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Armstead looks to take path his brother didn’t get

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Arik Armstead's brother, Armond, always told his little brother he would become the best football player in the family.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golden State believes depth, sacrifice keys to their success

OAKLAND (AP) - Those golden yellow shirts the Golden State Warriors give to fans at every home playoff game are printed with a slogan that reads: "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS."

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA (AP) - Three years after entering college as one of the top players in the country, Mario Edwards Jr. came into the NFL with a little less fanfare.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday's race.

May 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jaquiski Tartt spoke to good friend Jimmie Ward just last week about how great it would be if the old high school teammates from Mobile, Alabama, ended up as safeties together on the same NFL team.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) - One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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ESPN says it obtained notebook documenting Rose 1986 bets

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete Rose bet on Cincinnati Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth a young man with a keen sense of history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US Open Sunday viewership down from last West Coast event

NEW YORK (AP) - With Tiger Woods missing the cut, the U.S. Open's TV viewership for the final round was down 30 percent from the last time the tournament was on the West Coast.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

CHICAGO (AP) - Kris Bryant connected twice for his first career multi-homer game, and the Chicago Cubs beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Monday night.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goldschmidt ‘couldn’t care less’ about lack of attention

PHOENIX (AP) - No one in the majors, no position player anyway, is having a better season than Paul Goldschmidt.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tigers’ Cabrera overtakes Royals’ Hosmer in All-Star vote

NEW YORK (AP) - Some later-voting fans aren't on the Kansas City Royals' All-Star bandwagon.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gentry aims to bring Pelicans victory parade down Canal St.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Alvin Gentry apologized for a raspy voice during his introductory news conference Monday as coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Small ball was story of Finals, but bigs may own draft night

Small ball was the story of the NBA Finals.

June 22, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Atlanta Hawks announce GM Danny Ferry ‘stepping down’

ATLANTA (AP) - Danny Ferry officially stepped down as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks on Monday and said having to watch the team's most successful season from a distance was "bittersweet."

June 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US saving posturing for field, Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Never mind the infamous punch and the trash talk: The U.S. women's team says the only motivation it needs for defeating Colombia is the opportunity to move on at the Women's World Cup.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth wins a stunner for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers rout Lincecum in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasmani Grandal homered twice, Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner also went deep, and the Los Angeles Dodgers knocked two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum out of the game in the second inning en route to a 10-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir pitches into 8th, A’s hold off Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics closer Tyler Clippard nearly paid a hefty price after lobbying manager Bob Melvin to work the ninth inning for a second straight day.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ Scherzer celebrates his no-hitter

WASHINGTON (AP) - A day later, Max Scherzer couldn't stop smiling.

June 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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