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Rookie WR Butler impresses Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Two long catches and a touchdown in his NFL exhibition debut earned Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler plenty of congratulatory messages from friends and family.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Adam Jones moving past incident at AT&T Park

PHOENIX (AP) - Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is moving on a day after tweeting a fan in San Francisco threw a banana onto the field near him during a game.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Back and forth: Rangers claim INF Rosales, again

HOUSTON (AP) - The wayward saga of infielder Adam Rosales has resumed, with the Texas Rangers once again claiming him off waivers from Oakland.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Another Callaspo double saves A’s

TORONTO (AP) - Alberto Callaspo is quickly turning into quite the deadline acquisition for the Oakland Athletics.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Callaspo hits go- ahead double, A’s beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Oakland's Bob Melvin called the 700th win of his managerial career "excruciating" and an "emotional roller coaster."

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hardy, Jones homer as Orioles pound SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buck Showalter has seen enough of his Baltimore Orioles this season to know they can turn a tight game into a runaway in just a couple of swings.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco 49ers still searching for receiving options

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A bumpy preseason opener didn't provide many answers for the San Francisco 49ers regarding their muddled situation at wide receiver.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie Sio Moore impresses early

NAPA (AP) - At 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, Oakland rookie linebacker Sio Moore is far from an ideal matchup to put his hand down and rush against a 300-plus pound NFL offensive tackle.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dufner beats Furyk at PGA Championship for his first major title

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Dufner has won his first major title with a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at the PGA Championship.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch finally wins again at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - There was no slipup on the final lap this time, so Kyle Busch's victory celebration at Watkins Glen International was as sweet as it gets.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vancouver Whitecaps shut out San Jose Earthquakes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Camilo Sanvezzo and Kenny Miller scored second-half goals and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 Saturday.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tommy Danielson wins Tour of Utah

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - American Tommy Danielson won the Tour of Utah on Sunday, finishing third behind Spain's Francisco Macebo in the sixth stage.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins Rogers Cup in romp

TORONTO (AP) - Serena Williams insists it's not as easy as it looks.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Federer trying to re-energize game in Cincinnati tourney

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer usually feels good when he arrives in Cincinnati for a tournament he has won more times than anyone else. This week, not so much.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bye week helps Vernon Davis’ ankle and back recovery

SANTA CLARA (AP) - An extra week to heal has proved beneficial for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who says he can play without thinking again. And that's a good thing.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mack making impact for Raiders even without sacks

ALAMEDA (AP) - Khalil Mack has done just about everything the Oakland Raiders have asked of him his rookie season.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s decline to exercise Nakajima’s contract option

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints, Panthers tied at 0-0 after 1st quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Drew Brees had turnovers to end New Orleans' first two drives, while Cam Newton and Carolina couldn't take advantage as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter of Thursday night's game.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A giant, indeed.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Kings in season opener

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stephen Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors made Steve Kerr a winner in his coaching debut, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 95-77 on Wednesday night.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big match in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr prepares for tough test vs. Seahawks

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie center Marcus Martin to make NFL debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick offered a few encouraging words, and rookie Marcus Martin knew the quarterback believed in him to step in at center and do the job.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento breaks ground on new Kings arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have officially broken ground on their new downtown arena.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and playfully ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals’ dream season falls short in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Game 7 of World Series: ‘A gift for everyone’

In Kansas City, Game 7 of the World Series conjures up memories of Bret Saberhagen's brilliance, a St. Louis meltdown and the only Royals championship in 1985.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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