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Brazil prepares for street protests

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New World Cup ball unveiled

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The new ball for next year's World Cup - called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course - was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare for rival

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s trade for closer; ink Kazmir

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pierce has broken shooting hand

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Clubs race against clock to sign free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US hockey Hall of Fame inducts two

DETROIT (AP) - Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alston, Porter win MLS awards

NEW YORK (AP) - New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland's Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ticket Punched

SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Undrafted Oakland WRs play with edge

ALAMEDA (AP) - Rod Streater and Andre Holmes are perfect examples of how things have changed with the Oakland Raiders in the post-Al Davis era.

December 03, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers clear a hurdle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick let his guard down just enough to razz Michael Crabtree about not scoring on a flashy 60-yard catch and run in his season debut.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Splash Brothers get hot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - After Golden State's difficult road loss two nights ago in Oklahoma City, Stephen Curry was anxious to avoid a repeat performance Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SEC title streak in jeopardy?

ATLANTA (AP) - Talk about an SEC surprise.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy birdies 18 to win Aussie Open

SYDNEY (AP) - Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to beat Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying Scott the Triple Crown of Australian golf.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Smart, OK State struggle in loss

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Marcus Smart had an off game and Oklahoma State lost in a rematch with Memphis.

December 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Aoki agrees to $4.7 million deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After losing to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Nori Aoki joined them.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Luck would take another big step if the Colts beat Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders close to signing Coliseum extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are close to signing a one-year extension to remain at the Coliseum for the 2015 season.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bears interview John Fox for coaching job

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - John Fox interviewed for the Chicago Bears' coaching job Wednesday, two days after parting ways with the Denver Broncos.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers tight end Vernon Davis will support curling again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis is taking his support skills to the curling ice once more.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy, Marleau lead Sharks past Maple Leafs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Tyler Kennedy and Patrick Marleau scored goals 15 seconds apart in the first period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


San Jose loses appeal over proposed Athletics move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to the area.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio hired as new Raiders coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers introduce coach Tomsula to get team winning again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at his family across the room as he waited his turn to speak on the podium, unfamiliar territory and formality for a humble defensive line coach thrust into the top job for the San Francisco 49ers.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Green is the ‘heart and soul’ of the Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - His voice can be heard everywhere the Golden State Warriors go.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Showtime exec: Mayweather wants Pacquiao more than ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao more than ever, a top Showtime executive said Thursday, and negotiations continue to make the long anticipated bout a reality on May 2.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio to be new Raiders coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Wednesday in hopes that the Bay Area native who grew up cheering for the Raiders can return the team to its glory days.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nats get Yunel Escobar from A’s for Tyler Clippard

WASHINGTON (AP) - Infielder Yunel Escobar is heading to the Nationals, and All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics, thanks to the ninth deal between those clubs in a little more than four years.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers promote Tomsula to head coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marcus Mariota says he’s going to the NFL

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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