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Triumphant return for Puig, Abreu

HAVANA (AP) - A lineup of Cuban-born baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, made a triumphant return to the island Tuesday as part of the first Major League Baseball trip here since 1999.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heyward wants to make history after deal with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Heyward knows Theo Epstein ended a long championship drought in Boston and understands how epic it would be to bring a title to Chicago's North Side.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA officials plead not guilty in soccer corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) - A sprawling U.S. bribery prosecution that has scandalized soccer's governing body took another step forward on Tuesday, with the former president of Honduras and a former FIFA vice president pleading not guilty at their first court appearance and authorities announcing that two other defendants would be extradited to face charges as well.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 12.4 seconds left in overtime and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 105-103 Monday night.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heat tip their caps to Golden State’s winning streak

MIAMI (AP) - The streak is over, and the Miami Heat know exactly what the Golden State Warriors are going through right now.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woodson, Megatron among award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tomsula disagrees 49ers were overconfident against Browns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Tomsula begs to differ with left tackle Joe Staley and linebacker Ahmad Brooks that the San Francisco 49ers overlooked Cleveland in Sunday's rock-bottom loss to the Browns.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Shoulder could end Condo’s season

ALAMEDA (AP) - One day after not having a backup long snapper nearly proved costly, the Oakland Raiders could be looking for a starter.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pete Rose’s plea for reinstatement rejected

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose's application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be a risk to the sport's integrity if allowed back in the game.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors go back to work following 1st loss of season

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors did something for the first time this season: practice following a loss.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA referee Kennedy tells Yahoo he is gay

NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy has told Yahoo Sports he is gay after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo directed a gay slur at him during a game.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 6-year contract pitcher Cueto

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even after signing Jeff Samardzija to a large, long-term contract last week, the San Francisco Giants had their eye on Johnny Cueto - they've been watching and admiring him from afar for years.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Alabama’s running back Henry awarded Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Hand it to Derrick Henry.

December 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No headgear: Olympic boxers struggle with cuts

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Antonio Vargas never had a cut in his boxing life until blood trickled down his forehead Wednesday during his most important bout.

December 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Panthers cement playoff bye

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton added to his MVP resume, completing 15 of 21 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns, and the unbeaten Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 38-0 on Sunday to clinch a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.

December 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Mack, Clowney take center stage

ALAMEDA (AP) - For as many similarities as there are between Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack as the two dominant pass rushers taken in the top ...

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers interview Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst for GM opening

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers interviewed a pair of Green Bay Packers executives Thursday for their general manager vacancy.

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers interview Anthony Lynn

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Buffalo Bills interim coach Anthony Lynn on Wednesday for their head coach opening.

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Davis eager to help A’s turn fortunes around

OAKLAND (AP) - David Forst remembers the exact moment when Rajai Davis hit his World Series-tying home run in Game 7 for Cleveland.

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepared to ride with Connor Cook in playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - While the Oakland Raiders are giving no official word who will start at quarterback for their first playoff game in 14 years, the ...

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Blazers

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 35 points with five 3-pointers, Kevin Durant scored 30 points and blocked three shots and the Golden State Warriors beat ...

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


LeBron can’t do it alone as Butler, Bulls down Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jimmy Butler scored 10 straight points during a critical stretch in the fourth quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday ...

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tyler Johnson leads Heat over Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tyler Johnson scored 23 points and the Miami Heat beat the Sacramento Kings 107-102 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

January 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepared to ride with Connor Cook in playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - While the Oakland Raiders are giving no official word who will start at quarterback for their first playoff game in 14 years, the ...

January 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings rally past Sharks in overtime

SAN JOSE (AP) - Tanner Pearson scored 58 seconds into overtime to help the Los Angeles Kings rally for a 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the ...

January 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers look to rebuild from historically bad season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The wish list for the San Francisco 49ers will be long this offseason, even after they find a fourth head coach in ...

January 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fewer games? Games on campus? Bowls could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

January 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rely on undrafted players for playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - The rebuilding job that turned the Oakland Raiders from a three-win team to the first playoff berth since 2002 centered around a core ...

January 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Coach K surgery latest interruption for preseason No. 1 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski has lamented this as a season of interruptions so far for No. 8 Duke - and the latest one has ...

January 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cousins scores 31, Collison 26 as Kings top Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - With star center DeMarcus Cousins producing as expected, Darren Collison broke out of his offensive funk and pushed the Sacramento Kings to a ...

January 04, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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