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Robert Morris cuts 7 programs

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Robert Morris University is cutting seven Division I athletic programs to bolster funding for the remaining 16 sports.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Weibrecht ready to ski Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Early in his career, Andrew Weibrecht constantly flirted with the line between foolhardy and fast on a downhill course.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Simpson back before Nev. judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers said Tuesday they will take his case back to the Nevada Supreme Court, hoping justices will overturn a lower court judge's decision last week denying the former football stat a new trial in his armed robbery case.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Probst signals intent to bid for ‘24 Games

The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city by the end of next year.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vonn cleared to resume WC downhill training

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore U.S. Player of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forward Jozy Altidore has earned his first Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year award.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


U.S. could draw powers

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - The United States could wind up in a group with powers Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands after FIFA tinkered with its format for Friday's World Cup draw.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


At least 3 stadiums behind schedule

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested.

December 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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


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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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