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Manning enjoys ‘best year ever’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this "just the best year ever of any quarterback."

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Flacco fitted for knee brace

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his left knee Sunday against the New England Patriots, a precautionary move in the wake of the injury he sustained Monday night in Detroit. Before Justin Tucker sent his 61-yard kick sailing toward the uprights in an 18-16 win, the Ravens collectively held their breath when Flacco's knee buckled upon being struck by the helmet of oncoming Lions lineman DeAndre Levy.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


From BCS finale to breakout stars, your bowl guide

This is it, the final go-round for the BCS.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB average salary up 5.4%

NEW YORK (AP) - While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players' union.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Doumit traded to ATL, Yankees hit with bill

Looking for catching depth after losing Brian McCann to free agency, the Atlanta Braves acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Sean Gilmartin. The 32-year-old Doumit could share time with Evan Gattis, a rookie last season who is McCann's projected replacement as Atlanta's primary starter.

December 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Warriors win in Igoudala’s return

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 104-93 on Tuesday night in Andre Iguodala's long-awaited return.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bobcats beat Kings to end losing streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lillards 36 leads Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Damian Lillard made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining, lifting the Portland Trail Blazers to a 119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski sparks Sharks in early run vs. Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bochy, Giants officially get their man

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Bruce Bochy went to his bosses and asked them to pursue Michael Morse. Meanwhile, the outfielder's agent came to him with San Francisco's interest and how it would be a great fit.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


BACK ON TOP

NEW YORK (AP) - A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saban: ‘There were no talks’ with Texas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Yankees hit with $28M luxury tax

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees were hit with a $28 million luxury tax bill, pushing their total past the $250 million mark since the penalty began in 2003.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks unanimously No. 1

It's unanimous.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Raiders regroup

ALAMEDA (AP) - The defense allowed Jamaal Charles repeatedly to take short passes and run untouched down the field for scores. The offense kept giving the ball away no matter who played quarterback. Even the special teams had its share of miscues.

December 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Oregon QB Mariota big winner at awards show

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Marcus Mariota put up nearly flawless numbers this season in leading Oregon to a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Big 4’ will be hard to topple in Champions League

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - With nine different winners in the last 11 years, no one could ever accuse the Champions League of being predictable.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With labor peace, WNBA eyes ways to keep growing

NEW YORK (AP) - WNBA President Laurel Richie was all smiles after the annual Board of Governors meetings this week.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Harvick named Driver of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hawks beat 76ers for 8th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points, and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight victory - the Hawks' longest winning streak in 17 years.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Kentucky overcomes slow start, tops Columbia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky gave up the first 11 points, still trailed at halftime and finally shook off a slow start to beat pesky Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday night.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Rockets for 14th straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry shook off slow starts to finish with a flurry, and the Golden State Warriors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games by beating the Houston Rockets 105-93 on Wednesday night.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scherzer could be seeking more than Kershaw

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel moves into starter’s role

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Johnny Manziel seemed a little taller. Not in height, but definitely in stature.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr shows steady progress as rookie for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr believes he has made steady progress in his rookie season as an NFL quarterback even if it hasn't always been evident in his results.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women draw 1-1 with China in Brazil tournament

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw 1-1 against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oregon State hires Gary Andersen

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen unexpectedly stepped down Wednesday to become head coach at Oregon State.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colin Kaepernick working on how he answers media

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Unexpectedly cheerful and far more chatty than the norm, Colin Kaepernick insisted he takes every part of his job seriously and is working at giving more thoughtful public responses even after poor performances.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Owners approve new personal conduct policy

IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heisman finalists headline awards

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama and Oregon are the top two seeds in the inaugural College Football Playoff. But first, their star players are up for several major awards.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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