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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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Jason Dufner wins playoff in CareerBuilder Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Jason Dufner won the CareerBuilder Challenge with a par on the second hole of a playoff Sunday, taking advantage of David ...

January 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots fall to Broncos during AFC title game

DENVER (AP) - Tom Brady isn't perfect. Stephen Gostkowski? He almost always is.

January 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Panthers rout Cards 49-15 for NFC title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Superman is headed for the Super Bowl.

January 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl: Broncos vs Panthers

NEW YORK (AP) - Today's NFL is all about the quarterbacks, so perhaps it's fitting that the 50th Super Bowl features a matchup between ...

January 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics thrilled with new-look bullpen

OAKLAND (AP) - As Sean Doolittle scoured the room and chatted up some of his new teammates, Oakland's bearded closer couldn't help but envision ...

January 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors host Spurs

OAKLAND (AP) - Even with that NBA-record 24-0 start, Stephen Curry and Co. can't shake the San Antonio Spurs.

January 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kerr returns to Warriors bench

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr had butterflies Friday night for his long-awaited season debut coaching the defending NBA champions.

January 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Who will coach West All-Stars?

NEW YORK (AP) - With Steve Kerr back on the Golden State bench, the NBA is trying to determine who will coach the Western Conference All-Stars.

January 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry’s triple-double leads Warriors to win in Kerr’s return

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry banked in a shot from midcourt with a hand in his face at the halftime buzzer after his three-quarter court swish ...

January 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jones makes 23 saves in Sharks’ win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes both acknowledged it wasn't just another game in the long slog of an 82-game ...

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Edmunds leads at US Championships

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Polina Edmunds skated with the poise of a champion.

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson, Stadium Course return strong

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Phil Mickelson returned from a long layoff with a big mid-round run. PGA West's TPC Stadium Course came back strong ...

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy upstages Spieth in Abu Dhabi; US amateur takes lead

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Jordan Spieth was aggrieved at being given a warning for slow play, and complained that his tee shots were ...

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sounders sign Jordan Morris to homegrown player contract

SEATTLE (AP) - It took a trip to Europe for Jordan Morris to reaffirm his desire to start his professional career in the U.S.

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stewart at ease heading into final season of storied career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart is a man at peace as he heads into the final season of his NASCAR career.

January 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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