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Raiders visit Chiefs with AFC West, playoff implications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Raiders visit Chiefs with AFC West, playoff implications Comments 0 Comments

Kelly scores late goal to lift Senators past the Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) — Chris Kelly scored with 1:06 remaining and Jean-Gabriel Pageau added an empty-net goal, giving the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Kelly scores late goal to lift Senators past the Sharks Comments 0 Comments

Warriors Patrick McCaw learns surrounded by stars

OAKLAND (AP) — Patrick McCaw flings a football across two courts and hits Ian Clark right in the basketball numbers, then jokingly jumps in front of ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Warriors Patrick McCaw learns surrounded by stars Comments 0 Comments

Cousins leads Kings to easy win over last-place Mavs

DALLAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings started and ended with victories on a six-game trip that got a little weird in the middle.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:52 p.m. | | Cousins leads Kings to easy win over last-place Mavs Comments 0 Comments

A year after no-hitter, Giants trade Heston to Mariners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One year after pitching a no-hitter, right-hander Chris Heston was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | A year after no-hitter, Giants trade Heston to Mariners Comments 0 Comments

Longtime A’s announcer Bill King wins Hall’s Frick Award

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | Longtime A’s announcer Bill King wins Hall’s Frick Award Comments 0 Comments

A’s President Kaval opens doors to fans for office hours

OAKLAND (AP) — Ryan Mitchell reached out to buddy Michael Doran a few days back to find out his finals schedule at Saint Mary’s College ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:50 p.m. | | A’s President Kaval opens doors to fans for office hours Comments 0 Comments

Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The champion Chicago Cubs filled their only real need, getting All-Star reliever Wade Davis. He’ll take the spot of closer ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:49 p.m. | | Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman Comments 0 Comments

Warriors rout Clippers for 7th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golden State lacked its usual outside shooting touch. The Warriors still had an easy time with the Clippers.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:48 p.m. | | Warriors rout Clippers for 7th straight win Comments 0 Comments

Mark Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit right away

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didn’t need much convincing. Not to ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Mark Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit right away Comments 0 Comments

Al Attles has seen some history-making scoring performances

OAKLAND (AP) — Al Attles made all eight of his field-goal tries for 17 points for the Philadelphia Warriors during Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game on ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Al Attles has seen some history-making scoring performances Comments 0 Comments

Promise from Los Angeles is an Olympics on the cheap

The last time Los Angeles hosted an Olympics, the city won the games largely because it promised to do them on the cheap.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Promise from Los Angeles is an Olympics on the cheap Comments 0 Comments

Sale traded to Red Sox, who’s the next big name to move?

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Texas needs a center fielder, and most every team wants ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Sale traded to Red Sox, who’s the next big name to move? Comments 0 Comments

Yankees to retire Jeter’s No 2 on May 14

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter’s No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees’ single digits.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Yankees to retire Jeter’s No 2 on May 14 Comments 0 Comments

Holyfield, Barrera head Boxing Hall of Fame class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — As the youngest of nine children, Evander Holyfield never had a chance when he was a kid.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Holyfield, Barrera head Boxing Hall of Fame class Comments 0 Comments

Raiders QB Derek Carr looks for success vs. Chiefs

ALAMEDA (AP) — Derek Carr’s first NFL win came against Kansas City after 10 straight losses to begin his career.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | Raiders QB Derek Carr looks for success vs. Chiefs Comments 0 Comments

Raiders can end 14-year playoff drought this weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oakland Raiders can clinch their first playoff berth since 2002 this weekend, while the Patriots and Seahawks can also punch their ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | Raiders can end 14-year playoff drought this weekend Comments 0 Comments

Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets after benching in Chicago

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is keeping his starting job after getting benched during one of the worst performances of his career.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 1:12 a.m. | | Colin Kaepernick to start vs Jets after benching in Chicago Comments 0 Comments

Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Boys just want to have fun.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:07 a.m. | | Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets Comments 0 Comments

Matt Holliday figures to balance Yanks’ batting order

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Matt Holliday figures to balance the New York Yankees’ lineup while not adding a lengthy payroll commitment to a team trying ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Matt Holliday figures to balance Yanks’ batting order Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers keep free-agent pitcher Rich Hill with 3-year deal

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Those days of pitching for the Long Island Ducks, out of the majors and almost out of luck, happily seem far ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Dodgers keep free-agent pitcher Rich Hill with 3-year deal Comments 0 Comments

Scherzer, Posey, McCutchen commit to play for US at WBC

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Chris Archer was so excited to pitch for the United States at the World Baseball Classic that he offered to recruit ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Scherzer, Posey, McCutchen commit to play for US at WBC Comments 0 Comments

Selig, Schuerholz elected to Hall of Fame

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Selig, Schuerholz elected to Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments

Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers

OAKLAND (AP) — Klay Thompson wanted one more quarter. He wanted to score 80, and thinks he absolutely could have.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers Comments 0 Comments

Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal pending physical

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants landed the top-tier closer they have been seeking for months, agreeing to a $62 million, four-year contract with ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal pending physical Comments 0 Comments

Raiders prep for Thursday showdown vs Chiefs

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will have little time to prepare for their biggest game in 14 years.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Raiders prep for Thursday showdown vs Chiefs Comments 0 Comments

Knicks hold off Kings for eighth win in 11 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony each scored 20 points and the New York Knicks held off the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Sunday ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Knicks hold off Kings for  eighth win in 11 games Comments 0 Comments

De La Garza claims gold

STOCKTON – Ana De La Garza won the gold medal Saturday at 142 pounds for Lathrop in the McNair Boys and Girls Invitational.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | De La Garza claims gold Comments 0 Comments

Birdies & blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Birdies & blunders, but a healthy week  for Tiger Woods Comments 0 Comments

Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win Comments 0 Comments

Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G sprint

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:57 p.m. | | Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G sprint Comments 0 Comments

Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:57 p.m. | | Selig, Schuerholz elected  to baseball Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments

Kaepernick struggles as San Francisco loses 11th straight contest

CHICAGO (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers tried everything. Deep throws and out routes. Crossing patterns and shovel passes. Nothing worked.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:54 p.m. | | Kaepernick struggles  as San Francisco loses 11th straight contest Comments 0 Comments

Raiders’ rally keeps Oakland atop AFC West

OAKLAND  (AP) — When the Buffalo Bills took a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter, the game was right in the comfort zone for the ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:53 p.m. | | Raiders’ rally keeps Oakland atop AFC West Comments 0 Comments

Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have fallen to a new level of failure and futility, a laughingstock of the league.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row Comments 0 Comments

A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will be phased out of revenue sharing in the coming years as part of baseball’s new labor deal, and ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency Comments 0 Comments

Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin to avoid salary arbitration.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin Comments 0 Comments

Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings

BOSTON (AP) — A runaway start for the Boston Celtics turned into a tight finish.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings Comments 0 Comments

Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) — Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens Comments 0 Comments

Washington beats Colorado for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Washington beats Colorado for Pac-12 title Comments 0 Comments

Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dustin Johnson wasn’t even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead Comments 0 Comments

Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Stewart sat in a casino ballroom wearing a coat and tie he no doubt wanted to rip off and brushed off ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more Comments 0 Comments

Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents in baseball

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents in baseball Comments 0 Comments

F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement Comments 0 Comments

LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed Comments 0 Comments

For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise

OAKLAND (AP) — Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise Comments 0 Comments

Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A winning record, a shot at the playoffs and just about all hope for something positive got squashed almost as soon ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball’s new labor contract, which includes ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal Comments 0 Comments

Tiger returns with mixed bag and a 73

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Tiger returns with mixed bag and a 73 Comments 0 Comments

Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dez Bryant sashayed through the Dallas locker room with an unmistakable swagger and had nothing but good things to say about his adversary ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win Comments 0 Comments

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