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Deacon Jones: football’s most feared sackmaster

His nickname belied his calling. David "Deacon" Jones was the most feared member of the Fearsome Foursome, the original sackmaster.

June 05, 2013 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Spoelstra, Popovich making the right moves

MIAMI (AP) - Other than being widely known by just the first syllable of their surnames, the coaches who will match wits in these NBA Finals may seem like polar opposites.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Federer loses quick French QF; Williams back in SF

PARIS (AP) - A point from losing the first set of his French Open quarterfinal, Roger Federer shanked a routine forehand, sending the ball 10 feet beyond the opposite baseline.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ new regime takes long-term approach

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Of all the lessons Mike Malone has learned from his head coaches in over a decade as an NBA assistant, the problem of unrealistic expectations was obviously one of them.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Milone, Crisp send A’s to victory over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Tommy Milone was a force at the plate and on the mound.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jason Kidd retiring from NBA after 19 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Kidd became one of the best by making others better.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hope Roach is the man in the middle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Nick Roach lined up at middle linebacker, barked out a coverage adjustment, then quickly shifted behind the left side of the defensive line before bursting through to pressure Oakland rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat off to Finals, beat Pacers in Game 7

MIAMI (AP) - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins crush Penguins 6-1 to take 2-0 lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Nadal on course for semifinal in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Less than 48 hours after learning of the death of his childhood coach, Novak Djokovic was on court at the French Open, determined to complete a career Grand Slam in honor of the woman he likened to a "second mother."

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American women go 0 for 3 Monday at French Open

PARIS (AP) - A day before Serena Williams puts her 28-match winning streak on the line at the French Open, the three other U.S. women left in field tried to join her in the quarterfinals.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon’s 5-hitter leads Athletics past White Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon tossed a five-hitter a week after turning 40, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night in a game that took only 2 hours, 14 minutes.

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants-Cardinals postponed by rain

ST. LOUIS (AP) - This time, the St. Louis Cardinals got some help from the bad weather.

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings sale to Ranadive group complete

By The Associated Press

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Haas leads as Tiger falters at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Bill Haas played the best golf in the toughest conditions Friday in the rain-delayed Memorial.

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Livingston out 6-8 weeks

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl tosses gem at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins injures knee in practice

CHICAGO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepare to host Lions in exhibition game

OAKLAND (AP) - Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland's newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Royal treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two lead at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Lexi Thompson and South Korea's Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Controversy, on clouds Giants’ 7-run rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball's expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vargas twirls 3-hit shutout against A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Ian Williams taking steps toward return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After three years and six NFL games, San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams finally got his first pro start.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE (AP) - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yu Darvish on DL with inflammation in right elbow

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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