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The Gusto of Marco

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The setbacks that limited Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to 127 games last year have done nothing to tarnish the optimism and gusto he brings to the game.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Playoff possibility excites reliever

PHOENIX (AP) - For each of his first five major league seasons, Luke Gregerson came to spring training smack dab in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Kings hoping to get healthy after break

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are likely returning from the All-Star break without their franchise centers.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ Yu Darvish jokes about Tanaka contract

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn't showing.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The wacky world of Match Play returns

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Rory McIlroy makes his American debut this week in the Match Play Championship. The only goal is to make sure it's not a short week.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch has championship hopes in move to SHR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB managers ready to test expanded video replay

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Syracuse still No. 1, but showing vulnerability

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Boeheim has known it since the season started, and two straight nail biters only has reaffirmed it: his top-ranked Syracuse Orange may still be unbeaten, but they're certainly not invincible.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As NBA resumes, next James-Durant matchup nears

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griffin looks to pile up innings for A’s staff

PHOENIX (AP) - Despite getting hurt late last season, A.J. Griffin has already shown he can handle a heavy workload for the Oakland Athletics.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Healthy Morse excited about joining Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Morse is healthy again, and he thinks he's ready to return to the form that made him one of the top hitters in the National League in 2011.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams: Practice is boring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Championships to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


East gets by Durant, Griffin to win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin - then stopped its losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

February 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reddick, A’s agree to $2.7M, one-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Reddick took some batting practice swings Sunday at the Oakland Athletics' spring training camp and, the way the ball was jumping off his bat, it was hard to tell he had a troublesome wrist last season.

February 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Wide receiver Torrey Smith signs five-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith believes in his ability to turn a simple catch into a big gain, and he knows Colin Kaepernick has the strong arm to deliver the ball just where he likes it.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hudson makes spring debut in loss to Brewers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Hudson threw one scoreless inning in his spring debut, Tim Lincecum was pulled after an inning because of stiffness in his neck and Milwaukee starter Matt Garza pitched three innings in the Brewers 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Countdown begins for their big fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Kings beat Hornets, snap 4-game skid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins opened the door to the standup cooler in the locker room and tried to stuff as much of his 6-foot-11, 270-pound body as he could inside to cool down.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Suh to Miami, Bulaga to Packers in free agency

The free agency frenzy, trading outbreak and stunning retirements of the first day of the NFL's business year gave way to one headliner Wednesday: Ndamukong Suh.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moss homers, triples against former team

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Moss had a home run and a triple against his former team, but the Cleveland Indians lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Wednesday.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


District attorney reviewing case against 49ers’ Miller

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office has received the case of 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal battery last week.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stadium supporters to begin petition drive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Organizers behind a proposed NFL stadium that could become home for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders will kick off a petition drive Thursday to bring the plan before voters.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US beats France for 10th Algarve Cup title

The United States not only avenged last month's stinging loss to France with its 10th Algarve Cup title, the Americans addressed concerns about their readiness for the Women's World Cup.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hold off Pistons for fifth straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson reached the 5,000-point milestone and knocked down two late 3-pointers in a 69-second span, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Detroit Pistons 105-98 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patrick Willis retires after injury-shortened season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - His eyes swollen from crying and reciting scripture as he spoke of retirement, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis bid farewell to football and called it one of his happiest days yet because he is leaving on his own terms.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Big trades steal spotlight from free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray, Zito combine for 5 innings in A’s win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched into the third inning, Barry Zito went 2 2-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in an exhibition game Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA stadium plan declared defunct; others remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Farmers Field had a prime location in downtown Los Angeles, big-time boosters, a builder with an impeccable professional sports resume, even a name and sponsor - rare for a project in the planning stages.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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