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Woods faces 2 weeks that shape the season

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign former Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Twins sign NorCal prospect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain to meet with elbow specialist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alameda County approves Athletics lease

OAKLAND (AP) - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anderson Silva returns Jan. 31 vs Nick Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders relying on healthy Watson to solidify line

NAPA (AP) - Menelik Watson's rookie season proved to be mostly a waste.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat

MIAMI (AP) - The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in franchise history may soon have a new home.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pronger under contract but Hall bound

TORONTO (AP) - Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US-Germany semifinal features top goalkeepers

MONTREAL (AP) - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Reddick, Davis, Butler homer for A’s win

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena again starts slow at Wimbledon; Venus cruises

LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks, defender Dillon agree to 5-year contract

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks agreed to a five-year, $16.35 million contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors exercise Speights’ contract option for 2015-16

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have begun the process of keeping their championship roster intact.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Busch brothers 1-2 at Save Mart 350

SONOMA - Kyle Busch (#18 M&Ms Toyota) put an exclamation on his recovery from a horrific wreck at the start of the season by taking a dramatic victory in Sunday's 27th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 on the picturesque Sonoma Raceway road course.

June 28, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Special to the Bulletin | Pro Sports


Royals sweep Oakland A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Even though Max Muncy hasn't gotten a lot of opportunities at third base, he knows he should have been better when given the chance.

June 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey, Susac power Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew Susac usually takes a back seat to Buster Posey. For at least one day, they shared the spotlight.

June 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks searching starting goalie

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks ended the NHL draft with one of the biggest needs they had entering the weekend: finding a starting goaltender.

June 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Watson wins Travelers on 2nd playoff hole

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Bubba Watson is hard to beat in a playoff.

June 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron James becomes free agent

CLEVELAND (AP) - For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

June 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US defeats China, faces Germany in semis

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field.

June 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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