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Deacon Jones: football’s most feared sackmaster

His nickname belied his calling. David "Deacon" Jones was the most feared member of the Fearsome Foursome, the original sackmaster.

June 05, 2013 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Spoelstra, Popovich making the right moves

MIAMI (AP) - Other than being widely known by just the first syllable of their surnames, the coaches who will match wits in these NBA Finals may seem like polar opposites.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Federer loses quick French QF; Williams back in SF

PARIS (AP) - A point from losing the first set of his French Open quarterfinal, Roger Federer shanked a routine forehand, sending the ball 10 feet beyond the opposite baseline.

June 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ new regime takes long-term approach

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Of all the lessons Mike Malone has learned from his head coaches in over a decade as an NBA assistant, the problem of unrealistic expectations was obviously one of them.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Milone, Crisp send A’s to victory over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Tommy Milone was a force at the plate and on the mound.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jason Kidd retiring from NBA after 19 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Kidd became one of the best by making others better.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hope Roach is the man in the middle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Nick Roach lined up at middle linebacker, barked out a coverage adjustment, then quickly shifted behind the left side of the defensive line before bursting through to pressure Oakland rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat off to Finals, beat Pacers in Game 7

MIAMI (AP) - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bruins crush Penguins 6-1 to take 2-0 lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Nadal on course for semifinal in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Less than 48 hours after learning of the death of his childhood coach, Novak Djokovic was on court at the French Open, determined to complete a career Grand Slam in honor of the woman he likened to a "second mother."

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American women go 0 for 3 Monday at French Open

PARIS (AP) - A day before Serena Williams puts her 28-match winning streak on the line at the French Open, the three other U.S. women left in field tried to join her in the quarterfinals.

June 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon’s 5-hitter leads Athletics past White Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon tossed a five-hitter a week after turning 40, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night in a game that took only 2 hours, 14 minutes.

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants-Cardinals postponed by rain

ST. LOUIS (AP) - This time, the St. Louis Cardinals got some help from the bad weather.

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings sale to Ranadive group complete

By The Associated Press

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Haas leads as Tiger falters at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Bill Haas played the best golf in the toughest conditions Friday in the rain-delayed Memorial.

June 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners use long ball to beat A’s

SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.

September 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, SF close the gap

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL fines Brown $8K for jump kick

NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been fined $8,268 by the NFL for his kick to the face of Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning last Sunday.

September 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Once a guest, Carr now Texans’ foe

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Carr has followed the Houston Texans closely since their start as an NFL franchise.

September 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Time to Bear down: 49ers focused on Cutler, Chicago

SANTA CLARA (AP) - If somewhat unknown before as a backup, Colin Kaepernick's breakout performance against the Chicago Bears two years ago helped make him a star.

September 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US beats Lithuania to reach world final

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson opens Chase seeking seventh title

CHICAGO (AP) - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers CBs, step up after injuries

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As a fourth-round pick with nothing more than a fill-in performance on his NFL resume, San Francisco 49ers rookie Dontae Johnson knows what to expect when Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears see him matched up against a wide receiver Sunday night.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jones-Drew sits out practice with hand injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed his second straight practice with a right hand injury, putting his status for Sunday's home opener against Houston in doubt.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Investigation of Stewart crash complete

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers without Rice

BALTIMORE (AP) - The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gore still out to prove himself

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore wants those around him to notice just how hard he's running at age 31, seemingly as energetic as ever when everybody is beginning to question when he will slow down. Or break down.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for the next two games following comments this week on a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were deemed insensitive.

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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