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Metal detectors at big league ballparks by ‘15

NEW YORK (AP) - Entering a big league ballpark will be a bit like going through an airport by 2015.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Players wanted A-Rod out of union

NEW YORK (AP) - Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell suggests ditching the PAT kick

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice picks Brees, Quinn to Pro Bowl team

HONOLULU (AP) - NFL great Jerry Rice is already bucking conventional fantasy football wisdom in a new Pro Bowl format inspired by the popular hobby.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


League talking to 49ers about sideline hit

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday there's been communication between the NFL and the team after Seattle's Jeremy Lane ran into an unidentified person on the 49ers sideline during the NFC championship game.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Highlights and lowlights for 49ers in 14-5 year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In another season of coming oh so close, here is a look at some of the best and worst moments for the San Francisco 49ers during a year that ended with a loss in the NFC championship game to the archrival Seattle Seahawks on Sunday that left them at 14-5:

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers promote Paraag Marathe to team president

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have promoted longtime executive Paraag Marathe to team president replacing Gideon Yu, who will remain with the organization as a co-owner.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Bowman has torn ACL, MCL in knee

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee when he went down during Sunday's NFC championship loss at Seattle, a person with direct knowledge of the injury said Monday.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carroll says Sherman sorry for tirade

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pete Carroll pulled Richard Sherman aside on Monday and made sure his fiery cornerback understood that his rant against San Francisco's Michael Crabtree was overshadowing the Seattle Seahawks reaching their second Super Bowl in franchise history.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl features top offense, defense

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl.

January 21, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Canadian teenager knocks off Ivanovic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semifinals in her first trip to the Australian Open, beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Tuesday to set up a showdown with fourth-seeded Li Na.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers hold off Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - When Paul George played at Golden State last season, he missed all seven shots he took and finished scoreless in Indiana's loss. Instead of sulking, he went straight to the gym after the Pacers arrived back home in the wee hours of the morning.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL hopes to spark interest in Pro Bowl

HONOLULU (AP) - Deion Sanders is giving Jerry Rice one concession as Pro Bowl week begins: The record-setting wide receiver will call the coin toss Tuesday that starts the process of picking teams.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Belichick rips Welker for hit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The collision that knocked Aqib Talib out of the AFC championship game reverberated Monday when Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wes Welker tried to "take out" the star cornerback.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack’s jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors

NEW YORK (AP) - There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks snap 8-game home skid with 4-0 win over Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) - Ben Smith's day started with a morning skate in Chicago and ended with a goal in San Jose.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

SAN JOSE (AP) - With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vikings have had ‘open dialogue’ with Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have been trying to take advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors carried by Curry’s 37 in victory

BOSTON (AP) - When you're sitting on the NBA's best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don't have to stress over every single game.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phegley catches on with A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - It appears as though 2015 is shaping up to be quite a year for Josh Phegley.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Seller’s market as NHL trade deadline nears

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they're valuable currency.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Rockets hold off Cavaliers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lillard, Aldridge leads Blazers past Kings for 3rd in a row

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Damian Lillard has a knack for playing well in the fourth quarter and demonstrated it again Sunday in helping the Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Sacramento Kings.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Another Atlanta win for Johnson

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 share driver’s seat at Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint-to-the-finish at soggy PGA National.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Frank the Tank leads Wisconsin past Michigan St.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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