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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

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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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No luck: USMNT falls hard to Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) - The United States' winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anatomy of Raiders’ 16-game losing streak

ALAMEDA (AP) - There have been two coaches, three starting quarterbacks and 88 players involved in the Oakland Raiders' current 16-game losing streak. They have lost to 12 teams, played in eight stadiums and even went to a second country, losing a game in London this season. ere's a look back at the 16 losses since Oakland beat Houston 28-23 on Nov. 17, 2013:

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings protest last-second loss to Grizzlies

NEW YORK (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are protesting last week's loss at Memphis, saying the Grizzlies' winning shot shouldn't have counted.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlins’ Stanton agrees to record $325M deal

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rest remains challenge a for NBA coaches, players

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr anxiously waited for the lineups to be announced before a game against the San Antonio Spurs last week, knowing as well as anybody that it's a pivotal preparation point when facing Gregg Popovich's team.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers activate NT Dorsey, place Ian Williams on IR

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers might be getting closer to adding a couple of big names back to their injury-depleted defense.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders practice at night

ALAMEDA (AP) - Maybe a change in the practice schedule will shake the Oakland Raiders out of their winless slide - now at 16 games and longer than a full calendar year.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in four-man deal

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers among teams inspected by DEA

The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be just the first five in line.

November 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Steelers rally on road to topple Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Finally, late Pat Burns joins Hockey HOF

TORONTO (AP) - A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Jays, Martin agree to 5-year deal

TORONTO (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Toronto Blue Jays and free agent catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets upend ailing James, Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ty Lawson scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo added 23 and the struggling Denver Nuggets ended Cleveland's four-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday night.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harvick finds happiness long before NASCAR title

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career.

November 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March

NEW YORK (AP) - A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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