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Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell suggests ditching the PAT kick

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice picks Brees, Quinn to Pro Bowl team

HONOLULU (AP) - NFL great Jerry Rice is already bucking conventional fantasy football wisdom in a new Pro Bowl format inspired by the popular hobby.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


League talking to 49ers about sideline hit

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday there's been communication between the NFL and the team after Seattle's Jeremy Lane ran into an unidentified person on the 49ers sideline during the NFC championship game.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Highlights and lowlights for 49ers in 14-5 year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In another season of coming oh so close, here is a look at some of the best and worst moments for the San Francisco 49ers during a year that ended with a loss in the NFC championship game to the archrival Seattle Seahawks on Sunday that left them at 14-5:

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers promote Paraag Marathe to team president

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have promoted longtime executive Paraag Marathe to team president replacing Gideon Yu, who will remain with the organization as a co-owner.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Bowman has torn ACL, MCL in knee

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee when he went down during Sunday's NFC championship loss at Seattle, a person with direct knowledge of the injury said Monday.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carroll says Sherman sorry for tirade

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pete Carroll pulled Richard Sherman aside on Monday and made sure his fiery cornerback understood that his rant against San Francisco's Michael Crabtree was overshadowing the Seattle Seahawks reaching their second Super Bowl in franchise history.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl features top offense, defense

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl.

January 21, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Canadian teenager knocks off Ivanovic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semifinals in her first trip to the Australian Open, beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Tuesday to set up a showdown with fourth-seeded Li Na.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers hold off Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - When Paul George played at Golden State last season, he missed all seven shots he took and finished scoreless in Indiana's loss. Instead of sulking, he went straight to the gym after the Pacers arrived back home in the wee hours of the morning.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL hopes to spark interest in Pro Bowl

HONOLULU (AP) - Deion Sanders is giving Jerry Rice one concession as Pro Bowl week begins: The record-setting wide receiver will call the coin toss Tuesday that starts the process of picking teams.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Belichick rips Welker for hit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The collision that knocked Aqib Talib out of the AFC championship game reverberated Monday when Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wes Welker tried to "take out" the star cornerback.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski stays hot, Sharks beat Flames

SAN JOSE (AP) - Even on a night when the play was hampered by choppy ice, the puck still seems to find Joe Pavelski and he keeps finding the net.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canucks’ Tortorella suspended 15 days

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL suspended Vancouver coach John Tortorella without pay for 15 days on Monday for his conduct after a brawl between the Canucks and the Calgary Flames.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Posey’s infield hit ruins Anderson’s bid for no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Anderson lost his no-hit bid when he got hit on the right calf by Buster Posey's sharp comebacker with one out in the seventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Friday night.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pence placed on 15-day disabled list as expected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as expected because of tendinitis in his left wrist.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors get mad, get even with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Weaving his way toward Golden State's locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trout, Calhoun HRs help Angels beat A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with eighth-inning homers, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a seesaw 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Defensemen starring in a tight, tense Final

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning's practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Drivers address potential rules changes

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. has plenty of questions about the possibility of midseason rules changes aimed at creating better racing.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bolt confident he’ll be back in top form

NEW YORK (AP) - Usain Bolt remembers the rain, remembers the false start, and remembers his excitement at racing a big-name opponent in the 100 meters for the first time.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sei Young Kim shoots 5-under 68 for lead in Westchester

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Sei Young Kim of South Korea has already won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brooks Koepka shoots 3-under 67 for 36-hole lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Brooks Koepka is tuning up quite nicely for the U.S. Open at the event he added at the deadline.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hunter in lineup after appealing suspension

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Torii Hunter has appealed a two-game suspension that he believes is a "little harsh" for his equipment-throwing outburst after being ejected earlier this week,

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors fans believe title wait almost over

OAKLAND (AP) - Gary Liss still has the ticket from Game 2 of the 1975 NBA Finals in his wallet. The seat cost just $10, but watching the Golden State Warriors win the title remains a priceless memory.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron’s ‘slight’ headache a big deal

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James called it a "slight" headache, though nothing involving the game's best player is ever minor.

June 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lineup change helps Warriors run past Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - No panic, no playing around. Just California cool.

June 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Darnell Dockett would choose again to sign with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Darnell Dockett figures he walked past former archrival Alex Boone seven times before they finally spoke the other day.

June 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir ends 9-start winless streak as A’s beat Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir was pleased with his first win in nearly two months - and with fastball.

June 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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