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Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson says Harvick was correct winner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brooks apologizes to 49ers for harsh words

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks embarrassed himself, and the veteran linebacker apologized to his 49ers teammates and coaches for the sideline rant.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Billy Butler, A’s finalize 3-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings drop hope of Adrian Peterson return

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanton signs record $325M deal at conference

MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alabama rolls to No. 1, race for No. 4 heats up

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, retires

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rudy Gay happy to be with Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big deals on minds of owners during meetings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’s Kurt Busch meets with investigators

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman returns to practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson: Next season likely his last

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Long & short of it: Johnson, Martinez among 4 voted to Hall

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hudson undergoes ankle surgery, should be ready opening day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Tim Hudson has undergone surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, the same one he injured during the 2013 season with Atlanta that sidelined him for the final two months.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Halls door shut again to those suspected of steroid use

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire's chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vlasic’s OT goal gives Sharks win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Thanks to late-game heroics by Marc-Edouard Vlasic, the San Jose Sharks are back on track after an embarrassing loss a few nights earlier.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maple Leafs fire coach Randy Carlyle

TORONTO (AP) - Randy Carlyle was fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday following a road trip in which the team lost five of seven games and showed few signs it would regain the promise from earlier in the season.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UFC: Jon Jones entering drug treatment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has entered a drug treatment facility after testing positive for the main metabolite of cocaine.

January 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers begin second week of search for Harbaugh successor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jed York is looking for a teacher in San Francisco's next coach, and the search for Jim Harbaugh's successor entered its second week Monday with little indication of how soon the 49ers CEO will find his new man.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders pick up pace on head coach search

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are picking up the pace on their coaching search, interviewing San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors get defensive in 117-91 win over Thunder

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used a smothering defensive effort to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-91 on Monday night.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors flourish after big trade they didn't make

Sometimes the best trades are the ones you don't make.

January 05, 2015 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Developers, including Rams owner, plan Los Angeles stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vlasic's goal with 4.5 seconds left lifts Sharks over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Marc-Edouard Vlasic needed only 3 seconds to give the San Jose Sharks a win over the Winnipeg Jets in a game that seemed destined for overtime.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trio of aces poised to lead Hall of Fame class of 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former Giants pitcher Stu Miller dies at age 87

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stu Miller, the former Giants pitcher who committed perhaps the most famous balk in All-Star game history, has died. He was 87.

January 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys rally past Lions in wild card

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child.

January 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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