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Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

NEW YORK (AP) - Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) - A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum waits his turn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi's locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark at SF’s expense

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Whitecaps and Earthquakes play to scoeless draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) - David Ousted made three saves and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Saturday night to regain sole possession of the fifth and final Western Conference playoff position.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting out the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Matt Cain pitches Giants to win against Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Dodgers for the first time in nearly four years, and the San Francisco ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

SAN JOSE (AP) - Before Joe Thornton heads into an uncertain offseason where he could be a free agent and leave San Jose after nearly 12 ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner’s rented bike slipped near end of ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams at No. 1

Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January - and with plans to take the ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s return

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - Even with eight of the world's top 10 players in the main draw, an unranked rival is grabbing all the headlines ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - It was just last month when people were wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson after he got off to a slow ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills - just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado ...

April 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kerr won’t coach Warriors tonight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


End of Sharks season could end Thornton- Marleau era

SAN JOSE (AP) - After going through the handshake line of an early playoff loss, an emotional Patrick Marleau stood by the San Jose bench and ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pitcher Freeland sharp as Rockies sweep SF Giants

DENVER (AP) - In between starts, the message to Kyle Freeland was rather low-key.

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cruz drives in 5 as Mariners end skid

OAKLAND (AP) - On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday.

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nadal beats Ramos-Vinolas, wins 10th Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO (AP) - As the, Rafael Nadal showed Sunday he's likely the best ever on clay after easily beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


1997: Sierra gets 22 hits during 18-0 baseball win

Fifty years ago, on April 21, 1967, the Manteca High track team won two meets on consecutive days with impressive wins over St. Mary's ...

April 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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