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Kings beat Nuggets in celebratory opener

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson put the perfect capper on a celebratory opening to a new era of basketball in Sacramento.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


QBs flop to move chains

DENVER (AP) - It used to be the domain of soccer players, NBA forwards and the occasional punter.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MVP! MVP!: Dominant Ortiz wins WS prize

BOSTON (AP) - Most Valuable Papi.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings beat Sharks in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings knocked the San Jose Sharks out of the playoffs last season in the second round, five of the seven games were decided by one-goal margins. It was more of the same Wednesday night in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division rivals.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Iverson crosses over into retirement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Say goodbye, A.I.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


San Jose promotes Watson

SAN JOSE (AP) - Mark Watson has been named head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes after serving as the interim coach since June.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


KC even with Seattle

The Kansas City Chiefs are on top of the Associated Press power poll.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Buy Bengals, sell Dolphins

The Bengals are on a tear, the Dolphins are in a slump. When they meet Thursday night in Miami, nothing indicates a Cincinnati loss. Yet Miami is only a 2½ -point underdog.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dalton delivers

CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton has heard all the talk: He can't win a big game, his arm isn't strong enough to complete the long pass, and he'll never be more than a caretaker quarterback.

October 31, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox look to finish at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) - Generations of New Englanders are preparing. Practically no one alive can remember seeing such an event unfold: The Boston Red Sox could win a World Series title on the celebrated green grass at Fenway Park.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pressure on Curry, Golden State to contend in West

OAKLAND (AP) - Every basketball fan in the country and around the globe saw the potential of the Golden State Warriors last season when Stephen Curry stayed healthy and got hot in the playoffs.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New era dawns in Sacramento, led by Ranadive, Cousins

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Here's a statement that seemed unlikely just a few months ago: the Sacramento Kings are about to begin the 2013-14 season.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Russia breaks ‘Zero Waste’ pledge

AKHSHTYR, Russia (AP) - Trucks rumble to the edge of a gigantic pit filled with spray cans, tires and foam sheets and dump a stream of concrete slabs that send up a cloud of limestone dust. Other trucks pile clay on top and a bulldozer mixes everything together in a rudimentary effort to hide the mess. This landfill outside Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in 100 days, is smack in the middle of a water protection zone where dumping industrial waste is banned.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Man denies shooting Taylor

MIAMI (AP) - The man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched 2007 burglary testified Tuesday that he never went into the player's home that night and cast his confession as coming only under police pressure and amid purported threats to his family.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh happy heading into bye

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is undecided whether he will allow himself a day off during San Francisco's bye week. Even with a whirlwind stretch of travel finally over.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Australia rider Richie Porte wins Paris-Nice for 2nd time

NICE, France (AP) - Richie Porte of Australia mastered tricky conditions to win Paris-Nice for the second time after being fastest in Sunday's final time-trial stage.

March 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harvick makes it 4 straight wins at Phoenix race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - There have been dominant drivers in NASCAR before, seasons where Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson would reel off win after win to break the spirits of the rest of the garage.

March 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams, Federer both advance at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Serena Williams is settling right on into the BNP Paribas Open, producing a quick, business-like effort in advancing to the fourth round Sunday while enjoying her return after a 14-year absence.

March 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sandolowski scores twice

SEATTLE (AP) - The key to Saturday night's game was simple for the San Jose Earthquakes: Effort.

March 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


WIN YOUR POOL

President Barack Obama fills one out, so does just about everyone you know.

March 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jordan Spieth wins at Innisbrook in a playoff

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Some of the best short-game shots Jordan Spieth has hit in his young career have been on the final two holes on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook.

March 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kenyans Daniel Limo, Ogla Kimaiyo win LA Marathon

SANTA MONICA (AP) - The Los Angeles Marathon didn't even wait for the sun to rise.

March 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets rally for win over short-handed Warriors

DENVER (AP) - Kenneth Faried had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Randy Foye hit three crucial 3-pointers down the stretch and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat short-handed Golden State 114-103 on Friday night as the Warriors rested several of their top players, including Stephen Curry.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


76ers overcame 18-point deficit to beat the Kings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Robert Covington scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame an 18-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 114-107 on Friday night.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peavy goes 4 in Giants loss to Rangers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Texas top prospect Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer off San Francisco's Jake Peavy, and the Rangers beat the Giants 3-0 on Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Perez hits 3-run homer as Royals top Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Edinson Volquez had a shaky start, but Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer to offset a two-run double by former teammate Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad 8-4 Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign former Viking Christian Ponder

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign free agent S Nate Allen

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added another new starter to their defense, signing former Philadelphia safety Nate Allen to a four-year contract on Thursday to fill the hole created when Tyvon Branch was released.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Niemi leads Sharks to 4th win in 5 games with playoff berth in reach

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antti Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville for the second time this season, and Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal late in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 victory over the Predators on Thursday night.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers keep Gabbert for 2 years, release Johnson

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a two-year contract while also releasing wide receiver Stevie Johnson a day after acquiring Torrey Smith.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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