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Soccer brought Mandela ‘joy’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The mere sounds of soccer brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Despite dangers, freediving grows in popularity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Roberto Reyes grabbed the bright orange buoy and steadied his breath as sharp columns of hazy sunlight pierced the green seawater beneath him, fading before they reached the depths that he was about to explore off Puerto Rico's northwest coast.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SKIP STRAIGHT TO HALL

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Halladay retires a Blue Jay

Citing a desire to avoid surgery for an ailing back and wanting to spend more time with his family, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay retired Monday after 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dawson field goal lifts 49ers by Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders struggle again in loss to New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dennis Allen was irked by several failures in his Oakland Raiders' latest defeat: a slow start, turnovers and shaky special teams.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harding makes 37 saves, Wild beat Sharks with just 13 shots

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild gained some momentum heading into a stretch in which they will spend little time at home.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Prater kicks record 64-yard FG

DENVER (AP) - Matt Prater had a cold, and was dealing with icy temperatures and history as he lined up to kick the frigid football from his 46-yard line.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL TODAY, WEEK 14

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December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saints help NFL set single-day record for TDs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saints snap Carolina’s win streak at 8

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns, helping New Orleans regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap Carolina's winning streak at eight games.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Toronto to trade Gay to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are making another major move under new owner Vivek Ranadive in hopes of turning around the franchise's struggles.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Johnson rallies to beat Woods in World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want - Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB denied A’s San Jose move

SAN JOSE (AP) - Major League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics' request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by Commissioner Bud Selig.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No. 24 Fresno St beats Utah State for Mountain West title

FRESNO (AP) - All the records and accolades Derek Carr earned became secondary in a sea of red at Bulldog Stadium when fans poured out of the stands to celebrate a long-awaited conference championship.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Rockets rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe’s return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Free agency looms after World Series concludes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter's box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors co-owner regrets writing ‘hoodish’

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber wrote to team employees to say that he regrets if anybody was offended by his unintentional use of "hoodish" in an email.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lee likely to miss opener at Sacramento

OAKLAND (AP) - Power forward David Lee is expected to sit out Golden State's season opener at Sacramento on Wednesday night with a strained left hamstring.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants, Royals ready for wild Series finish

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings building arena but focus on team

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron back home, Spurs back on top

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Teams affected by concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T Park was clear and direct: "When in doubt, sit it out."

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie coach aims high for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dorsey returns to 49ers practice, Lattimore next

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore is ready to return to the practice field at last, ready to forget the devastating knee injuries, surgeries and countless hours of rehab.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New problems for winless Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Every week there's a new problem and the same result for the Oakland Raiders.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins end Cowboys’ 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals hope to light up clubhouse deer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins, and has a "W'' underneath a crown.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavys seek cable-car celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jake Peavy's son is eager for dad to bring home the World Series championship, and a cable car.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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