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Robert Morris cuts 7 programs

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Robert Morris University is cutting seven Division I athletic programs to bolster funding for the remaining 16 sports.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Weibrecht ready to ski Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Early in his career, Andrew Weibrecht constantly flirted with the line between foolhardy and fast on a downhill course.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Simpson back before Nev. judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers said Tuesday they will take his case back to the Nevada Supreme Court, hoping justices will overturn a lower court judge's decision last week denying the former football stat a new trial in his armed robbery case.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Probst signals intent to bid for ‘24 Games

The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city by the end of next year.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn cleared to resume WC downhill training

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore U.S. Player of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forward Jozy Altidore has earned his first Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year award.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


U.S. could draw powers

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - The United States could wind up in a group with powers Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands after FIFA tinkered with its format for Friday's World Cup draw.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


At least 3 stadiums behind schedule

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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


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Former Cal star back in Bay

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Before DeSean Jackson signed with Washington this past April, the seventh-year wide receiver seriously considered first taking a formal visit to the San Francisco 49ers.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Gay lead Kings past Bulls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay scored 20 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat Chicago 103-88 Thursday night, snapping the Bulls' six-game road winning streak.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bjugstad leads Panthers to win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nick Bjugstad scored twice during regulation and added the winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight in San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Intense Boldin keeps making big catches for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Dropping passes is so out of character for Anquan Boldin that he and offensive coordinator Greg Roman shared a little laugh about it last week after a few balls went through Boldin's hands in New Orleans.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Polee leads cold No. 16 Aztecs to win

SAN DIEGO - Dwayne Polee II was the game's only player in double figures with 13 points and No. 16 San Diego State survived another awful shooting performance to win 51-27 Thursday night against Cal State Bakersfield, which missed its first 20 shots.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kansas State beats West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters' special night has No. 12 Kansas State back in a first-place tie in the Big 12.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants confident they’re in Pablo Sandoval chase

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given "every indication" Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders snap 16-game skid with win vs. KC

OAKLAND (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goff growing into role of ‘Golden Boy’

BERKELEY (AP) - It's hard to go anywhere near California's campus and not see Jared Goff these days.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacific cruises past NAIA Pacific Union

STOCKTON (AP) Eric Thompson had a perfect shooting night, scoring 19 points and leading Pacific to a comfortable 81-56 win over NAIA opponent Pacific Union on Thursday night.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson says Harvick was correct winner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brooks apologizes to 49ers for harsh words

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks embarrassed himself, and the veteran linebacker apologized to his 49ers teammates and coaches for the sideline rant.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Billy Butler, A’s finalize 3-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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