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Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

The Associated Press

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team's academy in his home country.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago

Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question:

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff.

February 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Not a lot of All-Star defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference bench.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Although Franklin Gutierrez officially joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon, the veteran outfielder had already been working out at their spring training complex for two days.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 in the world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long?

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Buster Posey eager for fresh start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey leans on the back of the batting cage under Arizona's blue skies, one leg crossed over the other as he watches his teammates take their cuts while awaiting his own turn. The star catcher chats up athletic trainer Dave Groeschner and talks hitting with manager Bruce Bochy.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Johnny Cueto remains in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and the San Francisco Giants spoke with him on Monday and reported the right-hander is doing well and expects to join the team by this weekend.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR’s top teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR's top teams.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home.

February 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago

Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday night.

February 19, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Russian teen wins first WTA event in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Teenager Daria Kasatkina doesn't just upset the top-ranked player in the world. She also can win a tournament.

April 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lewis Hamilton coasts to fifth title at Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI (AP) - With Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel starting side-by-side on the front row at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, the stage was set ...

April 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Van Avermaet beats Stybar insprint to win Paris-Roubaix

ROUBAIX, France (AP) - Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet overtook Zdenek Stybar just before the line in a thrilling sprint finish to win the Paris-Roubaix ...

April 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in his first series

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Tim Tebow has completed his first series with the Columbia Fireflies, the New York Mets Class A affiliate.

April 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook breaks Robertson’s record for triple-doubles at 42

DENVER (AP) - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has broken Oscar Robertson's NBA record with his 42nd triple-double of the season.

April 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ducks win 5th straight Pacific title, beating LA

ANAHEIM (AP) - Nate Thompson scored his first goal of the season to tie it with 8:26 to play and Shea Theodore won it in ...

April 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Durant shines in return from 19-game absence

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant's first touch after missing 19 games with a knee injury? Just a driving baseline reverse and emphatic one-handed slam.

April 09, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Margot, Solarte lead Padres to win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Playing an entertaining home opener in front of an enthusiastic sellout crowd, the San Diego Padres looked nothing like a team deep ...

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mazara hits slam, has 6 RBIs to get Rangers first win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nomar Mazara hit his first grand slam and had a career-high six RBIs to lead the Texas Rangers over the Oakland Athletics ...

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tramaine Brock arrested in domestic violence case, released

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Tramaine Brock was released Friday by the San Francisco 49ers after he was arrested and accused of hitting a woman he ...

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Westbrook secures triple-double average, falls short of 42nd

PHOENIX (AP) - Russell Westbrook became the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, but failed for the second game in ...

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Durant practices, set to play today in return

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant had his moments of feeling down, unable to play the sport he loves while watching his teammates initially struggle then, later ...

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Randle, Brewer help Lakers edge the Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Julius Randle scored 25 points and Corey Brewer stole an inbounds pass with 5 seconds to play, was fouled and made both ...

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fowler joins 4-way tie at the top in Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Rickie Fowler finally got to the top of the leaderboard in a major and didn't have much of a view.

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury

OAKLAND (AP) - Months ago when the season began, the Golden State Warriors focused all their energy on incorporating Kevin Durant.

April 07, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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