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Crabtree closer to 2012 form

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Considering the career season he produced a year ago, Michael Crabtree hesitates to say he is completely back to his former playmaking self only seven months after Achilles tendon surgery.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA: Griffin ejection a mistake

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA said Thursday that its referees made a mistake when they ejected Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin in the Clippers' 105-103 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders DT Sims due for big paycheck

ALAMEDA (AP) - Pat Sims' future with the Oakland Raiders is unclear. He should have plenty of options for next season.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL Roundup

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP crowns King James as top athlete

MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) - Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a tiebreaking 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bidding war for Tanaka begins

NEW YORK (AP) - The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun.

December 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors defeat Clippers on testy Christmas night

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson blocked a shot by Chris Paul with 1 second left then contested Jamal Crawford's 3-pointer that fell short at the final buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 105-103 in a feisty game that featured a pair of ejections on Wednesday night.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders struggle to find impact players in draft

ALAMEDA (AP) - For an organization seeking to rebuild through the draft, the Oakland Raiders have struggled to find impact players in the first two drafts under general manager Reggie McKenzie.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

NEW YOPRIK (AP) - Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


ONE BIG WHACK FOR SKATING

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonya and Nancy.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL defenses trying to redo tackling technique

NEW YORK (AP) - In the seventh season of Dashon Goldson's NFL career, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying to teach an old safety a new trick: how to tackle effectively without breaking a rule or, worse, damaging a body part.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ground game as big as aerial fireworks show

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos 335-pound defensive tackle Terrance Knighton sat at his locker and chuckled at the thought of his first trip to the playoffs, his belly shaking like a shopping mall Santa Claus.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Year in golf: Tales from the Tour

Steve Stricker made it clear that money was not important.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL offseason workout limits & injuries

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries.

December 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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49ers debut in Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - After weeks of talk about players who won't be on the field for San Francisco's first regular-season visit to the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys, the time has come to focus on those who will.

September 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jets’ Smith was in same spot as Raiders’ Carr

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Geno Smith knows exactly what Derek Carr is dealing with.

September 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy waits out delay, Giants beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) - Jake Peavy pitched six innings without allowing an earned run - even remaining in the game after a rain delay of 2 hours, 42 minutes - and the San Francisco Giants routed the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night.

September 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carter burns Athletics again

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

September 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers opener has special meaning for Crabtree

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Crabtree hawked bags of popcorn and hot dogs in the stands at old Texas Stadium as a boy.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


September call-ups have purpose for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the span of just a few hours on a hot Tuesday afternoon, Terrance Gore drove from Arkansas to Kansas City, moved into a locker deep within Kauffman Stadium, slid into a starched white Royals jersey and took some bunting practice on the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Year after doping ban, Cilic reaches US Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic wasn't allowed to play last year in the U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping suspension that he says he didn't deserve.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hingis returns to US Open doubles final

NEW YORK (AP) - Martina Hingis will play in the U.S. Open women's doubles final for the first time since winning the 1998 title.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girardi: Tanaka will pitch to test elbow

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees plan to have Masahiro Tanaka throw another bullpen session Saturday and say the injured star must pitch in some sort of game setting to determine whether he can avoid elbow surgery.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks lead Packers after 3rd quarter

SEATTLE (AP) - Marshawn Lynch ran for a 9-yard touchdown and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks had a 22-10 lead over the Green Bay Packers after three quarters in the NFL season opener on Thursday night.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harris ends journey by making Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Shelby Harris had no idea what his football future would hold when he was suspended for his final college season at Illinois State.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers most expensive NFL outing for family of 4

NEW YORK (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium is the most expensive venue to take a family of four for an NFL game.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos built to weather absence like Welker’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wes Welker's suspension didn't exactly send the Denver Broncos into a scramble. Their adaptable offense is built to weather such setbacks.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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