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Williams beats Azarenka for 5th US Open, 17th Slam

NEW YORK (AP) - Fussing with her skirt and flubbing her shots, Serena Williams was troubled in the U.S. Open final by the swirling air and the strong play of Victoria Azarenka.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Djokovic play for Open title

NEW YORK (AP) - The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dallas Cowboys beat Manning, Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brandon Carr returned an interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown, and Dallas beat Eli Manning and the Giants 36-31 for the first time at their fancy $1.2 billion stadium with six takeaways.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers got extra third-down play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers got an extra third-down play in the first half because of an officiating error - and scored a touchdown on it.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon ends long winless skid, A’s beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon won for the first time in more than a month, Seth Smith homered during a seven-run third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pryor’s miscues cost Raiders in loss at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Terrelle Pryor threw for 217 yards, one touchdown and broke a franchise record Sunday. That wasn't good enough for Oakland's new quarterback.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kaep delivers in 49ers win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Packers look to slow down Kaep this time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clay Matthews and the Green Bay defense spent a good chunk of the offseason focused on figuring out how to stop the read option and defend mobile quarterbacks like San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Colts taking different paths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Josh Donaldson powers Oakland into first place

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Petit nearly perfect as Giants beat D-Backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One more strike. Another couple of feet on a line drive.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica beats US 3-1 in World Cup qualifying

Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.

September 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• SERENA BACK IN U.S. OPEN FINAL: NEW YORK (AP) - At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the ...

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter Year 2 of rebuilding

OAKLAND - Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.

September 06, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Broncos again class of AFC West

Shaun Phillips joined the Denver Broncos after a decade of jawing with them as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He wants to show both his new team and his old one that he still has plenty of sacks left in him.

September 06, 2013 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


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Matsuyama. Walker tied for Kapalua lead

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan made their moves on different parts of the Plantation Course on Sunday and wound up in the same spot - tied for the lead going into the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Who is ‘true champion’?

DALLAS (AP) - Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Packers rally to beat Cowboys

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Hobbled but happy, Aaron Rodgers might have felt a bit lucky, too.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cousins helps Kings rout Cavaliers

SACRAMENTO. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat Cleveland 103-84 on Sunday night, the Cavaliers' seventh loss in eight games with LeBron James out with a strained back and sore left knee.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer turned the Brisbane International final into a grand occasion Sunday, beating the up-and-coming Milos Raonic in three see-sawing sets to register his 1,000th career match win.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wawrinka beats Bedene in Chennai Open final round

CHENNAI, India (AP) - Stan Wawrinka's preparations for the defense of his Australian Open title appear on track as he notched a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 victory over Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene to win the Chennai Open on Sunday.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers support internal candidates for coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several of the San Francisco 49ers have said they are hopeful their new head coach is a lot like the old one, Jim Harbaugh.

January 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors win 6th straight over Cavs

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 24 points, Stephen Curry had 23 and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors completed a perfect six-game home stand with a 112-94 win Friday night over the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers.

January 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Playoff director says no talks of expanding bracket

DALLAS (AP) - There has been no discussion among the group that runs the college football playoff about adding more teams.

January 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nuggets beat Kings for 4th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - One quarter, Denver's best one of the season, was the difference for the Nuggets on Friday night.

January 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tressel, Snyder selected to College Football Hall of Fame

DALLAS (AP) - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder have been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.

January 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Boston will be American bidder for the 2024 Olympics

DENVER (AP) - The Olympic rings flying over Fenway Park? Could happen.

January 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Investigator: NFL should have sought more info in Rice case

NEW YORK (AP) - The long-awaited Mueller report was released Thursday with no unexpected findings: the NFL initially botched the Ray Rice case and had a weak domestic abuse policy, but investigators found no evidence league officials saw tape of Rice hitting his fiancee before it was released.

January 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McCloughan is Redskins new GM

WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of turning to high-profile names - Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan, Joe Gibbs and more - to rescue the franchise and turn it into a long-term winner, the Washington Redskins have gone in another direction.

January 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders coaching search features at least 7 candidates

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' search for a new head coach has included promising coordinators, recycled head coaches and interim coach Tony Sparano.

January 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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