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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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Golden State off to strong start

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr approached Andre Iguodala during the preseason to discuss a somewhat radical idea he wanted to try out.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brook Lopez scores 18 in Nets’ blowout of depleted Thunder

NEW YORK (AP) - Brook Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 116-85 on Monday night in their home opener.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaep keeper flops; Brady tops Peyton

Colin Kaepernick came awfully close to scoring a go-ahead touchdown for San Francisco with a quarterback sneak on third-and-goal at the 1 in the closing seconds - just as he had come awfully close to throwing a go-ahead TD pass to Michael Crabtree moments earlier.

November 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Luck’s 4 TDs lead Colts

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts weren't going to have a hangover from last week's defeat.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Is read option changing the game or a fading fad?

Ronald Reagan, who was pretty good at debates, could offer an argument as to the staying power of the read option.

November 04, 2014 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


200-plus opt out of settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 200 former players or their families have opted out of the proposed settlement of NFL concussion claims, fewer than 1 percent of the retirees covered by the deal, according to court documents filed Monday.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NTSB: Spaceship’s descent device deployed prematurely

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft's descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday.

November 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Storm ushers in wet season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California storm dropped about half an inch of rain on Los Angeles, causing a troublesome mudslide in the region but bringing a good start to a much needed wet season amid the state's drought, forecasters said Saturday.

November 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patriots break Broncos behind Manning TDs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady outdueled Peyton Manning, throwing for four touchdowns, and Julian Edelman returned a punt 84 yards for a score in leading the New England Patriots past the Denver Broncos 43-21 Sunday.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenya runners win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) - Wilson Kipsang, a former world-record holder, needed to force himself to slow down.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


In Nevada desert, team wins 75 straight games

LAMO, Nev. (AP) - Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pernice wins Champions Tour playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Pernice Jr. won the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, beating Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers fumble away game

SANTA CLARA (AP) - James Laurinaitis and the St. Louis defense read Colin Kaepernick's mannerisms and were perfectly prepared for his quarterback sneak.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland rally comes up short in loss to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - Another close call. Another week where, no matter the improvement, the Oakland Raiders showed why they still remained winless.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings hand Clippers first loss of season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Sacramento Kings never beat the Los Angeles Clippers in four games last season. They made sure that wouldn't happen again with a dominant fourth quarter.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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