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Harden helps Houston hold off Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The Houston Rockets won the bid for Dwight Howard in free agency over the Golden State Warriors this summer, and they're winning the matchup on the court again this season.

December 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers look to avoid letdown

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have won three straight games and are beginning to play like a team capable of making another run to the Super Bowl.

December 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Pryor stands by change

ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor remains committed to winning back his job as Oakland's starting quarterback, even though the Raiders only appear willing to use him in spot situations the remainder of the season.

December 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks shake losing streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals, and the San Jose Sharks ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Thursday night.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dawson on record roll for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As Phil Dawson headed out to try a 48-yard field goal late in the first quarter Sunday, an image came to him of a Week 1 miss. From that very distance and that very spot in his first attempt with the 49ers.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chargers stave off Broncos

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning wanted more rest. He got plenty Thursday night thanks to Philip Rivers and a San Diego defense that slowed down Manning and handed the Broncos an unexpected and harmful loss.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


O’Brien goes to Winston

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Jameis Winston walked away with another major award Thursday night, the latest national prize to put on his mantle.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oakland ‘D’ can’t get off field on 3rd down

ALAMEDA (AP) - Jason Tarver is as passionate and animated as any coach in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator is usually quick with a statistic or two to back up whatever point he's trying to make.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Megatron plans to use ‘old man’ strength; Wilson drafted

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson intends to use his "old man strength" to teach Ravens free safety Matt Elam a lesson about showing respect to his elders.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Protecting baseball assets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments. Minnesota's Joe Mauer, a three-time batting champion, is less than halfway through a $184 million, eight-year contract. He was limited 75 games at catcher this year in a concussion-shortened season.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLS All-Stars to play Bayern Munich

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star game will be against legendary German club Bayern Munich, the reigning European and Bundesliga champions.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann, U.S. agree to extension

Even before leading the United States into next year's World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann has been signed to stay on as the American coach for the 2018 World Cup.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Game-worn Jordans auctioned for $104K

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento fighters dominate UFC show in hometown

Urijah Faber can't wait to hear the cheers when he climbs into the cage in Sacramento on Saturday night.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No.5 Kentucky rolls; Iowa St. improves to 9-0

CHICAGO (AP) - Linnae Harper scored 18 points and Kastine Evans added 14 to lead No. 5 Kentucky to a 96-85 victory over DePaul on Thursday night.

December 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers throttle Rams for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks hire Athletics bench coach Hale as manager

PHOENIX (AP) - Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals plan to keep catcher Molina active

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Postseason shines spotlight on managers’ moves

Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason as a manager, every choice he's made has been dissected - and, in many cases, flat-out destroyed.

October 14, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Playoff committee cautious when talking football

By RALPH D. RUSSO

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Furyk looking ahead to Ryder Cup changes

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) - Jim Furyk thinks it's time for the Americans to think long term about the Ryder Cup.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder prepare to play without MVP Kevin Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former champion Leon Spinks hospitalized

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

SEATTLE (AP) - DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game apiece.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors blitz Lakers early in 116-75 rout

ONTARIO (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 2 1/2 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors get off to a fast start and beat the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers 116-75 in a preseason game Sunday night.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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