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New A’s 3B Lawrie ready to stay healthy

OAKLAND (AP) - More than worrying about the daunting task of trying to replace All-Star Josh Donaldson or dwelling on the shock of being traded from Toronto, Brett Lawrie is embracing the idea of staying healthy as he joins the Oakland Athletics.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Long history of political gestures in sports

The "Hands-up. Don't shoot!" gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn't the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements.

December 02, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh prepares to ‘get it right’

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won't say whether he has spoken to San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York since the owner took to Twitter on Thursday night about a performance that "wasn't acceptable," or if they have even recently discussed his coaching future with the franchise.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners, Cruz nearing contract

SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thierry Henry leaving NY Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4½ seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team's first championship.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins found the right formula to stay in the AFC playoff race: Simply let the Jets run the ball all night, and wait for New York to make mistakes.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo, Messi, Neuer up for Ballon d’Or

LONDON (AP) - The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and Matt Beleskey added his career-best 12th goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending Philadelphia's franchise-worst losing streak to start the season to 0-17.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Grizzlies beat Kings for 5th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies left nothing to chance against the Sacramento Kings this time.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Datsyuk scores twice, Red Wings beat Canucks

DETROIT (AP) - The streaking Detroit Red Wings were able to laugh about a power outage at aging Joe Louis Arena.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Providence

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky post players Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 11 points and six rebounds, and the top-ranked Wildcats opened the second half with an 18-7 run to pull away for a 58-38 victory over Providence on Sunday.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Memorable moments in Jets-’Phins rivalry

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Mud, a Monday night miracle and a sneaky fake spike. They've all been part of an entertaining rivalry between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

November 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers emotionally reeling after embarrassing loss

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Kings without Popovich

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich can rest easy. The screaming criticism and back-slapping encouragement he doles out echo with the Spurs even when he's quietly resting at home.

November 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl you have been asking for is coming

Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Boxing returns to prime-time network television on NBC

NEW YORK (AP) - Usually this is how big-time sports television works: The network pays for the right to air an event.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jets hire Cardinals’ Todd Bowles as coach

NEW YORK (AP) - Todd Bowles is coming home and taking over as the New York Jets' head coach.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Jazz for 30-5 start

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 27 points and ignited a decisive third-quarter run to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Young, talented Buckeyes could be a favorite next year, too

DALLAS (AP) - Here's the scary part for the rest of major-college football: Some of Ohio State's best players didn't play in Monday night's championship game, and many of those who did are coming back.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


The long and winding road to the Super Bowl

There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mavericks rally late, beat Kings in OT

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored six of his 28 points in overtime and added 10 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Sacramento Kings 108-104 on Tuesday night.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cardale Jones says he’s ‘not ready for the NFL

DALLAS (AP) - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch says ex is trained assassin

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sabres raise Hasek’s name and No. 39

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Dominik Hasek has come to realize how much easier it was turning aside pucks than it is accepting honors.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio to get 2nd interview with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be the first candidate to have a second interview with the Oakland Raiders for their head coaching job as the two-week search could be nearing a conclusion.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Zobrist knows quirks of new home ballpark

OAKLAND (AP) - Ben Zobrist needs few reminders of the quirks that come with playing in the Oakland Coliseum, his new home.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Only 2nd time 3 of last 4 QBs already own a Super Bowl ring

With Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson headed to the NFL's conference title games, this is the first time in 21 years - and only second time ever - that three of the final four teams are quarterbacked by a Super Bowl champion.

January 13, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


LA-area stadium developers expect $100M in public paybacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The developers behind a sprawling sports and housing complex in the Los Angeles suburbs - whose centerpiece stadium could become home for an NFL team - expect to recoup up to $100 million in local tax dollars in the first five years of operation, an Associated Press review has found.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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