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Americans impressed with Brazil’s World Cup setup

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Back with the San Jose Earthquakes after their nearly monthlong stint on the U.S. national team and training in Sao Paulo, Clarence Goodson and Chris Wondolowski believe Brazil will be ready for the World Cup stage come June.

February 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After chartering 787, Tanaka introduced by Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest high-priced addition to the New York Yankees stood at the dais in front of a large news conference, put on his pinstriped jersey with No. 19 and smiled.

February 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rebuilt green leads to an old tee at Pebble Beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the most gorgeous tee shots at Pebble Beach is one that hardly anyone hits.

February 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Speights tees off on 76ers

OAKLAND (AP) - Marreese Speights scored a career-high 32 points to hand his former team a near-record setback, leading the Golden State Warriors past the woeful Philadelphia 76ers 123-80 on Monday night.

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


League beginning Silver age

NEW YORK (AP) - His name is already on the ball. Now Adam Silver can put his stamp on the NBA.

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hurdles ahead for gay NFL prospect

Michael Sam will face a daunting set of challenges that most rookies don't have to deal with when making the already formidable jump from college to the NFL.

February 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Petty doubts Patrick can win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race "if everybody else stayed home."

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker a journeyman no more

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.

February 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s left fielder Cespedes ready for new season

OAKLAND (AP) - With a shortened swing and newfound swagger following his most rigorous offseason of training yet that helped him pack on 15 pounds of muscle, Yoenis Cespedes wants to forget all the frustrations of last year.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Walker hangs on to win at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Even with his high-powered telescope, Jimmy Walker might have had a hard time finding himself among the stars.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Missouri All-American says he is gay; may become NFL’s 1st openly gay player

NEW YOKR (AP) - Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nene scores 18 as Wizards work defensive magic to stop Sacramento

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl not a passing of the torch of QB styles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Confetti cannons boomed around Peyton Manning following Seattle's 43-8 dismantling of Denver and the five-time MVP sought out Russell Wilson to congratulate the Seahawks' second-year scrambler on his stunningly lopsided Super Bowl triumph.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy tops USA 3-1 in Fed Cup

CLEVELAND (AP) - Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend and gave Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday.

February 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celtics KO Kings with 15-0 Flurry

BOSTON (AP) - Nothing could stop Boston's Jared Sullinger on Friday night.

February 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Super Bowl you have been asking for is coming

Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Boxing returns to prime-time network television on NBC

NEW YORK (AP) - Usually this is how big-time sports television works: The network pays for the right to air an event.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jets hire Cardinals’ Todd Bowles as coach

NEW YORK (AP) - Todd Bowles is coming home and taking over as the New York Jets' head coach.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Jazz for 30-5 start

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 27 points and ignited a decisive third-quarter run to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Young, talented Buckeyes could be a favorite next year, too

DALLAS (AP) - Here's the scary part for the rest of major-college football: Some of Ohio State's best players didn't play in Monday night's championship game, and many of those who did are coming back.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


The long and winding road to the Super Bowl

There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mavericks rally late, beat Kings in OT

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored six of his 28 points in overtime and added 10 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Sacramento Kings 108-104 on Tuesday night.

January 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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


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