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After banks cut off gun industry lawmakers consider special protections

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde’s credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:43 p.m. | | After banks cut off gun industry lawmakers consider special protections Comments 0 Comments

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher Comments 0 Comments

TNT analysts offer fresh ideas for All-Star weekend

The Splash Brothers have turned the 3-point contest into must-see TV. Zach LaVine made the dunk contest cool again.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | TNT analysts offer fresh  ideas for All-Star weekend  Comments 0 Comments

Crowley: Lost hearing in Manziel attack

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:16 p.m. | | Crowley: Lost hearing in Manziel attack Comments 0 Comments

McCoy investigated over fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl early Sunday that left two off-duty police officers injured ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:16 p.m. | | McCoy investigated over fight  Comments 0 Comments

Miller looks forward to ‘magical’ offseason

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | Miller looks forward to ‘magical’ offseason Comments 0 Comments

LeBron gets 40th career triple-double

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | LeBron gets 40th career triple-double Comments 0 Comments

Warriors center Festus Ezeli undergoes left knee surgery

OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to remove debris and is scheduled to be re-evaluated ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | Warriors center Festus Ezeli  undergoes left knee surgery  Comments 0 Comments

Levi’s Stadium turf ‘terrible’ for Super Bowl players

SANTA CLARA (AP) — T.J. Ward slipped twice on the same play.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | Levi’s Stadium turf ‘terrible’ for Super Bowl players Comments 0 Comments

Super Bowl gets 111.9M viewers, down from ’15

NEW YORK (AP) — Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year’s average of 111.9 million viewers ...

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | Super Bowl gets  111.9M viewers,  down from ’15 Comments 0 Comments

Agent confirms ‘Beast Mode’ is retiring

SEATTLE (AP) — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back.

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Posted: feb. 08, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | Agent confirms ‘Beast Mode’ is retiring Comments 0 Comments

Broncos linebacker earns MVP honors

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Von Miller was second-to-none in the Super Bowl.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2016 10:41 p.m. | | Broncos linebacker  earns MVP honors Comments 0 Comments

Orange Crush delivers Super Bowl victory

SANTA CLARA . (AP) — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2016 10:40 p.m. | | Orange Crush delivers Super Bowl victory Comments 0 Comments

Toledo beats Andrade in Champions playoff

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Esteban Toledo continued his playoff success Sunday, beating Billy Andrade on the third extra hole to win the Allianz Championship on ...

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Posted: feb. 07, 2016 9:15 p.m. | | Toledo beats Andrade in Champions playoff Comments 0 Comments

Matsuyama wins Phoenix playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome ...

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Posted: feb. 07, 2016 9:15 p.m. | | Matsuyama wins Phoenix playoff  Comments 0 Comments

Avery Bradley’s 25 points helps Celtics top Sacramento

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2016 9:15 p.m. | | Avery Bradley’s 25 points  helps Celtics top Sacramento  Comments 0 Comments

Peyton Manning last game?

SANTA CLARA . (AP) — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment?

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Peyton Manning last game?  Comments 0 Comments

Props rule the day for Vegas sports books

LAS VEGAS (AP)  — Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the ...

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Props rule the day for Vegas sports books Comments 0 Comments

Texans-Raiders in Mexico City Nov. 21

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hola. The NFL is heading back to Mexico.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Texans-Raiders in Mexico City Nov. 21 Comments 0 Comments

Goodell proposes new ejection rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 12:51 a.m. | | Goodell proposes new ejection rule Comments 0 Comments

Manziel’s father worried son self-destructing

CLEVELAND (AP) — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback’s safety.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 12:51 a.m. | | Manziel’s father worried son self-destructing Comments 0 Comments

Nets have season-best night in beating Kings

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson and the Nets kept pouring it on in their best performance of the season, though the Kings’ problems went beyond ...

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Posted: feb. 06, 2016 12:51 a.m. | | Nets have season-best night in beating Kings Comments 0 Comments

Three-way lead with 65s at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson compounded ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:47 p.m. | | Three-way lead with 65s at Phoenix Open Comments 0 Comments

Stewart to miss start of NASCAR season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:47 p.m. | | Stewart to miss start of NASCAR season Comments 0 Comments

NFL to require teams to interview women for executive positions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a “Rooney Rule” requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:46 p.m. | | NFL to require teams to interview women for executive positions Comments 0 Comments

NFL critic crashes news conference

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An uninvited guest at the NFL’s annual pre-Super Bowl news conference about health and safety, Chris Nowinski stood nearby and listened ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:46 p.m. | | NFL critic crashes news conference Comments 0 Comments

Kubiak hire pays off for Broncos

SANTA CLARA (AP) — It’s hard to know who took the bigger risk.

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:45 p.m. | | Kubiak hire pays off for Broncos Comments 0 Comments

PANTHERS ‘POUNDING’

SAN JOSE (AP) — “Keep pounding.”

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:45 p.m. | | PANTHERS ‘POUNDING’ Comments 0 Comments

Jones’ early save sets tone in Sharks win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones set the tone early Thursday night.

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:43 p.m. | | Jones’ early save sets tone in Sharks win Comments 0 Comments

Obama salutes NBA champs at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A basketball enthusiast, President Barack Obama applauded the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and marveled at how they are revolutionizing professional basketball with ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:43 p.m. | | Obama salutes NBA champs at White House Comments 0 Comments

Raiders under spending minimum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are the only two NFL teams below the 89 percent cash spending required by next year ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 10:42 p.m. | | Raiders under spending minimum Comments 0 Comments

Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

BOSTON (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE Comments 0 Comments

Steph Curry lights up Wizards for Warriors’ 8th straight victiory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following one of his worst offensive games this season, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry stopped thinking about basketball and recalibrated his mind. It ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | Steph Curry lights up Wizards for Warriors’  8th straight victiory Comments 0 Comments

Moore has career night as Bulls beat Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) — With leading scorer Jimmy Butler on the bench nursing a sore left knee, E’Twaun Moore figured he’d get plenty of chances ...

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Posted: feb. 04, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | Moore has career  night as Bulls beat Sacramento Comments 0 Comments

Davis hopes to play a role in Super Bowl

SAN JOSE (AP) — Vernon Davis got to sleep at home for a night in the Bay Area, stay in the same hotel where he lived ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Davis hopes to play a role in Super Bowl  Comments 0 Comments

Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win

ANAHEIM (AP) — Ryan Garbutt, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell scored to send the Anaheim Ducks past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win Comments 0 Comments

Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win

ANAHEIM (AP) — Ryan Garbutt, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell scored to send the Anaheim Ducks past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Ducks stop Thornton, Sharks for win Comments 0 Comments

McCall, No. 15 Stanford women pull away

STANFORD (AP) — Erica McCall had her 12th double-double of the season, and Karlie Samuelson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help the ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | McCall, No. 15 Stanford women pull away Comments 0 Comments

Kings cancel Lunar New Year promo after Cousins complains

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings canceled a Lunar New Year promotional giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins complained it was insensitive on the first day of Black ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Kings cancel Lunar New Year promo after Cousins complains Comments 0 Comments

Newton wants black QB issue put away for good

SAN JOSE (AP) — Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Newton wants black QB issue put away for good Comments 0 Comments

Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age

In the wacky world of recruiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a prospect’s house somehow makes perfect sense.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age Comments 0 Comments

Raiders still seeking info on Mario Edwards’ injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are still seeking answers about the significant neck injury that sidelined rookie defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. in the ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Raiders still seeking info on Mario Edwards’ injury  Comments 0 Comments

Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury Comments 0 Comments

IndyCar puts priority on safety entering 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar officials are trying to make racing safer and more appealing in 2016.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | IndyCar puts priority on safety entering 2016 Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS BOUNCE BACK

Lejla Pepic came up big at the right time for Manteca on Monday night.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | BUFFS BOUNCE BACK Comments 0 Comments

West challengers chasing Blackhawks

Those offseason predictions of the Chicago Blackhawks’ decline were a bit premature.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | West challengers chasing Blackhawks Comments 0 Comments

Reeling Phoenix Suns fire coach Jeff Hornacek

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns, mired in one of the worst stretches in their history, have fired coach Jeff Hornacek and promoted Earl Watson to ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | Reeling Phoenix Suns  fire coach Jeff Hornacek Comments 0 Comments

After impressive Sunday finish, Snedeker winds up winner at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With his glove tucked in his back pocket and a putter in his hand, Brandt Snedeker walked off the green pumping his ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | After impressive Sunday finish, Snedeker winds up winner at Torrey Pines Comments 0 Comments

Minor wreck bucks Broncos buses

SAN JOSE (AP) — The Denver Broncos were prepared for all kinds of wackiness and quirky questions on Super Bowl Opening Night. They ended up getting ...

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | Minor wreck bucks Broncos buses  Comments 0 Comments

Media circus kicks off

SAN JOSE (AP) — What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room?

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Posted: feb. 02, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Media circus kicks off Comments 0 Comments

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