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49ers face fierce challenge vs. Falcons receivers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Carlos Rogers had one word to describe what his homecoming in Atlanta will be like when the San Francisco 49ers face the Falcons in Sunday's NFC championship.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers release kicker Billy Cundiff

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have released Billy Cundiff, making David Akers the only kicker on the roster heading into Sunday's NFC championship at Atlanta.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFC championship: 2 teams, different perspectives

ATLANTA (AP) - The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, authorities said Friday.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Conley's 19 points lead Grizzlies past Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - After a trio of blowout losses, the Memphis Grizzlies got back in rhythm for their own double-digit victory.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Warriors behind Duncan

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - It's been 16 years since the Warriors won in San Antonio. That means Tim Duncan has been a winner in every home game he's ever played against Golden State, and he wasn't about to let that change Friday night.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rose, Donaldson lead by 1; McIlroy, Woods struggle

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling, fifth-ranked Justin Rose and unheralded Jamie Donaldson had 5-under 67s Thursday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kerber gets a birthday wish, advances in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber survived some nervous moments before fending off American teenager Madison Keys in the third round of the Australian Open, then got to blow out the candles on a cake to celebrate her 25th birthday.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Te'o mentioned 'girlfriend' twice recently

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong admits doping in interview with Oprah

CHICAGO (AP) - He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers lean on Gore's smarts, savvy in key times

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman wants to be a head coach one day soon, and he already knows at least one person he'd hire on his staff.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


QUITE A PISTOL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Despite all those gaudy statistics and impressive physical skills, Colin Kaepernick faced plenty of questions coming out of Nevada about whether he was the product of a gimmicky college offense that would have no chance of working in the pros.

January 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Old-man Lewis flying around field

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ray Lewis sure doesn't look like an aging linebacker on the brink of retirement.

January 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NO CRAMPIN’ HIS STYLE

He chased the East Union guards from corner to corner, around screens and through the paint.

January 16, 2013 | By JAMES BURNS Managing Editor | Pro Sports


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Panda packing for Beantown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From his three home-run game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another San Francisco championship last month, Pablo Sandoval's departure to the Boston Red Sox leaves a city in shock that he is really leaving.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Forsett, Ravens gash Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Justin Forsett ripped off one long run after another, and the Baltimore Ravens battered Drew Brees into a very costly mistake.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Latest Pacquiao fight a boost to boxing in China

MACAU (AP) - Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at his company's first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson among 17 added to HOF ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith helps lead in 49ers’ 3rd straight win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has the utmost respect for a guy who dislocates his finger and pops it back in on his own. Harbaugh once did so himself during his 15-year NFL career as a quarterback.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streater returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot two months ago.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel involved in hotel scuffle

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Islanders outlast Flyers in shootout

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Frans Nielsen and John Tavares finally solved Philadelphia's Steve Mason in a shootout, and the New York Islanders outlasted the Flyers 1-0 on Monday night to post the best 21-game start in franchise history.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland ends 4-game skid

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With Phelps suspended, Ledecky is banquet star

NEW YORK (AP) - The star of USA Swimming's annual Golden Goggles banquet was a record-breaking prodigy from Maryland.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills fans turn out in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - The Buffalo Bills had plenty of support at their temporary "home" stadium.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants set postseason share worth $388,606

NEW YORK (AP) - A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $388,606, topping the previous mark of $370,873 set by San Francisco two years ago.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron on Cavs’ issues: “I stink”

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling, and then some. LeBron James believes he's a major reason for their early failures.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Taylor won’t appeal suspension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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