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Russia breaks ‘Zero Waste’ pledge

AKHSHTYR, Russia (AP) - Trucks rumble to the edge of a gigantic pit filled with spray cans, tires and foam sheets and dump a stream of concrete slabs that send up a cloud of limestone dust. Other trucks pile clay on top and a bulldozer mixes everything together in a rudimentary effort to hide the mess. This landfill outside Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in 100 days, is smack in the middle of a water protection zone where dumping industrial waste is banned.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Man denies shooting Taylor

MIAMI (AP) - The man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched 2007 burglary testified Tuesday that he never went into the player's home that night and cast his confession as coming only under police pressure and amid purported threats to his family.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh happy heading into bye

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is undecided whether he will allow himself a day off during San Francisco's bye week. Even with a whirlwind stretch of travel finally over.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ex-49er now a Pat

The New England Patriots acquired nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga from the Philadelphia Eagles along with a sixth-round pick in 2014 for a fifth-rounder next year.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stanford shaken by injuries

STANFORD (AP) - The toughest test of the year for Stanford's defense just got a whole lot tougher.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


The Decision II: Becks taking talents to South Beach

LONDON (AP) - With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat get rings, beat Bulls

MIAMI (AP) - Shane Battier went 4 for 4 from 3-point range, including a critical one from the right corner with 1:33 remaining, and Miami wasted most a 25-point lead before holding off Derrick Rose and Chicago 107-95 on Tuesday night in the season-opener for both teams.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oakland overcomes late struggles

ALAMEDA (AP) - If the Oakland Raiders are going to make a run in the second half of the season they will have to become a much better second-half team.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle staves off STL

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks completed a lousy night for St. Louis sports fans.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Passing grades for WRs

For all the divas among NFL receivers, and there are plenty of them, there are just as many difference makers.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Meriweather: NFL should ban those that hit women

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - After saying he's going to "take peoples' knees out" to avoid another suspension for hits to the head, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather struck another blow - declaring that "people who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out of the league."

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Coach caught flipping bird

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver could be facing a fine from the NFL for an obscene gesture directed at the officials.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA debut features rings, Rose

Dwight Howard moved on and Derrick Rose came back, though Kobe Bryant won't quite yet. Nine first-time coaches are coming in and David Stern will soon head out.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LOVES A CHALLENGE

PALO ALTO (AP) - On any given day here at his company's Silicon Valley headquarters, Vivek Ranadive is ready to compete against any employee who wants to challenge him to any contest.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bowyer puts Richmond in rearview

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Clint Bowyer fielded fan questions for nearly 30 minutes Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the topics covered everything from his recent appearance on an episode of "Duck Dynasty" to his displeasure with people who text while driving. Not a single person asked him about Richmond.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Manziel’s moment: Browns will start rookie QB vs. Bengals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Football's days as a backup are over this season.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ACTIVISM

NEW YORK (AP) - Magic Johnson praised recent activism by professional athletes on Tuesday and called for more conversation between government, law enforcement and black leaders.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Indians acquire Brandon Moss from Athletics

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians addressed the need for more power in their lineup. Now Brandon Moss has to provide it.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh vows to stay the course with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh isn't budging, even if his new broken tooth offers a symbolic glimpse into the story of his disappointing year.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders look to avoid another post-win letdown

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders responded to their first win of the season with their most lopsided loss in more than a half-century.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons for 43-37 win

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Eddie Lacy and Aaron Rodgers powered the Green Bay Packers to another big first half in a home victory.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs' Eric Berry diagnosed with cancer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


All 10 baseball Hall candidates fall short

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The doors to baseball's Hall of Fame remained shut to this year's Golden Era committee candidates.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Waiting for Lester at winter meetings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - As players and teams waited for Jon Lester to make a decision and start defining the high-end pitching market, baseball's winter meetings opened Monday with Oakland jettisoning yet another All-Star and the Chicago White Sox adding a closer.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Wolves for 13th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders may have come up with the best description of what it's like to play the Golden State Warriors these days.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings beat Jazz 101-92 without Cousins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With DeMarcus Cousins sidelined with an illness, Rudy Gay felt the burden to carry the load for the Sacramento Kings as a scorer, defender and team leader.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As Woods rebuilds, a younger generation shines

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods appears to be on the road to recovery again, only it's no longer a question of how soon before he reaches full speed.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Paul MacLean fired as coach of Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Paul MacLean was fired as coach of the Ottawa Senators on Monday, less than 18 months since he was the NHL's coach of the year.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NHL to explore expansion into Las Vegas

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to Las Vegas.

December 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


5 more WRs set at short-course worlds on last day

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Five more world records were broken at the short-course world championships on Sunday, with Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden setting two on the final day.

December 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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