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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


Woods: New year, same old goals

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tiger Woods was posing for pictures with a trophy Wednesday at Torrey Pines, and the tournament had not even started.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gay burns Pelicans for 41 points

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rudy Gay tied a career high with 41 points, and the Sacramento Kings cruised to a 114-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Columbus crushes Kings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their franchise-record seventh straight win, a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings.

January 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic upset by Wawrinka in Aussie quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka, potentially leaving the door ajar for a new major champion.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers look forward after another near miss

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers took months last year to get over the sting of a three-point Super Bowl loss to Baltimore.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Metal detectors at big league ballparks by ‘15

NEW YORK (AP) - Entering a big league ballpark will be a bit like going through an airport by 2015.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Players wanted A-Rod out of union

NEW YORK (AP) - Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell suggests ditching the PAT kick

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice picks Brees, Quinn to Pro Bowl team

HONOLULU (AP) - NFL great Jerry Rice is already bucking conventional fantasy football wisdom in a new Pro Bowl format inspired by the popular hobby.

January 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Cardale Jones says he’s ‘not ready for the NFL

DALLAS (AP) - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch says ex is trained assassin

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sabres raise Hasek’s name and No. 39

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Dominik Hasek has come to realize how much easier it was turning aside pucks than it is accepting honors.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio to get 2nd interview with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be the first candidate to have a second interview with the Oakland Raiders for their head coaching job as the two-week search could be nearing a conclusion.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Zobrist knows quirks of new home ballpark

OAKLAND (AP) - Ben Zobrist needs few reminders of the quirks that come with playing in the Oakland Coliseum, his new home.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Only 2nd time 3 of last 4 QBs already own a Super Bowl ring

With Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson headed to the NFL's conference title games, this is the first time in 21 years - and only second time ever - that three of the final four teams are quarterbacked by a Super Bowl champion.

January 13, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


LA-area stadium developers expect $100M in public paybacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The developers behind a sprawling sports and housing complex in the Los Angeles suburbs - whose centerpiece stadium could become home for an NFL team - expect to recoup up to $100 million in local tax dollars in the first five years of operation, an Associated Press review has found.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pacers’ sudden slide a lesson for all NBA teams

At this time a year ago, the Indiana Pacers were 29-7 and well on their way to finishing with the Eastern Conference's best record.

January 13, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Luck leads Colts into title game with upset win

DENVER (AP) - Andrew Luck has his signature NFL win, and it came against his predecessor, of all people.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patriots, Seahawks host title games

NEW YORK (AP) - By holding serve at home, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots get to try again. The next prize: a spot in the Super Bowl.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL TITLE GAME

DALLAS (AP) - From the high heat and humidity of August until the snow and bone-chilling winds of January, this has been the longest major-college season ever.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Doc Rivers open to coaching son if he is traded

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doc Rivers would be open to coaching his son if Austin Rivers became available in a trade.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Source says Rex Ryan accepts Bills’ offer as head coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Rex Ryan is switching teams - not divisions - after reaching an agreement to coach the Buffalo Bills.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Matsuyama. Walker tied for Kapalua lead

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan made their moves on different parts of the Plantation Course on Sunday and wound up in the same spot - tied for the lead going into the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Who is ‘true champion’?

DALLAS (AP) - Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised.

January 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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