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AP source: Utah State, San Jose State head to MWC

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Thursday that Utah State and San Jose State are jumping from the Western Athletic Conference to the Mountain West Conference in 2013 for football.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Independent counsel: bounty payments were made

NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program said Thursday the evidence shows players received payments for hits on targeted opponents.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Trainer Matz on mission to win 2nd Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The life-sized statue sits at the front gate of Churchill Downs, a magnificent bronzed Barbaro in full stride, all four hooves off the ground and heading toward his greatest victory.

May 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper made a tumbling barehanded catch in centerfield and then led off the ninth inning with a double to set the stage for Ian Desmond's two-out game-ending home run that gave the Washington Nationals a 5-4 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stanton's HR in 10th lifts Marlins past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton homered off Santiago Casilla in the 10th inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Wednesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored at 14:41 of the third overtime, and the New York Rangers outlasted the Washington Capitals in a 2-1 victory early Thursday morning to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NBA Playoff Capsules

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - O.J. Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Wednesday night.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver pitched the second no-hitter in the majors in less than two weeks, completely overmatching Minnesota and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-0 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


4 players suspended by NFL for Saints' bounties

Hoping to close the book on bounties, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints defensive captain Jonathan Vilma without pay for all of next season Wednesday and gave shorter bans to three other players for their leading roles in the team's cash-for-hits system that knocked key opponents out of games from 2009-11.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Police: Junior Seau found dead at California home

OCEANSIDE (AP) - Junior Seau, a homegrown superstar who was the fist-pumping, emotional leader of the San Diego Chargers for 13 years, was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks owners disappointed in early playoff exit

SAN JOSE (AP) - The owners of the San Jose Sharks gave general manager Doug Wilson a vote of confidence to make changes after a disappointing early playoff exit.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's take series against Red Sox, win finale

BOSTON (AP) - Brandon McCarthy just followed the blueprint that his rookie teammate provided one night earlier.

May 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League Capsules

DENVER (AP) - Ted Lilly threw six solid innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers got home runs from Dee Gordon, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis in a 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

May 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Buck Showalter got his 1,000th victory as a major league manager, Brian Matusz ended his 11-month losing streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-1 Tuesday night.

May 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Marlins travel cross country and beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain used to be San Francisco's hard-luck loser, seemingly never getting the run support he needed. He had finally begun to shed that stigma this season and had a nice new contract as a vote of confidence - not to mention 18 straight scoreless innings over his first two home starts.

May 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Dawson eager to straighten out kicks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Phil Dawson converted 49 of his 50 pregame kicks, even a pair of 58-yard field goals going from each direction. That's about as accurate as San Francisco's veteran place kicker has been in recent years.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tricking out stadiums with Wi-Fi, LED

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not ready to name starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't quite ready to name his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buckeyes’ Miller out for season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still waiting for Hayden to get healthy

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Indians sign Atchison for next season

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran right-handed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


When will the racing world see Tony Stewart next?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar scores twice in return; Suarez debuts

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Luis Suarez and Neymar played their first match since their memorable exits from the World Cup on Monday, with the Brazil star scoring two goals to help Barcelona rout Mexican champion Leon 6-0 in a preseason friendly at Camp Nou.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rafa Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pryor making good 1st impression

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr returns after concussion

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr returned to practice three days after being knocked out of a preseason game with a concussion and sore ribs.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels OF Hamilton out of lineup again

BOSTON (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup again for Monday night's game against the Red Sox, a day after asking for a day off.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Actor Jon Hamm honored to get Cardinals bobblehead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was "probably repurposed" from a Matt Carpenter model.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos beat the pants off 49ers in Levi stadium debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers turned their hyped Levi's Stadium debut into a real dud. So bad, in fact, tens of thousands of fans left the snazzy new Silicon Valley digs midway through the third quarter.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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