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Latest Pacquiao fight a boost to boxing in China

MACAU (AP) - Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at his company's first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson among 17 added to HOF ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith helps lead in 49ers’ 3rd straight win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has the utmost respect for a guy who dislocates his finger and pops it back in on his own. Harbaugh once did so himself during his 15-year NFL career as a quarterback.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streater returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot two months ago.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel involved in hotel scuffle

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Islanders outlast Flyers in shootout

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Frans Nielsen and John Tavares finally solved Philadelphia's Steve Mason in a shootout, and the New York Islanders outlasted the Flyers 1-0 on Monday night to post the best 21-game start in franchise history.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland ends 4-game skid

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With Phelps suspended, Ledecky is banquet star

NEW YORK (AP) - The star of USA Swimming's annual Golden Goggles banquet was a record-breaking prodigy from Maryland.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills fans turn out in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - The Buffalo Bills had plenty of support at their temporary "home" stadium.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants set postseason share worth $388,606

NEW YORK (AP) - A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $388,606, topping the previous mark of $370,873 set by San Francisco two years ago.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron on Cavs’ issues: “I stink”

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling, and then some. LeBron James believes he's a major reason for their early failures.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Taylor won’t appeal suspension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Seager, M’s agree on $100M deal

SEATTLE (AP) - Kyle Seager has cashed in on the best season of his young career, becoming the third Seattle Mariners player to reach the $100 million threshold.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) - Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst?

November 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Long history of political gestures in sports

The "Hands-up. Don't shoot!" gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn't the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements.

December 02, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh prepares to ‘get it right’

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won't say whether he has spoken to San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York since the owner took to Twitter on Thursday night about a performance that "wasn't acceptable," or if they have even recently discussed his coaching future with the franchise.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners, Cruz nearing contract

SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thierry Henry leaving NY Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4½ seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team's first championship.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins found the right formula to stay in the AFC playoff race: Simply let the Jets run the ball all night, and wait for New York to make mistakes.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo, Messi, Neuer up for Ballon d’Or

LONDON (AP) - The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and Matt Beleskey added his career-best 12th goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending Philadelphia's franchise-worst losing streak to start the season to 0-17.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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