-existent, a ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Belt homers, Giants finish sweep of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are playing lately, even a sloppy defensive performance couldn't cool off the NL West ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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