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WIZARDS FIRE COACH SAUNDERS, PROMOTE WITTMAN: WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking different strategies at both ends of the court and improvement from a roster filled with young players such as John Wall, the NBA-worst Washington Wizards fired coach Flip Saunders on Tuesday after a 2-15 start and replaced him with assistant Randy Wittman.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers go from 6-10 to cusp of Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA - Jim Harbaugh arrived as the new coach of the 49ers a year ago challenged with turning around San Francisco's once-proud franchise in the midst of a lockout and minus the usual offseason preparation time with his players.

January 24, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


David Akers: Stop hateful remarks aimed at Williams

SANTA CLARA - Kyle Williams is ignoring the barrage of hateful, hurtful, even threatening comments he has received via social media in the aftermath of his ill-timed fumble that cost the San Francisco 49ers the NFC championship game against New York.

January 24, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Tice will not interview for Raiders coaching job

ALAMEDA - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will not interview for the Oakland Raiders vacant head coaching job as originally planned.

January 24, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Blazers down Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Jamal Crawford knew what had been holding him back: too much thinking and not enough shooting. His coach and teammates agreed.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Grizzles rally from 20 down to beat Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Rudy Gay scored 23 points, three in the final 23 seconds, and the surging Memphis Grizzlies rallied from 20 points down in the second half to beat the Golden State Warriors 91-90 on Monday night.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Manning, Giants heading to Indy to face Pats again

Hey, Indianapolis. A Manning will be playing in your Super Bowl, after all.

January 24, 2012 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants-49ers NFC title game draws huge TV audience

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Giants' overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third-most watched conference championship game in 30 years.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


110 fans tossed from Candlestick for bad behavior

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say they arrested 29 people at Sunday's NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park - and tossed out another 110 people for unruly behavior.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Hall, Dubnyk lead Oilers to SO win over Sharks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Backup goalie Devan Dubnyk played like an All-Star and helped the desperate Edmonton Oilers to a much needed win.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

BOSTON (AP) - Paul Pierce and former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry the injury-riddled Boston Celtics to an 87-56 win over Orlando on Monday night.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHL Capsules

DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win - the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Men's Top 25 Capsules

CINCINNATI (AP) - Kris Joseph scored 17 points, and No. 3 Syracuse recovered from its first loss of the season by beating Cincinnati 60-53 on Monday night, giving coach Jim Boeheim a notable career win.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Women’s Top 25 Capsules

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Skylar Diggins matched a season high with 27 points Monday night and No. 2 Notre Dame routed No. 7 Tennessee 72-44, holding the Vols to their lowest scoring output in modern school history.

January 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Nats blank Cubs to force Game 5

CHICAGO (AP) - Stephen Strasburg gave Washington everything he had, and it was more than enough.

October 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS

CLEVELAND (AP) - These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent.

October 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Coaches adjust to new rules in NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike D'Antoni ran an offensive system known as seven seconds or less, so he likes things fast.

October 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings try to gain ground in tough West

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have moved on from emotional big man DeMarcus Cousins, who they traded away to New Orleans in February.

October 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oh joy! Warriors chase repeat championship

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr recently threw out a perplexing question to his star-studded Golden State roster: What should he tell a team that has won ...

October 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Reid: 49ers support players who kneel

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers won't be forcing their players to stand during the national anthem, safety Eric Reid said Wednesday.

October 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


North Bay fires force Raiders to alter practice

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders adjusted their practice schedule Wednesday because of poor air quality resulting from the wildfires in nearby wine country.

October 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

COUVA, Trinidad (AP) - Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans' chances for ...

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign CB Demetrius McCray

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added some needed help for their banged-up secondary Tuesday when they signed free-agent cornerback Demetrius McCray.

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign CB Leon Hall, place CB Asa Jackson on IR

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Leon Hall to a one-year deal.

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cubs rally past Scherzer, Nationals, lead NLDS 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) - Moments after his go-ahead hit, Anthony Rizzo walked across the infield at frenzied Wrigley Field and shouted "Respect me! Respect me!"

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


High-5: Yankees, Indians set for decisive ALDS finale

CLEVELAND (AP) - There were no noticeable signs of panic or pressure. Now is not the time to show any weakness.

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Predators rally, beat Flyers 6-5

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Filip Forsberg scored his second goal with 35.6 seconds left and the Nashville Predators rallied by scoring twice in the final ...

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Golden Knights try to play role in healing Vegas with opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hockey fans arrived on the Las Vegas Strip in the crisp desert afternoon, gathering in jovial groups outside the rink. Many wore ...

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Iguodala doesn’t want credit for being Warriors leader

OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala wants nothing to do with this conversation, not if it has to do with giving him any credit at all. For ...

October 10, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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