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• TIGER PGA TOUR'S TOP PLAYER: Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world. It was the third time Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award despite not winning a major. He made up for that with two World Golf Championships and The Players Championship among his five wins.

September 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks F Raffi Torres sidelined with knee injury

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates clinch 1st playoff berth in 21 years

CHICAGO (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Athletics keep rolling, beat Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Not even Sunday's champagne-soaked celebration of another division title could knock the Oakland Athletics off their soaring trajectory toward the playoffs.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare to move forward without Aldon Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are prepared to go forward without star linebacker Aldon Smith for as long as it takes for him to get clean, healthy and improve his life.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Shaq joins Kings as minority owner

The larger-than-life figure that teased and tormented the Sacramento Kings for so long is now the biggest name to join the franchise's new ownership group.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Manning’s 3 TDs helps Broncos beat Raiders

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning slapped his hands together five, six, seven times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback's latest touchdown pass.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


HOW THE AL WEST WAS WON

OAKLAND (AP) - Wearing a gold robe and swim goggles, bearded right fielder J2osh Reddick ran around the Oakland Athletics clubhouse guzzling beer as bubbly sprayed in every direction.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Searching for win, Pryor not out to match Peyton Manning

DENVER (AP) - Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor has seen the scores. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have put up 40-plus points in their first two games and made offense look easy.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants spoil day for Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - After honoring Mariano Rivera and celebrating Andy Pettitte, the New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins 2nd Chase race at NH

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Matt Kenseth just might win a championship with a touch of dominance, not dullness.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Panthers sack Manning 7 times in win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Carolina sacked Eli Manning seven times as the Panthers handed Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, 38-0 Sunday.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods wins points award

ATLANTA (AP) - Tiger Woods wrapped up at least one award as player of the year.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oracle wins twice to stay alive in America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This has become the America's Cup that just won't end, thanks to fickle wind and Oracle Team USA's remarkable resurgence.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith to sit out next game for Niners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Linebacker Aldon Smith will miss Thursday night's game at St. Louis and perhaps sit out longer, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Sunday.

September 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Blatt, Cavs overjoyed by LeBron news

LAS VEGAS (AP) - David Blatt was running a summer league practice with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning, and the sound of someone shrieking suddenly filled the gym.

July 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland takes cross-bay series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All-Star Scott Kazmir capped the best first-half of his career with one of his best starts yet.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sizing up World Cup finalists

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Uneventful signing day for top free agents

Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign veteran defenseman Hannan

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year contract.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sensing rivals, calm Nibali defends lead

REIMS, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Azinger: Swing changes making Woods worse

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Uehara’s leads Women’s British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Three-way tie for lead in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather announces rematch with Maidana

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale - and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal - but there is hope for more time.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Additions made to All-Star teams

NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


All-Star catcher Molina out 8-12 weeks

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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