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NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oakland’s Phegley back in form after knee problem

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A change in his catching stance has Josh Phegley feeling fine and ready to resume his role as part of the Oakland Athletics' platoon at the position.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experiment

OAKLAND (AP) - Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson - they call it the "Good Guys Table." Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee, one-time teammates with Denver reunited in Oakland, hold secret chats.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry flurry: MVP’s huge third quarter propels Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point flurry over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the two-time reigning MVP also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Warriors used a big second half to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 123-113 on Thursday night.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Playing behind All-Star DeMarcus Cousins the past two years, Willie Cauley-Stein has been patiently waiting for his chance with the Sacramento Kings.

February 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign free agent K’Waun Williams to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback K'Waun Williams to a one-year deal.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks

NEW YORK (AP) - There won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at 3rd base for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Eduardo Nunez finally got a chance to play regularly last season - and made the most of it.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NBA returns for a break-neck finish regular season

LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season.

February 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pelicans’ Cousins: He and Davis can ‘wreak havoc’ together

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.

February 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

The Associated Press

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team's academy in his home country.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Griffin sharp in return to Oakland as Rangers top A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A.J. Griffin pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the Oakland Coliseum, Nomar Mazara had two hits and three RBIS, and ...

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kansas frosh Jackson declares for NBA draft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Josh Jackson declared for the NBA draft on Monday after one of the best freshman seasons in Kansas history, one marked by ...

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Luck offers no timetable for return from surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck was eager to get back to work Monday. He's still not sure when he'll be start throwing passes.

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oakland’s Graveman goes on DL, Semien headed for wrist surgery

OAKLAND (AP) - Right-hander Kendall Graveman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday by Oakland with a strained right shoulder, and the Athletics also announced ...

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steve Johnson wins US Men’s Clay Court title

HOUSTON (AP) - Steve Johnson fought through late cramps to win the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, beating Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6 ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stephen Ames wins first PGA Tour Champions title

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Stephen Ames hadn't won a tournament in eight years, so he knew it was critical to keep his cool.

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in homecoming

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Wesley Bryan remembers pestering players with a lot of crazy questions at Harbour Town Golf Links as he followed ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants put outfielder Parker on DL with broken collarbone

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jarrett Parker was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, a day after he broke his ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s rained out at home for first time in 3 years

OAKLAND (AP) - The Houston Astros and Athletics have been postponed because of rain, Oakland's first home rainout since April 2014.

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manteca native wins Late Model

Ty Carlson took maximum advantage of a late race yellow caution restart to capture the 30-lap feature for the Late Models at the Stockton 99 ...

April 16, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Pro Sports


Senzatela wins again as Rockies take 3 of 4 at SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Antonio Senzatela overcame a rocky start for his second straight victory on a rainy afternoon, and the Colorado Rockies won a ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Stephen Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors withstood ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kassian scores in 3rd, Oilers beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Zack Kassian scored midway through the third period, Cam Talbot made 23 saves in his second straight shutout and the Edmonton Oilers ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


McDavid, Kassian score short-handed, Oilers beat Sharks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Friday night, evening ...

April 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Aoki homers, drives in 2 runs as Astros beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Nori Aoki homered and drove in two runs to help the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 Friday night for their third ...

April 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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