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Dixon flying under radar

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) While his team struggled with setup and speed, Scott Dixon has flown under the radar during preparations for the Indianapolis 500.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


OKC looks back to 2012 run

All the Oklahoma City Thunder can do now is cling to history.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Senators to NFL: Redskins’ name racists

WASHINGTON (AP) - Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn't even make it to the final round.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More at stake for Kurt Busch than ‘The Double’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch is a jerk. He's A-Rod on four wheels. Lance Armstrong with a Tour de France-sized attitude.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder thumped again

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann puts off decision on final 23

STANFORD (AP) - While other World Cup coaches have pared down their 23-player rosters as they prepare for Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann prefers to wait.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WNBA to market to LBGT community

NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA is kicking off a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a shift that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants win comes with losses

DENVER (AP) - Even when the San Francisco Giants pick up a rare win at Coors Field, they still lose.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s need just 1 hit to top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith pleads no contest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Los Angels rallies past Blackhawks in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hoyer ready for QB battle with Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Unlike most Clevelanders, Brian Hoyer didn't jump up and down or cheer when he heard the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL could expand to 14-team playoff by ‘15

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott needs strong effort to stay No. 1

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott downplayed the world ranking and the idea of being the No. 1 player the past few months.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Peavy goes 4 in Giants loss to Rangers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Texas top prospect Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer off San Francisco's Jake Peavy, and the Rangers beat the Giants 3-0 on Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Perez hits 3-run homer as Royals top Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Edinson Volquez had a shaky start, but Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer to offset a two-run double by former teammate Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad 8-4 Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign former Viking Christian Ponder

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign free agent S Nate Allen

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added another new starter to their defense, signing former Philadelphia safety Nate Allen to a four-year contract on Thursday to fill the hole created when Tyvon Branch was released.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Niemi leads Sharks to 4th win in 5 games with playoff berth in reach

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antti Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville for the second time this season, and Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal late in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 victory over the Predators on Thursday night.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers keep Gabbert for 2 years, release Johnson

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a two-year contract while also releasing wide receiver Stevie Johnson a day after acquiring Torrey Smith.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Catch ‘Z’s’, get m’W’s’

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr has no problem putting aside his cellphone late at night and grabbing a book before bed.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Five tool’ Will Ferrell bats, fields, coaches in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir debuts, A’s top Mariners

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched 2 2/3 innings in his first spring start and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ishikawa, Bumgarner help Giants beat White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Will Ferrell got all the attention. The San Francisco Giants liked what they saw from Travis Ishikawa and Madison Bumgarner, too.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wide receiver Torrey Smith signs five-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith believes in his ability to turn a simple catch into a big gain, and he knows Colin Kaepernick has the strong arm to deliver the ball just where he likes it.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hudson makes spring debut in loss to Brewers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Hudson threw one scoreless inning in his spring debut, Tim Lincecum was pulled after an inning because of stiffness in his neck and Milwaukee starter Matt Garza pitched three innings in the Brewers 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Countdown begins for their big fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Kings beat Hornets, snap 4-game skid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins opened the door to the standup cooler in the locker room and tried to stuff as much of his 6-foot-11, 270-pound body as he could inside to cool down.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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