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The Gusto of Marco

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The setbacks that limited Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to 127 games last year have done nothing to tarnish the optimism and gusto he brings to the game.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Playoff possibility excites reliever

PHOENIX (AP) - For each of his first five major league seasons, Luke Gregerson came to spring training smack dab in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Kings hoping to get healthy after break

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are likely returning from the All-Star break without their franchise centers.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ Yu Darvish jokes about Tanaka contract

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn't showing.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The wacky world of Match Play returns

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Rory McIlroy makes his American debut this week in the Match Play Championship. The only goal is to make sure it's not a short week.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch has championship hopes in move to SHR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB managers ready to test expanded video replay

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Syracuse still No. 1, but showing vulnerability

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Boeheim has known it since the season started, and two straight nail biters only has reaffirmed it: his top-ranked Syracuse Orange may still be unbeaten, but they're certainly not invincible.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As NBA resumes, next James-Durant matchup nears

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griffin looks to pile up innings for A’s staff

PHOENIX (AP) - Despite getting hurt late last season, A.J. Griffin has already shown he can handle a heavy workload for the Oakland Athletics.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Healthy Morse excited about joining Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Morse is healthy again, and he thinks he's ready to return to the form that made him one of the top hitters in the National League in 2011.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams: Practice is boring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Championships to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend.

February 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


East gets by Durant, Griffin to win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin - then stopped its losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

February 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reddick, A’s agree to $2.7M, one-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Reddick took some batting practice swings Sunday at the Oakland Athletics' spring training camp and, the way the ball was jumping off his bat, it was hard to tell he had a troublesome wrist last season.

February 16, 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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