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La Russa preparing for HOF induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers clinch home ice

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR boosts A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona pounds Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammerin’ Hank honored

ATLANTA (AP) - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Moore on DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Left-hander Matt Moore has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of an elbow injury.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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A’s finish off 3-game sweep of Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray wins at Texas even when he's not at his best.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants stop Padres late inning surge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Padres' eighth inning began and ended with pinch-hitters - and they were one and the same player.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Baseball history was made in Northern California wine country Thursday night when the sport's first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US Players shrug off quick turnaround for China

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - It's been a rather short turnaround for the United States between Monday night's 2-0 victory over Colombia in the round of 16 and Friday's World Cup quarterfinal against China.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Grizzlies acquire Matt Barnes from Charlotte Hornets

The Memphis Grizzlies acquired forward Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Luke Ridnour, who later was sent to Oklahoma City.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bubba Watson shoots 62 to take Travelers Championship lead

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Bubba Watson hit to inches on the final hole for the last his nine birdies in an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Travelers Championship.

June 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams halfway to true Grand Slam

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.

June 26, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Pro Sports


US searching for offense heading into quarters

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The United States is still looking for its offense at the Women's World Cup even though its stellar defense has it three wins from a title.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s power past Rangers for 4th straight victory

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Kendall Graveman enjoyed watching and waiting to go to the mound, especially with the Oakland Athletics giving him a five-run lead before throwing his first pitch.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey’s slam lifts Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit his second grand slam in five games and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Wednesday night.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fan makes great catch while holding baby

CHICAGO (AP) - Two of the National League's best teams faced off at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, and a fan sitting in the front row stole the show.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Aoki placed on disabled list with broken leg

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants have placed leadoff hitter Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list with a small fracture in his right leg.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US Senior Open should be a scorcher in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The biggest challenge facing the field at the U.S. Senior Open is to beat the heat and two timeless wonders who continue to find their way to the top of the leaderboard at major championships.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Love opts out of contract with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love is about to find out how much the league values him, and how much the Cavaliers want him.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Las Vegas among candidates in NHL exapansion

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The NHL is officially exploring expansion.

June 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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