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Williams, Li into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams matched one of Margaret Court's records at the Australian Open on Wednesday as she advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US gets early taste of Brazil ahead of World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann is giving American players an early chance to get to know Brazil ahead of the World Cup.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica sprinter Powell facing disciplinary panel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell told a Jamaican disciplinary panel on Tuesday that he didn't tell a doping control officer about most of the supplements he was taking because the products were new to him and he couldn't recall their names.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US teen Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin cemented her status as the best slalom skier in the women's World Cup on Tuesday, winning a night race just 38 days before the same event at the Sochi Olympics.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford’s Reynolds, Fleming to enter NFL draft

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Free safety Ed Reynolds and right tackle Cameron Fleming are the latest Stanford players to announce they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Away from coaching, Holmgren in Seattle’s corner

SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Holmgren is now one of the intruders.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

DETROIT (AP) - Jim Caldwell got a ringing endorsement from one of his mentors when Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew was doing his homework.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders re-sign defensive coordinator Tarver

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have re-signed defensive coordinator Jason Tarver to a new contract to remain on coach Dennis Allen's staff.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Judge’s decision means NFL may have to pay more

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday - and it's no closer to being resolved - just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers on the road again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have conquered the bitter cold of Green Bay and the travails of a cross-country flight to Carolina.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors want two All-Stars

Long after last year's NBA All-Star game, the Golden State Warriors were still upset about having only one representative.

January 14, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Azarenka begins quest for 3rd title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Victoria Azarenka began her bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Johanna Larsson on Tuesday as the start of a predicted heat wave arrived at Melbourne Park.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod sues MLB, players’ union

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the New York Knicks held the Phoenix Suns without a field goal in overtime to win 98-96 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

ZURICH (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world's best soccer player again.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Belt’s HR helps Giants beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston star Harden’s unique game hard to stop _ and to like

HOUSTON (AP) - Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


James leads Cavs to win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Questions about safety over 99th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic looms in Nadal’s toughest ever draw at French Open

PARIS (AP) - The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Na closes with ‘good bogey,’ leads wet Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Weidman, Belfort end 2-year dance in title fight

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort have been waiting to trade punches since early last year. Way back then, Weidman was a new champion with no real injury problems, and Belfort had just knocked out his last three opponents with spectacular head kicks.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Longoria helps power Rays past A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Scott Kazmir had not given up a home run with men on base in seven straight winless starts. And, then, he faced his former teammate.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No immediate surgery for A’s Coco Crisp

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have ruled out immediate neck surgery for outfielder Coco Crisp.

May 23, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith suspended for rosin, sunscreen on arm

ATLANTA (AP) - Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell didn't see a shiny substance on reliever Will Smith's right arm until it was too late.

May 22, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry earns 1st-team spot, Cousins on 2nd

NEW YORK (AP) - Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner homers off Kershaw, Giants again blank Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. Outpitching the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, though, has become almost commonplace.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again

ANTA CLARA (AP) - Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring.

May 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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