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Raiders look to build around QB Carr

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders head into another long offseason with questions about who will coach the team and who will pick the players for next season.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks finish in top spot in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks finished the regular season where they started it: as the top team in the NFL.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors keep rolling, topple 76ers

OAKLAND (AP) - Marreese Speights has provided a big lift for Golden State as a scorer off the bench. So it was only natural that as a starter, the 6-foot-10 center wanted some recognition for his passing.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The sports stories we want to remember from 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers face big decisions after missing playoffs

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers expect to be right back competing for a Super Bowl with a new coach following the frustration of a lost year that saw coach Jim Harbaugh depart for Michigan.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner is AP Male Athlete of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jannik Hansen helps Canucks beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jannik Hansen angered the San Jose Sharks with his hit to Tommy Wingels' head. They got even more upset when he scored immediately after leaving the penalty box.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room saying emotional goodbyes, offering a handshake or hug while wishing his players well and planning his long-anticipated but bittersweet departure from the San Francisco 49ers.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Handful of coaching openings to fill

NEW YORK (AP) - OK, it is done.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano makes case to keep Raiders job

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teams looking for new coaches, GMs have many options

NFL teams searching for a new coach or general manager have no shortage of qualified candidates.

December 29, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Buccaneers “earn” first overall draft pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earned" the first pick in next spring's NFL draft with their 2-14 record.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: "Who's got it better than us? No-body!"

December 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Giants begin effort to win in ‘odd year’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants roll in even years, winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

February 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Orrange leads No. 18 Stanford women past California

BERKELEY (AP) - Amber Orrange keyed a decisive second-half run and finished with 19 points, and No. 18 Stanford used a dominant second half to hold off California 59-47 on Wednesday night in the first of two meetings between the rivals in a five-day span.

February 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stewart seeks to end string of defeat

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In hindsight, 2002 might have been an omen of how heartbreaking the Daytona 500 would be for Tony Stewart.

February 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Royals head to spring training with high expectations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - That old, familiar baseball refrain made famous by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers took on an entirely different meaning for the Kansas City Royals this offseason.

February 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fitzgerald stays with Arizona under 2-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) - Larry Fitzgerald is staying with the Arizona Cardinals, the only home he's known in his 11-year NFL career.

February 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cook leads Duke past UNC in OT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night.

February 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former 3B coach Wendell Kim dies at 64

BOSTON (AP) - Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim has died.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Teams decide as trade deadline nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The East was a two-team race at last year's trade deadline, and Larry Bird made the move he thought would win it.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod gives apology but no explanation ahead of return

NEW YORK (AP) - It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Predators beat Sharks for 6th straight win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pekka Rinne made a season-high 42 saves, and the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to a season-high six straight games by beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Tuesday night.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pitchers and catchers report this week to spring training

Washington's star-studded rotation reports to Florida. Matt Harvey continues his comeback with the New York Mets. Joe Maddon takes over the Chicago Cubs, and Russell Martin gets a closer look at Toronto's pitching staff.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barry Zito returning to A’s on minor league deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Left-hander Barry Zito is returning to the Oakland Athletics with a minor contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training, two people with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Silence and a hint for possible Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Promoter Bob Arum was uncharacteristically silent Tuesday, amid indications that the next few days will determine whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao share a ring together May 2.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Henson, Havlicek among those headed into Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When he arrived at Illinois in 1975, the first thing Lou Henson did was preach patience.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jason Giambi retires after 20 seasons in majors

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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