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Arm’s race out West: Padres sign Johnson

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Josh Johnson was looking for a team close to his Las Vegas home, and the San Diego Padres were looking for a potential top-of-the rotation pitcher. The sides quickly agreed on an $8 million, one-year contract that was finalized on Wednesday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn tears ACL; return on hold

Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL CAPSULES

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the New Jersey Devils ended Anaheim's eight-game home winning streak to open the season with a 4-3 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hits keep coming: 49ers’ Brooks fined

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


CLEARING THE AIR

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III parsed the appropriate uses of "me" and "I'' when it comes to owning up to a mistake and privately explained his words to teammates Santana Moss and coaches Wednesday.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sticking with McGloin

ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt McGloin has made a career out of exceeding other people's expectations.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dirty secret: Saints will cover in win over Atlanta

What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for tonight, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference. Then the Atlanta Falcons didn't do their part.

November 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins’ double-double rallies Kings past Suns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Sacramento Kings rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 107-104 on Tuesday night.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle NFL’s soar to No. 1

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have separated themselves from the rest of the NFL in the eyes of the voters who make up the AP Pro32 power rankings.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Carolina’s Cam clutch late in games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera knows Cam Newton is capable of making big plays.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn wrecks as training intensifies

DENVER (AP) - Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday while training in Copper Mountain, Colo., ahead of her planned return to racing following major knee surgery.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mets wine and dine Cano’s agent, Jay-Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Jay Z, the new agent for Robinson Cano, had dinner Monday night with top officials of the New York Mets.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ex-UCI president questions Armstrong’s credibility

GENEVA (AP) - Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen called Lance Armstrong's claim that he helped cover up the rider's doping at the 1999 Tour de France a "ridiculous story" and said Tuesday he has nothing to fear from an independent investigation.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Soccer club accused of witchcraft

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Animal bones, hair, feathers and river pebbles are secreted around sports fields. The goal posts have been sprinkled with urine. The soccer players, some of whom have smeared ancient herbal potions on themselves, take the field.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ellis, Embiid dominate for No. 2 Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Perry Ellis scored 21 points, freshman Joel Embiid had 16 points and 13 rebounds in a breakout performance, and No. 2 Kansas used a big late run to bury Iona 86-66 on Tuesday night.

November 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Pierce’s shot too late, Hawks beat Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors advance to Western final, beating Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their first Western Conference finals since 1976 by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95 on Friday night.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belt, Posey hit homers off Marquis as Giants beat Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - San Francisco's offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


White Sox score five in 7th to beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Avisail Garcia doubled in two runs to cap a five-run seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the stumbling Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Friday night.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peter Sagan takes Tour of California lead

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan took the Tour of California lead Friday in the sixth stage, racing to a dominating victory in the rescheduled and shortened individual time trial.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP's "Deflategate" appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Busch shows usual speed in recovery

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy, Mickelson chasing Simpson, Streb at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Webb Simpson has plenty of hometown knowledge when it comes to playing Quail Hollow Club.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Feliciano, Valles

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed fourth-round offensive lineman Jon Feliciano and sixth-round defensive end Max Valles to four-year contracts.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bowman training at 49ers rookie minicamp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman walked off the practice field after working out with the rookies and gave a thumbs up and a smile.

May 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum struggles, Byrd leads Reds over Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tim Lincecum was slipping around on the mound - even slid to his knee on one delivery. Something bad seems to happen to the Giants when they visit Cincinnati.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers and Broncos announce joint practices

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos will hold joint practices in the lead-up to their Aug. 29 preseason game in Denver.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL commissioner to hear Brady suspension appeal

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league's punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


James struggles, Cavaliers still advance past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James struggled to score 15 points, Kyrie Irving limped off the court and Cleveland still beat Chicago 94-73 on Thursday night to clinch their Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Can Derby winner American Pharoah become next idol?

BALTIMORE (AP) - From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he's a champion in the making.

May 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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