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WNBA to market to LBGT community

NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA is kicking off a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a shift that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants win comes with losses

DENVER (AP) - Even when the San Francisco Giants pick up a rare win at Coors Field, they still lose.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s need just 1 hit to top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith pleads no contest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Los Angels rallies past Blackhawks in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hoyer ready for QB battle with Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Unlike most Clevelanders, Brian Hoyer didn't jump up and down or cheer when he heard the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL could expand to 14-team playoff by ‘15

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott needs strong effort to stay No. 1

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott downplayed the world ranking and the idea of being the No. 1 player the past few months.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Atkinson III follows in father’s footsteps

ALAMEDA (AP) - When George Atkinson III's name went uncalled through seven rounds of the NFL draft, there was no doubt where he would end up signing as an undrafted free agent.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs get first dibs again

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers contined their remarkable lottery luck Tuesday, winning the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Retired players sue NFL for painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but led to serious complications later in life.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Depth the difference so far for Spurs

Undermanned yet undaunted, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook threw everything they had at the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James sparks decisive rally

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - LeBron James scored six straight points to spark a decisive 12-2 run, and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 on Tuesday night to leave the Eastern Conference finals tied at a game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors introduce new coach

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors wanted Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Romo, Giants blow late lead

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a two-out, two-run double off the wall in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Lee takes command at LPGA’s Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Minjee Lee played a five-hole stretch in 5 under to open a four-stroke lead Sunday when final-round play was suspended because of darkness in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship.

May 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pierce’s shot too late, Hawks beat Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors advance to Western final, beating Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their first Western Conference finals since 1976 by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95 on Friday night.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belt, Posey hit homers off Marquis as Giants beat Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - San Francisco's offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


White Sox score five in 7th to beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Avisail Garcia doubled in two runs to cap a five-run seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the stumbling Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Friday night.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peter Sagan takes Tour of California lead

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan took the Tour of California lead Friday in the sixth stage, racing to a dominating victory in the rescheduled and shortened individual time trial.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP's "Deflategate" appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Busch shows usual speed in recovery

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy, Mickelson chasing Simpson, Streb at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Webb Simpson has plenty of hometown knowledge when it comes to playing Quail Hollow Club.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Feliciano, Valles

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed fourth-round offensive lineman Jon Feliciano and sixth-round defensive end Max Valles to four-year contracts.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bowman training at 49ers rookie minicamp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman walked off the practice field after working out with the rookies and gave a thumbs up and a smile.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum struggles, Byrd leads Reds over Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tim Lincecum was slipping around on the mound - even slid to his knee on one delivery. Something bad seems to happen to the Giants when they visit Cincinnati.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers and Broncos announce joint practices

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos will hold joint practices in the lead-up to their Aug. 29 preseason game in Denver.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL commissioner to hear Brady suspension appeal

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league's punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


James struggles, Cavaliers still advance past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and Cleveland still beat Chicago 94-73 on Thursday night to clinch their Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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