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Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) - Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning and Jimmy Rollins hit another one off him in the third, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former rugby star Hayne finding way with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jarryd Hayne has found himself discussing snakes, kangaroos and koalas - all things Aussie - in the middle of San Francisco's locker room right along with the routes and responsibilities from his daunting new NFL playbook.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Money the big thing as Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert clapped his hands to his mouth when early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah avoided the dreaded No. 1 post for the Kentucky Derby. The anxiety wasn't over yet.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Astros, Cardinals keeping it civil during investigation

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Houston Astros happened to be in town when the St. Louis Cardinals paraded out one of their just-signed first-round draft picks ...

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Suzuki’s milestone raises familiar questions about context

When Japanese slugger Sadaharu Oh hit his 756th home run back in 1977, the reaction in the U.S. was predictably mild.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Muncy breaks up Lewis’ no-hit bid for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Max Muncy was retired on a running catch in his first at-bat Thursday. Then was thrown out at first base by Colby Lewis ...

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dempsey, Zardes lead US over Ecuador into Copa semis

SEATTLE (AP) - Another benchmark for the United States. Another huge goal for Clint Dempsey.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Going back to Cali: Cavs force Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) - From the edge of elimination to the brink of history.

June 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gordie Howe’s life and legacy celebrated at Detroit funeral

DETROIT (AP) - Gordie Howe could break a lobster claw with his fingers, one of his sons said, and make people melt in his hands with ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


If these Finals go the distance, they’ll match NBA’s longest

CLEVELAND (AP) - If it seems like these NBA Finals have lasted awhile, there's a reason for that.

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavaliers pushing for ‘best words ever, Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Phil Mickelson keeps chasing elusive US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockies cut shortstop Jose Reyes

DENVER (AP) - Rather than activate Jose Reyes following his domestic violence suspension, the Colorado Rockies cut the shortstop on Wednesday and almost certainly will be ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Suzuki passes Rose’s hit total

SAN DIEGO (AP) - With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


John Brooks provides stability for US defense

SEATTLE (AP) - Before the start of the Copa America, John Brooks likely was best known for coming off the United States bench to score the ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors will be without Bogut for rest of NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Golden State center Andrew Bogut will need six to eight weeks to recover from a left knee injury, ruling him out for the ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dray Day: Green vows to be better for in Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) - For all the criticism of Golden State's Draymond Green and his penchant for committing flagrant fouls during these playoffs, Wednesday may have ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chirinos, Odor lead Rangers over A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - The Texas Rangers trailed by five runs against a resurgent All-Star pitcher, and found a way to rally for a win. That's ...

June 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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