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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


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


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Dustin Johnson back to golf, back to winning

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - The six-month break from the game raised more questions about Dustin Johnson's personal life than his golf. He said it gave him time to work on a little of each, and he delivered answers to both Sunday at the Cadillac Championship.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harvick grabs 1st win of season at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After winning the Sprint Cup championship in their first season together, Kevin Harvick and his team came up with a new set of goals this year.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors supporting cast steps up

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry dribbled around his back and through a trio of defenders, stepped behind the arc and lofted an off-balance 3-pointer from the top of the circle that swished.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kwiatkowski beats Dennis to win Paris-Nice prologue stage

MAUREPAS, France (AP) - Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski won the prologue of the Paris-Nice race on Sunday, beating Australian Rohan Dennis by a tiny margin.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Souza wins longest Davis Cup singles match ever

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Leonardo Mayer defeated Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, converting his 11th match point to win 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 and keep Argentina's hopes alive against Brazil in their first round series on Sunday.

March 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco edges Pacific in WCC opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kruize Pinkins and Tim Derksen scored 14 points and eighth-seeded San Francisco held off ninth-seeded Pacific 62-58 on Friday in the opening round of the West Coast Conference tournament.

March 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oladipo scores 32 points, Magic hold off Kings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Close games haven't turned out well for the Orlando Magic over the past few weeks.

March 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Hunter Pence upbeat in clubhouse despite broken arm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Despite a cast on his left arm, the perennially optimistic Hunter Pence arrived upbeat in the San Francisco clubhouse on Friday.

March 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry scores 22, Warriors roll to win over Mavs

AKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 22 points and seven assists, Klay Thompson scored 16 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 104-89 on Friday night.

March 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jones-Drew announces retirement

ALAMEDA (AP) - Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao’s trainer makes some noise from afar

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scott goes to short putter, and it works!

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be "2016 comeback player of the year."

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maddon debuts as Cubs Manager; Zito starts for A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Joe Maddon gushed about the ballpark and the fans. He praised starter Travis Wood and said he liked the performance by his team.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Kurt Busch

OVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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