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MLB average salary $4.4M

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's average salary rose 4.4 percent to $4.38 million on opening day, according to a study of contract terms by The Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Dodgers topped spending for the third straight season.

April 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brotherly battle for national title

HOUSTON (AP) - Kris Jenkins and Nate Britt, brothers in every way except blood, are giving each other the silent treatment for about 48 hours.

April 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sale gets ball in opener again for White Sox at A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Sale cherishes taking the ball on opening day. He lives for that moment, with the energy, the fanfare, hope abounding.

April 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants, A’s open 2016 season

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Madison Bumgarner has a marquee pitching matchup coming up this week against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

April 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ home winning streak ends in loss to Celtics

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first home defeat in more than 14 months, losing 109-106 to the Boston Celtics on Friday night to snap an NBA-record 54-game winning streak in the regular season at Oracle Arena.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat blow big lead, but hold on to beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With one well-timed heave from deep in the left corner, Miami's Luol Deng erased what would have been another epic collapse by the Heat and pushed his team one step closer to the playoffs.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woods says he won’t play the Masters

AUGUSTA (AP) - Tiger Woods is going to Augusta National next week - to eat, not play.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UNC, Syracuse vastly different but familiar Final Four foes

HOUSTON (AP) - North Carolina likes to run, and Syracuse prefers to walk.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma and Villanova face shooting woes of NRG Stadium

HOUSTON (AP) - Oklahoma is one of the nation's best 3-point shooting teams. Villanova is no slouch, either.

April 02, 2016 | | Pro Sports


76ers closing in on NBA record for most losses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers are on a PR blitz trying to win fans' patience since they are unable to win on the court.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


American Gracie Gold leads at worlds

BOSTON (AP) - A long program yet to come, Gracie Gold feels confident enough to declare that perhaps it's time for the first world title by an American woman in a decade.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka-Kuznetsova final in Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - When Serena Williams made an early exit at the Miami Open, the next generation of women's tennis wasn't quite ready to fill the void.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


George Washington wins NIT

NEW YORK (AP) - George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half to beat Valparaiso 76-60 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs, Brewers illustrate MLB’s boom-bust cycle

Practically neighbors, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers illustrate baseball's boom-bust cycle.

April 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Hansen helps Canucks snap 9-game skid

SAN JOSE (AP) - Another home loss by San Jose means the Sharks will almost assuredly start the postseason on the road.

April 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Lexi Thompson hopes she can finally put the ANA Inspiration rules mess behind her.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nelson’s Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Billy Horschel had missed four straight cuts when he arrived at TPC Four Seasons, a course he was never particularly fond of.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fishing isn’t worth dying in raging Sierra creeks

Several years ago my friend Darrell Phillips - the former publisher of the Manteca Bulletin -drowned while trying to cross a bridge in high water. Ordinarily ...

May 21, 2017 | Don MOYER | Pro Sports


Finals are 1 win away for Warriors with Spurs on brink

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio's sense of humor was still there Sunday.

May 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry pulled Zaza Pachulia aside and made one thing clear to the Warriors big man: We got your back.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally to beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Eduardo Nunez doubled in two runs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Canha’s 10th-inning homer leads A’s past Red Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Mark Canha hit a leadoff homer in the 10th, one inning after Jackie Bradley Jr. robbed a potential game-winning homer by Oakland and ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavs send Celtics to record loss, lead series 2-0

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James will have to settle for trying to win another NBA title. He isn't even a finalist for the MVP ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome

ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

BALTIMORE (AP) - Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

IRVING, Texas (AP) - While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway ...

May 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s spoil Velazquez’s debut with 3 HRs in win

OAKLAND (AP) - Taking the mound with the lead in the second inning after a rough start to the game was just what Sonny Gray needed ...

May 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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