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Grizzlies maul Kings to snap 3-game skid

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies were delighted to snap out of their recent losing spell, no matter what opponent they dispatched.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 1:29 a.m. | | Grizzlies maul Kings to snap 3-game skid Comments 0 Comments

Free agent linebacker Lance Briggs visits 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers were hosting free agent linebacker Lance Briggs at team headquarters Monday.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 1:29 a.m. | | Free agent linebacker Lance Briggs visits 49ers  Comments 0 Comments

Lawrie hits 2 HRs, Pomeranz pitches 6 scoreless in A’s win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Lawrie had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 Monday.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 1:28 a.m. | | Lawrie hits 2 HRs, Pomeranz pitches 6 scoreless in A’s win Comments 0 Comments

Hendricks gives up 1st runs in spring, Cubs still top Giants

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks gave up his first runs against big league batter this spring after extending his scoreless streak to 12 innings in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | Hendricks gives up 1st runs in spring,  Cubs still top Giants Comments 0 Comments

FINAL FOUR

NEW YORK (AP) — I f you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | FINAL FOUR Comments 0 Comments

Penguins beat Sharks for 2nd straight win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second home game in as many days, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:40 p.m. | | Penguins beat Sharks  for 2nd straight win Comments 0 Comments

Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:40 p.m. | | Jimmy Walker  wins hometown Texas Open Comments 0 Comments

Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought

CARLSBAD  (AP) — Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:40 p.m. | | Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought Comments 0 Comments

Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:39 p.m. | | Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup  victory Comments 0 Comments

Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was never a doubt that Team Penske would win the IndyCar Series opener.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:39 p.m. | | Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep  Comments 0 Comments

Bishop O’Dowd are state champs

BERKELEY  (AP) — Ivan Rabb made one free throw with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting Bishop O’Dowd to a 65-64 win over Mater Dei in the Open Division boys’ state basketball championship on Saturday.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:39 p.m. | | Bishop O’Dowd are state champs Comments 0 Comments

St. Mary’s claims CIF Open title

BERKELEY . (AP) — Aquira DeCosta scored eight points in the final five minutes, Kat Tudor made a critical 3-pointer down the stretch and St. Mary’s of Stockton held on to beat Mater Dei 76-69 in the Open Division girls state basketball championship on Saturday.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:39 p.m. | | St. Mary’s claims CIF Open title Comments 0 Comments

Cain goes 4 innings in win over LA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Cain gave up three runs in four innings, Buster Posey and Angel Pagan each had two hits and drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 11-9 on Sunday.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:39 p.m. | | Cain goes 4  innings in  win over LA Comments 0 Comments

Serena Williams beats 15-year-old at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday’s match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Serena Williams  beats 15-year-old  at Miami Open  Comments 0 Comments

Musselman excited about new Nevada job after coaching in NBA

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former NBA coach Eric Musselman says one of the things he’s looking forward to most about his new job at Nevada is the opportunity to be a lasting influence in the lives of young men.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Musselman excited  about new Nevada job after coaching in NBA Comments 0 Comments

Graveman pitches into 7th inning as A’s beat Brewers

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kendall Graveman continued his impressive spring with 6 1-3 innings of three-hit ball, further staking his claim to a spot in the Athletics’ rotation and leading Oakland to a 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Graveman pitches  into 7th inning as  A’s beat Brewers Comments 0 Comments

Warriors clinch top seed in West for NBA playoffs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Warriors clinch top seed in West for NBA playoffs Comments 0 Comments

A’s Josh Reddick won’t be ready for start of season

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick says he won’t be ready for opening day because of his injured oblique.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:37 p.m. | | A’s Josh Reddick  won’t  be ready  for start of season Comments 0 Comments

Revolution win first of season, beat Quakes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season.

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Posted: mar. 29, 2015 9:37 p.m. | | Revolution win first of season, beat Quakes Comments 0 Comments

Warriors rout Grizzlies for 60th win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 60th win — tying a franchise record — 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 11:48 p.m. | | Warriors rout Grizzlies for 60th win Comments 0 Comments

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for since 1999

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 11:42 p.m. | | Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for since 1999 Comments 0 Comments

S. Carolina last-second shot helps avoid upset

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 11:41 p.m. | | S. Carolina last-second shot helps avoid upset Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers’ Greinke struggles in loss to Giants

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 11:41 p.m. | | Dodgers’ Greinke struggles in loss to Giants Comments 0 Comments

Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers’ loss to A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 11:41 p.m. | | Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers’ loss to A’s Comments 0 Comments

Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 11:41 p.m. | | Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open Comments 0 Comments

Lincecum shaky as Athletics best Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:42 a.m. | | Lincecum shaky as Athletics best Giants  Comments 0 Comments

Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter Comments 0 Comments

Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open Comments 0 Comments

Astros club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

The Associated Press

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Astros club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion Comments 0 Comments

Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock Comments 0 Comments

Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are trying to play their way into a playoff berth. Meanwhile, Detroit seems on the verge of falling out of one.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings Comments 0 Comments

VanDerveer, McGraw to face off

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer and Notre Dame’s Muffett McGraw will coach against each other Friday in the Sweet 16 for just the third time in their Hall of Fame careers and the first time in the NCAA Tournament.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | VanDerveer, McGraw to face off Comments 0 Comments

NCAA concerned about Indiana law

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

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Labor, developers reach deal on proposed stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Labor, developers reach deal on proposed stadium Comments 0 Comments

Wisconsin staves off UNC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Wisconsin staves off UNC Comments 0 Comments

Warriors can match record for wins at Memphis

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It has been a season full of firsts and fun for the Golden State Warriors, rewriting the franchise record book and rediscovering what it means to be a winner.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:39 a.m. | | Warriors can match record for wins at Memphis Comments 0 Comments

After 1st division title in 39 years, Warriors want more

OAKLAND(AP) — One goal down, still more to go.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | After 1st division title in 39 years, Warriors want more  Comments 0 Comments

Alameda County to join talks about new Oakland stadium

OAKLAND (AP) — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted in favor of negotiating directly with the city of Oakland and its private development partner to build a new football stadium for the Raiders.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Alameda County to join talks about new Oakland stadium  Comments 0 Comments

Change to extra points likely in NFL

PHOENIX (AP) — Spice it up.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Change to extra points likely in NFL Comments 0 Comments

Kings win 4th straight

PHOENIX (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points, all but four coming in the first three quarters, and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 108-99 on Thursday night.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Kings win 4th straight Comments 0 Comments

Bendtner gives Denmark win over US

The pattern since last spring is familiar: The United States does well in the first half and fades as the final whistle approaches.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Bendtner gives Denmark win over US Comments 0 Comments

Tulowitzki homers, Butler strong in Rockies’ win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit his third home run of the spring, Eddie Butler threw five effective innings in an audition for a rotation spot, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Tulowitzki homers, Butler strong in Rockies’ win Comments 0 Comments

Gomez uses offense and defense, leads Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run, had three RBIs and made a sparkling catch in center field for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-9 tie with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Gomez uses offense and defense, leads Brewers Comments 0 Comments

Owners nix replay proposals

PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetingsTuesday, while approving six safety rule changes.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Owners nix replay proposals Comments 0 Comments

Warriors clinch division with win over Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 33 points and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors pulled away from the shorthanded Trail Blazers in the second half for a 122-108 victory on Tuesday night, clinching the team’s first division title in 39 years.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:57 p.m. | | Warriors clinch division with win over Blazers  Comments 0 Comments

Cousins scores 33, Kings finally beat 76ers at home

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and 17 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings dealt the Philadelphia 76ers their 16th straight road loss, 107-106 on Tuesday night.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | Cousins scores 33, Kings finally beat 76ers at home Comments 0 Comments

Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar  Comments 0 Comments

‘74-75 Warriors believe franchise can win this year

OAKLAND (AP) — Rick Barry has watched the Golden State Warriors try to accomplish what his team did 40 years ago. He has never seen a group with as good a chance to win another NBA title as the current club.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | ‘74-75 Warriors believe franchise can win this year  Comments 0 Comments

Peterson return to Vikings not in ‘best interest’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | Peterson return to Vikings not in ‘best interest’ Comments 0 Comments

Bears agree to 1-year deal with Ray McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald despite his having some brushes with the law.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:55 p.m. | | Bears agree to 1-year deal with Ray McDonald Comments 0 Comments

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