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Soccer brought Mandela ‘joy’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The mere sounds of soccer brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Despite dangers, freediving grows in popularity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Roberto Reyes grabbed the bright orange buoy and steadied his breath as sharp columns of hazy sunlight pierced the green seawater beneath him, fading before they reached the depths that he was about to explore off Puerto Rico's northwest coast.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SKIP STRAIGHT TO HALL

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Halladay retires a Blue Jay

Citing a desire to avoid surgery for an ailing back and wanting to spend more time with his family, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay retired Monday after 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dawson field goal lifts 49ers by Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders struggle again in loss to New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dennis Allen was irked by several failures in his Oakland Raiders' latest defeat: a slow start, turnovers and shaky special teams.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harding makes 37 saves, Wild beat Sharks with just 13 shots

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild gained some momentum heading into a stretch in which they will spend little time at home.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Prater kicks record 64-yard FG

DENVER (AP) - Matt Prater had a cold, and was dealing with icy temperatures and history as he lined up to kick the frigid football from his 46-yard line.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL TODAY, WEEK 14

STARS

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saints help NFL set single-day record for TDs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saints snap Carolina’s win streak at 8

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns, helping New Orleans regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap Carolina's winning streak at eight games.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Toronto to trade Gay to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are making another major move under new owner Vivek Ranadive in hopes of turning around the franchise's struggles.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Johnson rallies to beat Woods in World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want - Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB denied A’s San Jose move

SAN JOSE (AP) - Major League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics' request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by Commissioner Bud Selig.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No. 24 Fresno St beats Utah State for Mountain West title

FRESNO (AP) - All the records and accolades Derek Carr earned became secondary in a sea of red at Bulldog Stadium when fans poured out of the stands to celebrate a long-awaited conference championship.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Dean Rojas leads Bassmaster Classic

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Dean Rojas of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, took the Bassmaster Classic lead Friday in frigid conditions at Lake Hartwell.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks enjoy spectacle surrounding outdoor game

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ever since being awarded an outdoor game back in August, the San Jose Sharks have been looking forward to the opportunity to play their biggest rival in front of 70,000 fans in a brand-new football stadium

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Parker, Griffin looking ahead to June, not April

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Two of the pitchers at spring training with the Oakland Athletics are getting ready for June, not April.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Three NFL teams in Los Angeles?

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles is the hottest market for new stadiums in the country - and the NFL teams that could come with them - but the possibility that three teams will kick off in the region is a football fantasy, experts say.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Spurs

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 25 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 20 and the Golden State Warriors returned from the All-Star break to beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-99 on Friday night.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


It’s on: Mayweather to fight Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Fight is finally on.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings sign David Stockton

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, to a 10-day contract.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nicklaus says Woods needs ‘positive thing’ to happen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Nicklaus isn't ruling out Tiger Woods breaking his record of 18 major championships provided he rediscovers his game.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is slowly addressing the lagging pace of games.

February 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared LA staduim

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Point guards on the move on NBA trade deadline day

Point guards moving quickly made this trade deadline a transition game.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr. and Johnson win qualifying races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night's qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duel.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Stars on Desjardins’ 2 goals

DALLAS (AP) - Andrew Desjardins scored two second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks held off the Dallas Stars 5-2 Thursday night.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum turns to dad in an effort to regain form

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum decided that the best way to regain the form that led to two NL Cy Young Awards was to acknowledge father knows best. And that wasn't easy.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mariota becomes feature attraction at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Marcus Mariota looked comfortable on center stage Thursday.

February 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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