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Vikings place Peterson on exempt list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ defense looks to rebound

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Grand jury to weigh in on Stewart’s case

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods says strength is back, but not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

MADRID (AP) - It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh: McDonald’s legal process must play out

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Raiders to sign WR Vincent Brown

ALAMEDA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings bring back Peterson despite child abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears claw their way back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Homer runs from Moss, Fuld helps A’s extend wildcard lead

SEATTLE (AP) - Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans win

OAKLAND (AP) - J.J. Watt has spent his NFL career disrupting offenses, batting down passes and piling up sacks.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Kazmir exits early as A’s fall short

NEW YORK (AP) - Scott Kazmir hopes it was just dehydration that caused the triceps tightness and ended his night against New York after only three ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peavy pitches well in loss to Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy made another good start, and that left San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy feeling encouraged following Giants' eighth loss in nine ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors deal Lee, hefty contract to Boston

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Barbosa agree to 1-year, $2.5M deal

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and veteran guard Leandro Barbosa have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal, a person with knowledge of ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams rallies past Azarenka; Sharapova is next

LONDON (AP) - Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain, Pence power Giants past Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lawrie 10th-inning blast lifts A’s to win

NEW YORK (AP) - Brett Lawrie hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning against All-Star reliever Dellin Betances, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US women celebrate World Cup win in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women's national team fans and raised an arm in triumph.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US beats Honduras to open Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome concedes Tour de France lead

CAMBRAI, France (AP) - Having stayed safe on the treacherous cobblestones, Chris Froome cared little about conceding the race leader's yellow jersey to Tony Martin ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth skipping Open warm-up

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) - Most golfers believe the path to the British Open title starts a week early in Scotland.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Azarenka tired of talking about grunts

LONDON (AP) - Victoria Azarenka didn't like the line of questioning at all.

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s bring up OF Smolinski

NEW YORK (AP) - The Oakland Athletics called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US enjoys 1 final title celebration

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two ...

July 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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