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Giants' lefty gets another shot in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dangerous way for kids to emulate pros

What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bettman says full season 'not going to be reality'

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports




Series gets awfully hairy with wild beards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is going to be a very hairy World Series.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL Thursdays tough on players, especially on road

NEW YORK (AP) - In today's "any given Sunday" NFL, the thinking goes, any team can win - or lose - any game. What about any given Thursday? Turns out those matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kings: ‘We have to surprise people because we're no one in the NBA’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are about to embark on another season in California's capital.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Mayors bet community service on series outcome

DETROIT (AP) - There will be no gift baskets, Texas barbeque, Dr. Pepper, Budweiser beer or St. Louis-style toasted ravioli exchanged following this year's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Verlander is armed and dangerous for Series

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander's introduction to postseason baseball six years ago left him dazzled and exhausted.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Well-rested Tigers take on well-tested Giants in World Series opener today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers found out the hard way that rest means rust in the World Series.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


The Run Down

RUNDOWN

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Buster Posey leads Giants back to World Series for 2nd time in 3 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is their understated catcher, Buster Posey.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


The pitch(ers): How Tigers and Giants match up

Starting Pitchers:

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


whats the score

HOCKEY

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Venezuela cheers for record 9 World Series players

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelans are celebrating their homegrown baseball heroes as a record contingent of players from the country heads into the World Series with the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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MLB Capsules

CHICAGO (AP) - Melky Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

April 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Eye opener for Serena Williams

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) - Serena Williams thought she was ready for the clay-court season.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics furious after loss and 5 Royals’ ejections

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Brett Lawrie was furious.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Slumping Giants drop ninth game in 10 contests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are in dire need of their first day off.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants presented championship rings in AT&T Park ceremonies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The championship banner fell out of the sky, accompanied by a skydiver, and the San Francisco Giants pregame ring ceremony began with a flourish Saturday.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavs roll past Celtics for win in playoff game

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and the Cavaliers opened a run toward an NBA title with a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jim Furyk wins playoff for title at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Jim Furyk had gone 100 starts without winning, a stretch that gnawed at his psyche and challenged his confidence.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth ends his 51-race drought with win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tebow expected to sign with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Paralyzed owner Schmidt drives modified car at Long Beach Indy

LONG BEACH (AP) - Sam Schmidt took a spin around Indianapolis Motor Speedway last spring, his first time behind the wheel since being paralyzed in a racing accident in 2000.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World champion wins 50th edition Amstel Gold Race

VALKENBURG, Netherlands (AP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland won a sprint to the line Sunday to take the 50th edition of the Amstel Gold Race.

April 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heated reunion in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. On Friday night, it nearly turned into punches.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


D’backs dominate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors not overlooking Pelicans

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers Miller at home in Georgia after arrest

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is not taking part in the team's offseason program at team headquarters in the aftermath of his March arrest on suspicion of spousal battery.

April 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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