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Soccer brought Mandela ‘joy’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The mere sounds of soccer brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Despite dangers, freediving grows in popularity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Roberto Reyes grabbed the bright orange buoy and steadied his breath as sharp columns of hazy sunlight pierced the green seawater beneath him, fading before they reached the depths that he was about to explore off Puerto Rico's northwest coast.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


SKIP STRAIGHT TO HALL

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Halladay retires a Blue Jay

Citing a desire to avoid surgery for an ailing back and wanting to spend more time with his family, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay retired Monday after 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.

December 10, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dawson field goal lifts 49ers by Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders struggle again in loss to New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dennis Allen was irked by several failures in his Oakland Raiders' latest defeat: a slow start, turnovers and shaky special teams.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harding makes 37 saves, Wild beat Sharks with just 13 shots

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild gained some momentum heading into a stretch in which they will spend little time at home.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Prater kicks record 64-yard FG

DENVER (AP) - Matt Prater had a cold, and was dealing with icy temperatures and history as he lined up to kick the frigid football from his 46-yard line.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL TODAY, WEEK 14

STARS

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saints help NFL set single-day record for TDs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Saints snap Carolina’s win streak at 8

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns, helping New Orleans regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap Carolina's winning streak at eight games.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Toronto to trade Gay to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are making another major move under new owner Vivek Ranadive in hopes of turning around the franchise's struggles.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Johnson rallies to beat Woods in World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want - Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB denied A’s San Jose move

SAN JOSE (AP) - Major League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics' request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by Commissioner Bud Selig.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


No. 24 Fresno St beats Utah State for Mountain West title

FRESNO (AP) - All the records and accolades Derek Carr earned became secondary in a sea of red at Bulldog Stadium when fans poured out of the stands to celebrate a long-awaited conference championship.

December 08, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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AP writers like Curry for NBA MVP but split on champion

The final days of the NBA regular season have arrived with a few things still to be decided, such as a scoring champion and exactly who gets what seed in the respective brackets.

April 14, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rod Thorn retiring as NBA President in August

NEW YORK (AP) - Rod Thorn returned to the NBA league office in 2013 with a commitment to stay two years.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Games finishing faster — so far

Baseball games have indeed been finishing faster this year.

April 14, 2015 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Runs still down in first week of season

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.

April 14, 2015 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


WR Michael Crabtree announces deal to join Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a deal with free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics squander chances, lose in 10 innings to Seattle

OAKLAND . (AP) - Jesse Hahn looked unhittable while impressively dueling with Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Peavy loses first start at Petco Park in six seasons

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jake Peavy's first start at Petco Park in six seasons didn't go as well as he would have liked.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Special win for special player at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - About the only thing missing was a new scoring record. Not to worry, because odds are Jordan Spieth will set a bunch of them by the time he is done.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


VICTORY FOR THE AGES

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hinchcliffe wins wet Indy GP

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - James Hinchcliffe is getting used to partying in New Orleans.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings shut down Cousins, Gay for final three games

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay are being shut down for the final three games of the season.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Keber rallies to win Family Circle Cup

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Angelique Kerber didn't really like playing on clay. That's changed in a big way Sunday when the fifth-seeded German rallied past American Madison Keys to win the Family Circle Cup.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign point guard David Stockton for year

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, through the 2015-16 season.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Only shove by Harvick at Texas comes on track

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The only shove by Kevin Harvick in Texas this time came on the track.

April 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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