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A’s left fielder Cespedes ready for new season

OAKLAND (AP) - With a shortened swing and newfound swagger following his most rigorous offseason of training yet that helped him pack on 15 pounds of muscle, Yoenis Cespedes wants to forget all the frustrations of last year.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker hangs on to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Even with his high-powered telescope, Jimmy Walker might have had a hard time finding himself among the stars.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Missouri All-American says he is gay; may become NFL’s 1st openly gay player

NEW YOKR (AP) - Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nene scores 18 as Wizards work defensive magic to stop Sacramento

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl not a passing of the torch of QB styles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Confetti cannons boomed around Peyton Manning following Seattle's 43-8 dismantling of Denver and the five-time MVP sought out Russell Wilson to congratulate the Seahawks' second-year scrambler on his stunningly lopsided Super Bowl triumph.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy tops USA 3-1 in Fed Cup

CLEVELAND (AP) - Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend and gave Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celtics KO Kings with 15-0 Flurry

BOSTON (AP) - Nothing could stop Boston's Jared Sullinger on Friday night.

February 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crisp gets $22.75M more under new deal with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp offered a long list of reasons why Oakland is such a great fit for him for years to come - his sentiments the same whether or not he had a nice new contract to his name.

February 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCarthy chimes in for Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - John McCarthy scored his first goal since 2010 to help the San Jose Sharks head into the Olympic break on a winning note after beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Friday night.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors learning to manage high expectations

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry came home late Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors' blowout loss to the Charlotte Bobcats and received some basketball advice from an unexpected source: His wife, Ayesha.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker, Spieth tied for lead at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The wind and the rain arrived Friday, perhaps a prelude to a nasty weekend. Leave it to a pair of Texans - Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth - to thrive in Crosby Clambake conditions at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guards pick up the slack for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, Klay Thompson scored 22 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 down in the first half to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-87 on Thursday night.

February 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Loupe finally gets a score he can savor at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.

February 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Van Gundy: Some NBA East teams choosing to be bad

The NBA's Eastern Conference is awful - and it only appears to be getting worse, particularly at the bottom of the standings.

February 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Rays shut out struggling Athletics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - It was another rough night for the Oakland Athletics - offensively and physically.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ron Washington rejoins Athletics as coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has been hired as a major league coach for the Oakland Athletics, returning to the club where he was a coach for 11 years.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard questionable for Game 2 vs Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden and the Houston Rockets spent half the season finding ways to win without Dwight Howard and another chunk of the schedule with the center limited because of an injury.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Rangers manager to re-join Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is getting back into the big leagues, re-joining the Oakland Athletics as an instructor after nearly eight years as the Texas Rangers manager.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey homer backs Lincecum’s 3rd win for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning through a thick mist hovering above the field, Tim Lincecum won his third straight decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith, James lead Cavs past Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Riley Curry steals the show

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day, that title belonged to his 2-year-old daughter, Riley.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timetable for decision on teams in LA could be moved up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Los Angeles might be in the NFL's future sooner than anyone thought.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry fined $5,000 for flop in Game 1

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he disagreed with the NBA's decision to fine him $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kucherov’s OT goal gives Lightning win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Keuchel solid again to help Astros over A’s

HOUSTON (AP) - Expectations were high for the Oakland Athletics this year after three straight postseason appearances.

May 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors go small to overcome big deficit in Game 1

OAKLAND (AP) - Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM still considers Oakland top option

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Raiders owner Mark Davis walked into a makeshift Black Hole outside The Ritz-Carlton joining a throng of protesters, and vowed to do all he can to keep his team in Oakland. Even as he and Chargers owner Dean Spanos moved ahead on plans for a stadium project in Southern California.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray struggles in A’s loss

HOUSTON (AP) - Sonny Gray was less than his usually reliable self, and the struggling Oakland Athletics couldn't overcome it.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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