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With more teams in race, MLB attendance up again

The extra playoff spot in Major League Baseball this season has thickened the races, with several teams well within October's reach despite taking mediocre records into the stretch run.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cameron excited as US prepares to play Mexico

Geoff Cameron has been quite the world traveler.

August 14, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Belt, Bumgarner lead Giants over Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter and Brandon Belt had three hits and three RBIs, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in a matchup between NL division leaders.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Guthrie, royals shut down A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie learned in June what not to do against the Oakland Athletics.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie Streater shines in exhibition debut

NAPA (AP) - Rod Streater showed the rest of the NFL in his exhibition debut what the Oakland Raiders have been seeing ever since they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in May.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick leading competition for backup QB spot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After an impressive quarter of action in San Francisco's preseason opener last week, Colin Kaepernick has grabbed a clear lead in the three-way competition to be the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nationals enjoy highest-scoring game of year vs SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kurt Suzuki drove in four runs, Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each knocked in three and the Washington Nationals routed the San Francisco Giants 14-2 Monday night in a matchup of NL division leaders.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Johnny Pesky, beloved by Red Sox fans, dies at 92

BOSTON (AP) - Adored by generations of Red Sox fans, Johnny Pesky was so much a part of Boston baseball that the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park was named for him.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Yankees sign RHP Derek Lowe to bolster bullpen

NEW YORK (AP) - Two weeks ago, Derek Lowe thought his season might be over. He was that disgusted with the way he was pitching.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Gary Nicklaus finally gets chance at Cherry Hill

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - After missing the 1990 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills because of a heart ailment, Gary Nicklaus, the son of the legendary golfer, was back Monday in Colorado as a 43-year-old competing with 311 other golfers in this year's edition of the amateur.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NHLPA prepared to make counteroffer in NHL talks

TORONTO (AP) - The NHL Players' Association will present its vision for a new collective bargaining agreement to the NHL when labor talks resume Tuesday.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Olympic flag arrives in Rio, marking race to 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Olympic flag touched down on Brazilian soil on Monday, marking the start of four years of preparations ahead of the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Gold medalist Serena goes for Cincinnati title

CINCINNATI (AP) - Serena Williams arrived at the Western & Southern Open with an Olympic gold medal and a chance to win another tournament she had never won before.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


State Police: No evidence of Saints wiretapping

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana State Police investigators have found no evidence that the Saints or general manager Mickey Loomis rigged Superdome wiring so opposing coaches' radio communications could be intercepted.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chad Johnson's new reality show is pulled by VH1

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - For Chad Johnson, a weekend confrontation with his wife has led to repercussions beyond a misdemeanor charge and NFL unemployment.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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49ers’ Aldon Smith suspended 9 games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red-hot Posey perfect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Halos widen gap atop West

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Errani’s ‘cottage cheese’ serve tops Venus at Open

NEW YORK (AP) - A day before facing Venus Williams - and a partisan crowd - at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Borland returns pick for TD; 49ers beat Texans

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Borland made one final case to get into the mix of 49ers linebackers needed to replace injured NaVorro Bowman.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie tosses 3 TDs as Raiders top Seahawks

OAKLAND (AP) - With a fabulous finish to the preseason, rookie Derek Carr created a big question for the Oakland Raiders heading into the regular season.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel’s mark

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels rally in 10th for win over Oakland

ANAHEIM (AP) - Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petit leads Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One strike shy from a perfect game last September, Yusmeiro Petit refused to let another chance at baseball history slip away.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win

NEW YORK (AP) - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.

August 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova knocks off Dulgheru

NEW YORK (AP) - A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fuld’s homer punctuates A’s comeback rally

HOUSTON (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have rallied to win game after game this season after trailing late.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers cap preseason in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie Tom Savage looked like a polished pro leading the Texans to the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion against Denver last week.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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