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Denver tight end Julius Thomas no longer a no-name

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Julius Thomas figures only friends and family drafted him in their fantasy football leagues this season. One catch in two pro seasons didn't exactly make him a tantalizing target.

September 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Williams beats Azarenka for 5th US Open, 17th Slam

NEW YORK (AP) - Fussing with her skirt and flubbing her shots, Serena Williams was troubled in the U.S. Open final by the swirling air and the strong play of Victoria Azarenka.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Djokovic play for Open title

NEW YORK (AP) - The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dallas Cowboys beat Manning, Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brandon Carr returned an interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown, and Dallas beat Eli Manning and the Giants 36-31 for the first time at their fancy $1.2 billion stadium with six takeaways.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers got extra third-down play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers got an extra third-down play in the first half because of an officiating error - and scored a touchdown on it.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon ends long winless skid, A’s beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon won for the first time in more than a month, Seth Smith homered during a seven-run third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pryor’s miscues cost Raiders in loss at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Terrelle Pryor threw for 217 yards, one touchdown and broke a franchise record Sunday. That wasn't good enough for Oakland's new quarterback.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kaep delivers in 49ers win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Packers look to slow down Kaep this time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clay Matthews and the Green Bay defense spent a good chunk of the offseason focused on figuring out how to stop the read option and defend mobile quarterbacks like San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Colts taking different paths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Josh Donaldson powers Oakland into first place

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Petit nearly perfect as Giants beat D-Backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One more strike. Another couple of feet on a line drive.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica beats US 3-1 in World Cup qualifying

Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.

September 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• SERENA BACK IN U.S. OPEN FINAL: NEW YORK (AP) - At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the ...

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter Year 2 of rebuilding

OAKLAND - Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.

September 06, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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Money Manziel: Browns ink rookie

CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Football has some NFL money to rub between his fingers.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron won’t talk future until after vacation

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James is leaving. For a family vacation, that is. The Miami Heat star said that's his first order of business, and during the time away from basketball he'll start the process of moving past this season and looking toward the future.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steeler greats honor Noll

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The lessons Chuck Noll passed down to his players - maxims that often applied as much to life as to football - are tacked on the wall in Mike Mularkey's office.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs: Who’s back? Players wonder, too

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili had a simple message for his teammates during an emotional team meeting Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger progressing, extends his swing

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods is making progress in his recovery from back surgery and starting to extend his swing, his agent said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White Sox tee-off on Cain

CHICAGO (AP) - John Danks is enjoying success and making it look easy with a string of impressive performances of late.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ORANGE YOU GLAD TO SEE ME? NOPE.

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - After hammering Spain 5-1 in their World Cup opener, the Netherlands is hungry for more.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Subs sink Black Stars

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the Americans emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany pummels Portugal

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Thomas Mueller picked up where he left off at the World Cup, scoring a hat trick in Germany's 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G opener on Monday.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baseball mourns death of Mr. Padre

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the "5.5 hole" between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers crush Pomeranz, A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Donnie Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis overcame an uneven start to win for the first time in more than three weeks and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 14-8 on Monday night.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaymer: The Germanator

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Two days into the U.S. Open, it didn't look like one.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kahne fights for job with Hendricks

Hendrick Motorsports likes things neat and clean and organized. NASCAR's top team works hard to avoid drama, and its way of doing business is a huge part of the organization's success.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bosh: Season was grind for Heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - About an hour after the season ended, Chris Bosh was standing near the bus ramp from where the Miami Heat would soon depart for the airport and the offseason.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs built for long-term success

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates.

June 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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