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Strasburg to face Peavy at home in Game 1 of NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg grew up in San Diego, admiring then-Padres star Jake Peavy. They've become friends, working out together in the offseason, chatting, trading texts.

October 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Simon upset by Bedene in Winston-Salem play

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Top seed Gilles Simon of France was upset by Great Britain's Aljaz Bedene, while South Africa's Kevin Anderson survived ...

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Colonels assistant gets Tasered in morale-building football stunt

DANVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -Jeff Collett wasn't being figurative as he tried to inject some electricity into Centre College's two-a-day football practices.

August 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Pharoah 1-5 favorite

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - And now, it's on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Broncos, 49ers want two clean practices

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula won't tolerate fighting from his San Francisco players when they take the field with the Broncos this week for ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Spieth comes full circle

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - The words were big and bold coming out of Trump National. Only this time, it wasn't The Donald doing the ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rivera hated pitching in Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


While chasing Bolt, Gatlin shakes off criticism at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - Usain Bolt returned to the track at world championships Tuesday and eased his way through the preliminary round of his favorite race, the ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Colonels assistant gets Tasered in morale-building football stunt

DANVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -Jeff Collett wasn't being figurative as he tried to inject some electricity into Centre College's two-a-day football practices.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Pharoah 1-5 favorite

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - And now, it's on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valverde wins Vuelta stage

VEJER DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (AP) - Former champion Alejandro Valverde won the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, while Colombian Esteban Chaves protected ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Simon upset by Bedene in Winston-Salem play

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Top seed Gilles Simon of France was upset by Great Britain's Aljaz Bedene, while South Africa's Kevin Anderson survived ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal says his struggles are on him, not team

NEW YORK (AP) - Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle.

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valverde wins Vuelta stage

VEJER DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (AP) - Former champion Alejandro Valverde won the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, while Colombian Esteban Chaves protected ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sagan wins Vuelta stage

MALAGA, Spain (AP) - After two convulsive days that saw former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali thrown out and a time trial deemed dangerous, Peter ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


IndyCar driver dies of head injury

IINDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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