View Mobile Site

Heated reunion in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and A’s picked up right where they left off. On Friday night, it nearly turned into punches.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:56 a.m. | | Heated reunion in KC Comments 0 Comments

D’backs dominate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:55 a.m. | | D’backs dominate Comments 0 Comments

Warriors not overlooking Pelicans

OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference’s final playoff spot.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:37 a.m. | | Warriors not overlooking Pelicans Comments 0 Comments

49ers Miller at home in Georgia after arrest

SANTA CLARA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is not taking part in the team’s offseason program at team headquarters in the aftermath of his March arrest on suspicion of spousal battery.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | 49ers Miller at home in Georgia after arrest  Comments 0 Comments

Merritt’s trumps Masters champion Spieth

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at the RBC Heritage only a few hours after Masters champion Jordan Spieth finished off a bounce-back 62.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Merritt’s trumps Masters champion Spieth Comments 0 Comments

2 weeks before fight, not a ticket to be seen

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | 2 weeks before fight, not a ticket to be seen Comments 0 Comments

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles in Game 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles in Game 2 Comments 0 Comments

Phelps fails to qualify for 400 free in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps experienced his first failure in his return to competition after a six-month suspension.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Phelps fails to qualify for 400 free in Arizona Comments 0 Comments

Kljestan, Grella score; Red Bulls beat Earthquakes

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored first-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday night.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Kljestan, Grella score; Red Bulls beat Earthquakes Comments 0 Comments

RCR takes Newman penalties to final appeals officer

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing appealed NASCAR’s penalties against Ryan Newman’s team to the highest level on Friday, and crew chief Luke Lambert was eligible to return to work at Bristol Motor Speedway.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | RCR takes Newman penalties to final appeals officer Comments 0 Comments

Warriors settling into new role as a championship favorite

OAKLAND (AP) — A larger banner hangs on the far end of the Golden State Warriors’ practice gym reminding every player, coach and executive of the franchise’s past glory.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Warriors settling into new role as a championship favorite Comments 0 Comments

No clear favorite for NBA title

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:45 a.m. | | No clear favorite for NBA title Comments 0 Comments

Kings look to leave ‘circus’ year in past

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A season that started out so promising for the Sacramento Kings ended the same way as the previous eight: out of the playoffs, with a losing record and looking for luck in the draft lottery.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:45 a.m. | | Kings look to leave ‘circus’ year in past Comments 0 Comments

Thunder coach feels secure about his job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder coach Scott Brooks plans to return as coach next season, despite talk that his job is in jeopardy.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | Thunder coach feels secure about his job Comments 0 Comments

CRAZY EIGHTS

OAKLAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors know all about playoff upsets. After all, the franchise pulled off one of the biggest stunners in NBA history just eight years ago.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | CRAZY EIGHTS Comments 0 Comments

Perry blasts Ducks past Jets in playoff opener

ANAHEIM (AP) — Corey Perry scored two goals in the third period of a four-point performance, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another late deficit for a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night in their first-round series opener.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | Perry blasts Ducks past Jets in playoff opener Comments 0 Comments

Hill gets D’backs over hump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Arizona second baseman Aaron Hill spent most of the game diving around on the infield dirt at AT&T Park. He ended it with a rare hit off Giants closer Sergio Romo that likely saved teammate Josh Collmenter’s spot in the Diamondbacks’ rotation.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Hill gets D’backs over hump Comments 0 Comments

Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters win

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters win Comments 0 Comments

Kings send woeful Lakers to new low

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McLemore scored 24 points, Derrick Williams added 22 and the Sacramento Kings sent the Los Angeles Lakers to the worst record in franchise history with a 122-99 victory Wednesday night in both clubs’ season finale.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | Kings send woeful Lakers to new low Comments 0 Comments

No decision yet on status of coach Todd McLellan

SAN JOSE (AP) — The locker clean up, exit interviews and goodbyes began a lot sooner than usual for the San Jose Sharks after they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | No decision yet on status of coach Todd McLellan Comments 0 Comments

Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs Comments 0 Comments

Morris scores in 1st US start in 2-0 win over Mexico

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored early in the second half in his first start for the U.S. national team, Juan Agudelo added his first international goal in four years and the Americans dispatched Mexico by their traditional 2-0 score in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Morris scores in 1st US start in 2-0 win over Mexico Comments 0 Comments

Curry makes 77 straight 3-pointers in practice

OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry has been known to put on incredible shooting displays. He did something following a recent practice that even he had never done.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Curry makes 77 straight 3-pointers  in practice Comments 0 Comments

Stadium plan for Chargers, Raiders near Los Angeles advances

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposed stadium that could become the home of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders hit an early milestone Wednesday amid rising competition to bring football back to the Los Angeles market.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Stadium plan for Chargers, Raiders near Los Angeles advances Comments 0 Comments

Giants’ slide continues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The catch of his career one night, a three-run homer the next for Nolan Arenado, who put Colorado on the board in the first inning and saw it hold up as the first-place Rockies completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-2 win Wednesday night.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:11 a.m. | | Giants’ slide continues Comments 0 Comments

Astros avoid A’s sweep

HOUSTON (AP) — Collin McHugh struck out 11, and Jed Lowrie hit one of the Houston Astros’ three homers in a 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:11 a.m. | | Astros avoid A’s sweep Comments 0 Comments

Graveman, A’s blank Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Oakland rookie Kendall Graveman was walking off the mound after pitching into the sixth inning of what would be his first major league win against the Astros on Tuesday night when he heard a familiar voice.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | Graveman, A’s blank Astros Comments 0 Comments

Rockies hand Giants their 5th straight loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado made a sensational falling catch over the tarp in foul territory, Corey Dickerson had an RBI single among his three hits and the Rockies established their best road start in franchise history with a 4-1 win against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | Rockies hand Giants their  5th straight loss Comments 0 Comments

Indians’ Carrasco hit in face with line drive

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated at a hospital for a bruised jaw after he was struck in the face by a line drive hit by Chicago’s Melky Cabrera.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | Indians’ Carrasco hit in face with line drive Comments 0 Comments

Rough start for Moliotor, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first week of the regular season.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:13 a.m. | | Rough start for Moliotor, Twins Comments 0 Comments

College bowl game payouts surpass $500m

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | College bowl game payouts surpass $500m Comments 0 Comments

Rampone, Brian and Solo among those on US World Cup roster

U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis thinks her World Cup roster includes a good mix of veterans and newcomers.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Rampone, Brian and Solo among those on US World Cup roster Comments 0 Comments

Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in “great pain” and blamed New York City police for causing a “significant injury” that knocked him out for the season.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’ Comments 0 Comments

Rockies beat Giants to spoil SF’s home opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies stood at the dugout rail and watched their division rival celebrate a third World Series championship in five years. Giants October ace Madison Bumgarner even mounted a horse to carry the flag around the outfield warning track.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:24 a.m. | | Rockies beat Giants to spoil SF’s home opener Comments 0 Comments

Butler’s 3-run homer helps A’s beat Astros 8-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Entering the season there were questions about the power in an Oakland lineup that had lost Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson in the last year.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:24 a.m. | | Butler’s 3-run homer helps A’s beat Astros 8-1 Comments 0 Comments

Klay Thompson scores 42, Warriors down Memphis 111-107

OAKLAND (AP) — Klay Thompson turned a meaningless game for the Golden State Warriors — and a huge one for the Memphis Grizzlies — into must-see TV for a moment.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:24 a.m. | | Klay Thompson scores 42, Warriors down Memphis 111-107 Comments 0 Comments

Casspi helps Kings beat Lakers 102-92

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are one loss away from the worst season in franchise history.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:24 a.m. | | Casspi helps Kings beat Lakers 102-92 Comments 0 Comments

Teams battle for NBA playoff berths

With two days left in the NBA’s regular season, the playoffs virtually have already begun for a handful of teams.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:23 a.m. | | Teams battle for NBA playoff berths Comments 0 Comments

Uncharted waters in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) — Instead of answering the annual questions about what it would take for San Jose finally to break through in the NHL playoffs, the Sharks are spending the start of this postseason facing even bigger questions.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:23 a.m. | | Uncharted waters in San Jose Comments 0 Comments

AP writers like Curry for NBA MVP but split on champion

The final days of the NBA regular season have arrived with a few things still to be decided, such as a scoring champion and exactly who gets what seed in the respective brackets.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:23 a.m. | | AP writers like Curry for NBA MVP but split on champion Comments 0 Comments

Rod Thorn retiring as NBA President in August

NEW YORK (AP) — Rod Thorn returned to the NBA league office in 2013 with a commitment to stay two years.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:23 a.m. | | Rod Thorn retiring as NBA President in August Comments 0 Comments

Games finishing faster — so far

Baseball games have indeed been finishing faster this year.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:22 a.m. | | Games finishing faster — so far Comments 0 Comments

MLB Capsules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:22 a.m. | | MLB Capsules Comments 0 Comments

Runs still down in first week of season

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport’s offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:22 a.m. | | Runs still down in first week of season Comments 0 Comments

WR Michael Crabtree announces deal to join Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 14, 2015 2:21 a.m. | | WR Michael Crabtree announces deal to join Raiders Comments 0 Comments

Athletics squander chances, lose in 10 innings to Seattle

OAKLAND . (AP) — Jesse Hahn looked unhittable while impressively dueling with Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 12, 2015 8:47 p.m. | | Athletics squander  chances, lose in 10 innings to Seattle Comments 0 Comments

Giants’ Peavy loses first start at Petco Park in six seasons

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jake Peavy’s first start at Petco Park in six seasons didn’t go as well as he would have liked.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 12, 2015 8:47 p.m. | | Giants’ Peavy loses  first  start at Petco  Park in six seasons Comments 0 Comments

Special win for special player at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga.  — About the only thing missing was a new scoring record. Not to worry, because odds are Jordan Spieth will set a bunch of them by the time he is done.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 12, 2015 8:47 p.m. | | Special win for  special player at the Masters  Comments 0 Comments

VICTORY FOR THE AGES

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 12, 2015 8:46 p.m. | | VICTORY FOR THE AGES Comments 0 Comments

Hinchcliffe wins wet Indy GP

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe is getting used to partying in New Orleans.

... Read More

Posted: apr. 12, 2015 8:46 p.m. | | Hinchcliffe wins wet Indy GP Comments 0 Comments

Please wait ...