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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


Seahawks rally, beat 49ers

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense - and the 12th Man - to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl.

January 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Sandoval receives qualifying offer

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants World Series star Pablo Sandoval was among 12 free agents given $15.3 million qualifying offers Monday by their former teams.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings hold off Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins was bleeding from somewhere and grew more and more frustrated as he struggled to pinpoint the source.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Golden State off to strong start

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr approached Andre Iguodala during the preseason to discuss a somewhat radical idea he wanted to try out.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brook Lopez scores 18 in Nets’ blowout of depleted Thunder

NEW YORK (AP) - Brook Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 116-85 on Monday night in their home opener.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaep keeper flops; Brady tops Peyton

Colin Kaepernick came awfully close to scoring a go-ahead touchdown for San Francisco with a quarterback sneak on third-and-goal at the 1 in the closing seconds - just as he had come awfully close to throwing a go-ahead TD pass to Michael Crabtree moments earlier.

November 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Luck’s 4 TDs lead Colts

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts weren't going to have a hangover from last week's defeat.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Is read option changing the game or a fading fad?

Ronald Reagan, who was pretty good at debates, could offer an argument as to the staying power of the read option.

November 04, 2014 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


200-plus opt out of settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 200 former players or their families have opted out of the proposed settlement of NFL concussion claims, fewer than 1 percent of the retirees covered by the deal, according to court documents filed Monday.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NTSB: Spaceship’s descent device deployed prematurely

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft's descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday.

November 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Storm ushers in wet season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California storm dropped about half an inch of rain on Los Angeles, causing a troublesome mudslide in the region but bringing a good start to a much needed wet season amid the state's drought, forecasters said Saturday.

November 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patriots break Broncos behind Manning TDs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady outdueled Peyton Manning, throwing for four touchdowns, and Julian Edelman returned a punt 84 yards for a score in leading the New England Patriots past the Denver Broncos 43-21 Sunday.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenya runners win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) - Wilson Kipsang, a former world-record holder, needed to force himself to slow down.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


In Nevada desert, team wins 75 straight games

LAMO, Nev. (AP) - Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pernice wins Champions Tour playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Pernice Jr. won the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, beating Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers fumble away game

SANTA CLARA (AP) - James Laurinaitis and the St. Louis defense read Colin Kaepernick's mannerisms and were perfectly prepared for his quarterback sneak.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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