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'Battle of the Sexes' resonates 40 years later

NEW YORK (AP) - The name itself struck an antagonistic tone: "Battle of the Sexes."

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LA's Candace Parker wins WNBA MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker won the WNBA MVP on Thursday, making her the fifth player in league history to receive the award twice.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oracle stays alive as America's Cup plods along

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An America's Cup that continues to see remarkable performances by fast, space-age catamarans is nonetheless plodding along because of a convergence of wind, tide and safety concerns.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luck, Harbaugh share equal admiration, respect

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Andrew Luck played quite a role in landing the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh his first NFL coaching job. Harbaugh helped pave the path to the quarterback becoming the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in last year's draft out of Stanford.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM says vindication comes with playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his Oakland Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL ROUNDUP

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Not long ago, Trent Richardson was viewed as a cornerstone for Cleveland's future.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Former heavyweight champion Norton dies: LAS VEGAS (AP) - He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera delivered consecutive RBI singles in the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon and the San Diego Padres rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and Tampa Bay took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Iguodala: Warriors aiming for 'more than' 50 wins

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry indicated the Golden State Warriors are aiming for 50 wins this season when he said earlier this month that there's a number that "has a five in front of it" written on a whiteboard inside the team's practice facility as a goal.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Crisp, Cespedes hit homers in A's 5-4 loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes again delivered for the Athletics. Oakland's usually reliable closer let an opportunity slip away.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cain throws gem, Giants' bullpen blows it vs. Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Cain is winless in three September starts despite a 1.29 ERA. That's the sort of season it's been for the San Francisco Giants and their All-Star right-hander.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Marecic joins 49ers, reunites with Harbaugh

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Owen Marecic joined the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract two weeks after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson single in 9th lifts A’s to victory

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Angel Pagan’s big night leads Giants

NEW YORK (AP) - A big game for Angel Pagan left the San Francisco Giants lamenting where they might be in the standings if their leadoff hitter was healthy all season.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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West challengers chasing Blackhawks

Those offseason predictions of the Chicago Blackhawks' decline were a bit premature.

February 02, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Reeling Phoenix Suns fire coach Jeff Hornacek

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns, mired in one of the worst stretches in their history, have fired coach Jeff Hornacek and promoted Earl Watson to ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


After impressive Sunday finish, Snedeker winds up winner at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) - With his glove tucked in his back pocket and a putter in his hand, Brandt Snedeker walked off the green pumping his ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Minor wreck bucks Broncos buses

SAN JOSE (AP) - The Denver Broncos were prepared for all kinds of wackiness and quirky questions on Super Bowl Opening Night. They ended up getting ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Media circus kicks off

SAN JOSE (AP) - What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room?

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC chief likes LA, but no favorite for 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The president of the International Olympic Committee said a lot of nice things about Los Angeles on Monday after visiting proposed venues ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants, reliever Kontos agree to 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever George Kontos and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gay scores 32 to lead Kings over Bucks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - For the second time this season with teammate DeMarcus Cousins watching from the bench in street clothes, Rudy Gay tormented the Milwaukee Bucks.

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders DE Tuck retires after 11 seasons in NFL

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders seek temporary home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With the Oakland Raiders' hopes of moving to Los Angeles on hold right now, Mayor Libby Schaaf said the team's primary ...

February 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thompson, Green help Warriors blow out Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) - The shooting and passing weren't good, though apparently coach Steve Kerr's clipboard toss was impressive.

January 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl’s Bay Area return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds could read the nerves all over Roger Craig.

January 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic wins 6th Aussie title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.

January 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Enforcer John Scott scores 2 goals in All-Star Game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Scott is making it look like he belongs.

January 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker closes with 69, then has to wait to see if it’s enough

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Brandt Snedeker called it one of the best rounds he ever played, one he doubts he could repeat if he had to ...

January 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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