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The ins and outs of the playoff races

With five of the six playoff slots in both conferences decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.

December 22, 2014 | BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro underwent back surgery that could end his career.

December 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that.

December 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers squander 21-point lead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick jumped into the open arms of his leaping coach and all seemed right with the San Francisco 49ers for a few hours Saturday night.

December 21, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Pro Sports


Dallas Cowboys lasso playoff spot

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steelers, Packers, Cowboys, Seahawks win, move into playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders knock out Bills

OAKLAND (AP) - Unable to make the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the Oakland Raiders are doing a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings snap 5-game losing skid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


4th straight win for SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - Matt Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

December 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TALE OF 2 TEAMS

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are competing for their playoff lives with two games to go, slim as those chances might be.

December 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Thunder after Durant injury

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders defense depleted by injuries

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders defense was dealt a big blow back in the preseason when middle linebacker and defensive signal caller Nick Roach suffered a season-ending concussion.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins' return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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King’s evolution as a punter paying off for Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' surprising second-half comeback against the Denver Broncos last week was due in large part to their ability to control field ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rose contrite, holds out hope for Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pete Rose believes he still has a chance to one day get back in baseball. In the meantime, he's turning his ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Triumphant return for Puig, Abreu

HAVANA (AP) - A lineup of Cuban-born baseball stars, including some of the most famous defectors in recent memory, made a triumphant return to the island ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heyward wants to make history after deal with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Heyward knows Theo Epstein ended a long championship drought in Boston and understands how epic it would be to bring a title ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA officials plead not guilty in soccer corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) - A sprawling U.S. bribery prosecution that has scandalized soccer's governing body took another step forward on Tuesday, with the former ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 12.4 seconds left in overtime and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heat tip their caps to Golden State’s winning streak

MIAMI (AP) - The streak is over, and the Miami Heat know exactly what the Golden State Warriors are going through right now.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woodson, Megatron among award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tomsula disagrees 49ers were overconfident against Browns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Tomsula begs to differ with left tackle Joe Staley and linebacker Ahmad Brooks that the San Francisco 49ers overlooked Cleveland ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Shoulder could end Condo’s season

ALAMEDA (AP) - One day after not having a backup long snapper nearly proved costly, the Oakland Raiders could be looking for a starter.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pete Rose’s plea for reinstatement rejected

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose's application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors go back to work following 1st loss of season

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors did something for the first time this season: practice following a loss.

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA referee Kennedy tells Yahoo he is gay

NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy has told Yahoo Sports he is gay after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo directed a gay slur ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 6-year contract pitcher Cueto

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even after signing Jeff Samardzija to a large, long-term contract last week, the San Francisco Giants had their eye on Johnny Cueto ...

December 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Alabama’s running back Henry awarded Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Hand it to Derrick Henry.

December 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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