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Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors in OT

OAKLAND (AP) — Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Bulls ended Golden State’s franchise-record 19-game home winning streak with a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 11:55 p.m. | | Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors in OT  Comments 0 Comments

Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude caught me square’ on mouth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude caught me square’ on mouth Comments 0 Comments

After Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect

PHOENIX (AP) — Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:40 p.m. | | After Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect Comments 0 Comments

Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington Comments 0 Comments

Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn’t mean he had to say anything.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:36 p.m. | | Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day Comments 0 Comments

Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story Tuesday that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Allenby stands by story,  says truth will come out Comments 0 Comments

Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants Comments 0 Comments

Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia Comments 0 Comments

Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid

PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid Comments 0 Comments

Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid Comments 0 Comments

Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

PHOENIX (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs Comments 0 Comments

Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) — Rob Gronkowski’s ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He’s way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl Comments 0 Comments

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season Comments 0 Comments

Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | Patriots owner makes strong defense of team Comments 0 Comments

Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:42 p.m. | | Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season Comments 0 Comments

Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:36 p.m. | | Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals Comments 0 Comments

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin’s familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call Comments 0 Comments

Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:43 p.m. | | Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games Comments 0 Comments

Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HoF vote

ALAMEDA (AP) — After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it’s finally time for his number to be called.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HoF vote Comments 0 Comments

Smith goes from MVP to barely seeing field for Seattle

PHOENIX (AP) — Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:36 p.m. | | Smith goes from MVP to barely seeing field for Seattle Comments 0 Comments

Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future Comments 0 Comments

Sherman: Villains are patriots

PHOENIX (AP) — Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:10 p.m. | | Sherman: Villains are patriots Comments 0 Comments

Duke’s Coach K collects 1,000th win

NEW YORK (AP) — Coach 1K. How grand.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:05 p.m. | | Duke’s Coach K collects 1,000th win   Comments 0 Comments

Ganassi Racing’s ‘star car’ captures Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chip Ganassi bristles when his No. 02 team is called the “star car.”

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:04 p.m. | | Ganassi Racing’s ‘star  car’ captures Rolex 24 Comments 0 Comments

Brown wins first US title, holding off Adam Rippon

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jason Brown gushed to Adam Rippon: “Oh my god, it was amazing.”

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:09 p.m. | | Brown wins first  US title,  holding off Adam Rippon Comments 0 Comments

Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:05 p.m. | | Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12 Comments 0 Comments

Haas pulls away to win Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA  (AP) — Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:10 p.m. | | Haas pulls away to win Humana Challenge Comments 0 Comments

Curry leads Warriors to 19th consecutive home court victory

OAKLAND  (AP) — Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:09 p.m. | | Curry leads Warriors to 19th consecutive home court victory Comments 0 Comments

Raiders hire 4 assistants for Del Rio’s coaching staff

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have officially hired four assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio’s staff.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:30 p.m. | | Raiders hire 4 assistants for Del Rio’s coaching staff  Comments 0 Comments

Vogelsong, Giants agree to $4 million, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:30 p.m. | | Vogelsong, Giants agree to $4 million, 1-year deal Comments 0 Comments

A’s reliever Doolittle not ready for opening day

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:30 p.m. | | A’s reliever Doolittle not ready for opening day Comments 0 Comments

A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:29 p.m. | | A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits Comments 0 Comments

Venus Williams into 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011 and it inspired her own comeback win on Saturday at the Australian Open.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:29 p.m. | | Venus Williams into 4th round Comments 0 Comments

Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA (AP) — Humana Challenge leader Matt Kuchar was asked if was surprised that there have only been six 59s on the PGA Tour and that no has shot 58.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:35 p.m. | | Ryan Palmer misses chance for 59 in Humana Challenge Comments 0 Comments

Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner

PHOENIX (AP) — An historic Super Bowl is before us.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:34 p.m. | | Historic Super Bowl no matter the winner Comments 0 Comments

Kobe Bryant to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:34 p.m. | | Kobe Bryant to be re-examined before deciding injury fate Comments 0 Comments

No explanation for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:09 p.m. | | No explanation for deflated footballs  Comments 0 Comments

Warriors enjoying present, eyeing bigger goals ahead

OAKLAND (AP) — Steve Kerr knows the Golden State Warriors will have tougher days ahead this season, that there are higher hurdles to clear and bigger goals to reach.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:08 p.m. | | Warriors enjoying present, eyeing bigger goals ahead Comments 0 Comments

Man close to running 7 marathons in 7 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Man close to running 7 marathons in 7 days Comments 0 Comments

Curry passes James in AS votes

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:04 p.m. | | Curry passes James in AS votes Comments 0 Comments

NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:03 p.m. | | NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15 Comments 0 Comments

NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday’s NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:08 p.m. | | NFL fines Lynch $20,000 for obscene gesture  Comments 0 Comments

Phil Mickelson struggles in return

LA QUINTA (AP) — Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:03 p.m. | | Phil Mickelson struggles in return Comments 0 Comments

UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California’s governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation’s second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:08 p.m. | | UC regents shelve policy tying coach bonuses to academics Comments 0 Comments

Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 10:39 p.m. | | Curry gets angry, Warriors beat Rockets  Comments 0 Comments

Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE (AP) — Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 10:43 p.m. | | Sharks beat Kings in final game before All-Star break  Comments 0 Comments

Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 10:43 p.m. | | Lopez’s 22 points, 6 blocks help beat Kings Comments 0 Comments

Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 10:37 p.m. | | Scutaro designated for assignment by Giants Comments 0 Comments

Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 10:37 p.m. | | Ward eager for ring return after break Comments 0 Comments

Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 10:42 p.m. | | Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round Comments 0 Comments

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