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Griffin leads Clippers past Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With the game in the balance in the closing minutes, Paul Pierce did just what the Los Angeles Clippers hoped he would in the clutch.

October 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cueto’s 2-hitter sends Royals over Mets for 2-0 Series lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Johnny Cueto smothered the New York Mets with another big October outing. And the pesky Kansas City Royals kept fouling off Jacob deGrom's best pitches, wearing him down with persistence and prowess.

October 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oracle building its own high school

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Oracle founder Larry Ellison already owns an island in Hawaii. Now, his company is building a high school next to its Silicon Valley headquarters to help fulfill Ellison's desire to teach students more about technology and problem-solving.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


From kung fu to California cops: Nunchucks make comeback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sgt. Casey Day was skeptical. The chief of his rural Northern California police department wanted him to find out if an ancient martial arts weapon made famous in 1970s Bruce Lee movies could be used to subdue unruly suspects.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Navy pilot who buzzed Berkeley broke no rules

BERKELEY (AP) - The Navy has determined a military jet pilot who zoomed close over Berkeley in January, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA MVP Curry scores 40 points, Warriors win opener

OAKLAND (AP) - NBA MVP Stephen Curry showed in a hurry he hasn't lost a step or his swagger, scoring 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 111-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night to open their title defense.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rowdy crowd greets NFL execs

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A loud and often rowdy crowd greeted NFL executives Tuesday as St. Louis Rams fans at a public hearing made their case for keeping the team in Missouri amid talk of a relocation.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston Texans release QB Ryan Mallett after travel gaffe

HOUSTON (AP) - Ryan Mallett finally ran out of chances in Houston and was released by the Texans on Tuesday.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Opening shock: Escobar hits inside-the-park homer off Harvey

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar's drive leading off the game hit off center fielder Yoenis Cespedes' leg and kept rolling and rolling and rolling. And Escobar kept going and going and going.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie gratified by success in year 4

ALAMEDA (AP) - After enduring three years of losing as he tore down and then tried to build back up the Oakland Raiders, general manager Reggie McKenzie is finally seeing the payoff of his work in year four.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather Jr. buys $3.5M Bugatti car

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't one to rest in retirement, not when there are $3.5 million sports cars to buy.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Volquez loses father before World Series start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The father of Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, shortly before his son took the mound to start Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers trying to keep even keel

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula likened a recent team meeting to an "Italian dining room table."

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US women earn 3rd straight world title

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - The gap is becoming a canyon. No matter the stakes, the year or the young women with the USA patch on their shimmering leotards, there is the gymnastics' powerhouse constructed and relentlessly maintained by national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and there is everybody else.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors coach Steve Kerr expects to return this season

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is still experiencing symptoms caused by complications following back surgery this summer and isn't sure when he will resume his duties on the bench.

October 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Derek Carr channels inner Mamba down stretch

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the game is on the line in the closing minutes, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks for inspiration in an unusual place.

September 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose lead in ninth, fail to gain ground on Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Schimpf hit a go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants' bullpen gave up ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alonso’s pinch-double scores 2 in 8th, A’s rally past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria blew another save and the Kansas City Royals' chances to return to the postseason took another hit.

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Versatile 49ers defense shut down Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A Chip Kelly-coached team is usually synonymous with a fast-paced and prolific offense.

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cornerback Sean Smith says he understands being benched

ALAMEDA (AP) - Deciding to go for a game-winning two-point conversion in the final minute might not have been the boldest move Raiders coach Jack Del ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cowan, Campbell help EU topple Manteca

East Union got solid efforts from its top two golfers, who powered the Lancers to a 254-284 Valley Oak League victory over Manteca at Manteca ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Complete player’ Joe Pavelski is the new Captain America

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Pavelski isn't the United States' oldest player at the World Cup of Hockey, nor does he have the most skill, size ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WADA says Russian hackers published athletes’ medical data

GENEVA (AP) - Confidential medical data of gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and other female U.S. Olympians was hacked ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vin Scully says he won’t call Dodgers playoff games

NEW YORK (AP) - Vin Scully says the last ballgame he will broadcast is the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular-season finale - regardless of whether they reach the ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years

Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger knew the retired Heath Miller, suspended teammates Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant and the injured Markus Wheaton weren't ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio says 2-point try was all about believing

ALAMEDA (AP) - The most daring gambler on the NFL's first weekend turns out not to be much of a betting man at all.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres use 6 pitchers toshut out Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez is getting a lot more comfortable with his swing and his role on the Padres since coming off the disabled ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics trounce Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics looked like a team battling for a playoff spot Monday night, and the Kansas City Royals looked like ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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