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A’s write a script good as ‘Moneyball’

Forget the movie about these Oakland A's. Already been done and, besides, Brad Pitt has moved on to other things.

October 04, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

DENVER (AP) - In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared the challenger.

October 04, 2012 | | Nation


Athletics sweep Rangers to win AL West on last day

OAKLAND (AP) - Same chaotic, champagne dance-party scene in the clubhouse just two days later. New T-shirt: AL West champions.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles Dodgers beat Giants to end season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


The femininity factor on politics

Are Republican women politicians more "feminine" than Democratic women politicians?

October 03, 2012 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | Other Views


Student editors rebel against press poltroonery

As an exasperated Casey Stengel asked the bumbling 1962 New York Mets baseball team he managed: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

October 03, 2012 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Prices trickle lower except on coasts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drivers on either coast may be questioning the conventional wisdom that gas prices fall after Labor Day.

October 03, 2012 | | Nation


Tigers' Cabrera wins 1st Triple Crown in 45 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, the reluctant superstar thrust into the spotlight after joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reds' Cueto will start Game 1 against SF

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL division series against San Francisco.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants Buster Posey wins NL batting title with .336

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey won the National League batting title with a .336 average on Wednesday.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles Dodgers beat Giants to end season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Applied Materials to cut workforce up to 9 percent

Applied Materials to cut workforce up to 9 percent

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hershey vows to use only certified cocoa by 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Candy maker Hershey is vowing to use only certified cocoa for all of its chocolate products by 2020 and accelerate programs to help eliminate child labor in the cocoa-producing regions of West Africa.

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


FTC to fine Warner $1M over kids privacy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to fine a unit of Warner Music Group Corp. $1 million for violating a child privacy law in the operation of fan websites for artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna.

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


HP CEO's turnaround message flops on Wall Street as stock plunges 13%

PALO ALTO (AP) - Coming off the biggest quarterly loss in Hewlett-Packard's history, CEO Meg Whitman braced investors for even more trouble ahead as she methodically tries to fix a wide range of longstanding problems. Those challenges will be compounded by a feeble economy that Whitman expects to weaken even more during the next year.

October 03, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Warriors beat Thunder after Durant injury

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders defense depleted by injuries

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders defense was dealt a big blow back in the preseason when middle linebacker and defensive signal caller Nick Roach suffered a season-ending concussion.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins' return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

SANTA CLARA (AP) - 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith hopes to build off tough year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Aldon Smith might not have the intimidating and impressive sack numbers of past seasons in his abbreviated year, yet he judges his play by more than just flattening opposing quarterbacks.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars hold off Titans in home finale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen'Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s acquire De La Rosa from Diamondbacks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DeMarcus Cousins set to return vs. Bucks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely after PRP therapy

OAKLAND (AP) - Just as they have the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors will have to get by without center Andrew Bogut for an undetermined amount of time.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suspect Tsarnaev appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Family wants officer prosecuted for scuffle with 76-year-old man

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The relatives of a 76-year-old man want a South Texas police officer prosecuted for a traffic-stop scuffle in which a stun gun was used on him, an attorney for the family said.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


More charges in death of man hit, carried on car

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A driver has pleaded not guilty to a more serious charge of manslaughter after being accused of hitting a pedestrian with such force that he flipped on top of her car, carrying him on the roof for 11 blocks and leaving him in the street to die.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Pacific holds off Nevada

STOCKTON (AP) - T.J. Wallace scored 16 points and Pacific held off Nevada's comeback bid to win 69-65 on Thursday.

December 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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