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NASCAR wants to reduce two-car drafting this year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Since the system isn't broken, NASCAR officials have no plans to change it - at least nothing radical.

January 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Asafa Powell, seeking title, tries new approach

NEW YORK - Asafa Powell, once the world's fastest man, wasn't setting any perfect attendance records at practice.

January 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nadal tops Federer in semifinal

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in an Australian Open semifinal on Thursday night, the longtime rivals playing with the intensity normally displayed when meeting in a Grand Slam final.

January 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum's $40.5M, 2-year deal includes bonuses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants ace Tim Lincecum's new $40.5 million, two-year deal includes a series of bonuses for winning the Cy Young and other awards.

January 25, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


AP Source: Raiders finalizing deal with new coach

JOSH DUBOW,AP Sports Writer

January 25, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


NBA Capsules

DALLAS (AP) - Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds after signing his new contract and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed defending NBA champion Dallas another ceremonious loss, 105-90 Wednesday night.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Curry has 32 points, Warriors top Blazers

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors extended their recent home dominance against Portland with a 101-93 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

January 25, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Gallinari helps Nuggets rout Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports News Brief

SAN JOSE ST. FOOTBALL COACH GETS EXTENSION: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose State football coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Semifinals: 'Big 4' advance in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - With Novak Djokovic clutching his leg and struggling to breathe, it looked like the "Big 4" semifinal lineup at the Australian Open might not come together.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Helmet catch forever defines Tyree's career

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Eli Manning took home the MVP. Plaxico Burress had the game-winning catch. David Tyree got the biggest prize in the 2008 Super Bowl - an unforgettable moment that forever will be his.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods, Donald, McIlroy start in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The European Tour outshines the more lucrative PGA Tour this week when the top four golfers plus a resurgent Tiger Woods open their season at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL extends Goodell's contract until 2019

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that the NFL has labor peace for the next decade, Commissioner Roger Goodell has job security through the 2018 season.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


About 12 groups submit LA Dodgers bids

NEW YORK (AP) - About 12 groups submitted initial bids to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt, several people familiar with the process said Tuesday.

January 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports News Brief

GONZALEZ, NATIONALS MAKE 5-YEAR DEAL OFFICIAL: WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals held a news conference Wednesday at their ballpark to show off their most significant offseason acquisition and pat themselves on the back for locking him down with a big contract.

January 25, 2012 | | 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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