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49ers still basking in glow of Akers' record-tying field goal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - David Akers' mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in - after bouncing off the crossbar.

September 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


NFL CAPSULES

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning came up with a near-record performance in throwing for 510 yards, and Andre Brown scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left to lift the New York Giants to a wild 41-34 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

September 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 21 Stanford shocks No. 2 USC, 21-14

STANFORD, Calif. - Even without Andrew Luck, Stanford still had every answer for Matt Barkley and Southern California.

September 15, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 15 Wildcats pull away in fourth quarter for win

MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder saw it coming all week in practice.

September 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tide rolls Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Eddie Lacy helped Alabama open Southeastern Conference play in style.

September 15, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 16 TCU beats Kansas

LAWRENCE (AP) - Everybody warned TCU coach Gary Patterson that his Horned Frogs had better bring their best every weekend when they finally joined the rough-and-tumble Big 12.

September 15, 2012 | | AP Sports


No. 12 Buckeyes slip past Golden Bears

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After another game too close for comfort, the overriding emotion for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was relief.

September 15, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs, Bills looking for redemption after Week 1 losses

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Defensive tackle Kyle Williams prefers looking at the bright side after the Buffalo Bills' sky-high expectations were abruptly deflated by a season-opening dud.

September 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Falcons QB Ryan says Manning is master of no-huddle

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have embraced the no-huddle offense, and Matt Ryan thinks the master of the up-tempo attack will be on the other sideline Monday night.

September 15, 2012 | | AP Sports


Packers use trickery in win over Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - On a night when defenses dominated the NFL's most storied rivalry, the Packers got creative - and it worked.

September 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Interesting subplot pits Berry vs. Johnson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eric Berry never saw the hit coming until it was too late.

September 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Hubert helping to carry load for No. 15 Kansas State

MANHATTAN - When John Hubert scored on a 95-yard run in No. 15 Kansas State's season opener, nobody could blame him for cherishing the moment.

September 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


UConn coach Calhoun announces retirement

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - As Jim Calhoun stood in his office at Gampel Pavilion, waiting for his final news conference as Connecticut's basketball coach, Pat Calhoun turned to her husband and gave him one final piece of advice.

September 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Longest rivalry to be renewed at Lambeau

The NFL's oldest rivalry resumes with its 185th meeting, and it already might be a critical game for the hosts, even in Week 2.

September 12, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


After loss to Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas gets Crimson Tide

The Southeastern Conference's first huge game of the season was spoiled by Louisiana-Monroe.

September 12, 2012 | By Ralph Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.

July 27, 2015 | John Kekis, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

July 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

July 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals' late rally in I-70 clash isn't in Cards

ST. LOUIS- In a makeup game featuring teams with the two best records in baseball, the Cardinals held on for a 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night behind a pair of two-run homers and a great escape by closer Trevor Rosenthal.

July 24, 2015 | Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals' four-run seventh money against Bucs

KANSAS CITY- Outfielder Jarrod Dyson delivered the decisive hit for the second straight night -- a safety-squeeze single -- and right-hander Edinson Volquez fired 7 2/3 strong innings as the Royals rolled to a 5-1 win over the Pirates in Wednesday night's rubber game at sold-out (39,105 fans) Kauffman Stadium.

July 23, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Dyson keys 3-run 8th as Royals hold off Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Jarrod Dyson lined a two-run single to right with one out in the eighth inning and the bullpen hung tough over seven-plus innings as the Royals held on for a 3-1 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night in front of 38,163 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

July 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Women’s baseball makes history with debut at Pan Am Games

TORONTO (AP) - Women's baseball made history Monday at the Pan Am Games, the first time it's been played in a large, multi-sport event.

July 21, 2015 | STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals can't finish rally in opener vs. Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Travis Ishikawa, claimed by the Pirates off waivers two weeks ago, slammed two doubles and a home run, and drove in four runs as the Pirates held off late Royals comeback attempts for a 10-7 win on Monday night in front of 38,169 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

July 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | LYNSEY CHUTEL, Associated Press | AP Sports


Duffy's clutch outing gives bullpen a breather

CHICAGO- Danny Duffy knew his bullpen needed him to extend deep on Sunday against the White Sox to give his team a chance to rest after playing more than 30 innings of baseball in the last two days. He had been in this situation before, aware he needed to stay in the game.

July 20, 2015 | Greg Garno/MLB.com | AP Sports


First-place Royals poised for second-half run

KANSAS CITY- The Royals have been through fights, suspensions, numerous injuries, and yet at the All-Star break, they sit comfortably in first place by 4 1/2 games in the American League Central with a league-best 52-34 record.

July 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Rose, 3 other Reds honored on field before All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose came home for the All-Star Game and made a rare on-field appearance in the place where he's still treated like a king.

July 15, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Cain logs 2 hits, RBI double in All-Star win

CINCINNATI- Just a couple of hours before Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was asked if he'd like to do something really special in the game at Great American Ball Park.

July 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field.

July 15, 2015 | RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

CINCINNATI (AP) - "The Toddfather" has a new title. Todd Frazier - Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado - is baseball's new King of Swing.

July 14, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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