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Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 10:46 p.m. | | Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare Comments 0 Comments

Kyle Shanahan becomes last candidate in 49ers coach search

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The search for a new San Francisco 49ers coach has narrowed in on Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after the only other ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 10:46 p.m. | | Kyle Shanahan becomes last candidate in 49ers coach search Comments 0 Comments

New California coach Justin Wilcox embraces challenge

BERKELEY (AP) — With more than a half-century without a Rose Bowl berth, tougher academic standards than most Pac-12 schools and lackluster fan support in a ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 10:46 p.m. | | New California coach Justin Wilcox embraces challenge Comments 0 Comments

Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber smiled and waved her arms like an orchestra conductor as the Rod Laver Arena crowd sang “Happy Birthday” after her ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 10:46 p.m. | | Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian Open Comments 0 Comments

Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

NEW YORK (AP) — The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 10:45 p.m. | | Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting Comments 0 Comments

Dragic scores 21 and Heat stun Rockets

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists, Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat overcame another triple-double from ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 10:45 p.m. | | Dragic scores 21 and Heat stun Rockets Comments 0 Comments

Warriors rout Cavaliers in rematch

OAKLAND (AP) — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:04 a.m. | | Warriors rout Cavaliers in rematch Comments 0 Comments

Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets

SAN JOSE (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wanted a lot more out of his team following a lackluster shutout loss to St. Louis. Joel Ward ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets Comments 0 Comments

49ers coach search narrows, GM search expands

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The search for San Francisco’s new coach narrowed on Monday with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels pulling out of the ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | 49ers coach search narrows, GM search expands Comments 0 Comments

Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams opens with win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams is choosing her moments carefully. Deep contemplation on her recent engagement, she says, can wait until after the Australian Open.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams opens with win Comments 0 Comments

Thomas’ carries Celtics past Hornets

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the surging Boston Celtics beat Charlotte for their ninth victory ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | Thomas’ carries Celtics past Hornets Comments 0 Comments

Capitals blow out Flyers to win 9th consecutive game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Conor Sheary scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capitals’ nine-game winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | Capitals blow out Flyers to win 9th consecutive game Comments 0 Comments

Green fouls LeBron, appears to mock him for flopping

OAKLAND (AP) — Draymond Green and LeBron James went at it again in the first half of the Cavaliers’ visit to Golden State on Monday.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | Green fouls LeBron, appears to mock him for flopping Comments 0 Comments

New NFL stadium would play key role in Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers trying to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would include a new football stadium in the games’ ceremonies.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | New NFL stadium would play key role in Olympics Comments 0 Comments

Baylor is No. 1 in AP poll for 1st time, ‘Nova falls to 3rd

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | Baylor is No. 1 in AP poll for 1st time, ‘Nova falls to 3rd Comments 0 Comments

UConn still tops in AP women’s basketball poll

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | UConn still tops in AP women’s basketball poll Comments 0 Comments

Arrieta, Harper, Machado, Britton get big-money deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Washington star Bryce Harper and Baltimore standouts Manny Machado and Zach Britton got big-money deals Friday as ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | Arrieta, Harper, Machado, Britton get big-money deals Comments 0 Comments

A different look in paradise at Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | A different look in paradise at Sony Open Comments 0 Comments

49ers interview Cardinals VP Terry McDonough for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough for their general manager’s job on Friday.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | 49ers interview Cardinals VP Terry McDonough for GM Comments 0 Comments

Irving, Korver lead Cavaliers past Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 in his most productive game since joining Cleveland last week and the Cavaliers tuned ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | Irving, Korver lead Cavaliers past Kings Comments 0 Comments

Nunez, Kontos, Smith agree to 1-year deals with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Keeping Eduardo Nunez healthy and in the lineup could mean so much for San Francisco’s infield and its chances.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:36 p.m. | | Nunez, Kontos, Smith agree to 1-year deals with Giants Comments 0 Comments

Ace Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt reach deals with Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew Khris Davis would command a hefty raise after a career year.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:36 p.m. | | Ace Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt reach deals with Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Curry, Durant, Thompson with 20-plus points to beat Pistons

OAKLAND (AP) — Klay Thompson didn’t much care for sitting out a game even if he knows it will probably help him in the long ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Curry, Durant, Thompson with 20-plus points to beat Pistons Comments 0 Comments

Chargers’ next move? Chasing respect in sports-saturated LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers were the biggest story in Los Angeles for about four hours.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Chargers’ next move? Chasing respect in sports-saturated LA Comments 0 Comments

Gillaspie, Giants agree to $1.4 million, 1-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Third baseman Conor Gillaspie and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.4 million, one-year contract, a raise from his ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Gillaspie, Giants agree to $1.4 million, 1-year contract Comments 0 Comments

ESPN: Chargers plan to announce move to Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The deadline for the San Diego Chargers to exercise their option to relocate to Los Angeles has been extended for two days ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:43 p.m. | | ESPN: Chargers plan to announce move to Los Angeles Comments 0 Comments

Iguodala’s influence felt by Warriors on and off court

OAKLAND (AP) — Andre Iguodala offered a good-natured shoutout to those behind the design of his creative and coveted golf-themed bobblehead doll handed out Tuesday night ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:43 p.m. | | Iguodala’s influence felt by Warriors on and off court Comments 0 Comments

Hamilton’s late goal third Flames over Sharks

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored at 17:41 of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the San ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Hamilton’s late goal third Flames over Sharks Comments 0 Comments

FIFA risks quality of World Cup to bring more teams to party

LONDON (AP) — During a 17-year FIFA presidency packed with madcap ideas and policy on the hoof, not even Sepp Blatter ultimately tinkered with the World ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | FIFA risks quality of World Cup to bring more teams to party Comments 0 Comments

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as head coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway’s pick this time around.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Broncos hire Vance Joseph as head coach Comments 0 Comments

Bills hire Panthers McDermott as coach

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are putting their faith in Sean McDermott to fix their under-performing defense and restore relevance to a ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Bills hire Panthers McDermott as coach Comments 0 Comments

Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US’ World Cup hopes

CARSON (AP) — Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all, two ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:41 p.m. | | Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US’ World Cup hopes Comments 0 Comments

Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:41 p.m. | | Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23 Comments 0 Comments

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Heat

OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry had 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 28 points and the Golden State Warriors picked it up ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:06 p.m. | | Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Heat Comments 0 Comments

Cousins scores 24, Kings come back to beat Pistons

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Sacramento Kings stage a fourth-quarter comeback in defeating the Detroit ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:06 p.m. | | Cousins scores 24, Kings come back to beat Pistons Comments 0 Comments

Pachulia has Kerr not critics in his head

OAKLAND (AP) — Zaza Pachulia heard all the negative noise from the home crowd, and he began taking it personally.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:06 p.m. | | Pachulia has Kerr not critics in his head Comments 0 Comments

Boedker’s hat trick leads Sharks to win

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikkel Boedker scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 53 victory over ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:06 p.m. | | Boedker’s hat trick leads Sharks to win Comments 0 Comments

Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a stunning decision, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is walking away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:06 p.m. | | Edwards walking away from final year with Gibbs Comments 0 Comments

NHL announces full All-Star Game rosters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rosters for the NHL All-Star Game are brimming with top-shelf talent, though they lack an unusual fan-picked favorite like John Scott.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | NHL announces full All-Star Game rosters Comments 0 Comments

Golovkin vs Jacobs: big-punching middleweights set for March

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting behind all four of his championship belts, Gennady Golovkin was nearly impossible to spot.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | Golovkin vs Jacobs: big-punching middleweights set for March Comments 0 Comments

Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Standing on college football’s biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground Comments 0 Comments

49ers interview McDermott for coach, Riddick for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for their head coaching vacancy and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | 49ers interview McDermott for coach, Riddick for GM Comments 0 Comments

Raiders replace OC Bill Musgrave

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are making changes on their coaching staff after their first playoff berth in 14 years.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | Raiders replace OC Bill Musgrave Comments 0 Comments

Westbrook, Thunder pull away from Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away from the Chicago Bulls for an ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 12:25 a.m. | | Westbrook, Thunder pull away from Chicago Bulls Comments 0 Comments

Ovechkin ties Richard, Capitals beat Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) — Alex Ovechkin tied Canadiens great Maurice “Rocket” Richard with his 544th career goal and had two assists, leading the Washington Capitals to a ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2017 12:25 a.m. | | Ovechkin ties Richard, Capitals beat Canadiens Comments 0 Comments

Raiders look to build on 1st playoff berth in 14 years

ALAMEDA (AP) — The meticulous rebuilding job in Oakland crashed as soon as quarterback Derek Carr broke his right leg in the penultimate game of the ...

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Posted: jan. 09, 2017 11:40 p.m. | | Raiders look to build on 1st playoff berth in 14 years Comments 0 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

ZURICH (AP) — Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2017 11:39 p.m. | | Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time Comments 0 Comments

49ers interview Sean McVay for coach, Brandon Beane for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the team’s vacant head coaching job and Carolina assistant general ...

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Posted: jan. 09, 2017 11:38 p.m. | | 49ers interview Sean McVay for coach, Brandon Beane for GM Comments 0 Comments

Mantia, Bergsma sweep races at US Championship

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Joey Mantia won the 1,000 meters and the mass start race Sunday on the final day of the U.S. Speed ...

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Posted: jan. 08, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Mantia, Bergsma sweep races at US Championship Comments 0 Comments

Justin Thomas holds on to beat Hideki Matsuyama at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas kept reminding himself that a one-shot lead with two holes to play is never a bad place to be on ...

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Posted: jan. 08, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Justin Thomas holds on to beat Hideki  Matsuyama at Kapalua Comments 0 Comments

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