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A's fire Geren amid losing streak

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.

June 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Stanley Cup Notebook

BOSTON (AP) - Tim Thomas is tough for the Canucks to beat - and beat up.

June 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Nowitzki ready for Game 5

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki's fever is gone.

June 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Royals fall short, lose 9-8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Adam Lind hit a grand slam and Jayson Nix added a three-run homer to power the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

June 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Bruins rout Canucks, even Stanley Cup finals

BOSTON (AP) - Just three days after the Bruins staggered back to Boston, they've barged right back into the Stanley Cup finals with two brilliant blowout wins.

June 08, 2011 | BY GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Both sides meet Wednesday for second straight day regarding labor talks

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.

June 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Omaha giving look to 2001 Heisman winner Crouch

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Eric Crouch is giving pro football yet another try.

June 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Ex-Duke basketball player dead from apparent suicide

NEW YORK - Former Duke basketball player Thomas Emma fell from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide, police said.

June 08, 2011 | By The Associated Press | AP Sports


Stevenson calls out James after Game 4

DALLAS (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have rooms across the hall from one another at Miami's team hotel in Dallas, which was convenient after Game 4 of the NBA finals.

June 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Stern: Sides 'very far apart' on NBA labor deal

DALLAS (AP) - Repeating the words several times, David Stern made it clear: NBA owners and players are "very far apart" on a new labor deal.

June 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


NBA FINALS NOTEBOOK

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat keep taking their NBA Finals games down to the final minute. The difference in the last three games has been a single shot, with each decided three points or less.

June 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Nowitzki's meds: Chicken soup, night-time jumpers

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki went home from his latest dramatic performance in the NBA finals, took a shower then slurped some chicken soup and hot tea. After a good night's rest, he returned to work Wednesday still dealing with a slight temperature and the sniffles, so he took it easy.

June 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Mavs level series with Heat at 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have pulled off another stunning comeback, tying the NBA finals at two games each.

June 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lind, Arencibia power Blue Jays past Royals 8-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia each hit two-run homers to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

June 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


QB Pryor giving up senior season at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Terrelle Pryor's career at Ohio State, which started with so much promise and potential, came to an abrupt and scandal-ridden end.

June 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


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Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage.

May 28, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Rios could return to Royals on Friday

NEW YORK- Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Alex Rios, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha, will be re-evaluated on Thursday and could rejoin the team on Friday in Chicago for the series opener against the Cubs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Home runs sink Young at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK- Alex Rodriguez belted a go-ahead three-run homer and right-hander Michael Pineda delivered 6 2/3 superb innings as the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Royals with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

May 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Rockets’ Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5 vs Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 27, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand.

May 27, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals bitten by Yankees’ early power surge

NEW YORK- Right-hander Adam Warren threw 6 1/3 strong innings, while Mark Teixeira drove in four runs with a double and a homer as the Yankees rolled to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

May 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.

May 26, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Not Guthrie’s day as Royals drop opener

NEW YORK- The Yankees snapped their six-game losing streak in grand fashion on Monday, cruising to a 14-1 victory over the Royals in the series opener at Yankee Stadium.

May 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

May 25, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - With a bold move on a teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya became a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

May 25, 2015 | CHRIS JENKINS | AP Sports


Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura’s line

KANSAS CITY- Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

May 25, 2015 | By Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA (AP) - Forget the Big Three.

May 23, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Warriors head to Houston up 2-0

HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

May 23, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kendrys’ homers help deck Cardinals in I-70 clash

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Chris Young continued his amazing stretch as a fill-in starter with six shutout innings, and Kendrys Morales hit two homers and drove in five runs as the Royals cruised to a 5-0 win over the cross-state rival Cardinals in the I-70 Series opener on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

May 23, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ MLB.com | AP Sports


Cavs’ Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

ATLANTA (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.

May 22, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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