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Young Giants fan sends money to Jacobs to stay

SANTA CLARA (AP) - New 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs received a letter this week from a 6-year-old Giants fan named Joseph that included $3.36 in cash from the boy's piggy bank - the child's contribution to try to keep Jacobs in New York with the reigning Super Bowl champions.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cain wins 6th straight start as Giants beat Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain didn't flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crisp leads Athletics past Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics leave town feeling a whole lot better than they did when they arrived at home just four days ago.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

DETROIT (AP) - Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Coughlin gets contract extension from Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The oldest coach to win a Super Bowl will get at least three more shots at adding to his total.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers giving quartet a two-way look

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's Will Tukuafu has spent most of his football life chasing down running backs. The 49ers hope he can now help Frank Gore and the rest of their backfield handle other defensive linemen with the same agenda.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Celtics return home with chance to close out Heat

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James saw his share of disappointment in Boston when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nadal improves to 50-1 at French Open; Ferrer next

PARIS (AP) - It was about time Rafael Nadal faced some sort of test at the French Open.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon shuts down powerful Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blanco, Bumgarner lead Giants to 6-5 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was feeling pretty lucky on Wednesday.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


I'll Have Another made 4-5 favorite to win Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) - I'll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes in his quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 34 years.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bradley to make most of chance against Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) - He's a vegan in a sport where meat is king, a thinking man's fighter in a game that embraces brawlers. Timothy Bradley never wavered in his chase for boxing glory, even when his bank account was down to $11 and there was no guarantee he would ever be on the big stage.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reece brings unique skill set to Raiders offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen has firsthand knowledge of what challenges Marcel Reece can give opposing defenses because he has the speed and hands of a receiver while playing fullback for the Oakland Raiders.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Devils avoid elimination, beat Kings on late goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Adam Henrique decided to face playoff elimination by shaving his beard into a bristly mustache, the New Jersey Devils realized their remarkable rookie isn't exactly buckling under the pressure of the Stanley Cup finals.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors-Clips: No love lost

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As much as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors don't like each other, they're a lot alike in some ways.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics power up vs. Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics went deep four times to back Sonny Gray's strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Padres sneak by SF

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tyson Ross held the San Francisco Giants to four hits and struck out nine in eight scoreless innings, and the San Diego Padres won 2-1 Friday night to hand Matt Cain his third straight loss.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s reward Doolittle with new deal

OAKLAND (AP) - In three short years, Sean Doolittle transformed himself from a top first base prospect into a shut-down reliever.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks strike early, often in Game 1 win

SAN JOSE (AP) - Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Let the (real) games begin

MIAMI (AP) - Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Altidore still in Klinsmann WC plan

Jozy Altidore's disappointing first season with England's Sunderland has less than a month remaining, and it appears as though the American's struggles for playing time aren't finished.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Parker: NBA best chance to grow

Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ryu shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

April 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smuggler threats follow Puig to U.S.

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Backups lead the way for Warriors

DENVER (AP) - Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.

April 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks mum on starting GK

SAN JOSE (AP) - For more than a decade there have been no questions about who will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks come playoff time.

April 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Iannetta’s blast beats A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

April 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval clutch for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.

April 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees honor Nelson Mandela

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.

April 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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