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April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento group asks Stern to force sale of NBA Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) Sacramento business leaders are asking NBA Commissioner David Stern and league owners to "strongly encourage" the Maloof family to sell the Kings so a deal for a new arena can proceed.

April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Marlins return home braced for cool reception

MIAMI (AP) - When the Miami Marlins' new ballpark stirs to life Friday, concession-stand workers will prepare such Cuban fare as fresh ceviche, roasted pork sandwiches and plantain chips with garlic sauce.

April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Indians agree to $1.25M deal with Johnny Damon

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians may have found a boost for their stagnant offense.

April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Wilson earns save with wild, wild final inning

DENVER (AP) - As strange as this may sound for a reliever, Brian Wilson actually finds comfort in chaos.

April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Feds bulk up for retrial of Clemens over steroids

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a baseball field, players back up teammates to limit the damage from errors. The Justice Department, embarrassed by an error that caused a mistrial of Roger Clemens last year, has added more prosecutors in hopes of containing any missteps as it seeks to convict the famed pitcher of lying to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.

April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chevrolet to pull all 11 IndyCar engines

LONG BEACH (AP) - As the Chevrolet side of the paddock worked feverishly Thursday to change the engines for all 11 of its IndyCar teams, Ryan Briscoe leaned out of his team transporter to deliver a message to James Hinchcliffe.

April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Havlat's goal lifts Sharks past Blues in 2 OT

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Martin Havlat returned from a hamstring injury that sidelined him nearly half the season just in time for the San Jose Sharks' playoff push.

April 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

DETROIT (AP) - Ben Zobrist hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Wednesday.

April 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rockies rough up Giants, Lincecum

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez tripled twice, drove in four runs and scored three times Wednesday night, leading the Colorado Rockies to a wild 17-8 win over Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants that recalled the pre-humidor days at Coors Field.

April 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Smith leads Hornets past Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Monty Williams decided it was time to loosen the reins on Jason Smith. By the looks of things, the Hornets coach won't be reeling the blossoming 7-footer back in any time soon.

April 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


All players in majors to wear No. 42 Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball will mark the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut by again having all players wear his No. 42 on Sunday.

April 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kinsler, Texas strike $75M, 5-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers finalized a $75 million, five-year contract through 2017 that locks up another one of the team's key players and makes the leadoff hitter one of the best-paid second basemen.

April 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Twins RHP Baker to miss season with elbow injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Scott Baker has struggled with pain in his pitching elbow for more than a year now, and the right-hander finally will have surgery to fix the problem once and for all. The injury, and the surgery, couldn't have come at a worse time for Baker or the Minnesota Twins.

April 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Weiner: Steroids shouldn't keep players from Hall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steroid use shouldn't keep baseball's best sluggers and pitchers out of the Hall of Fame, the head of the players' union said Wednesday.

April 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Manny Pacquiao back on top after beating Bradley in Vegas rematch

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman's magical prime.

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski helps Earthquakes tie Crew

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored on a header in the 51st minute to help the San Jose Earthquakes tie the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Sunday.

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marquez defends Texas title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Marc Marquez made the Grand Prix of the Americas look like a breezy Sunday ride.

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Verdasco wins Men’s Clay Court

HOUSTON (AP) - Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest.

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Jose Sharks close regular season with win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks had been trying to get Joe Pavelski to 40 goals for three games, looking for him at every chance, sending extra passes his way.

April 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s comeback comes up short

SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning, Mike Zunino and Brad Miller both homered and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner powers Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to overcome a shaky outing on the mound, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Golden moment: Warriors clinch postseason berth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stephen Curry had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth with a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Bubba golf’ mesmerizes at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Havlat records first hat trick in 9 years

SAN JOSE (AP) - Marty Havlat scored three goals for the first time in nearly nine years, and the San Jose Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miami PD investigating Kaepernick

MIAMI (AP) - Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks escape with win in 10th inning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tony Campana hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to their first back-to-back wins of the season with a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Straily, A’s baffle Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - By the time Dan Straily took the mound for the second inning, he knew he just didn't have it.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buzzer beater buries GS

OAKLAND (AP) - Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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