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Former walk-on Thurman helping first-place Cal

BERKELEY - Robert Thurman always figured he'd be big. His mom is a retired Marine staff sergeant who stands 6 feet tall, while his father is a 7-foot former bodybuilder who weighed 400 pounds in his prime.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ochocinco demure in long-awaited Super spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chad Ochocinco was the last Patriot to walk across the field and wade into the pack of reporters and photographers waiting near the sideline. He felt no need to rush the moment he'd longed for nearly his whole life.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams: Venus 'coming along awesome'

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Serena Williams said her sister Venus has been training every day and will be ready for the Fed Cup matches against Belarus - her first competitive tennis since she pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an autoimmune disease.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Peyton Manning says he has no plans to retire

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - For all the things that are still up in the air, Peyton Manning is certain about this much: He isn't ready to retire yet.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Indians acquire Canzler from Rays

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have added an MVP to their roster, and a possible replacement at first base.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 22 points, Mike Miller added 14 off the bench and the Miami Heat shook off a slow start to run away from the New Orleans Hornets 109-95 on Monday night.

January 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


WR Deion Branch looking for wins, not attention

INDIANAPOLIS - He plays offense. He's won at least two Super Bowls, and he was the MVP the last time the Patriots won the NFL championship.

January 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


No gimmick New York Giants arrive at Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS - Unlike four years ago when they dressed in black suits as a symbol of unity before facing the undefeated Patriots, the Giants returned to the Super Bowl this time with no sartorial gimmicks.

January 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Irsay hopes to halt Manning talk during Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Irsay did his own politicking Monday.

January 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants vs. Patriots II worth 4-year wait

INDIANAPOLIS - Four years after what many consider the best finish in Super Bowl history, the Giants and Patriots are facing off once more for the NFL championship. While there are no perfect records on the line this time, this matchup could be equally enticing.

January 30, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Sports briefs

MAJORS

January 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rookie coach looks to reverse Raiders’ near-decade long stretch of losing

ALAMEDA - Reggie McKenzie started researching Dennis Allen as a potential coaching candidate this past season when he first heard the Oakland Raiders might hire him as a general manager.

January 30, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 35 points, reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose wasted two chances in the final 23 seconds and the Miami Heat escaped with a 97-93 win Sunday over the Chicago Bulls.

January 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports briefs

SOCCER

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Tiger falters as Rock wins Abu Dhabi Championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Tiger Woods talked all week about his improved ball control - then it let him down when he needed it most.

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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Bouhanni wins 2nd stage of Vuelta, Valverde leads

SAN FERNANDO, Spain (AP) - Nacer Bouhanni of France sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Alejandro Valverde claimed the red leader's jersey after a ride that didn't produce any changes among the race favorites.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky sets another world record as Michael Phelps finishes with gold

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Michael Phelps completed his comeback meet in international competition with a gold medal in the medley relay to cap off a Sunday night program that kicked off with Katie Ledecky setting her second world record within 24 hours at the Pan Pacific championships.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dunlap wins Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic on Sunday when he made a short birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff against Mark Brooks.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders cut 7 players to get to 83 on roster

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have cut undrafted rookie receiver Mike Davis and six other players.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miami’s goalkeeper scores a goal

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Emily Lillard scored the first goal of the University of Miami's women's soccer season. And she's a goalie.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Union score twice late to top Quakes

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Sheanon Williams scored the go-ahead goal in the 72nd minute to help the Philadelphia Union beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-2 on Sunday night.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chance for players other than Big Four at US Tennis Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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