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Players, teams start rush to settle in arbitration

NEW YORK - Players and teams started rushing to settle arbitration cases Monday, a day before the sides were to swap proposed salaries.

January 16, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Kvitova advance at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Anyone who didn't know Novak Djokovic won three of the four Grand Slam titles last year only had to look at his shoes.

January 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Tebow has earned starting status in 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The debate over Tim Tebow's worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.

January 16, 2012 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Giants believe only they can stop themselves in SF

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Antrel Rolle doesn't come from the Tom Coughlin mold for the New York Giants.

January 16, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Championship pedigree shows for Brady, Eli

The playoffs have a way of bringing out the pedigree in NFL quarterbacks. Simply take a look at the fingers of Tom Brady and Eli Manning to recognize it.

January 16, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Athletics deal pitchers two Rockies for OF Seth Smith

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and left-hander Josh Outman.

January 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Giants reach 1-year deal with OF Angel Pagan

SAN FRANCSICO - The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Angel Pagan agreed to a $4.85 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.

January 16, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Raiders target Broncos, Packers assistant coaches

ALAMEDA - The Oakland Raiders search for a new head coach picked up steam on Monday as the team received permission to interview two Denver assistants and was also poised to talk to members of Green Bay's staff.

January 16, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


WHERE THE HEART IS

SANTA CLARA - Any cold-weather garments Vernon Davis owns are getting tossed aside as quickly as he changed San Francisco's playoff fortunes with a game-winning touchdown catch against the favored Saints.

January 16, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Li back on track after poor 2nd half of 2011

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Li Na's best year on the WTA Tour was like a roller coaster.

January 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rasmus, Blue Jays agree to 1-year, $2.7M deal

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays and center fielder Colby Rasmus have agreed to a one-year, $2.7 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

January 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


For Cubs, uncertainty comes with excitement

CHICAGO (AP) - There were standing ovations for Theo Epstein and chants from the crowd.

January 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Gonzalez agrees to 5-year contract with Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gio Gonzalez agreed to a $42 million, five-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, just three weeks after the left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.

January 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pitcher Bartolo Colon, A’s reach 1-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon have reached agreement on a one-year deal that will bolster the team's depleted rotation, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday.

January 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco fans well-behaved after playoff win over New Orleans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Football fans in San Francisco were exuberant but mostly well-behaved after Saturday's electrifying 36-32 playoff win over the New Orleans Saints.

January 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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49ers CEO wants to give McDonald ‘due process’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks No. 1 in AP Pro32

The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Kassim Osgood re-signs with 49ers after getting waived

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Kassim Osgood was out of work over the weekend and that's just fine with him. He's been around long enough to understand the business side of football.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US beats Slovenia to reach semis at worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mercury crush Sky in Game 2 of Finals

PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petit tosses 4-hit gem

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get back in the swing

CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Donaldson checked out the video and figured out the problem. The quick fix led to a big night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers answer skeptics with stellar defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers release RB LaMichael James

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose battle of trenches in opener to Jets

ALAMEDA (AP) - The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

Ray Rice cut after release of video: BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stafford brilliant in Lions’ opener

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s bullpen fails again

CHICAGO (AP) - Eric O'Flaherty wasn't able to help the Oakland Athletics' ailing bullpen.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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