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Pro sports more gay-friendly as NFL, other athletes speak out

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL punters are only seen on fourth down and heard from less than that. But with Minnesota voters weighing whether to ban gay marriage this fall, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has emerged as a high-profile gay rights champion - and a symbol of changing attitudes toward homosexuality in the sports world.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jon Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double during a three-run 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals split of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, beating them 5-2 on Sunday and regaining undisputed possession of the second NL wild card spot.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Matt Wieters hit two solo home runs and Endy Chavez had four hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Sunday and remain within a game of the New York Yankees in the AL East.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reds to host Angels in 1st interleague opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of baseball's traditional home openers will have an innovative twist next season.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski takes Chase opener, points lead

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Brad Keselowski began the season with a bit of goofiness, posting on Twitter during a red-flag stoppage at the Daytona 500.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Shin wins Women’s British Open by 9 shots

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions Sunday to cruise to a record nine-stroke victory in the Women's British Open.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Williams, Washington win 2nd straight WTT title

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Venus Williams helped Washington catch up, then beat Coco Vandeweghe in a last-game tiebreaker as the Kastles completed their second straight undefeated championship WTT season with a 20-19 victory over Sacramento on Sunday.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


No progress as Day 1 of NHL lockout comes

NEW YORK (AP) - Die-hard hockey fans might need to invest in some classic NHL games on DVD.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski, Gordon lead Earthquakes over Chivas

CARSON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Alan Gordon added a goal in the second to lead the San Jose Earthquakes over Chivas USA 2-0 Saturday night.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Gore looking for another good performance vs Lions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are benefiting from the stellar start of running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.

September 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wisniewski to start at center for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland center Stefen Wisniewski has no doubt that running the ball early and effectively is critical if the Raiders are to avoid going 0-2 for the first time since 2007.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes delivers home run with sore right wrist

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics hardly needed any additional motivation for this key September series with playoff implications. Then injured pitcher Brandon McCarthy showed up in the clubhouse before the game.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Egan-Jones cuts US debt rating to AA- from AA

NEW YORK (AP) - Egan-Jones, an independent credit-research firm, downgraded its rating on U.S. government debt to AA- from AA on Friday, citing the Federal Reserve's plans to try to stimulate the economy.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Cap

OAKLAND (0-1) At MIAMI (0-1)

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers try to stop another top passer in Stafford when they face Lions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The overwhelming consensus on San Francisco's elite defense is that Calvin Johnson is the best wide receiver the 49ers will face. And perhaps the best there is, period.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Riley insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI (AP) - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods hopeful of more good memories at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal withdrawals due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New name in Reno, same old aggressive play

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins in her return

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast booth next year.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez retires

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

PHOENIX (AP) - Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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