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Russia breaks ‘Zero Waste’ pledge

AKHSHTYR, Russia (AP) - Trucks rumble to the edge of a gigantic pit filled with spray cans, tires and foam sheets and dump a stream of concrete slabs that send up a cloud of limestone dust. Other trucks pile clay on top and a bulldozer mixes everything together in a rudimentary effort to hide the mess. This landfill outside Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in 100 days, is smack in the middle of a water protection zone where dumping industrial waste is banned.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Man denies shooting Taylor

MIAMI (AP) - The man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched 2007 burglary testified Tuesday that he never went into the player's home that night and cast his confession as coming only under police pressure and amid purported threats to his family.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh happy heading into bye

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is undecided whether he will allow himself a day off during San Francisco's bye week. Even with a whirlwind stretch of travel finally over.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ex-49er now a Pat

The New England Patriots acquired nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga from the Philadelphia Eagles along with a sixth-round pick in 2014 for a fifth-rounder next year.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stanford shaken by injuries

STANFORD (AP) - The toughest test of the year for Stanford's defense just got a whole lot tougher.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


The Decision II: Becks taking talents to South Beach

LONDON (AP) - With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat get rings, beat Bulls

MIAMI (AP) - Shane Battier went 4 for 4 from 3-point range, including a critical one from the right corner with 1:33 remaining, and Miami wasted most a 25-point lead before holding off Derrick Rose and Chicago 107-95 on Tuesday night in the season-opener for both teams.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oakland overcomes late struggles

ALAMEDA (AP) - If the Oakland Raiders are going to make a run in the second half of the season they will have to become a much better second-half team.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle staves off STL

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks completed a lousy night for St. Louis sports fans.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Passing grades for WRs

For all the divas among NFL receivers, and there are plenty of them, there are just as many difference makers.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Meriweather: NFL should ban those that hit women

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - After saying he's going to "take peoples' knees out" to avoid another suspension for hits to the head, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather struck another blow - declaring that "people who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out of the league."

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Coach caught flipping bird

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver could be facing a fine from the NFL for an obscene gesture directed at the officials.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA debut features rings, Rose

Dwight Howard moved on and Derrick Rose came back, though Kobe Bryant won't quite yet. Nine first-time coaches are coming in and David Stern will soon head out.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LOVES A CHALLENGE

PALO ALTO (AP) - On any given day here at his company's Silicon Valley headquarters, Vivek Ranadive is ready to compete against any employee who wants to challenge him to any contest.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bowyer puts Richmond in rearview

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Clint Bowyer fielded fan questions for nearly 30 minutes Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the topics covered everything from his recent appearance on an episode of "Duck Dynasty" to his displeasure with people who text while driving. Not a single person asked him about Richmond.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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49ers squander 21-point lead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick jumped into the open arms of his leaping coach and all seemed right with the San Francisco 49ers for a few hours Saturday night.

December 21, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Pro Sports


Dallas Cowboys lasso playoff spot

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steelers, Packers, Cowboys, Seahawks win, move into playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders knock out Bills

OAKLAND (AP) - Unable to make the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the Oakland Raiders are doing a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings snap 5-game losing skid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


4th straight win for SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - Matt Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

December 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TALE OF 2 TEAMS

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are competing for their playoff lives with two games to go, slim as those chances might be.

December 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Thunder after Durant injury

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders defense depleted by injuries

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders defense was dealt a big blow back in the preseason when middle linebacker and defensive signal caller Nick Roach suffered a season-ending concussion.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins' return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith hopes to build off tough year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Aldon Smith might not have the intimidating and impressive sack numbers of past seasons in his abbreviated year, yet he judges his play by more than just flattening opposing quarterbacks.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars hold off Titans in home finale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen'Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s acquire De La Rosa from Diamondbacks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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