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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


Rodriguez wins 2nd Volta a Catalunya

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Joaquim Rodriguez won his second Volta a Catalunya title in his hometown of Barcelona on Sunday as he prepares for the Giro d'Italia in search of an elusive grand tour victory.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scientists study old-growth redwood forests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scientists climbed high into old-growth redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a two-day effort to gather data and document the different creatures that live in the tree canopy.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors past Grizzlies

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry stepped up again and hit another key shot for Golden State in the closing minutes.

March 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum’s knee is OK

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start.

March 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign RB Jones-Drew

ALAMEDA (AP) - Free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is coming back home to Oakland after signing a three-year contract with the Raiders on Friday.

March 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Culliver suspected for felony hit and run

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and reckless driving after he drove a car into a bicyclist and fled, police said.

March 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders agree to deal with free agent LB Malcolm Smith

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders opened free agency by agreeing to contracts on Tuesday with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, blocking tight end Lee Smith and running back Roy Helu.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fast-changing 49ers making waves on and off the field

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers made a splash before free agency even began.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jake Locker retires, has no ‘burning desire’ to play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Jake Locker has retired from football rather than hit free agency after four NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans, saying he no longer has the "burning desire" needed to keep playing the game for a living.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kemp and Upton hit back-to-back HRs, Padres beat Giants

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a three-run drive and Justin Upton followed with a home run as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to 50th win of season

PHOENIX (AP) - Make it 50 wins and counting for the Splash Brothers and Co.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL shopping spree kicks off

NEW YORK (AP) - The salary cap has been set, and it's time for the NFL's shopping spree to begin.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain makes spring debut, perfect in 2 innings

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut, Yasiel Puig hit his first home run of the exhibition season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants played to a 5-5 tie Monday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawks soar past Kings

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks gave Kyle Korver the weekend off, hoping it would help him break out of his shooting slump.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


5 questions to answer as free agency begins

When NFL free agency begins today, lots of players will get lots of money. Some will even earn it throughout those massive contracts.

March 10, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson back to golf, back to winning

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - The six-month break from the game raised more questions about Dustin Johnson's personal life than his golf. He said it gave him time to work on a little of each, and he delivered answers to both Sunday at the Cadillac Championship.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harvick grabs 1st win of season at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After winning the Sprint Cup championship in their first season together, Kevin Harvick and his team came up with a new set of goals this year.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors supporting cast steps up

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry dribbled around his back and through a trio of defenders, stepped behind the arc and lofted an off-balance 3-pointer from the top of the circle that swished.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kwiatkowski beats Dennis to win Paris-Nice prologue stage

MAUREPAS, France (AP) - Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski won the prologue of the Paris-Nice race on Sunday, beating Australian Rohan Dennis by a tiny margin.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Souza wins longest Davis Cup singles match ever

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Leonardo Mayer defeated Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, converting his 11th match point to win 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 and keep Argentina's hopes alive against Brazil in their first round series on Sunday.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco edges Pacific in WCC opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kruize Pinkins and Tim Derksen scored 14 points and eighth-seeded San Francisco held off ninth-seeded Pacific 62-58 on Friday in the opening round of the West Coast Conference tournament.

March 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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