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Posey among 4 Giants to reach one-year deals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reigning NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey is among four San Francisco Giants to reach agreement on one-year contracts that avoided salary arbitration.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers face fierce challenge vs. Falcons receivers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Carlos Rogers had one word to describe what his homecoming in Atlanta will be like when the San Francisco 49ers face the Falcons in Sunday's NFC championship.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers release kicker Billy Cundiff

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have released Billy Cundiff, making David Akers the only kicker on the roster heading into Sunday's NFC championship at Atlanta.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFC championship: 2 teams, different perspectives

ATLANTA (AP) - The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, authorities said Friday.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Conley's 19 points lead Grizzlies past Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - After a trio of blowout losses, the Memphis Grizzlies got back in rhythm for their own double-digit victory.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Warriors behind Duncan

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - It's been 16 years since the Warriors won in San Antonio. That means Tim Duncan has been a winner in every home game he's ever played against Golden State, and he wasn't about to let that change Friday night.

January 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rose, Donaldson lead by 1; McIlroy, Woods struggle

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling, fifth-ranked Justin Rose and unheralded Jamie Donaldson had 5-under 67s Thursday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kerber gets a birthday wish, advances in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Angelique Kerber survived some nervous moments before fending off American teenager Madison Keys in the third round of the Australian Open, then got to blow out the candles on a cake to celebrate her 25th birthday.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Te'o mentioned 'girlfriend' twice recently

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong admits doping in interview with Oprah

CHICAGO (AP) - He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers lean on Gore's smarts, savvy in key times

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman wants to be a head coach one day soon, and he already knows at least one person he'd hire on his staff.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Falcons say 49ers' Kaepernick poses new challenge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Michael Turner's trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.

January 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


QUITE A PISTOL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Despite all those gaudy statistics and impressive physical skills, Colin Kaepernick faced plenty of questions coming out of Nevada about whether he was the product of a gimmicky college offense that would have no chance of working in the pros.

January 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Old-man Lewis flying around field

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ray Lewis sure doesn't look like an aging linebacker on the brink of retirement.

January 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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