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Ali among hundreds attending Dundee funeral

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Hall of Fame boxing trainer Angelo Dundee was remembered Friday as a master motivator and a man who left a legacy of kindness that was just as impressive as what he accomplished in the ring molding a record 15 world champions, including Muhammad Ali.

February 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Isner shocks Federer; US leads 2-0

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) - First, Mardy Fish put together a compelling rally to get the United States off to a fast start. Then John Isner bashed his way to a big upset.

February 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Wi opens up 3-shot lead at Pebble; Tiger 6 back

PEBBLE BEACH - On a day when sunshine gave way to a light rain, two things stayed the same Friday at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Charlie Wi was still atop the leaderboard, and Tiger Woods didn't hole enough putts to make up ground.

February 10, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Billy Beane proud of the 'Moneyball' legacy

VILLANOVA, Pa.- Billy Beane's influence on using baseball statistics and economics in building a team has stretched from the diamond to the silver screen.

February 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


49ers reward GM with three-year extension

SANTA CLARA- The San Francisco 49ers have confidence in Trent Baalke leading them for the long haul.

February 10, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Warriors hand Nuggets 5th straight loss

DENVER (AP) - Golden State coach Mark Jackson thought Stephen Curry's stat line was a thing of beauty.

February 09, 2012 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Tyreke Evans leads Kings past Thunder

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Playing on national TV for the first and only time this season, the Sacramento Kings and their rabid fans put on a good show - at the expense of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

February 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


UFC's Nick Diaz fails drug test, facing suspension

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC welterweight Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana after his loss to Carlos Condit on Saturday night and faces disciplinary action, including a possible suspension and fine, the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission said Thursday.

February 09, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers wideout Joshua Morgan eager to get back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Joshua Morgan is running, and even sprinting, again on the surgically repaired right leg that limited him to only five games in 2011 for the NFC West champions.

February 09, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Raiders release CB Stanford Routt

ALAMEDA (AP) - Less than one year ago, Al Davis made Stanford Routt one of the cornerstones of the Oakland Raiders defense with a lavish contract that kept him from free agency.

February 09, 2012 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Johnson in 3-way tie at Pebble; Tiger starts well

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Twenty months later, Dustin Johnson finally hit the drive he wanted at Pebble Beach. Ten years later, Tiger Woods must have wondered what kept him away from the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

February 09, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


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February 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A beautiful week awaits at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH - In what Robert Louis Stevenson called "the most felicitous meeting of land and sea," the sea was winning Wednesday at Pebble Beach.

February 08, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Baseball Hall to begin drug education program

NEW YORK (AP) - The Baseball Hall of Fame is starting a drug education program for students and young adults - in the same year Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa will appear on ballot for the first time after careers tainted by steroid accusations.

February 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's owner pushes public, MLB for move to San Jose

SAN JOSE - Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday that indecision by Major League Baseball over whether his club can move to San Jose has been "excruciating" but that he believes the process is finally nearing an end.

February 08, 2012 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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Carter burns Athletics again

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

September 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers opener has special meaning for Crabtree

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Crabtree hawked bags of popcorn and hot dogs in the stands at old Texas Stadium as a boy.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


September call-ups have purpose for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the span of just a few hours on a hot Tuesday afternoon, Terrance Gore drove from Arkansas to Kansas City, moved into a locker deep within Kauffman Stadium, slid into a starched white Royals jersey and took some bunting practice on the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Year after doping ban, Cilic reaches US Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic wasn't allowed to play last year in the U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping suspension that he says he didn't deserve.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hingis returns to US Open doubles final

NEW YORK (AP) - Martina Hingis will play in the U.S. Open women's doubles final for the first time since winning the 1998 title.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girardi: Tanaka will pitch to test elbow

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees plan to have Masahiro Tanaka throw another bullpen session Saturday and say the injured star must pitch in some sort of game setting to determine whether he can avoid elbow surgery.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks lead Packers after 3rd quarter

SEATTLE (AP) - Marshawn Lynch ran for a 9-yard touchdown and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks had a 22-10 lead over the Green Bay Packers after three quarters in the NFL season opener on Thursday night.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harris ends journey by making Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Shelby Harris had no idea what his football future would hold when he was suspended for his final college season at Illinois State.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers most expensive NFL outing for family of 4

NEW YORK (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium is the most expensive venue to take a family of four for an NFL game.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos built to weather absence like Welker’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wes Welker's suspension didn't exactly send the Denver Broncos into a scramble. Their adaptable offense is built to weather such setbacks.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic tops Murray in US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Through a pair of back-and-forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US finishes 4-0 in group play

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves dealing with potential embarrassment and legal problems away from the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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