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High demand as World Cup ticket sales begin

SAO PAULO (AP) - It was a frenzied start to FIFA's attempt to fill the stands for next year's World Cup in Brazil as fans applied Tuesday for more than 1 million tickets in just seven hours.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still not settled on starting punter

NAPA (AP) - For the first time in more than a decade, the Raiders head into the final stages of training camp uncertain who their punter will be.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After WR swap, Jenkins dives into life with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A.J. Jenkins never thought he'd be back in Kansas City so soon.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


WR Jon Baldwin gets to work with new team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jon Baldwin watched from the other sideline Friday night as Colin Kaepernick zipped warm-up passes to his wide receivers, then Baldwin marveled with a couple of Kansas City teammates about the do-everything 49ers quarterback.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tarell Brown hopes to get back some of lost $2M

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown said Tuesday that his new agent, Joel Segal, is in talks with the 49ers about compensation for a portion of the $2 million escalator Brown inadvertently voided in his contract by not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Homers lift A’s past Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bad bounce lifts Marlins past Giants

MIAMI (AP) - A bad bounce brought a bit of good fortune to the Miami Marlins.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Daniels forces 49ers to alter QB backup plans

SANTA CLARA (AP) - B.J. Daniels' NFL preseason debut at quarterback has forced the San Francisco 49ers to alter their plans a bit.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Taiwan Jones trying out position switch for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Taiwan Jones' NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the field for much of his first two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luna Rossa beats hobbled Emirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Azarenka win 1st titles in Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with a first-time title. One set away from her own breakthrough, No. 1 Serena Williams wilted.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reed beats Spieth in playoff

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - In the span of a couple of strokes, Patrick Reed went from almost certain disaster to his first PGA Tour victory.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Europe finally wins the Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - The Europeans wanted to make history by winning the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Logano holds off Harvick for crucial win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Joey Logano gave Ford a Sprint Cup sweep in Michigan - and enabled team owner Roger Penske to celebrate a victory in his home state.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


California bats come alive at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Offense is what led Chula Vista, Calif., to the Little League World Series, and the West champions finally put their big bats on display Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Giants Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out with back strain

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the team's leading run producer.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained neck.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign Dan Uggla to minor-league deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

TORONTO (AP) - David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCallum scores 29, Kings win summer league title

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ray McCallum had a few big moments toward the end of last season for the Sacramento Kings.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter camp with 'chip' on shoulders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - There was a common theme to the players the Oakland Raiders brought in this offseason.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) - Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) - Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said on Monday.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gray, A’s pound Baltimore Orioles to sweep series

OAKLAND (AP) - As mid-July statements go, the Oakland Athletics delivered a powerful message to the Baltimore Orioles.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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