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49ers sign quarterback Wallace to one-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have added another quarterback to the competition to be Colin Kaepernick's backup, signing nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract Thursday.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle gets lesson on Gen. James Doolittle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sean Doolittle tugs gently on his bushy red beard and soaks in a history lesson as he strolls in silence along the 872-foot wooden flight deck of the USS Hornet. He checks out old war planes while gazing at spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay, then climbs dozens of stairs to take a turn in the ship's "air boss" seat.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made "mistakes," Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

August 22, 2013 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


A year after trade, Red Sox, Dodgers both better

BOSTON (AP) - Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Torres goes on DL with Achilles strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers' Wilson makes return from elbow surgery

MIAMI (AP) - Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn't pitched in 16 months.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kap gets strong praise from Jaworski

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Zito struggles in return as Giants lose to Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito understands how unpredictable a game baseball can be. Making his first start in three weeks only added to the mystery for the Giants left-hander.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s offense continues second-half slump

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics manager Bob Melvin was too angry at his team to be concerned with a close call at home plate.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after 4 weeks in Napa

NAPA, (AP) - After four weeks of training camp in wine country, the Oakland Raiders have packed up and headed home with hopes that their work here will translate to the playing field when the season starts Sept. 8.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ichiro gets 4,000th hit between MLB and Japan

NEW YORK (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki slashed a single the opposite way with his unique swing for the 4,000th hit of a career split between Japan and the major leagues.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chris Paul elected president of NBA players union

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chris Paul has already seemingly done the impossible by turning the long-languishing Los Angeles Clippers into a force in the Western Conference. Now he's taken on another big task - rebuilding the reeling NBA players' association.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods has stiff neck and back from hotel bed

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Another week, another nagging injury for Tiger Woods - this from a soft bed in his hotel.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alex Rodriguez puts end to non-baseball talk

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez says he's cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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No franchise tag for Detroit’s Suh as deadline passes

DETROIT (AP) - Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack’s jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors

NEW YORK (AP) - There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks snap 8-game home skid with 4-0 win over Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) - Ben Smith's day started with a morning skate in Chicago and ended with a goal in San Jose.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

SAN JOSE (AP) - With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vikings have had ‘open dialogue’ with Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have been trying to take advantage of their opportunity to communicate with Adrian Peterson.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors carried by Curry’s 37 in victory

BOSTON (AP) - When you're sitting on the NBA's best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don't have to stress over every single game.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phegley catches on with A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - It appears as though 2015 is shaping up to be quite a year for Josh Phegley.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Seller’s market as NHL trade deadline nears

General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they're valuable currency.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden, Rockets hold off Cavaliers

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lillard, Aldridge leads Blazers past Kings for 3rd in a row

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Damian Lillard has a knack for playing well in the fourth quarter and demonstrated it again Sunday in helping the Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Sacramento Kings.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Another Atlanta win for Johnson

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 share driver’s seat at Honda

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint-to-the-finish at soggy PGA National.

March 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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