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Rangers fire coach John Tortorella

NEW YORK (AP) - John Tortorella was defiant in stating that the New York Rangers didn't take a step back when they were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the second round.

May 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA approves sale of Kings to Ranadive group

The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive.

May 29, 2013 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Jarrod Parker pitches A’s past Giants

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LA Kings advance, edging Sharks in Game 7

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams figures he gets his knack for Game 7 heroics from the same source as the Los Angeles Kings' resilience throughout their grinding seven-game victory over the San Jose Sharks.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders CB hospitalized with abdominal injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden's comeback from a near-fatal practice injury last year was dealt a setback when he was hospitalized with an abdominal injury that is expected to keep him sidelined until at least training camp.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers trying to find WR to fill Crabtree’s role

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The second week of organized team activities began for the San Francisco 49ers without Michael Crabtree but with the tough task of replacing the team's top wide receiver.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl 50 will be in smartest stadium in NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Goodbye cold, grungy Candlestick Park. Hello high tech, shiny new Levi's Stadium.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


James fouls out, Heat fall 99-92 in Game 4

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Miami is heading home with one gigantic headache: Roy Hibbert.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After waiting out rain, Djokovic starts French bid

PARIS (AP) - Novak Djokovic spent the better part of a rainy Tuesday at the French Open wondering when - and even whether - he would wind up playing his first-round match at the only Grand Slam tournament he's yet to win.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Battery stun Earthquakes in US Open Cup

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston Battery captain Colin Falvey scored the lone goal in the 74th minute, lifting the USL Pro team past the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Tuesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.

May 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants fall to A’s in Bay Bridge Series opener

OAKLAND (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had a no-hitter through three erratic innings, and then one pitch turned a grinding start into a loss.

May 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


It’s do or die tonight for Sharks, Kings

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Although Dustin Brown will always remember raising the Stanley Cup above his head last year, he also remembers the pain of a first-round playoff loss to San Jose one year before the Los Angeles Kings became champions.

May 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Self-funded Cal golf favorite at NCAAs

BERKELEY (AP) - The top-ranked California men's golf team has no home course to call its own, typically shuttling among seven or eight local spots. Most of the Golden Bears were passed on by the elite college golf programs.

May 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


America’s Cup: Danger levels high for sailors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The margin for error is exceedingly small for a sailor sitting three stories above the San Francisco Bay on the side of a high-tech catamaran as it leans toward the water literally flying along the surface like a giant stingray at 40 mph.

May 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Slow French Open start for Nadal; Sharapova wins

PARIS (AP) - Rafael Nadal knows this story well. All too well. Saw it up close the previous time he played in a major tournament.

May 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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