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Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers finalize 6-year deal with Olivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr sidelined in offseason workouts

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders took the field for the start of their first full-team practice since the NFL draft, there was one notable spectator.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Land deal closes for NFL stadium near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Players’ union asks Goodell to recuse self from Brady appeal

The players' union has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeal hearing for Tom Brady in the deflated footballs case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves get top pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals

ATLANTA (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers could only watch enviously as LeBron James made a run at another NBA title in Miami.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA MVP, runner-up to clash

OAKLAND (AP) - The MVP race was decided weeks ago. Newly crowned Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden insist there's a bigger prize they've wanted all along.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Justin Smith retires

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Ice’ keeping cool as Warriors coach

OAKLAND (AP) - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No rest for the NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What offseason?

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Mike Trout, Kris Bryant win baseball’s MVP awards

CHICAGO (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again.

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff gives up A’s managing partner role

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are staying put under new leadership and determined to find the right location for an intimate new ballpark that brings ...

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs Alex Smith wears safety pin for unity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is not someone prone to making public statements, especially the kind that could be construed as political ...

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann questioned as US slumps to 0-2 start

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Looking a bit shocked, Jurgen Klinsmann called it a "bitter moment" four times in 14 minutes and also a "bitter ...

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stan Van Gundy: I’ve used ‘Posse,’ and not about whites

NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy says he has used the term "posse" before, and it was always in regards to minorities.

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings drop 3rd straight

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After struggling in the first few weeks of the season to find their patented offensive rhythm, the San Antonio Spurs are once again ...

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ Scherzer, Boston’s Porcello win Cy young awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party.

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry scores 35 points, Warriors top Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - Drake Night or not, the Golden State Warriors pushed aside the Toronto Raptors.

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers Call On 2012 Memories Over Win Against Patriots

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The previous time the 49ers squared off with Tom Brady and the Patriots, they considered themselves equals among the NFL's ...

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Undrafted Rookie Kirkland Thrives As Extra Lineman

ALAMEDA (AP) - After failing to hear his name called during last spring's NFL draft, Denver Kirkland's number is getting called quite often for ...

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


In Mexico, Football or “Futbol Americano” is A Passion

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Dressed in their classic silver and black uniforms, the Raiders players huddle before kickoff. After words of encouragement and a prayer, the ...

November 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick stands by decision not to vote in election

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the ...

November 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nordstrom, Ward help Hurricanes beat Sharks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - It had been a while since Joakim Nordstrom scored a goal, and even longer since Cam Ward shut out an opponent.

November 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica routs US as Americans drop to 0-2 in WC qualifying

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - The United States put itself in a deep hole in World Cup qualifying with one of its worst performances in ...

November 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


County approves room tax hike for Las Vegas stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Clark County Commission has approved an ordinance to enact an increase in the local hotel room tax to help fund construction ...

November 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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