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Rising Raiders have high expectations

ALAMEDA (AP) - After 13 straight seasons without a winning record, playoff berth or even much hope most years, the Oakland Raiders head into training camp this year with an unfamiliar burden: expectations.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning or Cam Newton behind center.

July 20, 2016 | BARRY WILNER | Pro Sports

Earnhardt Jr out for 2 more races, replaced by Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Fister, Astros slow A’s roll with shutout

OAKLAND (AP) - After winning four of five since the All-Star break, the Oakland Athletics hit a wall.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Red Sox blast Cain, Giants

BOSTON (AP) - Giants starter Matt Cain said he felt fine.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Russia says final decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Russian athletes await key ruling on track ban

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) - Long jumper Ekaterina Koneva says she'll cry. World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov says he'll drown his sorrows.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mendes suspended 2 years for doping

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes has been suspended for two years after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Ivy League changes rules for kickoffs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Valenzuela loses license bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Froome extends Tour lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Popovich, US basketball get head start on 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Potato chips helps Hammel’s cramps

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel says potato chips have helped end chronic cramping issues. Now the Chicago Cubs right-hander has enough salty snacks to last the rest of the season.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco

BOSTON (AP) - Jake Peavy showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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The rain finally let up, but the wind did not for for Sierra's Valley Oak League track and field meet with visiting Lathrop on ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Top-ranked Halep wins tough 3-setter

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Top-ranked Simona Halep of Romania struggled to post a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 second-round win over French lucky loser Oceane Dodin at ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Spieth, Reed to face off in Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed play some of their most spirited golf against one another in the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Oakland Athletics among teams to add express lanes for ballpark entrances

NEW YORK (AP) - Three more major league teams are emphasizing life in the fast line.

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Frank Gore agrees to terms with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) - Rather than retire, Frank Gore is joining his hometown team.

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Raiders’ Vegas project to exceed $2 billion

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Oakland Raiders said Thursday the total cost for the NFL team's move to Las Vegas, including a new 65,000-seat ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Reid plans to end anthem protest

STANFORD (AP) - Free agent safety Eric Reid said Thursday he is not planning to protest during the national anthem this upcoming season.

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Khris Davis, young A’s look to build off strong September

OAKLAND (AP) - Kendall Graveman will take the ball on opening day for Oakland in a second straight season, eager to be the leader of a ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Bumgarner, Giants ready to rebound from last place

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner learned a tough lesson and he's ready for a do-over. San Francisco's ace is as motivated as ever ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Kings beat Hawks amid protests outside Golden1 Center

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Justin Jackson scored 11 of his season-high 20 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-90 on ...

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Couture’s OT goal sends Sharks past Golden Knights

SAN JOSE (AP) - Seconds after almost costing the San Jose Sharks a game with a turnover, Logan Couture ended it with his backhand.

March 23, 2018 | | Pro Sports

NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee.

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

NHL GMs call for change on goalie interference challenges

Coach's challenges for goaltender interference and the ensuing arguments aren't going away.

March 22, 2018 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports

McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Mickelson lose early in Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rory McIlroy put together another flawless back nine, running off five straight birdies.

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Joshua looking to be undisputed heavyweight champion in 2018

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) - If 2017 for Anthony Joshua was about becoming the world's No. 1 heavyweight, 2018 is all about creating his legacy.

March 22, 2018 | | Pro Sports

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