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James scores 32, Heat roll by Knicks 100-67

By Tim Reynolds MIAMI — LeBron James dropped to the floor holding the back of his head, grimacing and then staggering a bit when he reached his feet. A few moments later, he was fine. And a few moments after that, the Miami Heat had complete control of Game 1 against the New York Knicks. […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rescuers hope dolphin finds way back to sea

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) — A wayward dolphin that has spent two days in a narrow wetlands channel along the southern California coast was on its way out to the ocean Saturday when it suddenly turned tail and swam back to shallow waters. Wildlife experts on paddleboards managed to coax the animal towards the open sea […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bulls lose Rose to torn ACL in win over 76ers

By Andrew Seligman CHICAGO — Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls’ title hopes just might be finished, too. Rose will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee late in Chicago’s 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Jason Dufner take 2-shot lead in Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. — Jason Dufner got past Saturday without any of the troubles that have marked his weekend struggles. He knows Sunday will be a much bigger challenge. Winless in 163 starts on the PGA Tour, Dufner shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Graham DeLaet after the third round […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Kings beat Lakers in season finale

SACRAMENTO — DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points and 19 rebounds, Tyreke Evans scored 17 points and Sacramento beat the Lakers’ backups, 113-96, in the regular-season finale for both teams. Kobe Bryant sat out along with four other Lakers’ starters, conceding the NBA scoring title to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. Los Angeles opens its first-round playoff […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

49ers pick receiver Jenkins

The San Francisco 49ers have taken another step to boost their receiving corps, selecting Illinois wideout A.J. Jenkins with the 30th pick in the NFL draft. Jenkins will join a unit that already features Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree on the reigning NFC West champion 49ers, who lost in overtime of the NFC […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Pagan powers Giants past Reds

CINCINNATI — Angel Pagan made the Giants’ long trip home a little easier. Pagan hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning on Thursday, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. “We were all pumped when I got back to the bench,” Pagan said. “We were thinking about a […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Report: Health care law rebates to top $1B

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — Insurance companies will have to return more than $1 billion this year to consumers and businesses, thanks to a new requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a report released Thursday concludes. That’s real money, says Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which analyzed industry filings with state […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

San Francisco stumbles in Cincinnati again

CINCINNATI — Scott Rolen’s homer started a four-run rally in the seventh inning that lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory on Wednesday, extending the San Francisco Giants’ misery at Great American Ball Park. Rolen’s first homer since July 6 ended Barry Zito’s shutout and got into the Giants’ bullpen, which let the game […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Proposal calls for local control over UC campuses

BERKELEY — Each of the 10 campuses that make up the University of California system would have the autonomy to set their own tuition, determine how many out-of-state students to enroll and make other key decisions under a proposal floated by top officials at UC Berkeley. The officials, including UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, say […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Foreclosures squeezing U.S. home prices and sales

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON — Rising foreclosures are weighing on the U.S. housing market, reducing prices and keeping new-home sales weak. Foreclosed homes are usually sold at steep discounts, thereby lowering average prices. And by expanding the supply of low-priced previously occupied homes, foreclosures tend to limit demand for new homes. Some economists expect […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Discovery of mad cow in Calif. was stroke of luck

By Gosia Wozniacka and Tracie Cone HANFORD — A non-descript building in the heart of California’s dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow. The finding, announced Tuesday, is the first new case of the disease in the U.S. since 2006 […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A’s return the favor, shut down Sox

OAKLAND — Pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Tommy Milone outdueled Gavin Floyd and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox, 2-0, on Tuesday. Daric Barton drew a leadoff walk in the eighth and Luke Hughes struck out before Matt Thornton relieved Floyd (1-3). Suzuki doubled to left […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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