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Warriors have people taking notice with fast start

OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors began madly celebrating a stunning, last-second win against defending NBA champion Miami on the Heat's home court this week, Jarrett Jack quickly offered a message to his teammates.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs, Raiders playing out string of season

ALAMEDA (AP) - For most of the past decade, December has meant only one thing to Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler - searching for motivation as he plays out the string of another lost season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Patriots pose severe test for 49ers' defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Running against the San Francisco 49ers is tough. Passing isn't any easier. And scoring is a huge challenge.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Getting to Brady could be key for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As Aldon Smith chases down the NFL record for sacks, his specialty becomes of particular significance this week when the San Francisco 49ers face New England and the NFL's top-ranked offense.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Branch returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch practiced for the first time this week, an encouraging turn for a struggling secondary sorely lacking depth.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Magic hit 9 3-pointers, hold off Warriors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Poor starts have often been the cause of Orlando's worst outings this season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder win 10th straight, over Sacramento

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - There was no coasting to a 10-game winning streak for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Moss credits Belichick for teaching him football

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss joined the New England Patriots five years ago thinking he knew a lot about football.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Torres returns to Giants for $2 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, who gave the outfielder his first chance as a regular two years ago.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Appeals court to hear Bonds' appeal on Feb. 13

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear Barry Bonds' appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction early next year.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Facing Pats, 49ers looking to step up offensively

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers are looking forward to matching up with Tom Brady and the prolific offense of the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McClain practices with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain met with coach Dennis Allen before returning to practice Wednesday after serving a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Warriors slip past Heat

MIAMI (AP) - The Golden State Warriors used a savvy play by a rookie and took advantage of a defensive breakdown to surprise the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Jennings, Ellis lead Bucks in win over Kings

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks won 'ugly' in a matchup of short-handed teams - and that's just fine with Brandon Jennings.

December 12, 2012 | | 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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