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NC State, Vanderbilt meet in Independence

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - There were times this season that Vanderbilt and North Carolina State looked like bad teams.

December 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mississippi State, Miami excited about St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - So much for the notion that the St. Petersburg Bowl is just another lower-tier postseason matchup featuring teams with mediocre records and little to accomplish, even by winning.

December 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Labanc scores 2nd goal in OT, lifts Sharks over Oilers

SAN JOSE (AP) - Rookie forward Kevin Labanc sent the San Jose Sharks into their Christmas break in first place in the Pacific Division.

December 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SUPERSTARS MESH

OAKLAND (AP) - As shootaround wrapped up one morning last weekend, once Stephen Curry had concluded his methodical session flicking jumpers from every spot on the same practice court he always uses, Kevin Durant took a pass from the MVP's main rebounding man, Bruce Fraser, and let fly an extra-long 3-pointer from the right wing.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders eyeing AFC West title, bye

OAKLAND (AP) - The path for the Oakland Raiders is simple after they clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years. Win the final two games of the season starting with Indianapolis on Saturday and the Raiders will be AFC West champions and get a first-round bye.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Not a California Classic: Awful Niners visit woeful Los Angeles Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After San Francisco steamrolled the Rams 28-0 in coach Chip Kelly's debut three months ago, the 49ers could have never imagined they wouldn't win again before the late-season rematch.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant scores 32 in 31 minutes, Warriors win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors gave the Detroit Pistons a shot at an upset, turning the ball over more than they had in any game this season. They made up for mistakes by making a lot of shots.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ 32 leads Kings back against Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points, including 21 in the second half, and the Sacramento Kings came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105 on Friday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA, players complete process of ratifying new labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s give Cuban $2M signing bonus

OAKLAND (AP) - Cuban right-hander Norge Ruiz agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles prevent Giants from clinching playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If the New York Giants continue to play this way, they won't have much of an impact even if they make the playoffs.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Down 19, Heat rally to honor Shaq’s night

MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside each finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from 19 points down to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-107 on Thursday night.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Idaho outscores Colorado State 61-50 in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was just getting started.

December 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring sports moments

We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired - and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite soccer player, to a warm ovation fueled by empathy for a visiting NHL goalie.

December 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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A’s may not need traditional closer

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - If the Oakland Athletics can jump out to a lead this season, they should be in great shape.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Huberdeau scores in OT to lift Panthers past Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jonathan Huberdeau needed overtime to extend his scoring streak and help celebrate Jaromir Jagr's birthday.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


New Raiders OC Todd Downing takes over high-powered offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Todd Downing is walking into a pretty enviable position for his first career job as offensive coordinator.

February 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Thompson scores 35 to lead Warriors past Kings

OAKLAND (AP) - Missing his emotional leader and one of four All-Stars on Golden State's roster after Draymond Green was ejected late in the second ...

February 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


G-League: The D-League getting makeover in Gatorade deal

The Associated Press

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Mark Melancon: a closer who’s open to sports science

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing - at precisely 183 beats per minute.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Youthful A’s rotation key to club’s success in 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A key to the Oakland Athletics' young and relatively inexperienced starting rotation will be to consistently get the ball to the bullpen ...

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Love hurts: Cavaliers’ All-Star forward out at least 6 weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love won't be able to help the Cavaliers down the stretch this season.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oakley’s ban from Madison Square Garden lifted

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Oakley is allowed back in Madison Square Garden, though the former New York Knicks star says he wants an apology before ...

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Doc’s All-Star Game advice: best to keep your enemies happy

If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it would probably be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at the All-Star Game.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets tie NBA mark with 24 3s

DENVER (AP) - The sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center came to see the sharpshooters, and they did. Only, it wasn't the Golden State Warriors ...

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sonny Gray ready to leave disappointing 2016 behind

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray is starting fresh, ready to be Oakland's reliable ace again.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cain faces challenge for starting rotation spot

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain is facing a competition for the fifth spot in the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants look to closer Mark Melancon to help steady bullpen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants' even-year demise came down to a shaky bullpen that had been oh so reliable in the club's ...

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry, on sharing stardom with KD: ‘We just let it happen’

Stephen Curry had no preconceived notion on how being Kevin Durant's teammate was supposed to work.

February 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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