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The track season is about the heat up.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2017 2:07 a.m. | | FINISH STRONG Comments 0 Comments

Nolasco, Norris lead Angels to win over Athletics

ANAHEIM (AP) — Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2017 1:44 a.m. | | Nolasco, Norris lead Angels to win over Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Urias makes solid 2017 debut as Dodgers beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Less than 24 hours after losing to the Giants in 10 innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned the tables and managed just ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2017 1:43 a.m. | | Urias makes solid 2017 debut as Dodgers beat Giants Comments 0 Comments

Everything is supersized in big heavyweight title fight

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko drew the kind of crowd for their final news conference that most fighters would be happy with once ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2017 1:42 a.m. | | Everything is supersized in big heavyweight title fight Comments 0 Comments

Raiders use 1st pick on troubled CB Gareon Conley

ALAMEDA (AP) — Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said his staff did extensive research on Gareon Conley before using the 24th overall pick in the ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2017 1:42 a.m. | | Raiders use 1st pick on troubled CB Gareon Conley Comments 0 Comments

49ers get Solomon Thomas, extra picks in 1st round

SANTA CLARA (AP) — John Lynch turned out to be an aggressive dealer in his first draft as San Francisco 49ers general manager.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2017 1:42 a.m. | | 49ers get Solomon Thomas, extra picks in 1st round Comments 0 Comments

Edmonton opens 2nd round with wild win

ANAHEIM (AP) — Adam Larsson scored his second goal of the third period with 4:40 to play, and the Edmonton Oilers blew a two-goal lead ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Edmonton opens 2nd round with wild win Comments 0 Comments

Celtics pull away from Bulls to take 3-2 lead

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to help the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 on Wednesday night and ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Celtics pull away from Bulls to take 3-2 lead Comments 0 Comments

Stanislaus State’s Reynolds has Parkinson’s, to co-coach

TURLOCK (AP) — Stanislaus State basketball coach Larry Reynolds announced Wednesday that he has Parkinson’s disease and will remain with the Division II team as ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:42 a.m. | | Stanislaus State’s Reynolds has Parkinson’s, to co-coach Comments 0 Comments

Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:42 a.m. | | Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban Comments 0 Comments

NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Just a generation ago, NASCAR drivers raced until they were embarrassing themselves, the money ran out or they simply couldn’t ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s Comments 0 Comments

Shoemaker gets 1st win since head injury

ANAHEIM (AP) — Matt Shoemaker thought only about his team, not how far he had come personally since a line drive that hit off the right ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | Shoemaker gets 1st win since head injury Comments 0 Comments

Giants rally from 3 down to stun Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Morse showed he has some power left in his 35-year-old swing, something he’d been telling Giants general manager Bobby Evans ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | Giants rally from 3 down to stun Dodgers Comments 0 Comments

Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health

OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:40 a.m. | | Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health Comments 0 Comments

Raiders bring Lynch out of retirement

ALAMEDA (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2017 12:40 a.m. | | Raiders bring Lynch out of retirement Comments 0 Comments

Clayton Kershaw strikes out seven, Dodgers beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out seven over seven innings in another impressive performance in San Francisco’s home ballpark, and the Los Angeles ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:10 a.m. | | Clayton Kershaw strikes out seven, Dodgers beat Giants Comments 0 Comments

Calhoun single in 11th leads Angels past A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) — Kole Calhoun ripped a two-out single in the 11th inning to score Danny Espinosa and send the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:10 a.m. | | Calhoun single in 11th leads Angels past A’s Comments 0 Comments

Bumgarner won’t need surgery on shoulder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his sprained pitching shoulder and is scheduled to begin light rehabilitation activities ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:10 a.m. | | Bumgarner won’t need surgery on shoulder Comments 0 Comments

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:10 a.m. | | Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season Comments 0 Comments

Golf’s ruling bodies move to limit video evidence

The Associated Press

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Golf’s ruling bodies move to limit video evidence Comments 0 Comments

Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series Comments 0 Comments

Couture had 2 face fractures along with injured mouth

SAN JOSE (AP) — San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture played in the postseason despite two fractures in his face along with the plastic and wiring ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Couture had 2 face fractures along with injured mouth Comments 0 Comments

Rockets advance with win over Thunder

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Rockets advance with win over Thunder Comments 0 Comments

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting out the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 11:08 p.m. | | Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers Comments 0 Comments

Matt Cain pitches Giants to win against Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Dodgers for the first time in nearly four years, and the San Francisco ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 11:07 p.m. | | Matt Cain pitches Giants to win against Dodgers Comments 0 Comments

Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

SAN JOSE (AP) — Before Joe Thornton heads into an uncertain offseason where he could be a free agent and leave San Jose after nearly 12 ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 10:55 p.m. | | Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency Comments 0 Comments

Bumgarner’s rented bike slipped near end of ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 10:55 p.m. | | Bumgarner’s rented bike slipped near end of ride Comments 0 Comments

Serena Williams at No. 1

Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January — and with plans to take the ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 10:54 p.m. | | Serena Williams at No. 1 Comments 0 Comments

Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s return

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Even with eight of the world’s top 10 players in the main draw, an unranked rival is grabbing all the headlines ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 10:54 p.m. | | Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s return Comments 0 Comments

Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — It was just last month when people were wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson after he got off to a slow ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado ...

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Posted: apr. 24, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills Comments 0 Comments

Kerr won’t coach Warriors tonight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won’t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:44 p.m. | | Kerr won’t coach Warriors tonight Comments 0 Comments

End of Sharks season could end Thornton- Marleau era

SAN JOSE  (AP) — After going through the handshake line of an early playoff loss, an emotional Patrick Marleau stood by the San Jose bench and ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:44 p.m. | | End of Sharks season could  end Thornton- Marleau era  Comments 0 Comments

Pitcher Freeland sharp as Rockies sweep SF Giants

DENVER (AP) — In between starts, the message to Kyle Freeland was rather low-key.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:44 p.m. | | Pitcher Freeland  sharp as Rockies  sweep SF Giants Comments 0 Comments

Cruz drives in 5 as Mariners end skid

OAKLAND (AP) — On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:43 p.m. | | Cruz drives in 5 as Mariners end skid Comments 0 Comments

Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:42 p.m. | | Chappell edges Koepka by  1 stroke to win Texas Open Comments 0 Comments

Nadal beats Ramos-Vinolas, wins 10th Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO (AP) — As the, Rafael Nadal showed Sunday he’s likely the best ever on clay after easily beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:42 p.m. | | Nadal beats Ramos-Vinolas, wins 10th Monte Carlo Masters Comments 0 Comments

1997: Sierra gets 22 hits during 18-0 baseball win

Fifty years ago, on April 21, 1967, the Manteca High track team won two meets on consecutive days with impressive wins over St. Mary’s ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:42 p.m. | | 1997: Sierra gets 22 hits during 18-0 baseball win Comments 0 Comments

Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until today

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:41 p.m. | | Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until today Comments 0 Comments

Alonso embracing challenges of his ‘Indy 500 adventure’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fernando Alonso is on a personal “Indy 500 adventure” that is both a labor of love and ambition for the two-time Formula ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:41 p.m. | | Alonso embracing challenges of his ‘Indy 500 adventure’ Comments 0 Comments

Newgarden wins for Penske at Barber Motorsports Park

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden put himself in position to battle teammate Will Power to the end. He didn’t need to.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:40 p.m. | | Newgarden wins for Penske at Barber Motorsports Park Comments 0 Comments

Spain’s Marquez wins 5th straight MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Spain’s Marc Marquez is still on top in America. Italy’s Valentino Rossi is back on top in MotoGP.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:40 p.m. | | Spain’s Marquez wins 5th straight MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas Comments 0 Comments

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Sunday night to tie their ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:40 p.m. | | Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series Comments 0 Comments

Predators-Blues, Oilers-Ducks open second round Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL postseason is down to eight teams with the St. Louis Blues hosting the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks hosting ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:39 p.m. | | Predators-Blues, Oilers-Ducks open second round Wednesday Comments 0 Comments

Valverde dedicates his Liege- Bastogne-Liege win to Scarponi

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Spaniard Alejandro Valverde dedicated his win at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic on Sunday to Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi, who died after a collision ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2017 10:39 p.m. | | Valverde dedicates his Liege- Bastogne-Liege win to Scarponi Comments 0 Comments

Raiders want resolution on Lynch before draft

ALAMEDA  (AP) — Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie would like some resolution before the draft next week on whether running back Marshawn Lynch wants to come ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | Raiders want resolution  on Lynch before draft Comments 0 Comments

Goffin beats Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo tennis semifinals

MONACO (AP) — David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | Goffin beats Djokovic  to reach Monte Carlo tennis  semifinals Comments 0 Comments

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3

OAKLAND  (AP) — Kevin Durant dealt with so much scrutiny when he decided to join Golden State last July, he keeps reminding himself of that and ...

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Posted: apr. 21, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Comments 0 Comments

Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

DENVER (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was zooming around on a dirt bike during his team’s day off when he hit a slippery spot and crashed.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Bumgarner  lands on DL  after dirt bike accident  Comments 0 Comments

Sharapova told week of May 15 if she can play at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova will find out the week starting May 15 if she can compete at the French Open, which starts two weeks later ...

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Posted: apr. 21, 2017 11:37 p.m. | | Sharapova told week of May 15 if she can play at French Open Comments 0 Comments

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