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The Gusto of Marco

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The setbacks that limited Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to 127 games last year have done nothing to tarnish the optimism and gusto he brings to the game.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Playoff possibility excites reliever

PHOENIX (AP) - For each of his first five major league seasons, Luke Gregerson came to spring training smack dab in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Kings hoping to get healthy after break

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are likely returning from the All-Star break without their franchise centers.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ Yu Darvish jokes about Tanaka contract

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn't showing.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The wacky world of Match Play returns

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Rory McIlroy makes his American debut this week in the Match Play Championship. The only goal is to make sure it's not a short week.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch has championship hopes in move to SHR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB managers ready to test expanded video replay

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Syracuse still No. 1, but showing vulnerability

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Boeheim has known it since the season started, and two straight nail biters only has reaffirmed it: his top-ranked Syracuse Orange may still be unbeaten, but they're certainly not invincible.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As NBA resumes, next James-Durant matchup nears

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griffin looks to pile up innings for A’s staff

PHOENIX (AP) - Despite getting hurt late last season, A.J. Griffin has already shown he can handle a heavy workload for the Oakland Athletics.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Healthy Morse excited about joining Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Morse is healthy again, and he thinks he's ready to return to the form that made him one of the top hitters in the National League in 2011.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams: Practice is boring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Championships to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


East gets by Durant, Griffin to win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin - then stopped its losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

February 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reddick, A’s agree to $2.7M, one-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Reddick took some batting practice swings Sunday at the Oakland Athletics' spring training camp and, the way the ball was jumping off his bat, it was hard to tell he had a troublesome wrist last season.

February 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

PIRATES 5, CUBS 4: CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau producing for Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau laces up his cleats right next to the locker once belonging to Todd Helton, the first baseman whose shoes he's now trying to fill.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


La Russa preparing for HOF induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers clinch home ice

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR boosts A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona pounds Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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