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Sharks smell blood in the water

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jackets even series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise's 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann close to finalizing roster

Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat hold off ‘Cats

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps to swim three events in comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WRIGLEY TURNS 100

CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oldest ex-player dies at 102

HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sherman speaks at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stunning draw for state No. 1 Lancers

East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks skate to 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors: Bring on the trap

OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


BACK TO WORK

ALAMEDA (AP) - The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wizards work magic in OT; Pacers rebound

CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canadiens first to advance to 2nd round

MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Popovich named coach of the year

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.

April 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Serena Williams not feeling pressure

MASON, Ohio (AP) - (AP) - One major title stands between Serena Williams and a Grand Slam, and she's enjoying this "awesome" and "crazy" ride.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuits sent to California court

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger to play this week’s Wyndham for 1st time

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods will play the Wyndham Championship for the first time.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rafael Nadal hopes to finish tough season on a high note

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Rafael Nadal hopes his hard work will pay off in a rewarding end of the season, starting this week in Cincinnati and ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marshall says Geno Smith did nothing to warrant punch

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has come to Geno Smith's defense, saying the injured quarterback was not at fault ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement have filed appeals that are likely to delay payouts ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Labor board blocks effort to unionize athletes

CHICAGO (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Yanks’ Sabathia says he ‘flipped out’ in Toronto street mess

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia says he "flipped out" and made a "bad decision" for getting involved in a shouting match outside a ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Francona to accompany longtime friend Farrell for treatment

BOSTON (AP) - Cleveland manager Terry Francona didn't hesitate when he was on the phone with Red Sox manager John Farrell and heard when his ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Ben Heeney makes good first impression

NAPA (AP) - Ben Heeney's exhibition debut went so well for the Oakland Raiders that he wanted to save his jersey as a keepsake with ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles stadium could shift NFL divisions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray returns, but Athletics fall to Orioles

Baltimore (AP) - Even Oakland ace Sonny Gray could not pull his team out of its hole.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heston walks 5, gone early in Giants’ loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chris Heston didn't give the St. Louis Cardinals much to hit. The San Francisco Giants rookie pitcher couldn't find the ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goodson gives San Jose win over Colorado

SAN JOSE (AP) - Clarence Goodson scored on a header early in the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes ended a six-game winless streak with ...

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US women rout Costa Rica 8-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Christen Press scored three goals Sunday to power the United States to an 8-0 exhibition romp over Costa Rica in its first game ...

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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