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Arm’s race out West: Padres sign Johnson

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Josh Johnson was looking for a team close to his Las Vegas home, and the San Diego Padres were looking for a potential top-of-the rotation pitcher. The sides quickly agreed on an $8 million, one-year contract that was finalized on Wednesday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn tears ACL; return on hold

Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL CAPSULES

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the New Jersey Devils ended Anaheim's eight-game home winning streak to open the season with a 4-3 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hits keep coming: 49ers’ Brooks fined

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


CLEARING THE AIR

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III parsed the appropriate uses of "me" and "I'' when it comes to owning up to a mistake and privately explained his words to teammates Santana Moss and coaches Wednesday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sticking with McGloin

ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt McGloin has made a career out of exceeding other people's expectations.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dirty secret: Saints will cover in win over Atlanta

What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for tonight, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference. Then the Atlanta Falcons didn't do their part.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ double-double rallies Kings past Suns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Sacramento Kings rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 107-104 on Tuesday night.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle NFL’s soar to No. 1

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have separated themselves from the rest of the NFL in the eyes of the voters who make up the AP Pro32 power rankings.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Carolina’s Cam clutch late in games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera knows Cam Newton is capable of making big plays.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn wrecks as training intensifies

DENVER (AP) - Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday while training in Copper Mountain, Colo., ahead of her planned return to racing following major knee surgery.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mets wine and dine Cano’s agent, Jay-Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Jay Z, the new agent for Robinson Cano, had dinner Monday night with top officials of the New York Mets.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ex-UCI president questions Armstrong’s credibility

GENEVA (AP) - Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen called Lance Armstrong's claim that he helped cover up the rider's doping at the 1999 Tour de France a "ridiculous story" and said Tuesday he has nothing to fear from an independent investigation.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Soccer club accused of witchcraft

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Animal bones, hair, feathers and river pebbles are secreted around sports fields. The goal posts have been sprinkled with urine. The soccer players, some of whom have smeared ancient herbal potions on themselves, take the field.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ellis, Embiid dominate for No. 2 Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Perry Ellis scored 21 points, freshman Joel Embiid had 16 points and 13 rebounds in a breakout performance, and No. 2 Kansas used a big late run to bury Iona 86-66 on Tuesday night.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Carr stalls as Raiders fall to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Derek Carr held his own for two quarters, looking as though just maybe he could help end the Oakland Raiders' woes in the East.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Falcons finish with flurry

ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena makes it 3 Opens in a row

NEW YORK (AP) - A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach Patrick Mouratoglou to decipher why the season had been such a struggle by her standards.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers debut in Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - After weeks of talk about players who won't be on the field for San Francisco's first regular-season visit to the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys, the time has come to focus on those who will.

September 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jets’ Smith was in same spot as Raiders’ Carr

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Geno Smith knows exactly what Derek Carr is dealing with.

September 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy waits out delay, Giants beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) - Jake Peavy pitched six innings without allowing an earned run - even remaining in the game after a rain delay of 2 hours, 42 minutes - and the San Francisco Giants routed the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night.

September 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carter burns Athletics again

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

September 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers opener has special meaning for Crabtree

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Crabtree hawked bags of popcorn and hot dogs in the stands at old Texas Stadium as a boy.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


September call-ups have purpose for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the span of just a few hours on a hot Tuesday afternoon, Terrance Gore drove from Arkansas to Kansas City, moved into a locker deep within Kauffman Stadium, slid into a starched white Royals jersey and took some bunting practice on the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Year after doping ban, Cilic reaches US Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic wasn't allowed to play last year in the U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping suspension that he says he didn't deserve.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hingis returns to US Open doubles final

NEW YORK (AP) - Martina Hingis will play in the U.S. Open women's doubles final for the first time since winning the 1998 title.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girardi: Tanaka will pitch to test elbow

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees plan to have Masahiro Tanaka throw another bullpen session Saturday and say the injured star must pitch in some sort of game setting to determine whether he can avoid elbow surgery.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks lead Packers after 3rd quarter

SEATTLE (AP) - Marshawn Lynch ran for a 9-yard touchdown and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks had a 22-10 lead over the Green Bay Packers after three quarters in the NFL season opener on Thursday night.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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