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Williams beats Azarenka for 5th US Open, 17th Slam

NEW YORK (AP) - Fussing with her skirt and flubbing her shots, Serena Williams was troubled in the U.S. Open final by the swirling air and the strong play of Victoria Azarenka.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Nadal, Djokovic play for Open title

NEW YORK (AP) - The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Dallas Cowboys beat Manning, Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brandon Carr returned an interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown, and Dallas beat Eli Manning and the Giants 36-31 for the first time at their fancy $1.2 billion stadium with six takeaways.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports

SF 49ers got extra third-down play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers got an extra third-down play in the first half because of an officiating error - and scored a touchdown on it.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Colon ends long winless skid, A’s beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon won for the first time in more than a month, Seth Smith homered during a seven-run third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Pryor’s miscues cost Raiders in loss at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Terrelle Pryor threw for 217 yards, one touchdown and broke a franchise record Sunday. That wasn't good enough for Oakland's new quarterback.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Kaep delivers in 49ers win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Packers look to slow down Kaep this time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clay Matthews and the Green Bay defense spent a good chunk of the offseason focused on figuring out how to stop the read option and defend mobile quarterbacks like San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Raiders, Colts taking different paths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Josh Donaldson powers Oakland into first place

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Petit nearly perfect as Giants beat D-Backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One more strike. Another couple of feet on a line drive.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Costa Rica beats US 3-1 in World Cup qualifying

Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.

September 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports

Sports news briefs

• SERENA BACK IN U.S. OPEN FINAL: NEW YORK (AP) - At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the ...

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports

Raiders enter Year 2 of rebuilding

OAKLAND - Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.

September 06, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports

Broncos again class of AFC West

Shaun Phillips joined the Denver Broncos after a decade of jawing with them as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He wants to show both his new team and his old one that he still has plenty of sacks left in him.

September 06, 2013 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports

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Raiders down to 3rd-string safety

ALAMEDA. (AP) - Oakland defensive back TJ Carrie missed his third consecutive practice with a chest injury and will not play this week, leaving the Raiders ...

October 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Davis out again as 49ers struggle

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Tight end Vernon Davis won't be around again this week to help the NFL's worst passing attack but the 49ers ...

October 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Mets top Dodgers in pitching duel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jacob deGrom sure seems to thrive on baseball's biggest stages.

October 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports

7-foot, 400-pound high school lineman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Krahn is among the biggest football players ever to don pads and a helmet. And he's still in high school.

October 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Brooks to miss Sunday due to sister’s death

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Janikowski closing in on records for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sebastian Janikowski remembers clearly the criticism Al Davis, then the Oakland Raiders' owner, received for making him a first-round draft pick in 2000.

October 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports

US-Mexico showdown set

IRVINE (AP) - Clint Dempsey has been immersed in the U.S. soccer rivalry with Mexico pretty much from the moment he understood what the international ...

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to charges

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California say Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Kings beat San Antonio in Aldridge’s Spurs debut

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Rudy Gay had 26 points and seven rebounds as the Sacramento Kings beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-92 in a preseason game Thursday ...

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Crabbe has 25 and Trail Blazers defeat Warriors

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Allen Crabbe came off the bench to score 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Trail Blazers beat the defending champion Golden ...

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Torres apologizes for hit that led to suspension

SAN JOSE . (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres says that "I am disappointed I have put myself in a position to be suspended again."

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Johnson has 2 TD receptions, leads Colts over Texans 27-20

HOUSTON (AP) - Andre Johnson proved to his former team that he still has plenty left.

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Americans jump out to lead in Presidents Cup

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - The Presidents Cup wasn't an hour old when Nick Price looked at the scoreboard and had that sinking feeling.

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Chirinos 2-run homer leads Rangers

TORONTO (AP) - A big day by the bottom of Texas' batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to slugger Adrian Beltre in the start ...

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders’ Charles Woodson still going strong at age 39

ALAMEDA . (AP) - When Charles Woodson entered the NFL nearly two decades ago, the idea that he'd still be playing at age 39 never crossed ...

October 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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