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Raiders DT Sims due for big paycheck

ALAMEDA (AP) - Pat Sims' future with the Oakland Raiders is unclear. He should have plenty of options for next season.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL Roundup

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP crowns King James as top athlete

MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a tiebreaking 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bidding war for Tanaka begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors defeat Clippers on testy Christmas night

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson blocked a shot by Chris Paul with 1 second left then contested Jamal Crawford's 3-pointer that fell short at the final buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 105-103 in a feisty game that featured a pair of ejections on Wednesday night.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders struggle to find impact players in draft

ALAMEDA (AP) - For an organization seeking to rebuild through the draft, the Oakland Raiders have struggled to find impact players in the first two drafts under general manager Reggie McKenzie.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

NEW YOPRIK (AP) - Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


ONE BIG WHACK FOR SKATING

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonya and Nancy.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL defenses trying to redo tackling technique

NEW YORK (AP) - In the seventh season of Dashon Goldson's NFL career, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying to teach an old safety a new trick: how to tackle effectively without breaking a rule or, worse, damaging a body part.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ground game as big as aerial fireworks show

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos 335-pound defensive tackle Terrance Knighton sat at his locker and chuckled at the thought of his first trip to the playoffs, his belly shaking like a shopping mall Santa Claus.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Year in golf: Tales from the Tour

Steve Stricker made it clear that money was not important.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL offseason workout limits & injuries

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No Kobe on Christmas; says recovery is ‘slow’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant wasn't happy about spending Christmas Day on the sideline, unable to help the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers beat Falcons 34-24 to clinch playoff berth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night they cheered "The Catch" and all the San Francisco greats of old, the current 49ers looked ready to move that success right into the future at a flashy new stadium.

December 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

ZURICH (AP) - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lightning and Rangers headed to Game 7 in wild series

NEW YORK (AP) - Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Coach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, Giants complete sweep with 3-1 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Solid starting pitching and timely hitting have helped the San Francisco Giants get over a slow start in April to edge back toward the top of the NL West standings.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes homers in Tigers’ 3-2 win over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes spent the past two days rekindling old friendships and getting comfortable in the ballpark he called home for the first two-plus seasons of his big league career.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

May 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - One play. One fall. One bad break.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - After spending last season mired on the bench in Minnesota, Christian Ponder is happy for any chance he gets to work with the first-team offense.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5

OAKLAND (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

CLEVELAND (AP) - The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is within reach.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Sock ‘favorite surface’ in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can't the country's players, particularly the men, find success on red clay?

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triple Crown club ready for another

Steve Cauthen thinks it's long past time for a new horse to join the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

MONTREAL (AP) - Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


All-girls tackle football league formed in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The first known all-girls tackle football league has been formed in Utah featuring a star player who earned an invitation to the Super Bowl three years ago thanks to a highlight video of her exploits against boys.

May 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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