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Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Norton has no plans to shake up Raiders’ struggling defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being on pace to set an NFL record for yards allowed, Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has no plans to make any major changes.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins rally in 3rd, top Sharks

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Down two goals - and even worse, down two defensemen - after two periods on Thursday night against San Jose, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered his players a much-needed reminder.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio’s return to Jacksonville elicits ‘fond memories’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has no idea what kind of reception he'll get in Jacksonville on Sunday.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Knicks anxious to get Derrick Rose back with team

Derrick Rose will likely have no more than just a few practices to get ready for opening night with the New York Knicks.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor Swift, title chase spice up US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With the promise of blue skies and some sizzling pop from Taylor Swift, the U.S. Grand Prix is back after all those worries about its demise.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs homer twice in win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur's bat.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland reliever chosen MVP of ALCS

TORONTO (AP) - MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday.The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a second foot inbounds that cost him a couple of touchdowns were quickly fixed.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the huddle and fire up his teammates.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

HOUSTON (AP) - His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GMs pick Warriors over Cavs in this season’s Finals

The NBA's general managers are expecting a third straight Golden State-Cleveland matchup in this season's NBA Finals, with the Warriors the pick to reclaim the title.

October 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound ...

September 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ Zach Randolph gets community service after arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest following ...

September 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


The wait is on: Los Angeles wins 2028 Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Olympic cauldron blazing above the Coliseum gave it away: Los Angeles will host a third Olympics - in 2028.

September 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Baby’s birth doesn’t stop Golovkin training for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Not even a baby could interfere with Gennady Golovkin's training for his middleweight showdown with Canelo Alvarez.

September 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Spieth leading FedEx Cup by giving himself chances

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth already has won 14 times around the world, which already places him in unique territory. Over the last 75 ...

September 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Patrick at career crossroads as days as driver appear over

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Given the right situation, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. believes his girlfriend still wants to be a race car driver.

September 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hoyer looks to distance 49ers from recent history in Seattle

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers have gone through one of their most dramatic transformations in recent memory. With it, they hope to wash away the ...

September 14, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Knights novice roll past Redskins

Brady Rossi returned an interception for a touchdown and had two tackles to lead the Ripon Knights novice to a 31-0 road win over the ...

September 13, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw helps Dodgers end 11-game skid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched NL-leading Los Angeles to its first win in nearly two weeks, helping the Dodgers snap the club's worst ...

September 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Betts has 2 HRs, 6 RBIs as Red Sox roll past Athletics

BOSTON (AP) - Mookie Betts can't pinpoint exactly what has changed about his swing lately. The Red Sox right fielder just knows it's starting ...

September 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rizzo, Lewis lift Modesto over Lancaster

LANCASTER (AP) - Joe Rizzo homered, doubled and singled, driving in four runs and scoring a pair as the Modesto Nuts topped the Lancaster JetHawks 13-6 ...

September 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Odd ball: Indians chase win streak record that includes tie

CLEVELAND (AP) - As they climb toward baseball history with every win, the streaking Cleveland Indians are chasing a hallowed, 101-year-old record that includes an asterisk.

September 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Conference test appears to be shortening games

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The Pac-12's test program to shorten games appears to be doing just that.

September 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Packers take top spot in AP Pro32 poll after Patriots’ loss

NEW YORK (AP) - After the opening week of the NFL season, it's so easy to overreact, given such a small sample.

September 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lewis, Moss, Urlacher among first-year nominees for HOF

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and game-breaking wide receiver Randy Moss are among 11 first-year eligible players for the Pro ...

September 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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