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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

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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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Donovan not looking to future after MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Until last weekend, Landon Donovan's pending retirement was a nebulous concept obscured by games, goals and a sport-wide outpouring of appreciation from the moment he made his stunning decision this summer.

December 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Romo lead Cowboys over Bears 41-28

CHICAGO (AP) - Tony Romo has bigger goals for the Dallas Cowboys so he wasn't about to get too excited over securing a winning season.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Pelicans for 11th straight win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 19 points and a season-high 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 23 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-85 on Thursday night for their 11th consecutive win.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy helps Sharks beat Bruins 7-4

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Tyler Kennedy, fresh off the injured list, scored two goals - including the winner - and the San Jose Sharks beat the Boston Bruins 7-4 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Senators to NFL: Drop 'blackout' rule or we might

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators from both parties warned the National Football League on Thursday to get rid of a four-decade-old TV "blackout" rule or risk congressional action to restrict the league's lucrative antitrust exemption, which allows NFL teams to negotiate radio and television broadcast rights together.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers O-lineman Davis progressing from concussion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco right tackle Anthony Davis was able to drive home following a cross-country flight from New York last month despite feeling "loopy" from a concussion he didn't initially realize was so severe.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens’ Haloti Ngata draws 4-game drug ban by NFL

BALTIMORE (AP) - Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended without pay for four games Thursday for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers OC Greg Roman moving forward from criticism

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has moved on from a critical Twitter post last week by the daughter of his boss, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders' Tarell Brown anxious to face former team

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Tarell Brown has a fairly good idea what to expect this week from San Francisco receivers Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mancini, Bowe head Boxing Hall of Fame's new class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) - When Ray Mancini got the call, he was caught off guard.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods stumbles to a 77 in his return

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods took on any shot without pain or worry Thursday, a feeling he hasn't had on the golf course in a long time.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Team USA stars off to strong starts with NBA teams

The first time the Golden State Warriors practiced this season, new coach Steve Kerr noticed something different about Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson compared to the rest of the team.

December 04, 2014 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Tim Howard wins player of year award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lawler back for 2nd shot at Hendricks in UFC 181

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Johny Hendricks emerged from a bruising, bloodying five-round bout with the UFC welterweight title in March, a significant portion of the mixed martial arts world thought Robbie Lawler got robbed.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Robbie Keane named MLS MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robbie Keane has been named Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Player after the Irish forward's dynamic season for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

December 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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