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49ers’ Akers ties NFL record with 63-yard FG

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers bounced a ball off the crossbar and through the uprights from 63 yards just before halftime, tying an NFL record in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ravens, Rice open season against Bengals

BALTIMORE (AP) - After a delightful summer in which he carried the ball only 10 times in the preseason, Ray Rice is ready for some Monday Night football.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Replacement officials give Seahawks extra timeout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Replacement officials in Sunday's game between Arizona and Seattle made a mistake by awarding the Seahawks an extra timeout in the closing seconds.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - Slumping Curtis Granderson came off the bench to hit his 35th homer and drive in five runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 13-3 Sunday to regain sole possession of first place in the AL East and earn an important split of the season series.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito came through in one of the most important outings in his San Francisco tenure, pitching the NL West-leading Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Sunday night to extend their division lead to 5½ games.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Yankees fear Teixeira could be lost for a while

BALTIMORE (AP) - The New York Yankees fear first baseman Mark Teixeira aggravated a leg injury in an ill-fated sprint to first base, and the severity of his strained left calf will determine if he returns to play this season.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Clemens pitches 4 2/3 innings for Skeeters

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - Roger Clemens' second start for the Sugar Land Skeeters had a special twist to it when the 50-year-old right-hander pitched to his son who was squatting behind the plate.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tampa Bay’s Upton hits 3 homers against Rangers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay center fielder B.J. Upton hit three homers Sunday against the Texas Rangers, tying the team record.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Its Djokovic vs Murray in Open final

NEW YORK (AP) - The weather was much better at the U.S. Open on Sunday. So was Novak Djokovic.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams comes back to win Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Finally tested, even trailing, at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy beats the best to win BMW

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Rory McIlroy faced the strongest collection of contenders at any golf tournament this year Sunday at the BMW Championship.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Contador wins 2nd Vuelta cycling title

MADRID (AP) - Alberto Contador won his second Spanish Vuelta title on Sunday, capturing a fifth triumph at cycling's major races just over a month after his doping ban ended.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Creamer, Shin tied after 8 playoff holes

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Paula Creamer and Jiyai Shin played until dark, and still couldn't break their deadlock in the Kingsmill Championship.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lewis Hamilton wins Italian GP

MONZA, Italy (AP) - McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, and Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished third to extend his overall lead.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro delivers for Giants in win over Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum never liked facing Marco Scutaro. From a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, Scutaro considers that quite a compliment.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) - Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story Tuesday that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid

PHOENIX (AP) - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

PHOENIX (AP) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) - Rob Gronkowski's ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He's way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HoF vote

ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it's finally time for his number to be called.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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