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Armstead looks to take path his brother didn’t get

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Arik Armstead's brother, Armond, always told his little brother he would become the best football player in the family.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State believes depth, sacrifice keys to their success

OAKLAND (AP) - Those golden yellow shirts the Golden State Warriors give to fans at every home playoff game are printed with a slogan that reads: "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS."

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA (AP) - Three years after entering college as one of the top players in the country, Mario Edwards Jr. came into the NFL with a little less fanfare.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday's race.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jaquiski Tartt spoke to good friend Jimmie Ward just last week about how great it would be if the old high school teammates from Mobile, Alabama, ended up as safeties together on the same NFL team.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) - One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Serena’s streak ends in semifinals

MADRID (AP) - Serena Williams had not lost a match all year until she ran into Petra Kvitova at the Madrid Open on Friday.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Team Penske stays dominant, puts Will Power on pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Team Penske is overpowering the competition in Indianapolis - again.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rose blanks in 3 at buzzer, Bulls beat Cavs

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA fines Clippers’ Barnes, Bulls’ Noah

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for directing inappropriate language at a courtside fan who turned out to be Houston star James Harden's mother.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rangers stay alive with OT win on McDonagh’s goal

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jordan Spieth sputters in star group at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The biggest star at The Players Championship was not Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth playing together in the morning. And it wasn't Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in back-to-back groups in the afternoon.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler selected as NBA’s Most Improved Player

CHICAGO (AP) - There was a time when Jimmy Butler was kicked out of his home as a teenager with no place to go. He has come a long way since then.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mark Cavendish, Armstrong highlight Tour of California

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, (AP) - Mark Cavendish and Kristin Armstrong will highlight the Tour of California.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wall has multiple fractures in left wrist, hand

WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand, and the All-Star guard's playing status has not been determined.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather: Pacquiao a ‘sore loser’ and ‘coward’

NEW YORK (AP) - Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he's not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao "because he's a sore loser and he's a coward."

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Crawford, Blackhawks advance with win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Corey Crawford made 34 saves, Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night for a four-game sweep.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady: Deflated balls scandal doesn’t taint Super Bowl win

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday night the scandal surrounding his use of deflated footballs during the NFL playoffs last season hasn't detracted in any way from his Super Bowl title.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marlins mash Hudson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night when he allowed more hits than any San Francisco pitcher in 47 years, two stood out to Tim Hudson.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s defense struggles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - On a day when Drew Pomeranz had difficulty finding the plate, he sure could have used some help from his defense to grind through the series finale against the Minnesota Twins.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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