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Fantasy sports game explosion spawns big-dollar online industry

LAS VEGAS (AP) - When lawmakers carved out an exemption for fantasy sports in a 2006 law targeting online poker, no one predicted that it would spawn an online gambling operation that may someday rival the millions wagered daily in Las Vegas sports books.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athlete seeks to reject head-injury deal

CHICAGO (AP) - A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Voter citizenship issue goes before court

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New, longer grass laid at 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers re-sodded the field at Levi's Stadium from goal line to goal line and sideline to sideline with longer grass Friday and they expect no problems for Sunday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers roll past Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With a stable of running backs now complementing quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers offense could be as potent as ever this season.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hold off AL West leaders

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Doolittle couldn't find much fault with his latest outing, which was strange considering the Athletics' closer nearly ruined Sonny Gray's best start in more than four weeks.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants clobber Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals - who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak - had to admit that their good thing was coming to an end.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The wait is almost over.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

August 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Orozco takes lead at US gymnastics championships

PITTSBURGH (AP) - There were times during John Orozco's grueling rehab after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a post-Olympic tour two years ago that he figured his gymnastics career was done.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig hasn’t changed outlook about Rose

CINCINNATI (AP) - As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s seek options for new stadium at current site

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are checking out the possibility of building a new stadium on the same site of their current home.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Boston’s Farrell: Castillo is “exciting, athletic”

BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player."

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos could have spot for Burse

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jordan Norwood's season-ending knee injury jumbled the Denver Broncos' search for Trindon Holliday's replacement on punt returns and dented the team's depth at wide receiver.

August 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Attacks at 49ers, Angels’ stadiums raise concerns

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brawls at the San Francisco 49ers' and Los Angeles Angels' stadiums over the weekend have left a football fan and a baseball fan hospitalized in serious condition, raising calls for increased safety at major sports venues.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A Giant mistake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants' remarkable 10-game postseason winning streak ended on one bad throw by their best pitcher.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilson leads penalty-prone Seahawks by Skins 27-17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - How's this for a frustrating hat trick: Percy Harvin had three touchdowns called back because of penalties.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders return to work under new coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - With four straight losses to open the season and the head coach having already been fired, there are plenty of negatives to dwell on for the Oakland Raiders.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

HGH testing finally begins in NFL

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookies, newcomers making mark on postseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - One by one, the camera panned over the faces of the Kansas City Royals, who had lined up along the first-base line for introductions before Game 3 of their AL Division Series.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps suspended for 6 months after DUI arrest

Michael Phelps' comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year's world championships.

October 07, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


NBA extends television deals with ESPN and TNT

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA and its television partners couldn't wait to extend their contracts.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bullpen fails Dodgers in 3-1 loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers got more than expected from Hyun-Jin Ryu. Maybe they should have let the lefty go a little deeper.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bail revoked over cocaine for MLB scandal figure

MIAMI (AP) - The former owner of the clinic at the center of Major League Baseball's recent performance-enhancing drug scandal had his bail revoked Monday because of recent positive tests for cocaine use.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fake punt keys win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The day began with another round of questions about the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and his players. It ended with him putting a lot of trust in them to make a big play.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants know there’s no guarantee with 2-0 lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants know how realistic it is to rally in the playoffs.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Orioles beat Tigers for ALDS sweep

DETROIT (AP) - A runaway title in a division of behemoths, then an unexpected sweep against a trio of Cy Young winners.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals beat Angels for ALDS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they're here, they want to stick around for a while.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USA women beat Spain to win world championship

ISTANBUL (AP) - Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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