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High demand as World Cup ticket sales begin

SAO PAULO (AP) - It was a frenzied start to FIFA's attempt to fill the stands for next year's World Cup in Brazil as fans applied Tuesday for more than 1 million tickets in just seven hours.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still not settled on starting punter

NAPA (AP) - For the first time in more than a decade, the Raiders head into the final stages of training camp uncertain who their punter will be.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


After WR swap, Jenkins dives into life with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A.J. Jenkins never thought he'd be back in Kansas City so soon.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


WR Jon Baldwin gets to work with new team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jon Baldwin watched from the other sideline Friday night as Colin Kaepernick zipped warm-up passes to his wide receivers, then Baldwin marveled with a couple of Kansas City teammates about the do-everything 49ers quarterback.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tarell Brown hopes to get back some of lost $2M

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown said Tuesday that his new agent, Joel Segal, is in talks with the 49ers about compensation for a portion of the $2 million escalator Brown inadvertently voided in his contract by not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Homers lift A’s past Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bad bounce lifts Marlins past Giants

MIAMI (AP) - A bad bounce brought a bit of good fortune to the Miami Marlins.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Daniels forces 49ers to alter QB backup plans

SANTA CLARA (AP) - B.J. Daniels' NFL preseason debut at quarterback has forced the San Francisco 49ers to alter their plans a bit.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Taiwan Jones trying out position switch for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Taiwan Jones' NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the field for much of his first two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luna Rossa beats hobbled Emirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Azarenka win 1st titles in Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with a first-time title. One set away from her own breakthrough, No. 1 Serena Williams wilted.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reed beats Spieth in playoff

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - In the span of a couple of strokes, Patrick Reed went from almost certain disaster to his first PGA Tour victory.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Europe finally wins the Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - The Europeans wanted to make history by winning the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Logano holds off Harvick for crucial win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Joey Logano gave Ford a Sprint Cup sweep in Michigan - and enabled team owner Roger Penske to celebrate a victory in his home state.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


California bats come alive at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Offense is what led Chula Vista, Calif., to the Little League World Series, and the West champions finally put their big bats on display Sunday.

August 19, 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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