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McIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy’s first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:45 p.m. | | McIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic Comments 0 Comments

Azarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:52 p.m. | | Azarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open Comments 0 Comments

Spurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 victory over the short-handed Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | Spurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings Comments 0 Comments

Young Giants duo confident after playing key role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:46 p.m. | | Young Giants duo confident after playing key role Comments 0 Comments

McGehee’s move to Giants a homecoming of sorts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | McGehee’s move to Giants a homecoming of sorts Comments 0 Comments

Thompson scores 25 as Warriors rout Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors never trailed in an emphatic 113-89 victory over the struggling Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:46 p.m. | | Thompson scores 25 as Warriors rout Raptors Comments 0 Comments

UFC champ Ronda Rousey leads big surge in women’s MMA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey spent a year as a bartender after she turned 21, partying every night and wondering what to do with her Olympic bronze medal in judo.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:45 p.m. | | UFC champ Ronda Rousey leads big surge in women’s MMA Comments 0 Comments

Wilder hoping to deliver self into boxing history

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) — Deontay Wilder is driving around in a Hummer and sports cars, leaving his beer delivery truck days far behind. He watched the Super Bowl from the stands instead of his couch and made his rounds at the NBA All-Star game, too.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:45 p.m. | | Wilder hoping to deliver self into boxing history Comments 0 Comments

Earthquakes set to open new MLS stadium

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes finally have a place to call home.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:14 p.m. | | Earthquakes set to open new MLS stadium Comments 0 Comments

Rousey, Zingano take center stage for UFC 184

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By many measures, a historic event will happen when Ronda Rousey steps into the octagon with Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday night.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:10 p.m. | | Rousey, Zingano take center stage for UFC 184 Comments 0 Comments

No word on possible MLB discipline for Hamilton

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an unspecified disciplinary issue.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | No word on possible MLB discipline for Hamilton Comments 0 Comments

A’s begin baseball’s mandatory domestic violence training

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | A’s begin baseball’s mandatory domestic violence training Comments 0 Comments

Casilla hit on shin during batting practice

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | Casilla hit on shin during batting practice Comments 0 Comments

Glendening scores winner in Red Wings’ win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) — Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:14 p.m. | | Glendening scores winner in Red Wings’ win over Sharks Comments 0 Comments

Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy’s first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:11 p.m. | | Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic Comments 0 Comments

Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — In the last year, the Oakland Athletics traded away two of their top shortstop prospects, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 9:04 p.m. | | Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job  Comments 0 Comments

McIlroy looking to keep momentum to the Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Fans stood three-deep and formed a corridor from the 18th green at PGA National as they tried to get an autograph, a picture or even a close look at Rory McIlroy. Moments later, another group of fans pressed against him with souvenir flags to sign as McIlroy left a conference room.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:56 p.m. | | McIlroy looking to keep momentum to the Masters Comments 0 Comments

Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:57 p.m. | | Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’ Comments 0 Comments

LA celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD (AP) — The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:56 p.m. | | LA celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL Comments 0 Comments

Latest injury to Rose hits Chicago Bulls hard

CHICAGO (AP) — The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot — trying to get by without their star point guard.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:55 p.m. | | Latest injury to Rose hits Chicago Bulls hard Comments 0 Comments

Mavs suspend Rondo for game after exchange with Carlisle

ATLANTA (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game Wednesday night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 8:55 p.m. | | Mavs suspend Rondo for game after exchange with Carlisle Comments 0 Comments

Moncada underscores Red Sox commitment

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:09 p.m. | | Moncada underscores Red Sox commitment Comments 0 Comments

Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:01 p.m. | | Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights Comments 0 Comments

Giants have high expectations of new-look, healthy outfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nori Aoki has reconsidered his original plan to wrestle big ace Madison Bumgarner.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:03 p.m. | | Giants have high expectations of new-look, healthy outfield Comments 0 Comments

Congress writes Goodell about domestic violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:09 p.m. | | Congress writes Goodell about domestic violence Comments 0 Comments

A-Rod hugs and works out with Headley

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez started his second day of workouts at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex by hugging Chase Headley, the player signed to replace him at third base.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:02 p.m. | | A-Rod hugs and works out with Headley Comments 0 Comments

California bill would ban chewing tobacco at baseball parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates are hoping to strike out chewing tobacco at California baseball games.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:02 p.m. | | California bill would ban chewing tobacco at baseball parks Comments 0 Comments

Curry leads the way with 32, Warriors down Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Considering the workout he gave it Tuesday night, Stephen Curry’s right foot appears to be just fine.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:08 p.m. | | Curry leads the way with 32, Warriors down Wizards Comments 0 Comments

Melee after Kansas State’s upset puts spotlight on safety

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State’s stunning upset of rival Kansas, they immediately sprinted onto the floor.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 8:04 p.m. | | Melee after Kansas State’s upset puts spotlight on safety Comments 0 Comments

Giants pitchers Cain, Hudson make progress

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Cain pitched his second productive bullpen session of spring training and is encouraged with each step in his recovery from the elbow surgery that cut short his 2014 season with the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | Giants pitchers Cain, Hudson  make progress Comments 0 Comments

New playoff format for the NBA might add excitement

MIAMI (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | New playoff format  for the NBA might  add excitement  Comments 0 Comments

Pep in MLB’s step

PHOENIX (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Pep in MLB’s step Comments 0 Comments

Sharks need big push to extend playoff streak

SAN JOSE (AP) — After celebrating the success of hockey in Northern California with an outdoor party that included more than 70,000 fans, the San Jose Sharks now must deal with the fact that the franchise is in danger of hitting its lowest point in more than a decade.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | Sharks need big push to extend playoff streak Comments 0 Comments

At 36, lefty Zito returns to work with Athletics

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Barry Zito did a lot of things during his year off from the major leagues in 2014.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 11:00 p.m. | | At 36, lefty Zito  returns to work  with Athletics   Comments 0 Comments

US teen wins World Cup slalom race

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin defied the pouring rain to comfortably earn her 12th career slalom victory Sunday, taking sole possession of the women’s World Cup record for most wins in the discipline by a teenager.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:53 p.m. | | US teen wins  World Cup slalom race Comments 0 Comments

Stuckey scores 30 as Pacers beat Warriors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rodney Stuckey brushed off a sprained left ankle in another big game for the Indiana Pacers.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:52 p.m. | | Stuckey scores 30 as Pacers beat Warriors Comments 0 Comments

Michael Phelps takes plunge, gets engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:54 p.m. | | Michael Phelps takes  plunge, gets engaged  Comments 0 Comments

Logano gives Penske another Daytona win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 11:00 p.m. | | Logano gives Penske another Daytona win   Comments 0 Comments

Prospects: Forgettable moments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Utah receiver Kaelin Clay has moved on from the most embarrassing play of his college career.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:53 p.m. | | Prospects: Forgettable moments   Comments 0 Comments

Giants manager Bochy returns after procedure

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Bochy watched Giants pitchers and catchers while a song by Waylon Jennings wafted over the sound system at Scottsdale Stadium.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:53 p.m. | | Giants manager  Bochy returns  after procedure  Comments 0 Comments

Ferrer takes Rio title for 2nd of season

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — David Ferrer won his second tournament of the season and the 23rd ATP singles title of his career, beating Fabio Fognini on Sunday 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Rio Open.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:53 p.m. | | Ferrer takes Rio title for 2nd of season  Comments 0 Comments

Bosh will miss rest of season

MIAMI (AP) — Not even a week ago, Chris Bosh was talking about how eager he was to get home in an effort to turn the Miami Heat’s season around.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:52 p.m. | | Bosh will miss rest of season Comments 0 Comments

Thunder strike first but end up falling to Idaho

STOCKTON — The Stockton Thunder received an early lift from forward Vinny Scarsella when he finished off a nice centering feed from Keith Seabrook, but the Thunder couldn’t stop the Idaho offensive attack as the game ends with a final score of 5-2 in favor of the Idaho Steelheads Sunday night.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2015 10:52 p.m. | | Thunder strike first but end up falling to Idaho Comments 0 Comments

Karl a winner in Kings coaching debut over Celtics

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points and 15 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 28 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Boston Celtics 109-101 Friday night to make new coach George Karl a winner in his return to the NBA.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:14 p.m. | | Karl a winner in Kings coaching debut over Celtics Comments 0 Comments

Bochy ‘doing great’ after heart procedure

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is “doing great” and is expected to be released from the hospital Friday, a day after a heart procedure to insert two stents.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:03 p.m. | | Bochy ‘doing great’ after heart procedure  Comments 0 Comments

Silva says that he is not a cheater

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva is speaking out for the first time after his failed doping tests, saying in a statement that he is not a cheater and “never used any substances” to improve his performances.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | Silva says that he is not a cheater Comments 0 Comments

Dean Rojas leads Bassmaster Classic

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Dean Rojas of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, took the Bassmaster Classic lead Friday in frigid conditions at Lake Hartwell.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:04 p.m. | | Dean Rojas leads Bassmaster Classic Comments 0 Comments

Sharks enjoy spectacle surrounding outdoor game

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Ever since being awarded an outdoor game back in August, the San Jose Sharks have been looking forward to the opportunity to play their biggest rival in front of 70,000 fans in a brand-new football stadium

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Sharks enjoy spectacle surrounding outdoor game Comments 0 Comments

Parker, Griffin looking ahead to June, not April

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two of the pitchers at spring training with the Oakland Athletics are getting ready for June, not April.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:09 p.m. | | Parker, Griffin looking ahead to June, not April Comments 0 Comments

Three NFL teams in Los Angeles?

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles is the hottest market for new stadiums in the country — and the NFL teams that could come with them — but the possibility that three teams will kick off in the region is a football fantasy, experts say.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 10:04 p.m. | | Three NFL teams in Los Angeles?  Comments 0 Comments

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