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Howard breaks FT attempts mark, Magic top Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Dwight Howard broke Wilt Chamberlain's nearly 50-year-old NBA record for most free throw attempts in a game, making 21 of 39 in the Orlando Magic's 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

January 12, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Sharks blank Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Sharks goalie Antti Niemi credited his teammates with helping him shut out the Winnipeg Jets.

January 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Saints linemen say chemistry was a key to success

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Moments after his missed block caused a recent sack of Drew Brees, right tackle Zach Strief looked up to find fellow Saints linemen converging on him.

January 12, 2012 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Classic playoff matchup: Saints vs. 49ers

As NFL matchups go, this one is a classic: unstoppable offense against impenetrable defense.

January 12, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Warriors C Kwame Brown out at least 3 months

OAKLAND (AP) - Kwame Brown's season with the Golden State Warriors is all but over.

January 12, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Advantage goes to New Orleans in playoff experience

SANTA CLARA - Center Jonathan Goodwin has been going around San Francisco's locker room offering bits of veteran insight here and there. Playoff knowledge, Saints knowledge.

January 12, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul had 27 points and 11 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat Miami 95-89 in overtime Wednesday night, dealing the Heat a second straight extra-time loss.

January 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jason Chimera scored off a turnover in the first period and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh's sixth consecutive loss.

January 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Evans, Cousins lead Kings past Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins wants to put "the silly stuff" behind him and just play basketball. So far, he seems to be doing exactly that.

January 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


McKenzie’s return to Raiders comes with winning experience

ALAMEDA - Reggie McKenzie began his playing career as a linebacker with the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1980s.

January 11, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Alex Smith has turned boos into cheers as 49ers QB

SANTA CLARA - At the end of last season, Doug Smith never imagined his son would play for the San Francisco 49ers again, not after hearing the quarterback get booed out of Candlestick Park and yet another coaching change on the way.

January 11, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


All-Star pitcher, Giants agree to Two-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants agreed Wednesday to a two-year contract worth approximately $8.3 million after he became one of the team's most reliable starters and an unlikely All-Star last season.

January 11, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


One mountain scaled, Tebow faces another

Tim Tebow and the Broncos passed one huge test. Now comes an even bigger challenge.

January 11, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Sports briefs

FOOTBALL

January 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


All-Star pitcher, Giants agree to Two-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants agreed Wednesday to a two-year contract worth approximately $8.3 million after he became one of the team's most reliable starters and an unlikely All-Star last season.

January 11, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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Morse, Bumgarner help Giants sweep Minnesota

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse looked baffled after missing wildly on a wicked curve from Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco in the fifth inning.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Athletics end road with fourth consecutive loss

TORONTO (AP) - After a red-hot start to their road trip, the Oakland Athletics are heading home stuck in their longest slump of the season.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Beckett pitches no-hitter for Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett started talking about throwing a no-hitter in the fourth inning, ignoring traditional superstitions and making his catcher nervous in the process.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Williams sisters win at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer's 4-year-old twins, Myla and Riva, hung in there for about 20 minutes Sunday in his guest box at Court Philippe Chatrier, long enough to see Daddy take control of his French Open match.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hitters try just about anything to improve vision

SAN FRRANCISCO (AP) - Before he closes his book, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence stares and stares at a card marking his page.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott wins on 3rd playoff hole at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott was a late entry into Colonial because he wanted to play while ranked No. 1 in the world.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Inexperienced back line heads to World Cup

STANFORD. (AP) - Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron might hear it from every angle if they were paying any attention or had a moment's spare time. They could be reminded every day that this is the first time since 1990 the U.S. heads to a World Cup with no central defenders having played previous minutes in soccer's showcase event.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Colin Montgomerie learned something about playing major championship golf at the age of 51 in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aru wins tough 15th Giro stage; Uran retains lead

MONTECAMPIONE, Italy (AP) - Fabio Aru of Italy claimed a solo victory on the tough uphill finish to Montecampione in the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday for his first Grand Tour victory.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome gallops 2 miles at Belmont in prepping for Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome galloped two miles around Belmont Park as part of his preparations for the Belmont Stakes on June 7.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donovan breaks MLS goal record

CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan broke the Major League Soccer goal record Sunday night, scoring his 135th and 136th regular-season goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go and won the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night for his first victory of the season.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blown engine ends Busch’s ‘Double’ run

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch's attempt at completing "The Double" ended Sunday night after his car blew an engine late in the Coca-Cola 600.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Busch prepares body for double duty

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch craned his neck toward a monitor and studied the Indianapolis 500 practice results. He didn't seem happy with his final practice speed, roughly 3 mph off the pace and not good enough in the Andretti Autosport backup he was forced into after wrecking his own, faster car earlier this week.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann’s kids

STANFORD (AP) - Julian Green first met most of his U.S. soccer teammates just a few months ago at a training session in Europe shortly before the German-American committed to playing for the United States.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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