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Williams, Li into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams matched one of Margaret Court's records at the Australian Open on Wednesday as she advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US gets early taste of Brazil ahead of World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann is giving American players an early chance to get to know Brazil ahead of the World Cup.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jamaica sprinter Powell facing disciplinary panel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell told a Jamaican disciplinary panel on Tuesday that he didn't tell a doping control officer about most of the supplements he was taking because the products were new to him and he couldn't recall their names.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US teen Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) - American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin cemented her status as the best slalom skier in the women's World Cup on Tuesday, winning a night race just 38 days before the same event at the Sochi Olympics.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanford’s Reynolds, Fleming to enter NFL draft

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Free safety Ed Reynolds and right tackle Cameron Fleming are the latest Stanford players to announce they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Away from coaching, Holmgren in Seattle’s corner

SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Holmgren is now one of the intruders.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

DETROIT (AP) - Jim Caldwell got a ringing endorsement from one of his mentors when Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew was doing his homework.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders re-sign defensive coordinator Tarver

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have re-signed defensive coordinator Jason Tarver to a new contract to remain on coach Dennis Allen's staff.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Judge’s decision means NFL may have to pay more

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday - and it's no closer to being resolved - just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers on the road again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have conquered the bitter cold of Green Bay and the travails of a cross-country flight to Carolina.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors want two All-Stars

Long after last year's NBA All-Star game, the Golden State Warriors were still upset about having only one representative.

January 14, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Azarenka begins quest for 3rd title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Victoria Azarenka began her bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Johanna Larsson on Tuesday as the start of a predicted heat wave arrived at Melbourne Park.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod sues MLB, players’ union

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the New York Knicks held the Phoenix Suns without a field goal in overtime to win 98-96 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

ZURICH (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world's best soccer player again.

January 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Barry Zito returning to A’s on minor league deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Left-hander Barry Zito is returning to the Oakland Athletics with a minor contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training, two people with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Silence and a hint for possible Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Promoter Bob Arum was uncharacteristically silent Tuesday, amid indications that the next few days will determine whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao share a ring together May 2.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Henson, Havlicek among those headed into Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When he arrived at Illinois in 1975, the first thing Lou Henson did was preach patience.

February 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jason Giambi retires after 20 seasons in majors

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Hawks on top, LeBron set to chase when NBA resumes

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James isn't used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson gives a glimpse of All-Star life in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Klay Thompson walked off the elevator on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Times Square Hotel wearing a white-collared shirt with thin red checkers, dark denim jeans and a tired face.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Coach Scott Brooks has Thunder back in playoff mix

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks has heard noise from the doubters before.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA-area stadium developer donated $100K+ to local officials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The development company that is moving quickly on a plan to build a stadium that could host a Southern California NFL team has given more than $118,000 in campaign contributions to officials in the city where it would be located.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


AP source: Love to return as Ryder Cup captain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Davis Love III is getting another shot as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chargers ‘keeping a close eye’ on LA developments

SAN DIEGO (AP) - With one eye on the developing NFL situation up the freeway in Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers issued their sternest warning yet to City Hall in their long-running effort to get a new stadium.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Yankees to retire numbers of Pettitte, Posada and Williams

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Judge issues no-contact order against NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams beats player half her age at Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Defending champion Venus Williams beat an opponent half her age on Monday, winning 6-1, 6-2 against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Four Ripon wrestlers earn gold at TVL

Javier Hernandez (138 pounds), Gabe Barnett (152), Dyllan Heald (160) and Tristan Smith (285) brought home gold medals from the Trans Valley League wrestling championships on Saturday at Hilmar High School.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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