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• TIGER PGA TOUR'S TOP PLAYER: Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world. It was the third time Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award despite not winning a major. He made up for that with two World Golf Championships and The Players Championship among his five wins.

September 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks F Raffi Torres sidelined with knee injury

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates clinch 1st playoff berth in 21 years

CHICAGO (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Athletics keep rolling, beat Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Not even Sunday's champagne-soaked celebration of another division title could knock the Oakland Athletics off their soaring trajectory toward the playoffs.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare to move forward without Aldon Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are prepared to go forward without star linebacker Aldon Smith for as long as it takes for him to get clean, healthy and improve his life.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Shaq joins Kings as minority owner

The larger-than-life figure that teased and tormented the Sacramento Kings for so long is now the biggest name to join the franchise's new ownership group.

September 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Manning’s 3 TDs helps Broncos beat Raiders

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning slapped his hands together five, six, seven times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback's latest touchdown pass.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


HOW THE AL WEST WAS WON

OAKLAND (AP) - Wearing a gold robe and swim goggles, bearded right fielder J2osh Reddick ran around the Oakland Athletics clubhouse guzzling beer as bubbly sprayed in every direction.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Searching for win, Pryor not out to match Peyton Manning

DENVER (AP) - Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor has seen the scores. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have put up 40-plus points in their first two games and made offense look easy.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants spoil day for Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - After honoring Mariano Rivera and celebrating Andy Pettitte, the New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins 2nd Chase race at NH

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Matt Kenseth just might win a championship with a touch of dominance, not dullness.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Panthers sack Manning 7 times in win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Carolina sacked Eli Manning seven times as the Panthers handed Tom Coughlin his worst defeat as coach of the New York Giants, 38-0 Sunday.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods wins points award

ATLANTA (AP) - Tiger Woods wrapped up at least one award as player of the year.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oracle wins twice to stay alive in America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This has become the America's Cup that just won't end, thanks to fickle wind and Oracle Team USA's remarkable resurgence.

September 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith to sit out next game for Niners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Linebacker Aldon Smith will miss Thursday night's game at St. Louis and perhaps sit out longer, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Sunday.

September 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Dawson eager to straighten out kicks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Phil Dawson converted 49 of his 50 pregame kicks, even a pair of 58-yard field goals going from each direction. That's about as accurate as San Francisco's veteran place kicker has been in recent years.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tricking out stadiums with Wi-Fi, LED

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not ready to name starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't quite ready to name his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buckeyes’ Miller out for season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still waiting for Hayden to get healthy

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Indians sign Atchison for next season

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran right-handed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


When will the racing world see Tony Stewart next?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar scores twice in return; Suarez debuts

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Luis Suarez and Neymar played their first match since their memorable exits from the World Cup on Monday, with the Brazil star scoring two goals to help Barcelona rout Mexican champion Leon 6-0 in a preseason friendly at Camp Nou.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rafa Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pryor making good 1st impression

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr returns after concussion

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr returned to practice three days after being knocked out of a preseason game with a concussion and sore ribs.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels OF Hamilton out of lineup again

BOSTON (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup again for Monday night's game against the Red Sox, a day after asking for a day off.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Actor Jon Hamm honored to get Cardinals bobblehead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was "probably repurposed" from a Matt Carpenter model.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos beat the pants off 49ers in Levi stadium debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers turned their hyped Levi's Stadium debut into a real dud. So bad, in fact, tens of thousands of fans left the snazzy new Silicon Valley digs midway through the third quarter.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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