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Metal detectors at big league ballparks by ‘15

NEW YORK (AP) - Entering a big league ballpark will be a bit like going through an airport by 2015.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Players wanted A-Rod out of union

NEW YORK (AP) - Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Spieth skipping Open warm-up

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) - Most golfers believe the path to the British Open title starts a week early in Scotland.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka tired of talking about grunts

LONDON (AP) - Victoria Azarenka didn't like the line of questioning at all.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s bring up OF Smolinski

NEW YORK (AP) - The Oakland Athletics called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm club.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US enjoys 1 final title celebration

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Niese silences skidding giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jonathon Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly two months, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Monday night to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bradley to make 100th appearance as US opens Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Michael Bradley's 100th appearance for U.S. national team will be in Tuesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Honduras, captaining the defending champion.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins

HUY, Belgium (AP) - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

LONDON (AP) - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Keys and Vandeweghe advance to quarterfinals

LONDON (AP) - While most eyes were on the Williams sisters, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys quietly showed there are more American players to pay attention to at Wimbledon.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rays-Royals game postponed, tornado warnings in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed about an hour before the first pitch as tornado sirens blared across the Kansas City metro area.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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