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13 FAs turn down qualifying offers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball's annual gathering of general managers began Monday when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

November 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Injured Messi out 6-8 weeks

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Lionel Messi probably won't play soccer again until 2014.

November 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB likely to approve replay funding

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball owners are likely to give the go-ahead this week to spend the money for expanding instant replay next season.

November 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


13 FAs turn down qualifying offers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball's annual gathering of general managers began Monday when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

November 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB likely to approve replay funding

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball owners are likely to give the go-ahead this week to spend the money for expanding instant replay next season.

November 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sochi torch returns home from space station

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.

November 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers lose as Davis, Reid go down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - First, tight end Vernon Davis went down with a concussion. Then it was standout rookie safety Eric Reid.

November 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders miss chance to bounce back against NY

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Despite having their chances to turn things around, the Oakland Raiders' season is sinking quickly.

November 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars score first victory of season at Tennessee’s expense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more.

November 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kirk survives roller-coaster finish to win

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Chris Kirk knew he was doing enough right Sunday at Sea Island to win a tournament that means so much to him. He just didn't realize it would take something that went so wrong for Briny Baird.

November 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andrew Ladd rallies Jets past Sharks in SO

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Andrew Ladd scored the tying goal with 1:43 remaining in regulation and then delivered the shootout winner to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Sunday night.

November 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Agholor, Allen lead USC to 62-28 victory over Cal

BERKELEY (AP) - As soon as Nelson Agholor raced through the California punt coverage unit for a touchdown the first time Southern California touched the ball, he knew the Trojans would have a shot at another return touchdown.

November 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pryor will give Giants fits

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - While the record certainly doesn't show it, the New York Giants are stopping the run this season.

November 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hey, roomie

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It could be the Colin Kaepernick show in San Francisco. Or, perhaps, Cam Newton's big day for Carolina at Candlestick Park.

November 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


McFadden will miss game in New York

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise.

November 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers finalize 6-year deal with Olivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr sidelined in offseason workouts

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders took the field for the start of their first full-team practice since the NFL draft, there was one notable spectator.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Land deal closes for NFL stadium near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Players’ union asks Goodell to recuse self from Brady appeal

The players' union has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeal hearing for Tom Brady in the deflated footballs case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves get top pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals

ATLANTA (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers could only watch enviously as LeBron James made a run at another NBA title in Miami.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA MVP, runner-up to clash

OAKLAND (AP) - The MVP race was decided weeks ago. Newly crowned Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden insist there's a bigger prize they've wanted all along.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Justin Smith retires

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Ice’ keeping cool as Warriors coach

OAKLAND (AP) - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No rest for the NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What offseason?

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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