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• TIGER PGA TOUR'S TOP PLAYER: Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world. It was the third time Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award despite not winning a major. He made up for that with two World Golf Championships and The Players Championship among his five wins.

September 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks F Raffi Torres sidelined with knee injury

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates clinch 1st playoff berth in 21 years

CHICAGO (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Athletics keep rolling, beat Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Not even Sunday's champagne-soaked celebration of another division title could knock the Oakland Athletics off their soaring trajectory toward the playoffs.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare to move forward without Aldon Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are prepared to go forward without star linebacker Aldon Smith for as long as it takes for him to get clean, healthy and improve his life.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Shaq joins Kings as minority owner

The larger-than-life figure that teased and tormented the Sacramento Kings for so long is now the biggest name to join the franchise's new ownership group.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Manning’s 3 TDs helps Broncos beat Raiders

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning slapped his hands together five, six, seven times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback's latest touchdown pass.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


HOW THE AL WEST WAS WON

OAKLAND (AP) - Wearing a gold robe and swim goggles, bearded right fielder J2osh Reddick ran around the Oakland Athletics clubhouse guzzling beer as bubbly sprayed in every direction.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Searching for win, Pryor not out to match Peyton Manning

DENVER (AP) - Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor has seen the scores. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have put up 40-plus points in their first two games and made offense look easy.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants spoil day for Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - After honoring Mariano Rivera and celebrating Andy Pettitte, the New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins 2nd Chase race at NH

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Matt Kenseth just might win a championship with a touch of dominance, not dullness.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Panthers sack Manning 7 times in win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Carolina sacked Eli Manning seven times as the Panthers handed Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, 38-0 Sunday.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods wins points award

ATLANTA (AP) - Tiger Woods wrapped up at least one award as player of the year.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oracle wins twice to stay alive in America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This has become the America's Cup that just won't end, thanks to fickle wind and Oracle Team USA's remarkable resurgence.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith to sit out next game for Niners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Linebacker Aldon Smith will miss Thursday night's game at St. Louis and perhaps sit out longer, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Sunday.

September 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Livingston out 6-8 weeks

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl tosses gem at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins injures knee in practice

CHICAGO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepare to host Lions in exhibition game

OAKLAND (AP) - Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland's newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Royal treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two lead at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Lexi Thompson and South Korea's Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Controversy, on clouds Giants’ 7-run rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball's expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vargas twirls 3-hit shutout against A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Ian Williams taking steps toward return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After three years and six NFL games, San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams finally got his first pro start.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE (AP) - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yu Darvish on DL with inflammation in right elbow

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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