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Senators to NFL: Redskins’ name racists

WASHINGTON (AP) - Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn't even make it to the final round.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More at stake for Kurt Busch than ‘The Double’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch is a jerk. He's A-Rod on four wheels. Lance Armstrong with a Tour de France-sized attitude.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder thumped again

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann puts off decision on final 23

STANFORD (AP) - While other World Cup coaches have pared down their 23-player rosters as they prepare for Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann prefers to wait.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WNBA to market to LBGT community

NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA is kicking off a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a shift that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants win comes with losses

DENVER (AP) - Even when the San Francisco Giants pick up a rare win at Coors Field, they still lose.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s need just 1 hit to top Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith pleads no contest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Los Angels rallies past Blackhawks in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hoyer ready for QB battle with Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Unlike most Clevelanders, Brian Hoyer didn't jump up and down or cheer when he heard the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL could expand to 14-team playoff by ‘15

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott needs strong effort to stay No. 1

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott downplayed the world ranking and the idea of being the No. 1 player the past few months.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Atkinson III follows in father’s footsteps

ALAMEDA (AP) - When George Atkinson III's name went uncalled through seven rounds of the NFL draft, there was no doubt where he would end up signing as an undrafted free agent.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavs get first dibs again

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers contined their remarkable lottery luck Tuesday, winning the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year.

May 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Braves fire manager Fredi Gonzalez with majors’ worst record

PITTSBURGH (AP) - As the losses piled up one after another, the burden of unmet expectations - no matter how modest - weighed on Fredi Gonzalez.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


King edges Huffman to win Stage 2 at Tour of California

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Ben King climbed to the top step of the podium at the Tour of California on Monday, four months after a broken ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bonds: Harper should diversify his game to adapt to walks

WASHINGTON (AP) - When pitchers were intentionally walking Barry Bonds more than anyone else in baseball history, his father had a simple message for him.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Crosby’s overtime winner lifts Penguins by Lightning 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby wasn't sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tiger says he is ‘progressing nicely,’ no date for return

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods grimaced as he took three warmup swings after sitting in a chair for 30 minutes on a cool, blustery Monday ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McMillan head coach of the Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird found the Indiana Pacers' new voice on his own bench. Now Nate McMillan must show his old-school style will still resonate ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Town’s is unanimous Rookie of the Year pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Karl-Anthony Towns has the height and agility, plus the intensity and intelligence.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


After lots of losing, 76ers hope to win big in NBA lottery

NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers lost plenty the previous two seasons, though never managed to lose the most.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Experience, LeBron make Cavs huge favorites over Raptors

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James once stood in Kyle Lowry's sneakers.

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manaea wins first major-league game

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Manaea cut off the fluffy curls he brought to spring training and responded with his first major-league victory. He just needed a ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LA Angels closing in on deal to sign Tim Lincecum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The injury-riddled Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a deal to sign two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, a free ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks want more penalties called vs Blues in Game 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Jose Sharks got just three power plays in their Game 1 loss to open the Western Conference finals, and no ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Westbrook power Thunder past Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Outside his locker room, first-year Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan received a round of handshakes and hugs for pulling off something no other ...

May 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors rest up to face Thunder in West finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry surprised coach Steve Kerr with how quickly he found his groove the past two games after returning from a right knee ...

May 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Panik homers again, Samardzija strong in Giants’ win against D’backs

PHOENIX (AP) - Joe Panik homered for the second straight night, Jeff Samardzija had another strong outing and the San Francisco Giants made it two in ...

May 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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