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Alex Smith wondering how he lost starting job

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers a month after being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McClain not practicing for 2nd straight day

ALAMEDA (AP) - Linebacker Rolando McClain remained a member of the Oakland Raiders on Thursday despite being told to stay out of practice for a second straight day and not to report to the team facility.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes' Chris Wondolowski voted MLS MVP

CARSON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski won Major League Soccer's MVP award Thursday by an appropriately huge margin for the San Jose Earthquakes forward who dominated the league's goal-scoring race.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stanford, UCLA Pac-12 title rematch a 'mind game'

STANFORD (AP) - This week has been unlike any other in the 20 years Mike Gleeson has been Stanford football's video director.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Watney takes 2-shot lead at Sherwood

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Sure enough, putting was all the rage Thursday in the World Challenge.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


IRA PODELL,AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL, the players' association and now even federa

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL, the players' association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: The bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that would put hockey back on the ice.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reliever Pat Neshek, A's agree at $975,000

OAKLAND (AP) - Right-handed reliever Pat Neshek and the Oakland Athletics reached agreement Wednesday on a $975,000, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nationals get Span from Twins for minor leaguer

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the addition of Denard Span, the Washington Nationals aren't just plugging a player into the lineup and moving on. He's like that nice new piece of furniture that causes the homeowner to redecorate the entire room - just so everything is in the perfect spot.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


BJ Upton, Braves finalize $75.25M, 5-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hold off Nuggets 106-105 in wild finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala's 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded was waived off, and the Golden State Warriors held on for a wild 106-105 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night after four replay reviews over the final 3.4 seconds.

November 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Amid lockout, ECHL provides hockey alternative

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - While the NHL and its players remain engaged in a boardroom battle over dollars and cents, professional hockey is still being played across the United States.

November 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bonds, Clemens, Sosa on Hall ballot for first time

NEW YORK (AP) - The most polarizing Hall of Fame debate since Pete Rose will now be decided by the baseball shrine's voters: Do Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa belong in Cooperstown despite drug allegations that tainted their huge numbers?

November 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McFadden, Goodson return to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - The slumping Oakland Raiders got a jolt Wednesday when running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson returned to practice for the first time since missing three games with sprained right ankles.

November 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick to start as 49ers QB on Sunday at Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Tight end Delanie Walker arrives at work at 6 a.m. each day, and Colin Kaepernick always beats him to 49ers headquarters.

November 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Love grabs 24 rebs, Timberwolves beat Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Kevin Love had 23 points and an NBA season-high 24 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves stop a five-game losing streak by beating the Sacramento Kings 97-89 on Tuesday night.

November 27, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Cousins hopes for US spot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team's first two days of practice, about which big man is better.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss sparks 6-run rally in ninth

HOUSTON (AP) - Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Liriano shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub settles in as Raiders QB

NAPA (AP) - The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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