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Williams, Li into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams matched one of Margaret Court's records at the Australian Open on Wednesday as she advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US gets early taste of Brazil ahead of World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann is giving American players an early chance to get to know Brazil ahead of the World Cup.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica sprinter Powell facing disciplinary panel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell told a Jamaican disciplinary panel on Tuesday that he didn't tell a doping control officer about most of the supplements he was taking because the products were new to him and he couldn't recall their names.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US teen Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin cemented her status as the best slalom skier in the women's World Cup on Tuesday, winning a night race just 38 days before the same event at the Sochi Olympics.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford’s Reynolds, Fleming to enter NFL draft

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Free safety Ed Reynolds and right tackle Cameron Fleming are the latest Stanford players to announce they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Away from coaching, Holmgren in Seattle’s corner

SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Holmgren is now one of the intruders.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

DETROIT (AP) - Jim Caldwell got a ringing endorsement from one of his mentors when Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew was doing his homework.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders re-sign defensive coordinator Tarver

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have re-signed defensive coordinator Jason Tarver to a new contract to remain on coach Dennis Allen's staff.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Judge’s decision means NFL may have to pay more

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday - and it's no closer to being resolved - just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers on the road again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have conquered the bitter cold of Green Bay and the travails of a cross-country flight to Carolina.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors want two All-Stars

Long after last year's NBA All-Star game, the Golden State Warriors were still upset about having only one representative.

January 14, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Azarenka begins quest for 3rd title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Victoria Azarenka began her bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Johanna Larsson on Tuesday as the start of a predicted heat wave arrived at Melbourne Park.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod sues MLB, players’ union

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the New York Knicks held the Phoenix Suns without a field goal in overtime to win 98-96 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

ZURICH (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world's best soccer player again.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Dodgers are baseball’s top spenders

NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills great Jim Kelly expects more cancer surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to have surgery again following the recurrence of cancer that his wife described as aggressive and "starting to spread."

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Olawale signs tender to stay with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale has signed his exclusive rights tender.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF holds off Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) - Wily Peralta hit his second homer of spring training and allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings but the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics outslug Reds

PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer and Josh Reddick had a solo home run to help power the Oakland Athletics to an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lakers fire 51 points in third to blow past Knick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry scored 22 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers while scoring 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray sweeps Tsonga

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Andy Murray heard a fan clamoring for a souvenir towel and tried to oblige by tossing one toward the courtside seats.

March 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NCAA Tournament is (Baylor) Bear territory

WACO, Texas (AP) - Cory Jefferson figures not too many people really know just how good Baylor has been in postseason play.

March 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘The Young and the Restless’ turns 41

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Young and the Restless" took a break from love, deception and backstabbing to celebrate the soap's 41st anniversary on Tuesday.

March 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royce White fighting for NBA spot, mental health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Royce White leaned back in a chair in the Sacramento Kings locker room, looked at the veteran players around him and joked about why he'd be the one getting an interview request.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks lose in shootout, but clinch playoff spot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The San Jose Sharks clinched a playoff spot by getting a point in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Skaggs helps Angels beat Giants 11-4

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Tyler Skaggs pitched into the sixth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 11-4 on Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moreland returns, helps Rangers beat Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Mitch Moreland returned to the Texas lineup from a side injury and singled home two runs during a five-run sixth as the Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Closers struggle to make it career

Some relievers thrive when they move into the huge ninth-inning spotlight and some fizzle. And others turn into one-year wonders.

March 24, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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