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Metal detectors at big league ballparks by ‘15

NEW YORK (AP) - Entering a big league ballpark will be a bit like going through an airport by 2015.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Players wanted A-Rod out of union

NEW YORK (AP) - Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell suggests ditching the PAT kick

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice picks Brees, Quinn to Pro Bowl team

HONOLULU (AP) - NFL great Jerry Rice is already bucking conventional fantasy football wisdom in a new Pro Bowl format inspired by the popular hobby.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


League talking to 49ers about sideline hit

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday there's been communication between the NFL and the team after Seattle's Jeremy Lane ran into an unidentified person on the 49ers sideline during the NFC championship game.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Highlights and lowlights for 49ers in 14-5 year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In another season of coming oh so close, here is a look at some of the best and worst moments for the San Francisco 49ers during a year that ended with a loss in the NFC championship game to the archrival Seattle Seahawks on Sunday that left them at 14-5:

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers promote Paraag Marathe to team president

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have promoted longtime executive Paraag Marathe to team president replacing Gideon Yu, who will remain with the organization as a co-owner.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Source: Bowman has torn ACL, MCL in knee

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee when he went down during Sunday's NFC championship loss at Seattle, a person with direct knowledge of the injury said Monday.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carroll says Sherman sorry for tirade

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pete Carroll pulled Richard Sherman aside on Monday and made sure his fiery cornerback understood that his rant against San Francisco's Michael Crabtree was overshadowing the Seattle Seahawks reaching their second Super Bowl in franchise history.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl features top offense, defense

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl.

January 21, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Canadian teenager knocks off Ivanovic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semifinals in her first trip to the Australian Open, beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Tuesday to set up a showdown with fourth-seeded Li Na.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers hold off Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - When Paul George played at Golden State last season, he missed all seven shots he took and finished scoreless in Indiana's loss. Instead of sulking, he went straight to the gym after the Pacers arrived back home in the wee hours of the morning.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL hopes to spark interest in Pro Bowl

HONOLULU (AP) - Deion Sanders is giving Jerry Rice one concession as Pro Bowl week begins: The record-setting wide receiver will call the coin toss Tuesday that starts the process of picking teams.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Belichick rips Welker for hit

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The collision that knocked Aqib Talib out of the AFC championship game reverberated Monday when Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wes Welker tried to "take out" the star cornerback.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Herman survives windy day; McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy's first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

February 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - In the last year, the Oakland Athletics traded away two of their top shortstop prospects, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy looking to keep momentum to the Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Fans stood three-deep and formed a corridor from the 18th green at PGA National as they tried to get an autograph, a picture or even a close look at Rory McIlroy. Moments later, another group of fans pressed against him with souvenir flags to sign as McIlroy left a conference room.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD (AP) - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Latest injury to Rose hits Chicago Bulls hard

CHICAGO (AP) - The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot - trying to get by without their star point guard.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mavs suspend Rondo for game after exchange with Carlisle

ATLANTA (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game Wednesday night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched.

February 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moncada underscores Red Sox commitment

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants have high expectations of new-look, healthy outfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nori Aoki has reconsidered his original plan to wrestle big ace Madison Bumgarner.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Congress writes Goodell about domestic violence

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod hugs and works out with Headley

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez started his second day of workouts at the New York Yankees' minor league complex by hugging Chase Headley, the player signed to replace him at third base.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


California bill would ban chewing tobacco at baseball parks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anti-smoking advocates are hoping to strike out chewing tobacco at California baseball games.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry leads the way with 32, Warriors down Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Considering the workout he gave it Tuesday night, Stephen Curry's right foot appears to be just fine.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Melee after Kansas State’s upset puts spotlight on safety

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State's stunning upset of rival Kansas, they immediately sprinted onto the floor.

February 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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