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Manning enjoys ‘best year ever’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this "just the best year ever of any quarterback."

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Flacco fitted for knee brace

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his left knee Sunday against the New England Patriots, a precautionary move in the wake of the injury he sustained Monday night in Detroit. Before Justin Tucker sent his 61-yard kick sailing toward the uprights in an 18-16 win, the Ravens collectively held their breath when Flacco's knee buckled upon being struck by the helmet of oncoming Lions lineman DeAndre Levy.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


From BCS finale to breakout stars, your bowl guide

This is it, the final go-round for the BCS.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB average salary up 5.4%

NEW YORK (AP) - While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players' union.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Doumit traded to ATL, Yankees hit with bill

Looking for catching depth after losing Brian McCann to free agency, the Atlanta Braves acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Sean Gilmartin. The 32-year-old Doumit could share time with Evan Gattis, a rookie last season who is McCann's projected replacement as Atlanta's primary starter.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors win in Igoudala’s return

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 104-93 on Tuesday night in Andre Iguodala's long-awaited return.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bobcats beat Kings to end losing streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lillards 36 leads Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Damian Lillard made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining, lifting the Portland Trail Blazers to a 119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski sparks Sharks in early run vs. Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bochy, Giants officially get their man

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Bruce Bochy went to his bosses and asked them to pursue Michael Morse. Meanwhile, the outfielder's agent came to him with San Francisco's interest and how it would be a great fit.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


BACK ON TOP

NEW YORK (AP) - A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saban: ‘There were no talks’ with Texas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Yankees hit with $28M luxury tax

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees were hit with a $28 million luxury tax bill, pushing their total past the $250 million mark since the penalty began in 2003.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks unanimously No. 1

It's unanimous.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Raiders regroup

ALAMEDA (AP) - The defense allowed Jamaal Charles repeatedly to take short passes and run untouched down the field for scores. The offense kept giving the ball away no matter who played quarterback. Even the special teams had its share of miscues.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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District attorney reviewing case against 49ers’ Miller

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office has received the case of 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal battery last week.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stadium supporters to begin petition drive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Organizers behind a proposed NFL stadium that could become home for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders will kick off a petition drive Thursday to bring the plan before voters.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US beats France for 10th Algarve Cup title

The United States not only avenged last month's stinging loss to France with its 10th Algarve Cup title, the Americans addressed concerns about their readiness for the Women's World Cup.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hold off Pistons for fifth straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson reached the 5,000-point milestone and knocked down two late 3-pointers in a 69-second span, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Detroit Pistons 105-98 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patrick Willis retires after injury-shortened season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - His eyes swollen from crying and reciting scripture as he spoke of retirement, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis bid farewell to football and called it one of his happiest days yet because he is leaving on his own terms.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Big trades steal spotlight from free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray, Zito combine for 5 innings in A’s win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched into the third inning, Barry Zito went 2 2-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in an exhibition game Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA stadium plan declared defunct; others remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Farmers Field had a prime location in downtown Los Angeles, big-time boosters, a builder with an impeccable professional sports resume, even a name and sponsor - rare for a project in the planning stages.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders agree to deal with free agent LB Malcolm Smith

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders opened free agency by agreeing to contracts on Tuesday with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, blocking tight end Lee Smith and running back Roy Helu.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fast-changing 49ers making waves on and off the field

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers made a splash before free agency even began.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jake Locker retires, has no ‘burning desire’ to play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Jake Locker has retired from football rather than hit free agency after four NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans, saying he no longer has the "burning desire" needed to keep playing the game for a living.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kemp and Upton hit back-to-back HRs, Padres beat Giants

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a three-run drive and Justin Upton followed with a home run as the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads Warriors to 50th win of season

PHOENIX (AP) - Make it 50 wins and counting for the Splash Brothers and Co.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL shopping spree kicks off

NEW YORK (AP) - The salary cap has been set, and it's time for the NFL's shopping spree to begin.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain makes spring debut, perfect in 2 innings

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut, Yasiel Puig hit his first home run of the exhibition season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants played to a 5-5 tie Monday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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