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NFL approves $200 million loan for 49ers stadium

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Thursday to help the San Francisco 49ers build a stadium south of Santa Clara.

February 02, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Mayweather gets license for May 5 fight vs. Cotto

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. got almost everything he wanted Wednesday, receiving a boxing license and naming an opponent and a date for his next fight.

February 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders bring back Knapp to take over as offensive coordinator

ALAMEDA - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen made the first hire for his new staff on Wednesday, bringing back Greg Knapp as the team's offensive coordinator.

February 01, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Brewers OF Morgan practices with Sharks

SAN JOSE - On his fourth attempt during a hockey breakaway drill, Nyjer Morgan shot the puck past Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss to score in the bottom right corner of the net. Greiss did the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder a favor and let it go in, with Morgan later thanking him with a firm pat to the chest pad.

February 01, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


Thornton scores 2, Sharks beat Blue Jackets

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Thornton scored twice to get San Jose off to a fast start out of the All-Star break and Antti Niemi posted his 17th career shutout in the Sharks' 6-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

January 31, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Rush leads Warriors past Kings in Smart's return

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to spark a late rally, and the Golden State Warriors spoiled former coach Keith Smart's return with a 93-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


This Super Bowl rematch anything but trashy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hear what Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the pep rally before leaving New England for the Super Bowl? He got 'em riled up by saying he hoped to come back as a winner, greeted by an even larger crowd.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crosby ails from soft tissue injury in neck

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby's concussion-like symptoms may not be due to a concussion after all.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Former walk-on Thurman helping first-place Cal

BERKELEY - Robert Thurman always figured he'd be big. His mom is a retired Marine staff sergeant who stands 6 feet tall, while his father is a 7-foot former bodybuilder who weighed 400 pounds in his prime.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ochocinco demure in long-awaited Super spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chad Ochocinco was the last Patriot to walk across the field and wade into the pack of reporters and photographers waiting near the sideline. He felt no need to rush the moment he'd longed for nearly his whole life.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams: Venus 'coming along awesome'

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Serena Williams said her sister Venus has been training every day and will be ready for the Fed Cup matches against Belarus - her first competitive tennis since she pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an autoimmune disease.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Peyton Manning says he has no plans to retire

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - For all the things that are still up in the air, Peyton Manning is certain about this much: He isn't ready to retire yet.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Indians acquire Canzler from Rays

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have added an MVP to their roster, and a possible replacement at first base.

January 31, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 22 points, Mike Miller added 14 off the bench and the Miami Heat shook off a slow start to run away from the New Orleans Hornets 109-95 on Monday night.

January 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


WR Deion Branch looking for wins, not attention

INDIANAPOLIS - He plays offense. He's won at least two Super Bowls, and he was the MVP the last time the Patriots won the NFL championship.

January 30, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Landon Donovan says he’ll retire after season

CARSON (AP) - A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS assesses its future following big summer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It's engaging them that the league sees as its next step.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teens take center stage

IRVINE (AP) - Katie Ledecky beat defending champion Missy Franklin to win the 200-meter freestyle in a showdown of teen swimming queens at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant withdraws from US national team

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tsonga stuns Djokovic in sweep

TORONTO (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Stern headlines Hall of Fame class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling's "interesting" ownership that came before it.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peralta is 1st to 14

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were just a key hit or two from another victory on the road.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lester twirls 3-hitter

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


2 girls may play in LL regional finals

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Kayla Roncin and Mo'ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girl's team may have to knock off the other's team.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Skins top Brady-less Patriots

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Tom Brady took the night off, and Robert Griffin III played one series Thursday night as the Washington Redskins beat the New England Patriots 23-6 in the teams' preseason opener.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More power for largest conferences

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods good to go for major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaughs gather for 49ers-Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) - They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it isn't often that the Harbaugh brothers have a get-together in August.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks, Kings to play game at Levi’s Staduim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Sandoval knock in 3 runs each

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval each drove in three runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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