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Williams beats Azarenka for 5th US Open, 17th Slam

NEW YORK (AP) - Fussing with her skirt and flubbing her shots, Serena Williams was troubled in the U.S. Open final by the swirling air and the strong play of Victoria Azarenka.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Djokovic play for Open title

NEW YORK (AP) - The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dallas Cowboys beat Manning, Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brandon Carr returned an interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown, and Dallas beat Eli Manning and the Giants 36-31 for the first time at their fancy $1.2 billion stadium with six takeaways.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers got extra third-down play

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers got an extra third-down play in the first half because of an officiating error - and scored a touchdown on it.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon ends long winless skid, A’s beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon won for the first time in more than a month, Seth Smith homered during a seven-run third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pryor’s miscues cost Raiders in loss at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Terrelle Pryor threw for 217 yards, one touchdown and broke a franchise record Sunday. That wasn't good enough for Oakland's new quarterback.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kaep delivers in 49ers win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Packers look to slow down Kaep this time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clay Matthews and the Green Bay defense spent a good chunk of the offseason focused on figuring out how to stop the read option and defend mobile quarterbacks like San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Colts taking different paths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Josh Donaldson powers Oakland into first place

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Petit nearly perfect as Giants beat D-Backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One more strike. Another couple of feet on a line drive.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica beats US 3-1 in World Cup qualifying

Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.

September 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• SERENA BACK IN U.S. OPEN FINAL: NEW YORK (AP) - At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the ...

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter Year 2 of rebuilding

OAKLAND - Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.

September 06, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Broncos again class of AFC West

Shaun Phillips joined the Denver Broncos after a decade of jawing with them as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He wants to show both his new team and his old one that he still has plenty of sacks left in him.

September 06, 2013 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


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Spurs play regulars, beat Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 19 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 113-100 on Tuesday night.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nowitzki, Mavericks rally past the Kings

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring NBA player born outside the U.S. and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 24 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Tuesday night.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer wins 2nd round-robin match at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori's erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ray McDonald ready to move forward

SANTA CLARA (AP) - 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald seeks to restore his relationship with his fiancee as well as resume his football career.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers Willis out for season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Patrick Willis so hoped he would be able to withstand the pain in his troublesome toe and play on this season, and ultimately help lead the San Francisco 49ers to another playoff run.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pats remain No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite not playing last week because of their bye, the New England Patriots are still on top of the NFL.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TCU stays ahead of Baylor in playoff rankings

TCU still has Baylor beat in the College Football Playoff rankings - even though the Bears got the better of the Horned Frogs on the field.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Showalter, Williams voted Managers of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Buck Showalter and Matt Williams won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lowry scores 19, Raptors rally past Magic

TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 17 and the Toronto Raptors erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Orlando 104-100 on Tuesday night, their ninth consecutive victory over the Magic.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers GM says signing Martinez is top priority

PHOENIX (AP) - Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski says the Tigers' top priority is re-signing Victor Martinez now that the slugger is a free agent after declining the team's qualifying offer.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Luongo sharp in net for Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Panthers broke out of their scoring slump in a big way.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers end Penguins’ 7-game win streak

NEW YORK (AP) - Mats Zuccarello scored the first of New York's three first-period goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season, and the Rangers snapped Pittsburgh's seven-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory Tuesday night.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A confident Algieri heads to Macau for Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the days before his last fight - a stunning upset few in boxing saw coming - Chris Algieri worked his regular job as a personal trainer. At night he went home to his parents' house on Long Island, where he lives in the basement.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DA won’t file charges against 49ers’ McDonald

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ray McDonald can continue playing for the San Francisco 49ers without the burden of a domestic violence case that has followed him all season.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cuddyer is 1st FA to sign with new team

NEW YORK (AP) - For the third straight year, baseball's free agents shunned qualifying offers from their former teams and chose to test the market.

November 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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