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Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Federer to miss rest of season

Associated Press

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

MOSCOW (AP) - At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stoudemire retires from NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Amare Stoudemire's greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA's most fearsome finishers.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin joining Lions via free agency

DETROIT (AP) - Anquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver's Twitter account Tuesday.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked up beyond the 2016 season.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Baltusrol is last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He believes the PGA Championship will be his best chance this year to win a major.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess again.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Busch hoping to use Brickyard for momentum

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Busch used his first Brickyard 400 victory as a springboard to his first Sprint Cup title.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Tomlinson, Giants outlast Diamondbacks in 12 innings

PHOENIX (AP) - Kelby Tomlinson's one-out single in the 12th inning drove in Brandon Belt with the go-ahead run, and the San Francisco Giants held ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick has brought some teammates closer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has brought some of his San Francisco teammates closer with his national anthem protests against social injustice.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Iwakuma earns 15th win in Mariners’ win over A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the seventh inning to match his career high with 15 wins, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


GM Alderson says Tebow signing not about T-shirt revenue

ATLANTA (AP) - Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is defending the team's deal with Tim Tebow, saying the decision is about baseball and not any ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic to face Wawrinka in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) - For quite a while, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, looked as if he didn't ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson sets course record and ties for lead at BMW

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson doesn't care about the physics behind his new putter. Seeing more putts drop is enough ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Time for Panthers QB Newton to start getting calls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to receive the same protection on helmet-to-helmet hits as other quarterbacks get in the ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pro wrestling star CM Punk making debut in UFC 203

CLEVELAND (AP) - One show, one match at a time, CM Punk climbed to the top of pro wrestling, acquiring unimagined fame and fortune along the ...

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Surgery gives Bridgewater reason to be ‘optimistic’

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The rehabilitation of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's left knee will require recovery from multiple ligament reconstruction.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Buescher on verge of claiming improbable berth in the Chase

Chris Buescher's task, should he accomplish it Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, is no small feat.

September 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers

DENVER (AP) - Cam Newton will get a few extra days to recover from his latest beating by Von Miller and crew. At least he won ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Shaq, Iverson, Yao headline ‘extraordinary’ Hall class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon welcome two of the sport's game-changing stars - one big and one small.

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Landon Donovan rejoins LA Galaxy

CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan is returning to the LA Galaxy, ending a 21-month retirement to suit up for his Major League Soccer team for at ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Castro leads in the rain at Crooked Stick

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Roberto Castro wants nothing more than to go home to Atlanta, and he took a soggy step in the right direction Thursday ...

September 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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