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Mayor: Deal to sell Kings has been signed

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.

May 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks GM disagrees with suspension of Torres

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Friday that the organization strongly disagrees with the NHL's decision to suspend forward Raffi Torres for a hit that knocked out Los Angeles forward Jarret Stoll.

May 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Spurs hold off Warriors, advance to West finals

OAKLAND(AP) - Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents.

May 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Maloofs reach agreement to sell Kings

A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by TIBCO software tycoon Vivek Ranadive to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings at a total franchise valuation of $535 million.

May 17, 2013 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


LA Kings shock Sharks with 2 late goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead.

May 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally for victory over Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Matt Cain didn't hang his head even after hanging a few pitches to give Colorado a big early lead.

May 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Beckham to retire from football at end of season

LONDON (AP) - David Beckham is retiring from soccer, ending a career in which he transcended the sport with forays into fashion and a marriage to a pop star that made him a global celebrity.

May 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


ACL tears behind her, Gemelos chases place in WNBA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jacki Gemelos has a sharp 3-point shot and a deft passing touch to offer the Minnesota Lynx as they set the 11-player roster for this season.

May 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Orb has gone from ordinary to extraordinary

BALTIMORE (AP) - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.

May 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA owners vote to keep Kings in Sacramento

DALLAS (AP) - The Kings are staying in Sacramento, and Seattle will have to wait for another NBA franchise.

May 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Spurs try to close out Warriors in Game 6

OAKLAND (AP) - Forgive the San Antonio Spurs if they aren't that excited about holding a 3-2 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alex Smith already becoming leader of Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It hasn't taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.

May 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Arencibia, Lind homer as Blue Jays beat Giants

TORONTO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong's 100th career start might have been his last for a while.

May 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s drop series to Rangers with loss in finale

OAKLAND (AP) - When everything is rolling for the Oakland Athletics, Brandon Moss' line drive with two runners on in the sixth falls perfectly in the gap for a key hit. On Wednesday, Nelson Cruz ran down the ball and snagged it for a spectacular diving catch.

May 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LA’s Stoll likely to miss Game 2 against Sharks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Raffi Torres spent the past year in Phoenix and San Jose trying to shake his reputation as a dangerous player.

May 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

ZURICH (AP) - Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CBS won’t dictate use of Redskins name on the air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign Staley to 2-year extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed off their new home in style Thursday while quietly making a move to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick's blindside.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bay Area boasts 2 playoff hopefuls

OAKLAND (AP) - The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Brandon Rush agree to 2-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign defensemen Demers, Doherty

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defensemen Jason Demers and Taylor Doherty.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A new generation emerging at golf’s oldest major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Talansky’s tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hornets land SG Stephenson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao returns to ring vs Algeri Nov.22 in Macau

Associated Press

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers get Stuckey for 1 year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers blew Lance Stephenson a kiss goodbye and jumped on Rodney Stuckey to fill the void.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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