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Neymar lighting up social media, not Barca

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - In his first season at Barcelona, there's been no escaping Neymar's public profile of selfies, tweets and big-money advertising campaigns. The message on the field, though, hasn't been quite so impressive.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win NASCAR race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Power opens season with win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nordqvist rallies to win Kia Classic

CARLSBAD (AP) - Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara for her second victory in her last four LPGA Tour starts.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Revolution beats Earthquakes for 1st win

SANTA CLAR . (AP) - Lee Nguyen scored in the 93rd minute, and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Jack Del Rio to get 2nd interview with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be the first candidate to have a second interview with the Oakland Raiders for their head coaching job as the two-week search could be nearing a conclusion.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Zobrist knows quirks of new home ballpark

OAKLAND (AP) - Ben Zobrist needs few reminders of the quirks that come with playing in the Oakland Coliseum, his new home.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Only 2nd time 3 of last 4 QBs already own a Super Bowl ring

With Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson headed to the NFL's conference title games, this is the first time in 21 years - and only second time ever - that three of the final four teams are quarterbacked by a Super Bowl champion.

January 13, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


LA-area stadium developers expect $100M in public paybacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The developers behind a sprawling sports and housing complex in the Los Angeles suburbs - whose centerpiece stadium could become home for an NFL team - expect to recoup up to $100 million in local tax dollars in the first five years of operation, an Associated Press review has found.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pacers’ sudden slide a lesson for all NBA teams

At this time a year ago, the Indiana Pacers were 29-7 and well on their way to finishing with the Eastern Conference's best record.

January 13, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Luck leads Colts into title game with upset win

DENVER (AP) - Andrew Luck has his signature NFL win, and it came against his predecessor, of all people.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patriots, Seahawks host title games

NEW YORK (AP) - By holding serve at home, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots get to try again. The next prize: a spot in the Super Bowl.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL TITLE GAME

DALLAS (AP) - From the high heat and humidity of August until the snow and bone-chilling winds of January, this has been the longest major-college season ever.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Doc Rivers open to coaching son if he is traded

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doc Rivers would be open to coaching his son if Austin Rivers became available in a trade.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Source says Rex Ryan accepts Bills’ offer as head coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Rex Ryan is switching teams - not divisions - after reaching an agreement to coach the Buffalo Bills.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Matsuyama. Walker tied for Kapalua lead

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan made their moves on different parts of the Plantation Course on Sunday and wound up in the same spot - tied for the lead going into the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Who is ‘true champion’?

DALLAS (AP) - Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Packers rally to beat Cowboys

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Hobbled but happy, Aaron Rodgers might have felt a bit lucky, too.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cousins helps Kings rout Cavaliers

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat Cleveland 103-84 on Sunday night, the Cavaliers' seventh loss in eight games with LeBron James out with a strained back and sore left knee.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer turned the Brisbane International final into a grand occasion Sunday, beating the up-and-coming Milos Raonic in three see-sawing sets to register his 1,000th career match win.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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