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Lathrop native, Thunder headed to NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Momentum shift has Thunder a win shy of NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Down and nearly out less than a week ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder are riding a momentum shift to the brink of the NBA finals.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Celtics take control of East, beat Heat

MIAMI (AP) - A week ago, the Boston Celtics were too old.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rookie Bryce Harper hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Washington Nationals a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Russell Martin hit a grand slam to help stop the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Federer come back, set French rematch

PARIS (AP) - As the chilly evening air swirled, and raindrops fell, and the thousands of spectators pulling for his opponent hushed, Novak Djokovic stood a single point from exiting the French Open.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes beat Stars in US Open Cup

STANFORD (AP) - Steven Lenhart headed in a goal in the 85th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Stars on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rangers rebound from rout to beat A's

OAKLAND (AP) - Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


JOSH DUBOW,AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When Sean Doolittle started to throw bullpen s

OAKLAND (AP) - When Sean Doolittle started to throw bullpen sessions last summer to distract him from the frustration of another injury that derailed a once-promising career as a slugging first baseman, he never believed the transition from hitter to pitcher would go this smoothly.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's Parker was coming out of game regardless

OAKLAND (AP) - No-hitter or not, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin prepared himself to pull rookie Jarrod Parker after the eighth inning Monday night.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Aldon Smith aiming higher in second season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In one breath, Aldon Smith says he has moved past the disappointment of not winning the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. In the next, he still simmers.

June 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


I'll Have Another on move to new Belmont digs

NEW YORK (AP) - Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another is headed to new digs, along with his potential 10 rivals in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch 1 weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR on Monday suspended Kurt Busch one week for verbally abusing a media member.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


6-time champ Rafael Nadal rolls on at French Open

PARIS (AP) - As is his wont, Rafael Nadal declined to assess whether the 2012 French Open is his best French Open yet.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova stumbles to French Open win; Li loses

PARIS (AP) - On days like these, when so little goes right and so much goes awry, Maria Sharapova tosses away the strategies and scouting reports her coach devises and, well, does whatever it takes to win.

June 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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McGloin leads Raiders’ comeback win

OAKLAND (AP) - Matthew Stafford and Detroit's passing game looked in midseason form even with star Calvin Johnson on the sideline watching.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign NBA’s first Indian player

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phillies rally to beat Giants late

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Utley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New rule: Drivers can’t exit cars after wrecks

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincicome in front at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena advances in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of a tournament she has never won. Given her history in Cincinnati, she'll avoid thinking about the long-awaited title.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Livingston out 6-8 weeks

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl tosses gem at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins injures knee in practice

CHICAGO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepare to host Lions in exhibition game

OAKLAND (AP) - Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland's newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Royal treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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