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U.S. could draw powers

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - The United States could wind up in a group with powers Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands after FIFA tinkered with its format for Friday's World Cup draw.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


At least 3 stadiums behind schedule

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brazil prepares for street protests

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New World Cup ball unveiled

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The new ball for next year's World Cup - called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course - was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare for rival

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade for closer; ink Kazmir

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pierce has broken shooting hand

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Clubs race against clock to sign free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US hockey Hall of Fame inducts two

DETROIT (AP) - Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alston, Porter win MLS awards

NEW YORK (AP) - New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland's Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ticket Punched

SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Undrafted Oakland WRs play with edge

ALAMEDA (AP) - Rod Streater and Andre Holmes are perfect examples of how things have changed with the Oakland Raiders in the post-Al Davis era.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers clear a hurdle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick let his guard down just enough to razz Michael Crabtree about not scoring on a flashy 60-yard catch and run in his season debut.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Splash Brothers get hot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After Golden State's difficult road loss two nights ago in Oklahoma City, Stephen Curry was anxious to avoid a repeat performance Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SEC title streak in jeopardy?

ATLANTA (AP) - Talk about an SEC surprise.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Marlins mash Hudson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night when he allowed more hits than any San Francisco pitcher in 47 years, two stood out to Tim Hudson.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s defense struggles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - On a day when Drew Pomeranz had difficulty finding the plate, he sure could have used some help from his defense to grind through the series finale against the Minnesota Twins.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors lose shooting touch in loss to Grizzlies

OAKLAND (AP) - A celebratory night quickly turned into a puzzling one for the Golden State Warriors.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rosario homers in debut in Twins’ win over A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eddie Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw in his major league career, Eduardo Escobar also homered and had five RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 13-0 on Wednesday night.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy shuts down Giants as Padres avoid road sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Austin Hedges finally returned to the clubhouse at pitcher Josh Johnson's urging, then was told to climb into a laundry cart for his quick ride to the bathroom. There, teammates doused him with beer, baby powder and shaving cream.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Brooks accused of groping unconscious woman

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A woman has accused San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks of groping her while she was unconscious at the home of former teammate Ray McDonald.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pass first? Point guards look to show you can score, win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas set the standard for championship point guards, winning mostly by setting up their teammates even though they were capable scorers.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy, Spieth linked closer now at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy remembers a 19-year-old Texan who was polished for his age and didn't appear to have a glaring weakness in his game. That was the Texas Open two years ago, the first time he played with Jordan Spieth.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron’s 33 lead Cavaliers past Bulls in Game 2

CLEVELAND (AP) - The headband returned. The aggressiveness, dunks and dazzling plays all came back, too.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend sues boxer for defamation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of three of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s children sued the undefeated boxing champion for defamation over his recent comments about her and a 2010 domestic violence attack in Las Vegas.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Burakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers for series lead

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Conley comes back, leads Grizzlies past Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Streaking Giants blank Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Joe Panik homered and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth consecutive game by beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 Tuesday night.

May 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured.

May 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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