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Raiders practice at night

ALAMEDA (AP) - Maybe a change in the practice schedule will shake the Oakland Raiders out of their winless slide - now at 16 games and longer than a full calendar year.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in four-man deal

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers among teams inspected by DEA

The five NFL road teams whose medical staffs were interviewed and subjected to spot checks of their bags by federal agents may turn out to be just the first five in line.

November 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Steelers rally on road to topple Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Finally, late Pat Burns joins Hockey HOF

TORONTO (AP) - A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Jays, Martin agree to 5-year deal

TORONTO (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says the Toronto Blue Jays and free agent catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets upend ailing James, Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ty Lawson scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo added 23 and the struggling Denver Nuggets ended Cleveland's four-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday night.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harvick finds happiness long before NASCAR title

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career.

November 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March

NEW YORK (AP) - A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Parents lie on survey to identify English learners

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nieves Garcia came from Mexico at age 6 and spent most of her elementary school years in California classified as an "English learner" even after she had picked up the language. Now a 32-year-old mother, she didn't want her daughter labeled the same way and subjected to additional testing.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fire destroys -old church in San Jose

SAN JOSE, (AP) - A fire has destroyed a century-old Catholic church in San Jose.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ defense nabs 5 passes to secure win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Every time the San Francisco offense opened the door for the reeling New York Giants, the 49ers' defense closed it.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ losing streak reaches 16 overall

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When the sun rises Monday, it will have been a year since the Oakland Raiders won a game.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - There was no trick to Kevin Harvick's first Sprint Cup championship. Competing for the title against three other drivers, he seized his opportunity with a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps of the season finale.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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With labor peace, WNBA eyes ways to keep growing

NEW YORK (AP) - WNBA President Laurel Richie was all smiles after the annual Board of Governors meetings this week.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Harvick named Driver of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hawks beat 76ers for 8th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points, and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight victory - the Hawks' longest winning streak in 17 years.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Kentucky overcomes slow start, tops Columbia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky gave up the first 11 points, still trailed at halftime and finally shook off a slow start to beat pesky Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday night.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Rockets for 14th straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry shook off slow starts to finish with a flurry, and the Golden State Warriors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games by beating the Houston Rockets 105-93 on Wednesday night.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scherzer could be seeking more than Kershaw

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel moves into starter’s role

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Johnny Manziel seemed a little taller. Not in height, but definitely in stature.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr shows steady progress as rookie for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr believes he has made steady progress in his rookie season as an NFL quarterback even if it hasn't always been evident in his results.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women draw 1-1 with China in Brazil tournament

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw 1-1 against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oregon State hires Gary Andersen

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen unexpectedly stepped down Wednesday to become head coach at Oregon State.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colin Kaepernick working on how he answers media

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Unexpectedly cheerful and far more chatty than the norm, Colin Kaepernick insisted he takes every part of his job seriously and is working at giving more thoughtful public responses even after poor performances.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Owners approve new personal conduct policy

IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heisman finalists headline awards

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama and Oregon are the top two seeds in the inaugural College Football Playoff. But first, their star players are up for several major awards.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rivera: Anderson replacing Newton at QB vs. Bucs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to get some rest and not worry about football.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


5 conferences comfortable with 4 CFP slots

NEW YORK (AP) - Five power conferences. Four spots in the College Football Playoff.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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