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LeBron returns as Cavs top Kings

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 44 points, and LeBron James scored 19 in his return from a one-game absence, as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed hot, beating the Sacramento Kings 101-90 on Friday night for their ninth straight win.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 8:57 p.m. | | LeBron returns as Cavs top Kings  Comments 0 Comments

Cousins named to All-Star team

DeMarcus Cousins is going to the All-Star game, after all.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 8:13 p.m. | | Cousins named to All-Star team Comments 0 Comments

Woods posts highest score of pro career

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 8:13 p.m. | | Woods posts highest score of pro career Comments 0 Comments

Hayward, Jazz upset Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Utah Jazz upset the league’s highest-scoring team, the Golden State Warriors, 110-100 on Friday night.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 8:57 p.m. | | Hayward, Jazz upset Warriors Comments 0 Comments

Seattle repeat a scary prospect

PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 8:19 p.m. | | Seattle repeat a scary prospect Comments 0 Comments

Djokovic will face Murray in Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he’d renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 8:19 p.m. | | Djokovic will face Murray in Aussie final Comments 0 Comments

Thompson named AS; no love for Cousins

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:56 p.m. | | Thompson named AS; no love for Cousins Comments 0 Comments

Woods struggles with chipping in return to golf

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:56 p.m. | | Woods struggles with chipping in return to golf  Comments 0 Comments

Harrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to win over Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:50 p.m. | | Harrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to win over Mizzou Comments 0 Comments

Super Bowl’s must-see matchup: Kam vs. Gronk

PHOENIX (AP) — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:51 p.m. | | Super Bowl’s must-see matchup: Kam vs. Gronk Comments 0 Comments

Sharks ride 5-goal second to win

SAN JOSE (AP) — Patrick Marleau, Barclay Goodrow and James Sheppard each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks used a five-goal second period to beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Thursday night.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:51 p.m. | | Sharks ride 5-goal second to win Comments 0 Comments

Neymar plays with undeniable swagger

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar’s two-goal performance to help knock Atletico Madrid out of the Copa del Rey showed why Barcelona spared no expense to win the bidding war for the young Brazilian striker.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:51 p.m. | | Neymar plays with undeniable swagger Comments 0 Comments

Murray into final; Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating Tomas Berdych in a tension-filled semifinal to earn one more shot at a long elusive title.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:51 p.m. | | Murray into final; Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australia  Comments 0 Comments

Richard Sherman looking forward to life as a father

PHOENIX (AP) — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:50 p.m. | | Richard Sherman looking forward to life as a father Comments 0 Comments

Gamble rejoins 49ers as senior exec

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Gamble is returning to the San Francisco 49ers as a senior personnel executive.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 11:49 p.m. | | Gamble rejoins 49ers as senior exec Comments 0 Comments

Tiger back with huge following

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Tiger back with huge following Comments 0 Comments

Serena advances, Venus out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to right the wrong in the semifinals on Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Serena advances, Venus out of Australian Open  Comments 0 Comments

Kings’ Cousins campaigning for AS bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins has the statistics. He has the stature. And he has the support of several high-profile peers calling for him to get his first All-Star nod.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Kings’ Cousins campaigning for AS bid Comments 0 Comments

Bland finish in Chilie: USMNT fades again

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Bland finish in Chilie: USMNT fades again Comments 0 Comments

Obscure players ‘Super’ for game

PHOENIX (AP) — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Obscure players  ‘Super’  for game Comments 0 Comments

Schneider has been architect of Seahawks’ success

PHOENIX (AP) — Give Pete Carroll the opportunity to campaign for someone or something he believes in and he’ll gladly jump at the chance.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:15 p.m. | | Schneider has been architect of Seahawks’ success Comments 0 Comments

Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki

MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:15 p.m. | | Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki  Comments 0 Comments

History ahead: first Super Bowl OT upcoming

PHOENIX (AP) — Almost as dominant as New England’s performance in the AFC championship game was the showing for Pro Picks in both conference title matches.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:15 p.m. | | History ahead: first Super Bowl OT upcoming Comments 0 Comments

Tom Brady fighting cold, not worried about health for the the Super Bowl

HANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady is dealing with a cold four days before the Super Bowl but says he’ll be OK.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:20 p.m. | | Tom Brady fighting cold, not worried about health for the the Super Bowl Comments 0 Comments

Packers coach says team will learn from loss

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mike McCarthy promised Wednesday to evaluate, make changes and learn from his team’s gut-wrenching NFC Championship game loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:19 p.m. | | Packers coach says team will learn from loss Comments 0 Comments

Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:19 p.m. | | Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona Comments 0 Comments

Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors in OT

OAKLAND (AP) — Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Bulls ended Golden State’s franchise-record 19-game home winning streak with a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 11:55 p.m. | | Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors in OT  Comments 0 Comments

Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude caught me square’ on mouth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude caught me square’ on mouth Comments 0 Comments

After Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect

PHOENIX (AP) — Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:40 p.m. | | After Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect Comments 0 Comments

Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington Comments 0 Comments

Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn’t mean he had to say anything.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:36 p.m. | | Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day Comments 0 Comments

Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story Tuesday that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Allenby stands by story,  says truth will come out Comments 0 Comments

Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants Comments 0 Comments

Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia Comments 0 Comments

Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid

PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid Comments 0 Comments

Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid Comments 0 Comments

Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

PHOENIX (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs Comments 0 Comments

Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) — Rob Gronkowski’s ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He’s way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl Comments 0 Comments

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season Comments 0 Comments

Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | Patriots owner makes strong defense of team Comments 0 Comments

Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:42 p.m. | | Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season Comments 0 Comments

Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:36 p.m. | | Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals Comments 0 Comments

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin’s familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call Comments 0 Comments

Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:43 p.m. | | Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games Comments 0 Comments

Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HoF vote

ALAMEDA (AP) — After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it’s finally time for his number to be called.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HoF vote Comments 0 Comments

Smith goes from MVP to barely seeing field for Seattle

PHOENIX (AP) — Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:36 p.m. | | Smith goes from MVP to barely seeing field for Seattle Comments 0 Comments

Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future Comments 0 Comments

Sherman: Villains are patriots

PHOENIX (AP) — Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:10 p.m. | | Sherman: Villains are patriots Comments 0 Comments

Duke’s Coach K collects 1,000th win

NEW YORK (AP) — Coach 1K. How grand.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:05 p.m. | | Duke’s Coach K collects 1,000th win   Comments 0 Comments

Ganassi Racing’s ‘star car’ captures Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chip Ganassi bristles when his No. 02 team is called the “star car.”

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 9:04 p.m. | | Ganassi Racing’s ‘star  car’ captures Rolex 24 Comments 0 Comments

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