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Closers struggle to make it career

Some relievers thrive when they move into the huge ninth-inning spotlight and some fizzle. And others turn into one-year wonders.

March 24, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Sharapova, S Williams advance

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Maria Sharapova was happy to play an 11 a.m. match Monday, especially when her work day was already done by the time a mid-afternoon shower interrupted play.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger frustrated with back woes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Congestion a concern on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which gets clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford knocks off No. 2 Kansas

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas knows all about Stanford now.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wild finish: Busch wins at Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray wins at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Andy Murray won Sunday while Ivan Lendl watched as a fan rather than as a coach.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Thomas lead Kings past Milwaukee Buck

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas had 30 points and eight assists in the Sacramento Kings' 124-107 victory Sunday that sent the Milwaukee Bucks to their seventh straight loss.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Karrie Webb rallies to win Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) - Karrie Webb flew up the leaderboard with a course-record 9-under 63, then waited about 90 minutes to see if anyone could catch her in the JTBC Founders Cup.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Every rallies for win at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Matt Every is finally a winner on the PGA Tour, and he's still not sure how it happened.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal women embrace NCAA chance at powerhouse Baylor

WACO (AP) - California coach Lindsay Gottlieb can envision her team one day being in the position the Golden Bears now face with a second-round NCAA tournament game at perennial power Baylor.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyer’s PK in 57th lifts Sporting over San Jose

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Dom Dwyer scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute, lifting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wichita State’s perfect run ends

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top freshmen headed home already

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum hit hard but rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors cruise past Hawks for best record in NBA

OAKLAND (AP) - Harrison Barnes had 25 points, Andre Iguodala added 21 points and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 114-95 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams.

March 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Paul scores 30 in Clippers’ win over Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Chris Paul had 30 points and 11 assists for the Los Angeles Clippers, who defeated the slumping Sacramento Kings 116-105 on Wednesday night.

March 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s Parker throws 30 pitches in simulated game

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker threw two innings of a simulated game and faced hitters for the second time this spring while continuing his comeback from a second Tommy John surgery.

March 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ramirez throws 4 shutout innings, Mariners beat Athletics

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Erasmo Ramirez, making a bid for a spot at the back end of the Seattle rotation, pitched four shutout innings and the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Richardson makes Raiders ‘last shot,’ signs 2-year deal

ALAMEDA (AP) - After going from the third overall draft pick to dropped by two teams in three years, running back Trent Richardson knows he is running out of chances to make it in the NFL.

March 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Waiting patient-Lee

OAKLAND (AP) - There are days David Lee plays enough minutes he can find a little flow, then others when the former All-Star forward sits for long stretches or never leaves Golden State's bench at all.

March 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir sharp in A’s win over Padres

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched four scoreless innings, Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat a San Diego Padres split squad 13-2 on Tuesday.

March 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wheeler has 2 goals, assist in Jets’ win over Sharks

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Blake Wheeler scored two goals and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets top the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Tuesday night.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ray McDonald sues accuser for defamation

SAN JOSE (AP) - Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against a woman accusing him of rape.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manfred says getting new ballpark for A’s a priority

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says addressing the Oakland Athletics' desire for a new ballpark is a top priority, though he's unsure what influence his office can have on the matter.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Boesch, Reds pound Giants for 4 homers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Brennan Boesch hit his third home run of the spring, connecting against Sergio Romo in the Cincinnati Reds' 10-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Borland tells team he’s retiring

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another star member of San Francisco's vaunted defense is calling it a career.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawks beat Kings for 14th straight time

SACRAMENTO (AP) - By proving they can win on the road, the Atlanta Hawks have given themselves a chance to earn home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors secure playoff berth, then beat Lakers

OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors made the playoffs two years ago, then-coach Mark Jackson got teary eyed just talking about the accomplishment and owner Joe Lacob offered handshakes and hugs to players in a celebratory locker room.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Greinke sharp in start against Athletics

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zack Greinke gave up one hit over three innings in his second start this spring, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Oakland Athletics 10-5 on Monday.

March 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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