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Warriors’ Stephen Curry voted NBA’s MVP over Harden, James

OAKLAND (AP) — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:14 a.m. | | Warriors’ Stephen Curry voted NBA’s MVP over Harden, James Comments 0 Comments

Raiders to cut ties with James Jones, Miles Burris

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are planning to release two starters from last year’s team, cutting ties with receiver James Jones and linebacker Miles Burris.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:14 a.m. | | Raiders to cut ties with James Jones, Miles Burris Comments 0 Comments

Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:13 a.m. | | Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder Comments 0 Comments

LeBron lifts media blackout to call Chris Paul

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James lifted his personal media boycott during the playoffs to phone a friend.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:12 a.m. | | LeBron lifts media blackout to call Chris Paul Comments 0 Comments

Kentucky Derby victory raises expectations for American Pharoah

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert barely had 14 hours to digest his Kentucky Derby victory with American Pharoah before hearing the inevitable question.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:10 a.m. | | Kentucky Derby victory raises expectations for American Pharoah Comments 0 Comments

NBA Capsules

HOUSTON (AP) — Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lift the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:10 a.m. | | NBA Capsules Comments 0 Comments

Holtby’s shutout, Beagle’s goal lift Caps over Rangers 1-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby stood in a corner of the Washington Capitals’ locker room, his arms folded across his chest, his voice low and monotone, his demeanor as steady and calm as when he was protecting the net.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:09 a.m. | | Holtby’s shutout, Beagle’s  goal lift Caps over Rangers 1-0 Comments 0 Comments

Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It’s not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:09 a.m. | | Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win Comments 0 Comments

Hahn and frustrated A’s lose early lead, fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Star Wars promotion in Minnesota brought more forces going against the Oakland Athletics.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:08 a.m. | | Hahn and frustrated A’s  lose early lead, fall to Twins Comments 0 Comments

Hamilton plays 1st extended spring training game for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Josh Hamilton played in extended spring training for the Texas Rangers on Monday, his first game of any kind since last October.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:08 a.m. | | Hamilton plays 1st extended spring training game for Rangers Comments 0 Comments

MLB Capsules

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win Craig Counsell’s managerial debut, a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:08 a.m. | | MLB Capsules Comments 0 Comments

Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after poor start

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:07 a.m. | | Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after poor start Comments 0 Comments

49ers Bruce Miller charged with vandalism, not domestic case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism after he was investigated in a domestic case stemming from an argument with his girlfriend that led to his arrest March 5.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:07 a.m. | | 49ers Bruce Miller charged with vandalism, not domestic case Comments 0 Comments

Warriors star Stephen Curry is league MVP

OAKLAND  (AP) — Some called him too small. Others too fragile.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:28 p.m. | | Warriors star Stephen Curry  is league MVP Comments 0 Comments

Warriors roll past Grizzlies in West semis’ first game

OAKLAND  (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and lost.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:28 p.m. | | Warriors roll past  Grizzlies in West semis’ first game  Comments 0 Comments

Mayweather takes his $100M check and runs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:28 p.m. | | Mayweather takes his $100M check and runs  Comments 0 Comments

Giants beat Angels behind Lincecum for 3-game sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum’s fastball averages about 89 mph this season, down from 93-95 mph when he won consecutive NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and ‘09.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:28 p.m. | | Giants beat Angels behind  Lincecum for 3-game sweep   Comments 0 Comments

Unusually wild Gray, Vogt HRs carry A’s past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sonny Gray had a career-high seven walks against Texas when the Oakland right-hander never had more than four in an outing and came into the game with just six all season.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:27 p.m. | | Unusually wild Gray, Vogt HRs carry A’s past Rangers   Comments 0 Comments

Derby winner American Pharoah a likely go in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:27 p.m. | | Derby winner  American  Pharoah a likely go in Preakness Comments 0 Comments

Earnhardt cruises to Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — There’s something about Talladega Superspeedway — its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track — that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:27 p.m. | | Earnhardt cruises  to Talladega win   Comments 0 Comments

McIlroy claims title for Match Play Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:27 p.m. | | McIlroy claims title for Match Play Championship Comments 0 Comments

Inbee Park wins North Texas Shootout for second time

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Inbee Park loves coming to Texas. For the second time in three years, she’s leaving the Lone Star State with a trophy.

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Posted: may. 03, 2015 9:26 p.m. | | Inbee Park wins North Texas  Shootout for second time Comments 0 Comments

Bob Myers voted NBA’s executive of the year

OAKLAND (AP) — His voice cracking and his eyes watering, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers nearly let his emotions get the best of him on one of the biggest days of his career.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 1:00 a.m. | | Bob Myers voted NBA’s executive of the year  Comments 0 Comments

Giants edge Angels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinch hitter Joe Panik singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Friday night.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Giants edge Angels Comments 0 Comments

Real Salt Lake ties San Jose on Quakes’ own goal

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Real Salt Lake got an own goal by San Jose in the 71st minute and tied the Earthquakes 1-1 on Friday night, ending a 387-minute scoreless streak.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Real Salt Lake ties San Jose on Quakes’ own goal Comments 0 Comments

A’s rally past Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mark Canha started and ended Oakland’s seven-run rally in the eighth inning, and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | A’s rally past Texas Comments 0 Comments

Armstead looks to take path his brother didn’t get

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Arik Armstead’s brother, Armond, always told his little brother he would become the best football player in the family.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Armstead looks to take path his brother didn’t get Comments 0 Comments

Golden State believes depth, sacrifice keys to their success

OAKLAND (AP) — Those golden yellow shirts the Golden State Warriors give to fans at every home playoff game are printed with a slogan that reads: “STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.”

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | Golden State believes depth, sacrifice keys to their success Comments 0 Comments

‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | ‘Weight’ is over: Bring on megafight Comments 0 Comments

Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round

ALAMEDA (AP) — Three years after entering college as one of the top players in the country, Mario Edwards Jr. came into the NFL with a little less fanfare.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Raiders take Mario Edwards Jr. in 2nd round Comments 0 Comments

Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert hopes he’s celebrating in the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn’t know which horse or owners would join him. After all, the trainer has the two top favorites for Saturday’s race.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Baffert is loaded with 2 blazing colts for Kentucky Derby Comments 0 Comments

49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Jaquiski Tartt spoke to good friend Jimmie Ward just last week about how great it would be if the old high school teammates from Mobile, Alabama, ended up as safeties together on the same NFL team.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | 49ers select Tartt with second-round pick; reunited with HS teammate Comments 0 Comments

Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) — One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick Comments 0 Comments

49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | 49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead Comments 0 Comments

QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) — Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft Comments 0 Comments

Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:34 a.m. | | Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948 Comments 0 Comments

Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:34 a.m. | | Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens Comments 0 Comments

Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:34 a.m. | | Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight Comments 0 Comments

A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) — All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis’ long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:33 a.m. | | A’s rally falls short Comments 0 Comments

Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder hired Florida’s Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:33 a.m. | | Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach Comments 0 Comments

Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:33 a.m. | | Bonds still not in the clear Comments 0 Comments

Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) — An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | Mets’ home streak ends Comments 0 Comments

Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance Comments 0 Comments

Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning and Jimmy Rollins hit another one off him in the third, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 10:43 p.m. | | Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in win over Giants  Comments 0 Comments

Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) — Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 10:42 p.m. | | Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Former rugby star Hayne finding way with 49ers

SANTA CLARA  (AP) — Jarryd Hayne has found himself discussing snakes, kangaroos and koalas — all things Aussie — in the middle of San Francisco’s locker room right along with the routes and responsibilities from his daunting new NFL playbook.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 10:42 p.m. | | Former rugby star Hayne finding way with 49ers Comments 0 Comments

Money the big thing as Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 10:42 p.m. | | Money the big thing as Mayweather Comments 0 Comments

Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even with a new format, the objective didn’t change in the Match Play Championship.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 10:42 p.m. | | Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play Comments 0 Comments

Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert clapped his hands to his mouth when early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah avoided the dreaded No. 1 post for the Kentucky Derby. The anxiety wasn’t over yet.

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Posted: apr. 29, 2015 10:41 p.m. | | Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Derby Comments 0 Comments

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