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Wawrinka reaches first Slam final at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday.

January 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peterson has surgery on groin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - For the third straight offseason, Adrian Peterson will be recovering from surgery.

January 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Man sentenced to 57 years in Taylor’s death

MIAMI (AP) - The man who prosecutors say fired the shot that killed Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched 2007 burglary was sentenced Thursday to more than 57 years in state prison.

January 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns pick Mike Pettine as new head coach

CLEVELAND (AP) - After nearly a month of twists, turns and talk, the Browns found their man.

January 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Columbia star tears ACL, may miss WC

MONACO (AP) - Monaco says star forward Radamel Falcao will have surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury that could cause the Colombian to miss this year's World Cup.

January 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockets blast off on Kings

HOUSTON (AP) - Dwight Howard and James Harden combined for 50 points in just three quarters to help the Houston Rockets cruise to their third straight win, a 119-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

January 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ big men on the mend

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are getting one big man back sooner than expected but are suddenly trying to get two banged-up starters healthy again.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SHERMAN SPEAKS, AGAIN

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Richard Sherman wondered if he came to the NFL 20 years too late.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yanks pay top dollar for Tanaka

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees talked frugality, then reverted to their high-spending ways.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DENVER’S DOWNSHIFT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - After hurrying Denver's quick-strike, high-octane offense through a record-shattering regular season, Peyton Manning has turned the Broncos into a slow-grinding, clock-eating machine in the playoffs.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign reserve QB, 12 others

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed reserve quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson as one of 13 players signed to reserve/future contracts.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Snowstorm gives MetLife dress rehearsal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL and personnel at MetLife Stadium had a Super Bowl pop quiz on snow removal less than two weeks before the title game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiderettes sue club

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are being sued by current and former cheerleaders claiming wage theft and other unfair employment practices.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer vs. Nadal in semifinal

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - For a full two sets and nine games, Roger Federer was the picture of poise, picking up half-volleys with vintage panache and placing winners past Andy Murray.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena will play Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Serena Williams' name is on the entry list for the Indian Wells tournament for the first time since she vowed in 2001 to never return.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Alabama rolls to No. 1, race for No. 4 heats up

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, retires

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rudy Gay happy to be with Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big deals on minds of owners during meetings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’s Kurt Busch meets with investigators

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman returns to practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson: Next season likely his last

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders have lost 16 games in a row

ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports' most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis' favorite saying, "Just win, baby."

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patriots’ Gray has the last laugh

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC's best team?

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pats remain No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have won six games in a row and steamrolled most of their opponents in the process.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns release Tate; Steelers let go of Blount

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao back in China to take on unbeaten foe

MACAU (AP) - Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No luck: USMNT falls hard to Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) - The United States' winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anatomy of Raiders’ 16-game losing streak

ALAMEDA (AP) - There have been two coaches, three starting quarterbacks and 88 players involved in the Oakland Raiders' current 16-game losing streak. They have lost to 12 teams, played in eight stadiums and even went to a second country, losing a game in London this season. ere's a look back at the 16 losses since Oakland beat Houston 28-23 on Nov. 17, 2013:

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings protest last-second loss to Grizzlies

NEW YORK (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are protesting last week's loss at Memphis, saying the Grizzlies' winning shot shouldn't have counted.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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