AP - ap.online.headlines.sports http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.sports News Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:06:37 -0500 Bigger, faster, stronger? Not everybody at spring training Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:41:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/BBO--Body.Changes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BBO--Body.Changes c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f61 PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Big and bloated or slim and sleek, plenty of big league players showed up to spring training this year looking nothing like they did last season. Holmes ties a record and builds a 4-shot lead at Doral Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:45:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/GLF--Cadillac.Championship/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_GLF--Cadillac.Championship c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f71 DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes said one thing. His score said another. Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:22:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/03/06/BBO-Giants-Pence-Broken-Arm/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BBO-Giants-Pence-Broken-Arm c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4d14 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. Warm weather forced Iditarod farther north Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:17:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/US--Iditarod-No.Snow/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_US--Iditarod-No.Snow c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f3b ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice. E'Twaun Moore lifts Bulls past Westbrook, Thunder Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:21:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/BKN--Thunder-Bulls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--Thunder-Bulls c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4df2 CHICAGO (AP) — E'Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. MORNING RUNDOWN: MJ streak safe; Cadillac round for Holmes Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:47:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/Morning-Sports-Rundown/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_Morning-Sports-Rundown c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f72 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming games and the stories that will be talked about: Your Top Plays for Today Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:04:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/Sports-Top.Plays/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_Sports-Top.Plays c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f39 Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide Portland's Matthews ruptures Achilles, out for season Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:52:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/03/06/BKN-Trail-Blazers-Matthews/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BKN-Trail-Blazers-Matthews c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f1a PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland's game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season. An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:07:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/05/BOX--Mayweather-Pacquiao/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BOX--Mayweather-Pacquiao c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4b03 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight. Year after rule changes, men's basketball back to old form Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:10:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/BKC--Back.To.Normal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKC--Back.To.Normal c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f73 CINCINNATI (AP) — One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did. Blazers win fifth straight with 94-75 victory over Mavericks Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:21:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/03/06/BKN--Mavericks-Trail.Blazers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BKN--Mavericks-Trail.Blazers c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4ee7 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mood was somber in the Trail Blazers' locker room following their victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The win had come at a cost, with Wesley Matthews lost for the season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon. Gaborik leads LA Kings' rally past Montreal, 4-3 in shootout Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:08:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/03/06/HKN--Canadiens-Kings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_HKN--Canadiens-Kings c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4f06 LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Los Angeles Kings finally won their first shootout since mid-October, their other feats and failures in the previous 65 minutes seemed puny in comparison. NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:22:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/05/FBN-Panthers-Hardy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBN-Panthers-Hardy c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4947 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list. Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:53:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/05/FBN-Broncos-Manning-Returns/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBN-Broncos-Manning-Returns c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4729 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday. NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:56:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/03/05/FBN-Free-Agency-Bargains-and-Busts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_FBN-Free-Agency-Bargains-and-Busts c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4bc5 NFL teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey. Holmes opens 4-shot lead at Blue Monster Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:07:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/03/05/GLF-Cadillac-Championship/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_GLF-Cadillac-Championship c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4b98 DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship. Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:01:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/05/US--Kurt.Busch-Investigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_US--Kurt.Busch-Investigation c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:48cf DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. Announcer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:14:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/BKN--NBA-Sager.Returns/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--NBA-Sager.Returns c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4c72 CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia. MLB players union rips leaks on Josh Hamilton's issues Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:22:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/03/06/BBA-Angels-Hamilton-Union/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BBA-Angels-Hamilton-Union c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4d98 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association is furious about information leaks surrounding Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton. Coyotes end 10-game skid, beat Canucks 3-2 in shootout Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:17:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/03/06/HKN--Canucks-Coyotes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_HKN--Canucks-Coyotes c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:4e99 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sam Gagner scored the lone goal in the shootout, helping the Arizona Coyotes snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.