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WNBA to market to LBGT community

NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA is kicking off a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a shift that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants win comes with losses

DENVER (AP) - Even when the San Francisco Giants pick up a rare win at Coors Field, they still lose.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s need just 1 hit to top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith pleads no contest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Los Angels rallies past Blackhawks in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hoyer ready for QB battle with Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Unlike most Clevelanders, Brian Hoyer didn't jump up and down or cheer when he heard the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL could expand to 14-team playoff by ‘15

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott needs strong effort to stay No. 1

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott downplayed the world ranking and the idea of being the No. 1 player the past few months.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Atkinson III follows in father’s footsteps

ALAMEDA (AP) - When George Atkinson III's name went uncalled through seven rounds of the NFL draft, there was no doubt where he would end up signing as an undrafted free agent.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs get first dibs again

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers contined their remarkable lottery luck Tuesday, winning the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Retired players sue NFL for painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but led to serious complications later in life.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Depth the difference so far for Spurs

Undermanned yet undaunted, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook threw everything they had at the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James sparks decisive rally

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - LeBron James scored six straight points to spark a decisive 12-2 run, and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 on Tuesday night to leave the Eastern Conference finals tied at a game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors introduce new coach

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors wanted Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Romo, Giants blow late lead

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a two-out, two-run double off the wall in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Can Derby winner American Pharoah become next idol?

BALTIMORE (AP) - From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he's a champion in the making.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Hawks try to close out series, advance

The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have regained control of their respective series, doing their best to restore order in the NBA playoffs.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Streb takes 1st-round lead in Wells Fargo championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Robert Streb shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Kevin Chappell after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish races to 3rd Tour of California stage victory

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish raced his third Tour of California stage victory and Latvia's Tom Skujins retained the overall lead Thursday in the rainy fifth stage.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Catcher won’t get bowled over in All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - One of the most famous All-Star endings won't be repeated when the game returns to Cincinnati this summer.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to Game 5 win vs Grizzlies

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants can’t pull out another squeaker, lose to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have been superb in one-run games to start the year.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s waste strong start, lose to Boston

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bob Melvin knows Sonny Gray's winning streak should still be going. More missed chances, more mistakes defined the day once again.

May 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heston hurls 2-hit gem for Giants

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Heston was glad he was given the opportunity to go back out to the mound in the ninth inning.

May 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Complete effort helps A’s snap out of funk

OAKLAND (AP) - For one night at least, the Oakland Athletics put everything together.

May 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Skujins takes lead in Tour of California

SAN JOSE (AP) - Latvian Tom Skujins pedaled to a surprising mountain stage win by more than a minute and took the lead Tuesday in the Tour of California.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are preparing for a fight.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Pacquiao sets PPV mark with 4.4M buys

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao proved a box office smash, even if their welterweight title fight didn't live up to the hype.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston avoids elimination with win over Clippers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses to avoid elimination with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lightning oust Canadiens with win in Game 6

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

May 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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