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Djokovic upset by Wawrinka in Aussie quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka, potentially leaving the door ajar for a new major champion.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers look forward after another near miss

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers took months last year to get over the sting of a three-point Super Bowl loss to Baltimore.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Luongo, Panthers halt Sharks’ winning streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brandon Pirri scored one goal and set up another in a 17-second span of the second period and Roberto Luongo made 52 saves to help the Florida Panthers snap San Jose's six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics ride 9-run first against White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a nine-run first inning off Jose Quintana and Sam Fuld added a two-run triple, starting the Oakland Athletics to a 16-6 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Indians win HR derby as Vogelsong struggles

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Yan Gomes hit two home runs to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 12-11 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Auburn picks Pearl as coach

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn has hired former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to revive a struggling basketball program that hasn't been to the NCAA tournament in more than a decade.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gaels storm back to beat Utah

MORAGA (AP) - Kerry Carter wasn't bothered after he missed his first five shots. The Saint Mary's guard was even less concerned after backcourt mate Stephen Holt fouled out.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rowland-Smith: a tale of 2 teams in 2 days

SYDNEY (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith is being pulled in two directions this week as Major League Baseball prepares for its season-opening series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Make that two different teams.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moyes: Job safe at Man U

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes dismissed suggestions his job is under threat, saying he has the full backing of the club's hierarchy.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger pulls out of Arnold Palmer Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Tuesday because of persistent pain in his back, creating even more uncertainty for golf's No. 1 player with the Masters only three weeks away.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chelsea, Real Madrid reach Champions QF

LONDON (AP) - Chelsea ended England's one-year absence from the Champions League quarterfinals, beating Galatasaray 2-0 Tuesday night on first-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill to complete a 3-1 aggregate win.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slow down: Newton to have ankle surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton will undergo surgery Wednesday on his left ankle and will be sidelined for four months, the Carolina Panthers announced.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena at home in Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Defending champion Serena Williams is a six-time winner at the Sony Open, collecting more trophies than she's won at any other tournament.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign receiver Jones to 3-year deal

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added a veteran presence to their young receiving group by signing free agent James Jones to a three-year contract Monday.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Parker to have second surgery on arm

PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Letang practices with Penguins, return uncertain

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kris Letang darted down the Consol Energy Center ice, the defenseman's black hair flicking out from underneath his helmet.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Recharged Federer is off to best start in 2 years

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Roger Federer could have been upset about losing a close final in one of the biggest events outside the Grand Slam tournaments.

March 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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