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Ali among hundreds attending Dundee funeral

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Hall of Fame boxing trainer Angelo Dundee was remembered Friday as a master motivator and a man who left a legacy of kindness that was just as impressive as what he accomplished in the ring molding a record 15 world champions, including Muhammad Ali.

February 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Isner shocks Federer; US leads 2-0

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) - First, Mardy Fish put together a compelling rally to get the United States off to a fast start. Then John Isner bashed his way to a big upset.

February 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Wi opens up 3-shot lead at Pebble; Tiger 6 back

PEBBLE BEACH - On a day when sunshine gave way to a light rain, two things stayed the same Friday at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Charlie Wi was still atop the leaderboard, and Tiger Woods didn't hole enough putts to make up ground.

February 10, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Billy Beane proud of the 'Moneyball' legacy

VILLANOVA, Pa.- Billy Beane's influence on using baseball statistics and economics in building a team has stretched from the diamond to the silver screen.

February 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


49ers reward GM with three-year extension

SANTA CLARA- The San Francisco 49ers have confidence in Trent Baalke leading them for the long haul.

February 10, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Warriors hand Nuggets 5th straight loss

DENVER (AP) - Golden State coach Mark Jackson thought Stephen Curry's stat line was a thing of beauty.

February 09, 2012 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Tyreke Evans leads Kings past Thunder

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Playing on national TV for the first and only time this season, the Sacramento Kings and their rabid fans put on a good show - at the expense of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

February 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


UFC's Nick Diaz fails drug test, facing suspension

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC welterweight Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana after his loss to Carlos Condit on Saturday night and faces disciplinary action, including a possible suspension and fine, the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission said Thursday.

February 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers wideout Joshua Morgan eager to get back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Joshua Morgan is running, and even sprinting, again on the surgically repaired right leg that limited him to only five games in 2011 for the NFC West champions.

February 09, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Raiders release CB Stanford Routt

ALAMEDA (AP) - Less than one year ago, Al Davis made Stanford Routt one of the cornerstones of the Oakland Raiders defense with a lavish contract that kept him from free agency.

February 09, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Johnson in 3-way tie at Pebble; Tiger starts well

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Twenty months later, Dustin Johnson finally hit the drive he wanted at Pebble Beach. Ten years later, Tiger Woods must have wondered what kept him away from the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

February 09, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Sports briefs

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February 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A beautiful week awaits at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH - In what Robert Louis Stevenson called "the most felicitous meeting of land and sea," the sea was winning Wednesday at Pebble Beach.

February 08, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Baseball Hall to begin drug education program

NEW YORK (AP) - The Baseball Hall of Fame is starting a drug education program for students and young adults - in the same year Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa will appear on ballot for the first time after careers tainted by steroid accusations.

February 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's owner pushes public, MLB for move to San Jose

SAN JOSE - Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday that indecision by Major League Baseball over whether his club can move to San Jose has been "excruciating" but that he believes the process is finally nearing an end.

February 08, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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A’s pen falters late

CHICAGO (AP) - Everything was going just fine for the Oakland Athletics. And then?

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers CEO wants to give McDonald ‘due process’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks No. 1 in AP Pro32

The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Kassim Osgood re-signs with 49ers after getting waived

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Kassim Osgood was out of work over the weekend and that's just fine with him. He's been around long enough to understand the business side of football.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US beats Slovenia to reach semis at worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mercury crush Sky in Game 2 of Finals

PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petit tosses 4-hit gem

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get back in the swing

CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Donaldson checked out the video and figured out the problem. The quick fix led to a big night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers answer skeptics with stellar defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers release RB LaMichael James

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose battle of trenches in opener to Jets

ALAMEDA (AP) - The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

Ray Rice cut after release of video: BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stafford brilliant in Lions’ opener

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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