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Bolt finishes worlds with another gold

MOSCOW (AP) - Usain Bolt stumbled on the track, even almost fell down.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Smith struggles as 49ers rally past Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh sought out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Friday night, warmly greeting him on the field before their preseason game.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brees starts strong, Saints down Raiders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees will need some unproven receivers to emerge this year, and could not help but be encouraged by way rookie Kenny Stills and second-year pro Nick Toon came through against the Raiders.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND,(AP) - Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be sidelined another three to four weeks and perhaps for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a lingering concussion.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt can really fly. Especially for a catcher, as he cheerfully points out.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pence powers Giants to 14-10 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - With a score that resembled a football game more than baseball, the San Francisco Giants came out on top with their best offensive performance of the season.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Phillies fire manager Manuel, promote Sandberg

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod returns at Yankee Stadium, boobirds in force

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs’ Smith gets to square off against ex team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith treads carefully when subject of the San Francisco 49ers is broached. He politely talks about the positive days he spent with them, and then seems to usher along the conversation whenever their divorce is brought up.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jenkins not concerned about preseason slow start

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers don't seem too concerned with wide receiver A.J. Jenkins' slow start to the preseason.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Freiman, Gray help A’s beat Astros 5-0

OAKLAND, (AP) - Sonny Gray has been hearing the comparisons since his high school days in Tennessee. The references to Tim Hudson, another right-hander with a slight build and a big arm.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ win streak ends, 4-3 to Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington homestand that began with three losses to Atlanta was about to culminate in a six-game winning streak and the Nationals at .500 for the first time since mid-July.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB to expand instant replay in 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they've never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Reid a hit in camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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49ers squander 21-point lead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick jumped into the open arms of his leaping coach and all seemed right with the San Francisco 49ers for a few hours Saturday night.

December 21, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Pro Sports


Dallas Cowboys lasso playoff spot

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steelers, Packers, Cowboys, Seahawks win, move into playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders knock out Bills

OAKLAND (AP) - Unable to make the playoffs for the 12th straight year, the Oakland Raiders are doing a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings snap 5-game losing skid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.

December 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


4th straight win for SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - Matt Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

December 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TALE OF 2 TEAMS

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are competing for their playoff lives with two games to go, slim as those chances might be.

December 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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