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MLS thriving decade after barely hanging on

Don Garber was still in the infancy of his tenure as commissioner of Major League Soccer when the league faced legitimate uncertainty about its future and was forced to fold two underperforming franchises.

March 09, 2012 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Posey, Sanchez return as Giants beat split Reds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain walked in from the bullpen and heard the roar of the San Francisco Giants fans at Scottsdale Stadium.

March 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nicasio passes another test in remarkable return

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Juan Nicasio needs no reminders of the frightening line drive last summer that fractured his skull, broke his neck and nearly killed him.

March 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kings end 10-game skid vs. Mavs with 110-97 win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton each scored 17 points to help the Sacramento Kings end a 10-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 110-97 victory on Friday night.

March 09, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Capuano impresses Dodgers with 2 scoreless innings

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chris Capuano was pleased with his first spring outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

March 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner and Volquez solid in first spring starts

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Edinson Volquez dealt with a case of nerves Thursday as he pitched in a San Diego Padres uniform for the first time.

March 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


No shortage of motivation for Kings' Isaiah Thomas

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isaiah Thomas leaned against the scorer's table waiting for the second half to begin when a loud-mouthed Sacramento Kings fan approached with a question.

March 08, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Scott, Dufner tied for Doral lead

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Playing only his sixth round of the year, Adam Scott faced a strong test Thursday at Doral and never looked better.

March 08, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Vincour, Lehtonen lead Stars past Sharks in SO

DALLAS (AP) - Tomas Vincour scored in the final minute of regulation, and then added the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round to give the surging Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

March 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Grizzlies top Warriors for 5th straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Rudy Gay had 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to their fifth straight victory, 110-92 over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

March 07, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Kings edge Hornets on Salmons' layup

SACRAMENTO (AP) - John Salmons made the go-ahead layup with 6.8 seconds left, Marcus Thornton scored 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Hornets 99-98 on Wednesday night.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ross throws 3 strong innings, A's and Dodgers tie

PHOENIX (AP) - Even in the spring, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Aaron Harang appreciates a quick out.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally to defeat Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamie Moyer knows making the Colorado Rockies is going to be a tough task after having Tommy John surgery.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland tries to entice sports teams to stay

OAKLAND (AP) - With its sports teams threatening to leave for greener pastures, the city of Oakland is attempting to entice them to stay with plans for new facilities.

March 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's eager for resolution to territorial rights

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics said Wednesday that their attempt to relocate some 40 miles away to San Jose is not "a move that seeks to alter or in any manner disturb MLB territorial rights."

March 07, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


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Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gray, A’s pound Baltimore Orioles to sweep series

OAKLAND (AP) - As mid-July statements go, the Oakland Athletics delivered a powerful message to the Baltimore Orioles.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlin’s Brad Hand outpitches Lincecum in San Francisco loss

MIAMI (AP) - Brad Hand earned his first victory as a starter since 2011 when he outpitched Tim Lincecum by a margin of one curveball.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wozniacki wins Istanbul Cup title

ISTANBUL (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bourdais snaps 52-race losing streak as winner in doubleheader

TORONTO (AP) - IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ko wins Marathon with closing birdie

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

NIMES, France (AP) - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson’s HR in 9th rallies A’s past Orioles

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval’s homer helps Giants beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith sentenced to probation

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canseco comes back for 89’ reunion

OAKLAND (AP) - Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

PHOENIX (AP) - The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season

July 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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