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NFL could expand to 14-team playoff by ‘15

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott needs strong effort to stay No. 1

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott downplayed the world ranking and the idea of being the No. 1 player the past few months.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Atkinson III follows in father’s footsteps

ALAMEDA (AP) - When George Atkinson III's name went uncalled through seven rounds of the NFL draft, there was no doubt where he would end up signing as an undrafted free agent.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs get first dibs again

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers contined their remarkable lottery luck Tuesday, winning the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Retired players sue NFL for painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but led to serious complications later in life.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Depth the difference so far for Spurs

Undermanned yet undaunted, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook threw everything they had at the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James sparks decisive rally

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - LeBron James scored six straight points to spark a decisive 12-2 run, and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 on Tuesday night to leave the Eastern Conference finals tied at a game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors introduce new coach

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors wanted Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Romo, Giants blow late lead

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a two-out, two-run double off the wall in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pomeranz stellar again for A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Drew Pomeranz won his third consecutive start since moving from the bullpen into the rotation, Coco Crisp drove in two runs before departing with an injury, and the surging Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Tuesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome arrives in NY for Triple try

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin preparations for his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defender happy to be back with MLS

STANFORD (AP) - One ill-timed bout with the flu sure affected Michael Parkhurst's fortunes in a hurry with his new German club team, Augsburg.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teams hope ball bounces their way

NEW YORK (AP) - They lost often, as in 67 times for the Milwaukee Bucks.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


It’s official: Kerr, Warriors complete deal

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Steve Kerr have completed the coaching contract agreed to last week.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Surgery erased doubts about Woods’ career

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods still doesn't know when he'll return. For a while, he didn't know whether he would return at all.

May 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise

OAKLAND (AP) - Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - A winning record, a shot at the playoffs and just about all hope for something positive got squashed almost as soon ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes ...

December 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tiger returns with mixed bag and a 73

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger.

December 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dez Bryant sashayed through the Dallas locker room with an unmistakable swagger and had nothing but good things to say about his adversary ...

December 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers DT Chris Jones earning more playing time

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Chris Jones provided a nice boost to the defense last week and coach Chip Kelly said the ...

December 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie: ‘We built this thing to last’

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie took a methodical approach to rebuilding the Oakland Raiders when he was hired as general manager in 2012.

December 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cavaliers dealt 2nd straight loss as Clippers roll to blowout win

CLEVELAND (AP) - J.J. Redick scored 23 points, Blake Griffin matched a career high with 11 assists and Los Angeles bounced back from a brutal ...

December 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Rockets snap Warriors’ 12 game win streak in 2 OTs

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant just missed the garbage can with his postgame ice bag, and that told the story of Golden State's long night ...

December 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nearly 40, Carter leads NBA’s elder statesmen

Vince Carter is no longer the NBA's highest flyer, though he's certainly not ready to be grounded.

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Westbrook posts fourth consecutive tripple-double as OKC survives Wizards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his 35 points in overtime and posted his fourth consecutive triple-double to help the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Toronto FC outlasts Montreal to reach MLS Cup final

TORONTO (AP) - Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts scored 2 minutes apart in extra time and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final, outlasting the ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arena says pressure on US team has increased

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Arena knows the job of U.S. soccer coach has changed since his last game a decade ago.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chapecoense vows to compete, possibly with borrowed players

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) - Six players, a handful of support staff, and deep sorrow are all that remain of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods returns amid varied expectations, high interest

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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