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High demand as World Cup ticket sales begin

SAO PAULO (AP) - It was a frenzied start to FIFA's attempt to fill the stands for next year's World Cup in Brazil as fans applied Tuesday for more than 1 million tickets in just seven hours.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still not settled on starting punter

NAPA (AP) - For the first time in more than a decade, the Raiders head into the final stages of training camp uncertain who their punter will be.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After WR swap, Jenkins dives into life with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A.J. Jenkins never thought he'd be back in Kansas City so soon.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


WR Jon Baldwin gets to work with new team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jon Baldwin watched from the other sideline Friday night as Colin Kaepernick zipped warm-up passes to his wide receivers, then Baldwin marveled with a couple of Kansas City teammates about the do-everything 49ers quarterback.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tarell Brown hopes to get back some of lost $2M

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown said Tuesday that his new agent, Joel Segal, is in talks with the 49ers about compensation for a portion of the $2 million escalator Brown inadvertently voided in his contract by not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Homers lift A’s past Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bad bounce lifts Marlins past Giants

MIAMI (AP) - A bad bounce brought a bit of good fortune to the Miami Marlins.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Daniels forces 49ers to alter QB backup plans

SANTA CLARA (AP) - B.J. Daniels' NFL preseason debut at quarterback has forced the San Francisco 49ers to alter their plans a bit.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Taiwan Jones trying out position switch for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Taiwan Jones' NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the field for much of his first two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luna Rossa beats hobbled Emirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Azarenka win 1st titles in Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with a first-time title. One set away from her own breakthrough, No. 1 Serena Williams wilted.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reed beats Spieth in playoff

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - In the span of a couple of strokes, Patrick Reed went from almost certain disaster to his first PGA Tour victory.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Europe finally wins the Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - The Europeans wanted to make history by winning the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Logano holds off Harvick for crucial win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Joey Logano gave Ford a Sprint Cup sweep in Michigan - and enabled team owner Roger Penske to celebrate a victory in his home state.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


California bats come alive at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Offense is what led Chula Vista, Calif., to the Little League World Series, and the West champions finally put their big bats on display Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Hertl, Grosenick lead Sharks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - San Jose rookie goalkeeper Troy Grosenick stopped everything the Carolina Hurricanes threw at him in a 2-0 win on Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kim wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gay gets $40M, 3-year extension

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings and forward Rudy Gay have agreed to a $40 million, three-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Double dose of NFC West for NY Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL is giving the New York Giants a rare chance for a do-over.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Opportunity to get right for Bolts, Raiders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Reinforcements have arrived for the San Diego Chargers, who also are getting some help from the schedule-makers.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rex Ryan fined $100,000 for profanities

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for his postgame use of profanity that was picked up on video last Sunday.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Chris Borland making big plays for the 49ers Defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As one of the smallest kids with five brothers growing up in Ohio, Chris Borland learned to protect himself at an early age.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winless Raiders search for inspiration

ALAMEDA (AP) - While the Oakland Raiders stretched before the start of practice, a voice could be heard over the usual musical soundtrack on the loudspeaker.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win MVP awards

NEW YORK (AP) - For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors snap 2-game skid, beat Nets

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Draymond Green had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-99 on Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Niemi keys Sharks’ win over Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Antti Niemi provided some offense in addition to stopping the puck.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer thrashes Murray at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer blew away Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 to finish the ATP Finals round-robin unbeaten, and hand Murray his worst defeat in seven years in front of his home crowd on Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lee scores at buzzer, Grizzlies beat Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Courtney Lee scored on a lob pass as time expired to cap a furious fourth-quarter rally, and the Memphis Grizzlies came from 26 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings 111-110 on Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tannehill rallies Dolphins past Bills

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - When Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jarvis Landry dived into the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown, he was just getting started. A replay review upheld the score, and Landry then sprinted up and down the sideline in a celebration of redemption.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith prepares for post-suspension return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Aldon Smith wore a big grin beneath his facemask, even when linebackers coach Jim Leavitt good-naturedly let him have it after the ball didn't wind up in his hands during one drill.

November 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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