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High demand as World Cup ticket sales begin

SAO PAULO (AP) - It was a frenzied start to FIFA's attempt to fill the stands for next year's World Cup in Brazil as fans applied Tuesday for more than 1 million tickets in just seven hours.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still not settled on starting punter

NAPA (AP) - For the first time in more than a decade, the Raiders head into the final stages of training camp uncertain who their punter will be.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After WR swap, Jenkins dives into life with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A.J. Jenkins never thought he'd be back in Kansas City so soon.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


WR Jon Baldwin gets to work with new team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jon Baldwin watched from the other sideline Friday night as Colin Kaepernick zipped warm-up passes to his wide receivers, then Baldwin marveled with a couple of Kansas City teammates about the do-everything 49ers quarterback.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tarell Brown hopes to get back some of lost $2M

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown said Tuesday that his new agent, Joel Segal, is in talks with the 49ers about compensation for a portion of the $2 million escalator Brown inadvertently voided in his contract by not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Homers lift A’s past Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bad bounce lifts Marlins past Giants

MIAMI (AP) - A bad bounce brought a bit of good fortune to the Miami Marlins.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Daniels forces 49ers to alter QB backup plans

SANTA CLARA (AP) - B.J. Daniels' NFL preseason debut at quarterback has forced the San Francisco 49ers to alter their plans a bit.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Taiwan Jones trying out position switch for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Taiwan Jones' NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the field for much of his first two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luna Rossa beats hobbled Emirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Azarenka win 1st titles in Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with a first-time title. One set away from her own breakthrough, No. 1 Serena Williams wilted.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reed beats Spieth in playoff

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - In the span of a couple of strokes, Patrick Reed went from almost certain disaster to his first PGA Tour victory.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Europe finally wins the Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - The Europeans wanted to make history by winning the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Logano holds off Harvick for crucial win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Joey Logano gave Ford a Sprint Cup sweep in Michigan - and enabled team owner Roger Penske to celebrate a victory in his home state.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


California bats come alive at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Offense is what led Chula Vista, Calif., to the Little League World Series, and the West champions finally put their big bats on display Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders move practice indoors because of storm

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders packed an equipment van, piled players into three buses and left their facilities in the rearview mirror on Thursday.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals end Rams’ shutout streak

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Bruce Arians was sick and tired of talk about the St. Louis Rams' consecutive shutouts.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brooks could return to starting lineup vs Seattle

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio expects outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks to return to the 49ers' starting lineup Sunday at Seattle after his benching last week for missing a team meeting.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Newton not worried about when he’ll play

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton is not worried about when he'll return to the football field - he said he's just happy to be alive.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins expecting McCoy to start Sunday

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden anticipates Colt McCoy will be sufficiently recovered from a neck injury in time to start Sunday against the New York Giants, adding that McCoy is "in the lead" above Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins despite coming off a subpar performance.

December 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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