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Adjusting to change in weather

As we wait for the weather to take a turn, there are a couple of things that I always do in January.

January 16, 2014 | JAROD BALLARDO | Pro Sports


Let’s get nasty: 49ers vs. Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Packers-Bears. Steelers-Browns. Cowboys vs. anybody in the NFC East.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors look for consistency in season’s 2nd half

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers believes he has put together a roster that has a real chance to win the NBA title. He also knows so much has to go Golden State's way between now and June for that to happen.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB approves expanded replay starting this season

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Union take G Blake with No. 1 pick in MLS draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake didn't know much about Philadelphia before arriving in the city for Major League Soccer's draft on Thursday.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White captures Olympic snowboard qualifier

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) - Shaun White lay flat on the ground in a daze, with a couple of medics hovering over him to assess the damage.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM says Allen’s job was never in jeopardy

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McDaniels tries to stick another dagger in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto - running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists at the crowd to celebrate.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Boldin-Crabtree wideout tandem tough on defenses

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree waited nearly eight months to finally step on the field together for game day.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers Frank Gore still proving himself

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore zig-zags his way for important gains up the middle, or to break a big run outside on the edge.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Liston powers No. 3 Duke women past Virginia

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tricia Liston and Duke did quite well in their first game since Chelsea Gray's season-ending knee injury.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors acquire Crawford, Brooks in 3-team trade

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have been searching for a suitable backup to point guard Stephen Curry since veteran Jarrett Jack signed with Cleveland as a free agent last summer.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw, Dodgers agree to $215M deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Glenn Dorsey important addition for 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - From the moment Glenn Dorsey stepped off the plane last spring and met spirited 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, he understood San Francisco's winning vibe that he had seen from afar with Kansas City in the AFC.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers must find ways to deal with Seattle’s noise

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with Colin Kaepernick to keep things running smoothly in the deafening noise of Seattle's home stadium.

January 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, retires

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rudy Gay happy to be with Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big deals on minds of owners during meetings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’s Kurt Busch meets with investigators

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman returns to practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson: Next season likely his last

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders have lost 16 games in a row

ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports' most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis' favorite saying, "Just win, baby."

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patriots’ Gray has the last laugh

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC's best team?

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pats remain No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have won six games in a row and steamrolled most of their opponents in the process.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns release Tate; Steelers let go of Blount

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao back in China to take on unbeaten foe

MACAU (AP) - Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No luck: USMNT falls hard to Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) - The United States' winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anatomy of Raiders’ 16-game losing streak

ALAMEDA (AP) - There have been two coaches, three starting quarterbacks and 88 players involved in the Oakland Raiders' current 16-game losing streak. They have lost to 12 teams, played in eight stadiums and even went to a second country, losing a game in London this season. ere's a look back at the 16 losses since Oakland beat Houston 28-23 on Nov. 17, 2013:

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings protest last-second loss to Grizzlies

NEW YORK (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are protesting last week's loss at Memphis, saying the Grizzlies' winning shot shouldn't have counted.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlins’ Stanton agrees to record $325M deal

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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