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Jones-Drew announces retirement

ALAMEDA (AP) — Two of the Oakland Raiders’ big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 9:55 p.m. | | Jones-Drew announces retirement Comments 0 Comments

Pacquiao’s trainer makes some noise from afar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao’s sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 9:56 p.m. | | Pacquiao’s trainer makes some noise from afar Comments 0 Comments

Scott goes to short putter, and it works!

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 9:54 p.m. | | Scott goes to short putter, and it works! Comments 0 Comments

Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be “2016 comeback player of the year.”

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers Comments 0 Comments

Maddon debuts as Cubs Manager; Zito starts for A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Joe Maddon gushed about the ballpark and the fans. He praised starter Travis Wood and said he liked the performance by his team.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Maddon debuts as Cubs Manager; Zito starts for A’s Comments 0 Comments

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Kurt Busch

OVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 9:55 p.m. | | Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Kurt Busch Comments 0 Comments

Spurs return to their court, beat Kings

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 12:31 a.m. | | Spurs return to their court, beat Kings Comments 0 Comments

Posey has 2-run double in Giants’ loss to A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey got off to a strong start as he doubled in two runs and walked in his first appearance of the spring.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Posey has 2-run double in Giants’ loss to A’s Comments 0 Comments

Curry shoots Warriors to win over Bucks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry needed just over a minute to turn a rough shooting night into a good one.

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Posted: mar. 05, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Curry shoots Warriors to win over Bucks Comments 0 Comments

Kings hand Knicks worst loss of season

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 25 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 22 and Ben McLemore finished with 20 and the Sacramento Kings handed the New York Knicks their worst loss of the season Tuesday, 124-86.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 10:40 p.m. | | Kings hand Knicks worst loss of season Comments 0 Comments

Nieto has 2 goals and assist as Sharks beat Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 10:32 p.m. | | Nieto has 2 goals and assist as Sharks beat Canucks Comments 0 Comments

Hayne signs 3-year deal with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 10:41 p.m. | | Hayne signs 3-year deal with 49ers Comments 0 Comments

Kings bring back Divac in front-office role

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 10:32 p.m. | | Kings bring back Divac in front-office role Comments 0 Comments

No franchise tag for Detroit’s Suh as deadline passes

DETROIT (AP) — Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:40 p.m. | | No franchise tag for Detroit’s Suh as deadline passes Comments 0 Comments

NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:46 p.m. | | NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million Comments 0 Comments

Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington’s best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:41 p.m. | | Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought Comments 0 Comments

Jack’s jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors

NEW YORK (AP) — There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:40 p.m. | | Jack’s jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors Comments 0 Comments

Sharks snap 8-game home skid with 4-0 win over Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) — Ben Smith’s day started with a morning skate in Chicago and ended with a goal in San Jose.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:47 p.m. | | Sharks snap 8-game home skid with 4-0 win over Canadiens Comments 0 Comments

A’s switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:48 p.m. | | A’s switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland Comments 0 Comments

Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

SAN JOSE (AP) — With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:47 p.m. | | Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline Comments 0 Comments

Vikings have had ‘open dialogue’ with Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been trying to take advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 11:39 p.m. | | Vikings have had ‘open dialogue’ with Peterson Comments 0 Comments

Warriors carried by Curry’s 37 in victory

BOSTON (AP) — When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 11:29 p.m. | | Warriors carried by Curry’s 37 in victory Comments 0 Comments

Phegley catches on with A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It appears as though 2015 is shaping up to be quite a year for Josh Phegley.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 11:29 p.m. | | Phegley catches on with A’s Comments 0 Comments

Seller’s market as NHL trade deadline nears

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:34 p.m. | | Seller’s market as NHL trade deadline nears Comments 0 Comments

Harden, Rockets hold off Cavaliers

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:34 p.m. | | Harden, Rockets hold off Cavaliers Comments 0 Comments

Lillard, Aldridge leads Blazers past Kings for 3rd in a row

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Damian Lillard has a knack for playing well in the fourth quarter and demonstrated it again Sunday in helping the Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Sacramento Kings.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:34 p.m. | | Lillard, Aldridge leads Blazers past Kings for 3rd in a row  Comments 0 Comments

Another Atlanta win for Johnson

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:29 p.m. | | Another Atlanta win for Johnson Comments 0 Comments

2 share driver’s seat at Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint-to-the-finish at soggy PGA National.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:27 p.m. | | 2 share driver’s seat at Honda Comments 0 Comments

Frank the Tank leads Wisconsin past Michigan St.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:27 p.m. | | Frank the Tank leads Wisconsin past Michigan St. Comments 0 Comments

Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:33 p.m. | | Rousey looks to future after 14-second win  Comments 0 Comments

College team dumps Phillies in opener

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Phillies starter Paul Clemens pitched two perfect innings, but Philadelphia lost to the University of Tampa 6-2 Sunday in the first spring training game for a major league team this year.

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Posted: mar. 01, 2015 7:28 p.m. | | College team dumps Phillies in opener Comments 0 Comments

McIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy’s first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:45 p.m. | | McIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic Comments 0 Comments

Azarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:52 p.m. | | Azarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open Comments 0 Comments

Spurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | Spurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings Comments 0 Comments

Young Giants duo confident after playing key role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:46 p.m. | | Young Giants duo confident after playing key role Comments 0 Comments

McGehee’s move to Giants a homecoming of sorts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | McGehee’s move to Giants a homecoming of sorts Comments 0 Comments

Thompson scores 25 as Warriors rout Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors never trailed in an emphatic 113-89 victory over the struggling Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:46 p.m. | | Thompson scores 25 as Warriors rout Raptors Comments 0 Comments

UFC champ Ronda Rousey leads big surge in women’s MMA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey spent a year as a bartender after she turned 21, partying every night and wondering what to do with her Olympic bronze medal in judo.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:45 p.m. | | UFC champ Ronda Rousey leads big surge in women’s MMA Comments 0 Comments

Wilder hoping to deliver self into boxing history

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder is driving around in a Hummer and sports cars, leaving his beer delivery truck days far behind. He watched the Super Bowl from the stands instead of his couch and made his rounds at the NBA All-Star game, too.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:45 p.m. | | Wilder hoping to deliver self into boxing history Comments 0 Comments

Earthquakes set to open new MLS stadium

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes finally have a place to call home.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:14 p.m. | | Earthquakes set to open new MLS stadium Comments 0 Comments

Rousey, Zingano take center stage for UFC 184

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By many measures, a historic event will happen when Ronda Rousey steps into the octagon with Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday night.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:10 p.m. | | Rousey, Zingano take center stage for UFC 184 Comments 0 Comments

No word on possible MLB discipline for Hamilton

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an unspecified disciplinary issue.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | No word on possible MLB discipline for Hamilton Comments 0 Comments

A’s begin baseball’s mandatory domestic violence training

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | A’s begin baseball’s mandatory domestic violence training Comments 0 Comments

Casilla hit on shin during batting practice

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | Casilla hit on shin during batting practice Comments 0 Comments

Glendening scores winner in Red Wings’ win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) — Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:14 p.m. | | Glendening scores winner in Red Wings’ win over Sharks Comments 0 Comments

Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy’s first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:11 p.m. | | Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic Comments 0 Comments

Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — In the last year, the Oakland Athletics traded away two of their top shortstop prospects, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 9:04 p.m. | | Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job  Comments 0 Comments

McIlroy looking to keep momentum to the Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Fans stood three-deep and formed a corridor from the 18th green at PGA National as they tried to get an autograph, a picture or even a close look at Rory McIlroy. Moments later, another group of fans pressed against him with souvenir flags to sign as McIlroy left a conference room.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:56 p.m. | | McIlroy looking to keep momentum to the Masters Comments 0 Comments

Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:57 p.m. | | Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’ Comments 0 Comments

LA celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD (AP) — The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:56 p.m. | | LA celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL Comments 0 Comments

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