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Brazil prepares for street protests

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New World Cup ball unveiled

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The new ball for next year's World Cup - called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course - was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare for rival

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade for closer; ink Kazmir

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pierce has broken shooting hand

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Clubs race against clock to sign free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US hockey Hall of Fame inducts two

DETROIT (AP) - Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alston, Porter win MLS awards

NEW YORK (AP) - New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland's Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ticket Punched

SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Undrafted Oakland WRs play with edge

ALAMEDA (AP) - Rod Streater and Andre Holmes are perfect examples of how things have changed with the Oakland Raiders in the post-Al Davis era.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers clear a hurdle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick let his guard down just enough to razz Michael Crabtree about not scoring on a flashy 60-yard catch and run in his season debut.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Splash Brothers get hot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After Golden State's difficult road loss two nights ago in Oklahoma City, Stephen Curry was anxious to avoid a repeat performance Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SEC title streak in jeopardy?

ATLANTA (AP) - Talk about an SEC surprise.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy birdies 18 to win Aussie Open

SYDNEY (AP) - Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to beat Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying Scott the Triple Crown of Australian golf.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Smart, OK State struggle in loss

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Marcus Smart had an off game and Oklahoma State lost in a rematch with Memphis.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Rutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) - Josh Hicks ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina 40-21 on Friday night in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Louisville resume rivalry

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are now capable of going unbeaten.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pass-rushers turn to martial arts tactics

DENVER (AP) - Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a mixed martial artist on the football field.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crawford, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors 100-86

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 22 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors their second loss at Staples Center in three days with a 100-86 victory Thursday night.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick weighing offseason

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is in the process of considering how he might go about his offseason regimen to bounce back from a disappointing year, and employing a mechanics coach or quarterback guru as Tom Brady and other stars have done is being discussed.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs linebacker Houston setting sights on sacks record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Quarterbacks would be faring a whole lot better against Justin Houston this season if they avoided him as deftly as the Chiefs' star linebacker dodges reporters.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos have league-high 9 players selected for Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gore hopes to stay with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For weeks, Frank Gore has been pondering the reality he could be playing his final game with San Francisco on Sunday.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders send Derek Carr home sick

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders sent Derek Carr home to rest after the rookie quarterback showed up Tuesday feeling ill.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy and Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy had no problem being patient as the San Francisco Giants pursued re-signing Pablo Sandoval and went after Jon Lester.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith says he didn’t drink at McDonald home

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith acknowledged Tuesday that he visited Ray McDonald's home for a short time the day the ex-49ers defensive lineman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mack makes big impact as rookie with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Fifteen years of wasted or traded away first-round draft picks have laid the foundation for a dismal decade for the Oakland Raiders.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thompson, Curry help Warriors whip Kings, 128-108

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors too often let lesser competition keep games close - and allowed a few of them to slip away - on their home court last season.

December 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh won’t speculate about what’s next for him

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has kept quiet about the speculation surrounding his future for nearly a year.

December 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kesler's OT goal lifts Ducks over Sharks 3-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The way the Anaheim Ducks win close games, they already like their chances for a long playoff run after last season's early exit.

December 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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