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Vikings place Peterson on exempt list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ defense looks to rebound

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Grand jury to weigh in on Stewart’s case

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods says strength is back, but not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

MADRID (AP) - It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh: McDonald’s legal process must play out

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Raiders to sign WR Vincent Brown

ALAMEDA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings bring back Peterson despite child abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears claw their way back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Homer runs from Moss, Fuld helps A’s extend wildcard lead

SEATTLE (AP) - Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans win

OAKLAND (AP) - J.J. Watt has spent his NFL career disrupting offenses, batting down passes and piling up sacks.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders coaching staff has impressive playing credentials

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added an impressive group this offseason. They brought in 10 men who combined for 102 years of playing experience with ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NaVorro Bowman’s first game back from injury memorable

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula has said it over and over again: He reserves the right to back off NaVorro Bowman if he senses the ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s pick Washington as third base coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to his old position as ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valencia homers in 7-run 5th, A’s rally past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cotto-Alvarez bout Nov. 21

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Miguel Cotto's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49er lineman picks off pass for 37-yard TD

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Long black hair swinging from his helmet, 303-pound defensive lineman Mike Purcell intercepted Dustin Vaughan's pass and returned it 37 yards ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s score 7 in 7th for win

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Doolittle's first appearance in nearly three months didn't go very well. Fresh off the disabled list, the Athletics closer lasted ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski sparks Quakes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored his 12th goal of the season 4 minutes into the game and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Eastern Conference-leading D ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pirates top San Francisco

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The San Francisco Giants had their chances, but just couldn't take advantage of their opportunities.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vikings rally after delay, top Raiders

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Charles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


USC coach apologizes for behavior

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian apologized Sunday for his behavior and inappropriate language at a team event the night before.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Travers next for Triple Crown winner

SAATOGA (AP) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is on his way to the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, where a sellout crowd is likely ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Love wins Wyndham while Tiger struggles

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Davis Love III's long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bolt beats Gatlin for gold in 100 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


IndyCar driver Wilson in coma

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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