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A's agree to terms with Blevins, Moss

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics agreed to one-year contracts with left-handed pitcher Jerry Blevins and first baseman Brandon Moss on Friday, avoiding salary arbitration with each.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Posey among 4 Giants to reach one-year deals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reigning NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey is among four San Francisco Giants to reach agreement on one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers face fierce challenge vs. Falcons receivers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Carlos Rogers had one word to describe what his homecoming in Atlanta will be like when the San Francisco 49ers face the Falcons in Sunday's NFC championship.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers release kicker Billy Cundiff

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have released Billy Cundiff, making David Akers the only kicker on the roster heading into Sunday's NFC championship at Atlanta.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFC championship: 2 teams, different perspectives

ATLANTA (AP) - The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, authorities said Friday.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Conley's 19 points lead Grizzlies past Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - After a trio of blowout losses, the Memphis Grizzlies got back in rhythm for their own double-digit victory.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Warriors behind Duncan

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - It's been 16 years since the Warriors won in San Antonio. That means Tim Duncan has been a winner in every home game he's ever played against Golden State, and he wasn't about to let that change Friday night.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rose, Donaldson lead by 1; McIlroy, Woods struggle

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling, fifth-ranked Justin Rose and unheralded Jamie Donaldson had 5-under 67s Thursday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kerber gets a birthday wish, advances in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber survived some nervous moments before fending off American teenager Madison Keys in the third round of the Australian Open, then got to blow out the candles on a cake to celebrate her 25th birthday.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Te'o mentioned 'girlfriend' twice recently

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong admits doping in interview with Oprah

CHICAGO (AP) - He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers lean on Gore's smarts, savvy in key times

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman wants to be a head coach one day soon, and he already knows at least one person he'd hire on his staff.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


QUITE A PISTOL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Despite all those gaudy statistics and impressive physical skills, Colin Kaepernick faced plenty of questions coming out of Nevada about whether he was the product of a gimmicky college offense that would have no chance of working in the pros.

January 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Good news for Reece

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece escaped a scare when an injury to his right foot was not as significant as initially feared and he expects to be at full strength when the season opens next month.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants -Cubs rain-shortened game to resume

CHICAGO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowoski scores equalizer for SJ

SEATTLE (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tapped in a point-blank shot midway through the 66th minute on Wednesday night as the San Jose Earthquakes came back from the worst loss in franchise history to pull out a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torres undergoes surgery on right knee

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy wants strong finish to great year

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn't even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward’s death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


On day 2 after Miller’s injury, Buckeyes moving on

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

MILTON, Del. (AP) - Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

NEW YORK (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

LONDON (AP) - Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Early rally lifts Giants past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

OAKLAND (AP) - The New York Mets still consider themselves a contender in the NL East chase even with a daunting deficit to make up over the final month.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Stevie Johnson adds depth to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Stevie Johnson hopes the 49ers have to give up a third-round draft pick next year.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gloomy night at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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