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Bears agree to 1-year deal with Ray McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald despite his having some brushes with the law.

March 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL unveils plans for 50th Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) - The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration.

March 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pitchers put on timers in high minors

NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Rob Scahill thinks his mound mates will do just fine at beating the new 20-second pitch clock that will be used at Triple-A and Double-A this season, one that could lead to balls and strikes as penalties.

March 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler, Vogt homer in A’s win over Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Edwin Jackson might be thinking he wishes he never found his way to work.

March 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Augusta National getting too crowded for its liking

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Matt Every needed a victory at Bay Hill to get into the Masters, and he was only being honest when he shared what he was thinking as Henrik Stenson faced a birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff.

March 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Firing Line movin’ up in AP’s Derby Top 10

Look out Dortmund, Firing Line may be running head to head with you again on Derby Day.

March 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Proposal to owners: order unstable player off field

PHOENIX (AP) - Millions of viewers and thousands of fans saw a wobbly Julian Edelman remain in the Super Bowl.

March 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats owner believes LA will have 2 teams within next year

PHOENIX (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he believes the NFL will have two teams in the Los Angeles area within the next year.

March 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is saying bye-bye to blackouts. At least for 2015.

March 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Senators top Sharks 5-2, move into East playoff spot

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Now that the Ottawa Senators have moved into a playoff position in the Eastern Conference, they have a few weeks left to make sure they get to the postseason.

March 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peavy pitches 5 innings in Giants victory

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

March 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Santana powers Indians past Athletics

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday.

March 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


SWEET 16 NCAA Tourney still has a lot of fun to watch

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the Sweet 16 - the second week of the NCAA Tournament - and that means bragging rights for college basketball programs.

March 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes open new home with victiry over Fire

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Fatai Alashe and Ty Harden scored goals in the first half and the San Jose Earthquakes opened their new stadium with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday night.

March 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert.

March 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers finalize 6-year deal with Olivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr sidelined in offseason workouts

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders took the field for the start of their first full-team practice since the NFL draft, there was one notable spectator.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Land deal closes for NFL stadium near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Players’ union asks Goodell to recuse self from Brady appeal

The players' union has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeal hearing for Tom Brady in the deflated footballs case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves get top pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals

ATLANTA (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers could only watch enviously as LeBron James made a run at another NBA title in Miami.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA MVP, runner-up to clash

OAKLAND (AP) - The MVP race was decided weeks ago. Newly crowned Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden insist there's a bigger prize they've wanted all along.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Justin Smith retires

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Ice’ keeping cool as Warriors coach

OAKLAND (AP) - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No rest for the NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What offseason?

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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