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Palmer plays it safe in Raiders opener

ALAMEDA (AP) - The high-risk, high-reward passes that characterized Carson Palmer's first half-season as Oakland Raiders quarterback were absent in the season opener.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Akers surprised with 63-yard field goal

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - David Akers' mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in - after bouncing off the crossbar.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's rookie Griffin 6-0 after win over Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - A.J. Griffin threw eight scoreless innings, becoming the second Athletics pitcher in 85 years to start his major league career with six straight wins, and Yoenis Cespedes homered for Oakland in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum pitches Giants past Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched effectively for six innings to extend his road winning streak to a career-best five straight, Brandon Crawford doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Wednesday night to continue their strong play away from home.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's hold off Angels in 9th for 5th straight win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Marcel Reece to extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have finalized a multiyear contract extension with fullback Marcel Reece.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Davis literally a big addition to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Leonard Davis is one of the NFL's biggest men today because his parents, both of whom had lost spouses, found each other in small-town Texas and decided to add one more child to their already enormous blended family.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Patriots on top of AP Pro32 power rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - While Tom Brady cares for his damaged nose, New England Patriots fans can gain comfort from having their team lead the AP Pro32 power rankings.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders WR Jacoby Ford to have surgery

ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen has a lot more to deal with than just a loss in his debut as Oakland Raiders coach.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's McCarthy released from hospital

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from a Bay Area hospital Tuesday, less than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive and undergoing surgery.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers show they're serious NFC contender

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed all the same poise and big playmaking ability - not to mention dominant defense against NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers - in a season-opening statement victory at Green Bay as they did in coming so close to a Super Bowl last season.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner's bat helps Giants to win

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner hit a three-run homer on a night when he struggled on the mound and Brandon Belt drove in four runs, helping the San Francisco Giants hold on for a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in rainy conditions Tuesday.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chargers beat Raiders 22-14 in opener

OAKLAND (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers capitalized on their opponent's mistakes instead of making errors of their own.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Jarrod Parker, A’s slow down Angels with win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jarrod Parker pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Brandon Moss and Cliff Pennington homered, and the Oakland Athletics snapped the Los Angeles Angels' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Monday night.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rockies RHP White homers in victory over Giants

DENVER (AP) - Rockies pitcher Alex White homered and Colorado finally solved a struggling Ryan Vogelsong, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Ramo makes 32 saves to lead Flames past Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Karri Ramo made 32 saves for his third career shutout and Jiri Hudler scored both goals to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Woodson expects to play in 2015

ALAMEDA(AP) - When he signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders in March, safety Charles Woodson wasn't thinking much about playing beyond this season.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Juicy Thanksgiving fare for NFL fans

Here's how critical Philadelphia's game at Dallas will be on Thanksgiving Day: The winner can start thinking about a home postseason game, maybe even a bye for the wild-card round. The loser winds up needing to win the rematch in 17 days to be viable in the NFC East.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The magic number for the U.S. cities hoping to host the 2024 Olympics is $5 billion.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks, 49ers meet for the1st time this season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Richard Sherman's leaping deflection of a pass headed for Michael Crabtree in the corner of the end zone was the defining moment to seal last January's NFC championship game that sent the Seattle Seahawks on their way to a Super Bowl win.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco’s bid for 2024 Olympics is taking shape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry, Warriors stay hot in pasting of Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have had much to be thankful for this NBA season.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panda heads put away with Sandoval’s departure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Those oversized panda heads are being put away - at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval's bamboo-eating buddies aren't following him to Beantown.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tomas in process of deal with Arizona

Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, leads Kings past Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When Sacramento coach Michael Malone was ejected in the second quarter, DeMarcus Cousins helped steady the Kings.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors cool off Heat in 4th quarter

MIAMI (AP) - So much for Stephen Curry's mini-shooting slump.

November 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Curry powers Warriors past Heat

MIAMI (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bama, FSU, Oregon, Mississipi State keep playoff rankings

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sherman, Baldwin dig at NFL in press conference

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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