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Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

NEW YORK (AP) - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) - A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum waits his turn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi's locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark at SF’s expense

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Whitecaps and Earthquakes play to scoeless draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) - David Ousted made three saves and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Saturday night to regain sole possession of the fifth and final Western Conference playoff position.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Heat rally and beat Raptors in OT

MIAMI (AP) - Just about everyone struggled to score, with one very notable exception.

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Buford named NBA Executive of the Year

R.C. Buford is the last person to take a victory lap, especially when the San Antonio Spurs are in the middle of a second-round ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry wins 2nd straight MVP

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry is adding a second straight MVP award to his record-setting season.

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings hire Joerger 2 days after firing in Memphis

Two days after being jettisoned by the Memphis Grizzlies, Dave Joerger has landed in Sacramento as the latest coach looking to end the Kings' decade-long ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Predators force another Game 7

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Viktor Arvidsson's first playoff goal of his young career certainly is a moment to remember. The rest of the Nashville Predators ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns with 40 points in OT win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Stephen Curry nailed a 3-pointer in overtime and gestured to the crowd, exclaiming over and over: "I'm back! I'm back!"

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lightning earns berth in Eastern final serooes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Victor Hedman and Ben Bishop lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning into the Eastern Conference final for the second straight year.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant’s mother, the “Real MVP,” subject of Lifetime movie

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son, Wanda Pratt's life changed forever.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch keeps Joe Gibbs Racing at front of Sprint Cup races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - At the season-opening Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing proved it was unquestionably the fastest, from Denny Hamlin taking the checkered flag ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kittel wins 2nd successive Giro stage to take overall lead

ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) - Another superb performance from Marcel Kittel saw the German cyclist claim a second successive sprint victory at the Giro d'Italia and ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ariya Jutanugarn becomes LPGA Tour’s first Thai winner

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn was shaking over her final 5-foot putt, with personal, Thailand and LPGA Tour history on the line.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hahn beats Castro in playoff to win Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - James Hahn said the anxiety was creeping in after missing eight straight cuts on the PGA Tour, causing him to wonder ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner Nyquist heads to Preakness; new rivals await

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist heads to Baltimore on Monday to prepare for the Preakness, where the undefeated colt could face up to ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Murray to win record 29th Masters title

MADRID (AP) - A decade after their first match, when they were a couple of promising teenagers, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray again in Madrid, this ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


James’ late shot keys Cavs as they sweep second series

ATLANTA (AP) - Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off ...

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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