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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: win a World Series.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland’s year gets better

CLEVELAND (AP) - The grueling four-month championship drought could soon be over.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Norton has no plans to shake up Raiders’ struggling defense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being on pace to set an NFL record for yards allowed, Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has no plans to make any major changes.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins rally in 3rd, top Sharks

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Down two goals - and even worse, down two defensemen - after two periods on Thursday night against San Jose, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered his players a much-needed reminder.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio’s return to Jacksonville elicits ‘fond memories’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has no idea what kind of reception he'll get in Jacksonville on Sunday.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Knicks anxious to get Derrick Rose back with team

Derrick Rose will likely have no more than just a few practices to get ready for opening night with the New York Knicks.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taylor Swift, title chase spice up US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With the promise of blue skies and some sizzling pop from Taylor Swift, the U.S. Grand Prix is back after all those worries about its demise.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs homer twice in win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo was seeking a slump buster. He found one in teammate Matt Szczur's bat.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland reliever chosen MVP of ALCS

TORONTO (AP) - MVP: Most Versatile Pitcher.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


On Merritt: Indians go to World Series

TORONTO (AP) - For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game - hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.Merritt coolly kept the Indians ahead until reinforcements arrived, and Cleveland earned its first trip to the World Series since 1997 by blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday.The 24-year-old lefty defied expectations, shutting down the powerful Blue ...

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penguins, Sharks meet again after Cup clash

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The stakes are nowhere near the same: hockey immortality versus two points in the standings in the second week of a long season.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Practice makes perfect for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA (AP) - The dropped passes that plagued an otherwise productive rookie season are now in the past for Amari Cooper. The struggles to drag a second foot inbounds that cost him a couple of touchdowns were quickly fixed.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Garnett eager to learn, speak up to encourage team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joshua Garnett is a rookie right guard with one NFL start to his name who is unafraid to get vocal in the huddle and fire up his teammates.

October 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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SF Giants ready for ‘reset’ after surprising last-place season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Way back in spring training, Bruce Bochy had a roster he believed would be a legitimate contender in the talented NL West.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Familiar foes Diamondbacks, Rockies vie in NL wild card

PHOENIX (AP) - The Diamondbacks and Rockies share a spring training facility and played each other 19 times this season.

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Twins match record with 13th straight postseason loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Dozier rounded third and yelled "Let's go!" at his teammates, and it seemed these Twins might finally be the ones ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders count on E.J. Manuel to step up with Derek Carr hurt

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' season was derailed last year as soon as star quarterback Derek Carr went down with a broken leg in the ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NHL: What to watch for as season begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The 101st NHL season opens tonight and there are endless story lines to follow. The Associated Press asked a handful of its ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Ref sues media firm over harassment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A college basketball referee filed a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky media company on Tuesday, accusing it of creating conditions that led ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sabres’ Eichel deal: 8 years, $80 million

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being "mediocre" upon arriving at ...

October 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Led by Davis’ bat, young A’s look to build on strong finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Khris Davis' powerful bat provided so many much-needed highlights for the Athletics in another last-place season - and there were many others by young ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Carr out 2 to 6 weeks with back injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will miss between two and six weeks after breaking a bone in his back during a loss to ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Despite 49ers’ struggles, Shanahan says no big changes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - First-year coach Kyle Shanahan knows he needs to get better quarterback play for the 49ers to end their four-game losing skid that ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Butker’s field goals send Chiefs to win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker drilled a 43-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in his first career game, atoning for an ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Louisville board OKs firing of Pitino in hoops scandal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken ...

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal credits passion for his success

BEIJING (AP) - Passion, and overcoming injuries, are the key to Rafael Nadal's recent success.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees, Twins renew one- sided rivalry in AL wild-card

NEW YORK (AP) - Twins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota's fans.

October 02, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Defending champion Warriors beaten by Nuggets

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant drove through the paint for a quick one-handed slam. Stephen Curry dazzled with his dribbling and pulled up for quick 3-pointers ...

October 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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