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Durant: Shaq’s ripping of McGee ‘childish’

OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee fired back at Shaquille O’Neal via Twitter after the former star-turned TNT analyst posted on his ...

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Posted: feb. 25, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | Durant: Shaq’s ripping of McGee ‘childish’ Comments 0 Comments

Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma ...

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Posted: feb. 25, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers Comments 0 Comments

Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Palmer has reason to believe that better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share lead at Honda Classic Comments 0 Comments

NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona ...

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Posted: feb. 25, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500 Comments 0 Comments

Oakland’s Phegley back in form after knee problem

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A change in his catching stance has Josh Phegley feeling fine and ready to resume his role as part of the Oakland ...

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:01 a.m. | | Oakland’s Phegley back in form after knee problem Comments 0 Comments

Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin didn’t need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win Comments 0 Comments

Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experiment

OAKLAND (AP) — Zaza Pachulia holds his own during competitive games of poker on the airplane alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — they call it the ...

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experiment Comments 0 Comments

Curry flurry: MVP’s huge third quarter propels Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point flurry over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the ...

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Curry flurry: MVP’s huge third quarter propels Warriors Comments 0 Comments

Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Playing behind All-Star DeMarcus Cousins the past two years, Willie Cauley-Stein has been patiently waiting for his chance with the Sacramento Kings.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Cauley-Stein scores 29, Kings beat Nuggets Comments 0 Comments

Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:01 a.m. | | Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement Comments 0 Comments

49ers sign free agent K’Waun Williams to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback K’Waun Williams to a one-year deal.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:01 a.m. | | 49ers sign free agent K’Waun Williams to 1-year deal Comments 0 Comments

MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks

NEW YORK (AP) — There won’t be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks Comments 0 Comments

Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at 3rd base for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eduardo Nunez finally got a chance to play regularly last season — and made the most of it.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at 3rd base for Giants Comments 0 Comments

NBA returns for a break-neck finish regular season

LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | NBA returns for a break-neck finish regular season Comments 0 Comments

Pelicans’ Cousins: He and Davis can ‘wreak havoc’ together

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Pelicans’ Cousins: He and Davis can ‘wreak havoc’ together Comments 0 Comments

Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:25 p.m. | | Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired Comments 0 Comments

MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:24 p.m. | | MLB to push forward with process for rule changes Comments 0 Comments

Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:24 p.m. | | Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days Comments 0 Comments

Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago

Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:24 p.m. | | Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago Comments 0 Comments

Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:24 p.m. | | Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest Comments 0 Comments

49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan’s staff.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:23 p.m. | | 49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants Comments 0 Comments

Not a lot of All-Star defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:14 p.m. | | Not a lot of All-Star defense Comments 0 Comments

Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Although Franklin Gutierrez officially joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon, the veteran outfielder had already been working out at their ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:14 p.m. | | Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster Comments 0 Comments

Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 in the world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long?

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:13 p.m. | | Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 in the world Comments 0 Comments

Buster Posey eager for fresh start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey leans on the back of the batting cage under Arizona’s blue skies, one leg crossed over the other as ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:06 p.m. | | Buster Posey eager for fresh start Comments 0 Comments

Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto remains in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father Comments 0 Comments

Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR’s top teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR’s top teams.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR’s top teams Comments 0 Comments

Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest Comments 0 Comments

Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago

Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:02 p.m. | | Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago Comments 0 Comments

Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East Comments 0 Comments

Kings deal Cousins to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | Kings deal Cousins to New Orleans Comments 0 Comments

Harrison wins Memphis Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Harrison served up the ace that won him his first career ATP World Tour title, then stuck both hands over his ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:20 p.m. | | Harrison wins Memphis Open Comments 0 Comments

Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior Comments 0 Comments

Great expectations: Indians eye Series title after 2016 run

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Above the small cactuses and flowering plants dotting the concrete-blocked plaza outside the doorway to Cleveland’s training complex is a new ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Great expectations: Indians eye Series title after 2016 run Comments 0 Comments

Florida State coach reaches 1,900 wins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s Mike Martin became the second baseball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,900 wins when the Seminoles defeated ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Florida State coach reaches 1,900 wins Comments 0 Comments

Robinson III new dunk king

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Robinson III new dunk king Comments 0 Comments

US ski team leans on superstars for medals

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | US ski team leans on  superstars for medals Comments 0 Comments

Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating

PYEONCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American men rarely are ground breakers when it comes to quadruple jumps.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating Comments 0 Comments

Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:16 p.m. | | Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win Comments 0 Comments

Sons of legends 1-2 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:16 p.m. | | Sons of legends 1-2 at Daytona Comments 0 Comments

Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start Comments 0 Comments

49ers hire Saleh as DC, Hightower as special teams coach

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have hired Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator and Richard Hightower as special teams coordinator for Kyle Shanahan’s ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | 49ers hire Saleh as DC, Hightower as special teams coach Comments 0 Comments

Jimmy Rollins eager to prove himself, earn spot on Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Post-practice, Jimmy Rollins relaxed at his locker and added some orange shoelaces to his cleats, sharing with locker mate and San Francisco ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Jimmy Rollins eager to prove himself, earn spot on Giants Comments 0 Comments

Former Diamondbacks manager Hale at home with A’s as coach

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The day in early October when Chip Hale lost his job as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he called his good friend ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Former Diamondbacks manager Hale at home with A’s as coach Comments 0 Comments

Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:09 p.m. | | Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera Comments 0 Comments

Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clint Bowyer hasn’t won a race since 2012, hasn’t made the playoffs in three years and is coming off ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:09 p.m. | | Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement Comments 0 Comments

Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on baseball deck

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can’t offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:09 p.m. | | Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on baseball deck Comments 0 Comments

Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:09 p.m. | | Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup Comments 0 Comments

Murray, Hield, lead World past US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:08 p.m. | | Murray, Hield, lead World past US Comments 0 Comments

Oscar Schmidt finally gets a taste of the NBA ... sort of

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oscar Schmidt finally dipped his toes in the NBA.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:08 p.m. | | Oscar Schmidt finally gets a taste of the NBA ... sort of Comments 0 Comments

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