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Williams makes strides as new 49ers nose tackle

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As devastated as Ian Williams felt two years ago when he went undrafted out of Notre Dame, he can now look back on that moment and realize how much the rejection meant to his career.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brewers beat Giants behind Wily Peralta’s pitching

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain has lacked run support for so long now, over many years, he is hardly about to start pointing fingers at San Francisco's offensive production at this stage.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Slumping A’s offense falls to Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - Sitting on the top of the dugout bench pregame, Athletics manager Bob Melvin looked over Great American Ball Park and figured it was a perfect stop for his struggling team.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Electronic trail helped MLB gain Biogenesis bans

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook friends. Transcripts of BlackBerry instant messages. Records of texts.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Florida HS association taking hard look at PEDs

MIAMI (AP) - The Florida High School Athletic Association will review its policies on performance-enhancing drugs following an allegation that its athletes were among the customers of the shuttered clinic at the center of the baseball scandal.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Texas has to adapt to make playoffs without Cruz

With their big boomstick out of the lineup, the Texas Rangers are going to have to adapt to get in the playoffs again.

August 07, 2013 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Woods poised to end his longest major drought

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Tiger Woods is leaving nothing to chance in his last chance this year to win a major.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat-Bulls, Lakers-Clippers on NBA’s opening night

NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Heat will open their title defense against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29 in the expected return of Derrick Rose, with an all-Los Angeles matchup later that night in the Lakers' first game without Dwight Howard and the Clippers' first with Doc Rivers.

August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB disciplines 13 players

NEW YORK (AP) - Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball's most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.

August 06, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Francoeur gets go-ahead hit in Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch hitter Jeff Francoeur's broken-bat single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run in the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden missing preseason opener

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden will not play in Friday's preseason opener against Dallas.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Reid battling for safety spot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Almost every time Donte Whitner looks at rookie Eric Reid he's reminded of what it was like to be a safety selected in the first round competing for a starting spot.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Franklin heads off to Cal with six gold medals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Missy Franklin can't wait to head to college.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No drug violations by Gio Gonzalez, Danny Valencia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez called it "a lie" right from the very start, from the moment a newspaper report linked him to a clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

August 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Bookies: Super Bowl is tossup

LAS VEGAS (AP) - For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belichick, Brady to 6th Super Bowl with rout of Colts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more - the Super Bowl.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Peyton Manning to miss Pro Bowl with thigh injury

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As Peyton Manning ponders his football future, he's concluded one thing: He won't play in the Pro Bowl next weekend in Glendale, Arizona.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker wins Sony Open by record 9 strokes in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) - Jimmy Walker was getting coffee Sunday morning when he saw that U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer had lost a 10-shot lead with 13 holes to play in Abu Dhabi. He went back to his room and told his wife, "Winning is hard."

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks rally stuns Packers in OT for title

SEATTLE (AP) - The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Beaten, bruised stunned over robbery

HONOLULU (AP) - His left eye bruised and swollen shut, Australian golfer Robert Allenby is still shaking over a beating and robbery that left him unable to remember anything except being dumped in a gutter near a park of homeless people.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Broncos finalizing 4-year head coach deal with Gary Kubiak

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos GM John Elway is hashing out a four-year contract with Gary Kubiak to become the team's head coach, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants. Blanco agree on 2-year $7.5M deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Outfielder Gregor Blanco and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a $7.5 million, two-year contract to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants. Blanco agree on 2-year $7.5M deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Outfielder Gregor Blanco and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a $7.5 million, two-year contract to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL, CBS extend Thursday night football

NEW YORK (AP) - Thursday night games were such a success this season for CBS that the network extended its deal with the NFL through the 2015 season.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Uncharted territory’: Vonn matches all- time wins record

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) - Lindsey Vonn never thought she would make it this far.

January 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Seattle and Green Bay meet for NFC championship

SEATTLE (AP) - Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s reach 1-year deals with 5 players

OAKLAND (AP) - Right fielder Josh Reddick and new third baseman Brett Lawrie were among the players to reach one-year contracts with the Oakland Athletics on Friday and avoid arbitration.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Aoki agrees to $4.7 million deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After losing to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Nori Aoki joined them.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Luck would take another big step if the Colts beat Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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