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NFL defenses trying to redo tackling technique

NEW YORK (AP) - In the seventh season of Dashon Goldson's NFL career, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying to teach an old safety a new trick: how to tackle effectively without breaking a rule or, worse, damaging a body part.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ground game as big as aerial fireworks show

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos 335-pound defensive tackle Terrance Knighton sat at his locker and chuckled at the thought of his first trip to the playoffs, his belly shaking like a shopping mall Santa Claus.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Year in golf: Tales from the Tour

Steve Stricker made it clear that money was not important.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL offseason workout limits & injuries

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No Kobe on Christmas; says recovery is ‘slow’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant wasn't happy about spending Christmas Day on the sideline, unable to help the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers beat Falcons 34-24 to clinch playoff berth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night they cheered "The Catch" and all the San Francisco greats of old, the current 49ers looked ready to move that success right into the future at a flashy new stadium.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lee scores 28 to propel GS past Denver

DENVER (AP) - David Lee's season came to a painful end the last time he played in Denver. He put that memory to rest in his return.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tyreke Evans stars in return to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Just because the Sacramento Kings were familiar with Tyreke Evans didn't mean they could stop him.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pryor back in as Raiders starting QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor will start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, replacing Matt McGloin for the final regular-season game against the Denver Broncos.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Candlestick stadium chief stays focused on finale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Gay has made the half-hour commute from his city home in San Francisco to Candlestick Park almost daily for 35 years.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL roundup

Cowboys not ruling out Romo for finale: IRVING, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo limped so badly on one play against Washington, he barely made it to the spot where he had to hand off.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks rally late to win in shootout

SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored with just under 20 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau scored in the shootout to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Monday night.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mayor lobbies for America’s Cup return

By The Associated Press

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers host Falcons in NFC title game rematch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two teams separated by just a few plays and all of four points for a berth to the Super Bowl last February now find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum and standings.

December 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tours benefited from skating scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice show must go on - anywhere you can find a rink.

December 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao in need of signature win vs. Algieri

MACAU (AP) - Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former Cal star back in Bay

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Before DeSean Jackson signed with Washington this past April, the seventh-year wide receiver seriously considered first taking a formal visit to the San Francisco 49ers.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Gay lead Kings past Bulls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay scored 20 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat Chicago 103-88 Thursday night, snapping the Bulls' six-game road winning streak.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bjugstad leads Panthers to win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nick Bjugstad scored twice during regulation and added the winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight in San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Intense Boldin keeps making big catches for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Dropping passes is so out of character for Anquan Boldin that he and offensive coordinator Greg Roman shared a little laugh about it last week after a few balls went through Boldin's hands in New Orleans.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Polee leads cold No. 16 Aztecs to win

SAN DIEGO - Dwayne Polee II was the game's only player in double figures with 13 points and No. 16 San Diego State survived another awful shooting performance to win 51-27 Thursday night against Cal State Bakersfield, which missed its first 20 shots.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kansas State beats West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters' special night has No. 12 Kansas State back in a first-place tie in the Big 12.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants confident they’re in Pablo Sandoval chase

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given "every indication" Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders snap 16-game skid with win vs. KC

OAKLAND (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goff growing into role of ‘Golden Boy’

BERKELEY (AP) - It's hard to go anywhere near California's campus and not see Jared Goff these days.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacific cruises past NAIA Pacific Union

STOCKTON (AP) Eric Thompson had a perfect shooting night, scoring 19 points and leading Pacific to a comfortable 81-56 win over NAIA opponent Pacific Union on Thursday night.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson says Harvick was correct winner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brooks apologizes to 49ers for harsh words

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks embarrassed himself, and the veteran linebacker apologized to his 49ers teammates and coaches for the sideline rant.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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