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Rookie coach looks to reverse Raiders’ near-decade long stretch of losing

ALAMEDA - Reggie McKenzie started researching Dennis Allen as a potential coaching candidate this past season when he first heard the Oakland Raiders might hire him as a general manager.

January 30, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 35 points, reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose wasted two chances in the final 23 seconds and the Miami Heat escaped with a 97-93 win Sunday over the Chicago Bulls.

January 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports briefs

SOCCER

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Tiger falters as Rock wins Abu Dhabi Championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Tiger Woods talked all week about his improved ball control - then it let him down when he needed it most.

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Snedeker wins a shocker during Torrey Pines play

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Brandt Snedeker sat in the media center, resigned to the fact that his 67 in the final round Sunday at Torrey Pines would not be good enough to catch Kyle Stanley in the Farmers Insurance Open.

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Allmendinger leads Michael Shank Racing to Rolex 24 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The little team with no pedigree knocked off the big boys with all those championships.

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Djokovic wins Australian Open in nearly six-hour final match

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Novak Djokovic ripped off his shirt and let out a primal scream, flexing his torso the way a prize fighter would after a desperate, last-round knockout.

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Gaborik's trick leads Team Chara to All-Star hockey win

OTTAWA (AP) - Marian Gaborik got the best of New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist, and Zdeno Chara scored the winning goal for the NHL All-Star team named after him.

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


A's remain open to signing Ramirez but not aggressively so

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are open to signing slugger Manny Ramirez but the team is not actively pursuing the free agent.

January 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Raiders announce hiring of coach Dennis Allen

ALAMEDA (AP) - Hiring a new coach has become almost commonplace for the Raiders, who will have their seventh coach in the past 10 seasons in 2012. As the first coach hired in the post-Al Davis era in Oakland, Dennis Allen will have a much different task than his predecessors.

January 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder top Warriors to start road trip

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Russell Westbrook dazzled with 28 points and 11 assists and the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder started a critical road stretch with a 120-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.

January 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports News Brief

LINCECUM PASSES PHYSICAL, SIGNS CONTRACT: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum has passed his physical and officially signed his $40.5 million, two-year contract.

January 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pats' line has tough job against Giants' pass rush in Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady felt the power of the New York Giants' pass rushers when he was sacked five times in their first Super Bowl confrontation.

January 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Numbers game at the Pro Bowl

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - The Pro Bowl has turned into a numbers game.

January 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stanley takes lead in Torrey Pines play

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The tougher South Course at Torrey Pines suited Kyle Stanley just fine Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

January 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders enter camp with 'chip' on shoulders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - There was a common theme to the players the Oakland Raiders brought in this offseason.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) - Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey

CLEVELAND (AP) - Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said on Monday.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gray, A’s pound Baltimore Orioles to sweep series

OAKLAND (AP) - As mid-July statements go, the Oakland Athletics delivered a powerful message to the Baltimore Orioles.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlin’s Brad Hand outpitches Lincecum in San Francisco loss

MIAMI (AP) - Brad Hand earned his first victory as a starter since 2011 when he outpitched Tim Lincecum by a margin of one curveball.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wozniacki wins Istanbul Cup title

ISTANBUL (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bourdais snaps 52-race losing streak as winner in doubleheader

TORONTO (AP) - IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ko wins Marathon with closing birdie

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

NIMES, France (AP) - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.

July 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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