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Ward eager for ring return after break

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova survive 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Vic Fangio hired as Bears defensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio chooses Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.

January 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Source: Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210M, 7-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer will become the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in the major leagues after agreeing to a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals that includes a record $50 million signing bonus.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Wawrinka advance to 2nd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Four-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic returned to Rod Laver Arena for the first time as a husband and father, shrugging off the effects of a cold to beat No. 116-ranked Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in his first-round match on Tuesday.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Nuggets 122-79 for season's most lopsided win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - James Michael McAdoo signed a 10-day contract Monday morning after getting called up from the NBA Development League. By late afternoon, he had teammates and fans cheering his debut and went home with the game ball.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hire Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave as their new offensive coordinator.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lillard scores 22 to help Trail Blazers beat Kings 98-94

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Even after losing All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge to an injury, the banged-up Portland Trail Blazers found a winning combination.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Devils beat Sharks 5-2 in final game before All-Star break

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils found a way to get rid of the bad taste from a lopsided loss at Anaheim before heading into a lengthy break.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH HOWARD FENDRICH | Pro Sports


Gary Kubiak hired as Denver Broncos head coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway and Gary Kubiak are back together drawing up blueprints for the Denver Broncos to get back to the Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Barkley released after Beathard wins backup QB role

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers released quarterback Matt Barkley on Friday, clearing the way for rookie C.J. Beathard to open the season ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Zach Randolph faces misdemeanor marijuana charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident this month when a ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Keller says Pulisic could command $100M transfer fee

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - As Christian Pulisic warmed up for training ahead of Friday's critical World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica , retired goalkeeper Kasey ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer edges Youzhny in 5 sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - A bad back prevented Roger Federer from getting ready for the U.S. Open the way he prefers to prepare for a ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers acquire offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson from Lions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have acquired offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson from the Detroit Lions in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Shanahan leads group of 5 1st-time NFL coaches

SANTA CLARA. (AP) - For Kyle Shanahan, getting NFL players to believe in you as a coach comes down to one main thing.

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros boost rotation with trade for Verlander

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, just before the deadline for having players ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Angels get slugging Outfielder Justin Upton in deal with Tigers

ANAHEIM (AP) - Justin Upton is eager to get back into a playoff race. The Los Angeles Angels badly need another big bat to bolster their ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wacha bounces back, Grichuk homers as Cards top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Wacha pitched six strong innings and Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Davis’ late TD rallies Seahawks past Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Austin Davis threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Lawler with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks beat ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Beathard’s long run leads 49ers to victory

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard capped an impressive preseason with a surprising 62-yard touchdown run that helped the San Francisco 49ers beat ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US hosts World Cup qualifier in New York area for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. is playing a World Cup qualifier in the New York metropolitan area for the first time, a critical match ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Texans ready to head home to Houston

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texans headed home to flood-ravaged Houston after their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys was canceled Wednesday.

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Packers reach agreement to sign LB Ahmad Brooks

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A person familiar with the discussions says that the Green Bay Packers and free agent linebacker Ahmad Brooks have agreed to a one-year ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova wins again; No. 4 Zverev, No. 8 Tsonga out

NEW YORK (AP) - No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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