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NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio chooses Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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New Giants make impact in the desert

PHOENIX (AP) - Chris Heston pitched six effective innings in a combined five-hitter for his first big league win, Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday night

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s give Kaz more support than he needs

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir struck out 10 and was backed by a couple of rookies getting their first big league hits, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 10-0 on Wednesday night.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Talks Good Game, But Can He Master Augusta?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Already, it's a Masters unlike any other for Tiger Woods.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ben there, done that

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth were already on the 18th green, ready to hit a few putts. Ben Crenshaw was back down the fairway, still 100 yards or so away, after driving his tee shot into a tree.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jazz rally for win over Kings; Favors scores 18

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Derrick Favors scored 18 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Utah Jazz to a 103-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Villegas’ aces not enough at Par 3 tournament

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Kevin Streelman beat Camilo Villegas on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Wednesday to win the Par 3 tournament on the last day to relax at Augusta National.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Duke awaits NBA decision from freshmen

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Now Duke waits to find out if any of those star freshmen will go won and done.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL hires Thomas, first female official

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has its first full-time female game official.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UConn returns home with 10th trophy

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn President Susan Herbst calls the school's basketball teams the university's front porch - it's the first thing the outside world sees.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA player, others stabbed at NY club

NEW YORK (AP) - Two Atlanta Hawks players have been released after their arrest on charges they blocked officers from setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of a fellow NBA player.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Eaves, Benn score big as Stars rout Ducks

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Eaves scored two goals and Jordie Benn added his first goal in three months, leading the Dallas Stars to a 4-0 victory over the playoff-bound Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

April 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Huskies fend off ND; win 10th title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Prince-ipality: Fielder owns A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A healthy Prince Fielder hit a pair of run-scoring singles to help Jeff Banister earn his first victory as a major league manager, and the Texas Rangers bounced back from being shut out on opening day to beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, SF belted by D’backs

PHOENIX (AP) - Jake Lamb and David Peralta each hit three-run homers to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors bow down to ‘Brow’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis doesn't want to carry the Pelicans into the playoffs just so they can get unceremoniously bounced in the first round by NBA-leading Golden State.

April 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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