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Twins bounce back from sweep, beating Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Willingham drove in two runs against his former team, Joe Mauer hit a two-run single and the Minnesota Twins snapped Oakland's four-game winning streak with a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Monday night.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers RBs Jacobs, James expected back soon

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Jacobs balanced himself on crutches walking through the San Francisco 49ers locker room. LaMichael James strolled through with a backpack and a smile.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s LHP Brett Anderson returns from elbow surgery

OAKLAND (AP) - Brett Anderson is back from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, and set to make his season debut Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chad Tracy hit a game-ending RBI single in the 13th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Monday night.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ryan Dempster pitched eight innings, his longest outing in more than two months and his best since being traded to Texas, and the AL West-leading Rangers beat Baltimore 5-1 on Monday night.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Parker sharp as A’s sweep Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Jarrod Parker didn't argue when Oakland manager Bob Melvin took him out of the game after eight scoreless innings.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants shut down by Padres’ Richards in loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Now that the San Francisco Giants have weathered the early storm surrounding suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera, it's time for their NL West showdown.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cabrera associate attempted to fabricate website defense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An associate of San Francisco Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attempted to create evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance that caused a positive drug test, Major League Baseball said.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Bogut encouraged by progress after ankle surgery

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut fully expects to be in the lineup for the season opener Oct. 31 at Phoenix after undergoing surgery this spring on his troublesome ankle.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Swimmer Nyad steady in record try

HAVANA (AP) - Endurance athlete Diana Nyad forged ahead through the Straits of Florida with renewed vigor Sunday in pursuit of a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ANAHEIM (AP) - Matt Moore shrugged off home runs by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to win his fourth straight decision, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep of the fading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-3 victory on Sunday.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pedro Alvarez homered in the 19th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the longest game in the majors this season, outlasting the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Willie Wood wins Dick’s Sporting Goods on PGA Tour

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Willie Wood finally worked his way back to the top.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Shawn Stefani wins Midwest Classic play

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Shawn Stefani won the Midwest Classic on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Jones-Drew announces retirement

ALAMEDA (AP) - Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao’s trainer makes some noise from afar

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scott goes to short putter, and it works!

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be "2016 comeback player of the year."

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maddon debuts as Cubs Manager; Zito starts for A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Joe Maddon gushed about the ballpark and the fans. He praised starter Travis Wood and said he liked the performance by his team.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Prosecutors: No criminal charge for Kurt Busch

OVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spurs return to their court, beat Kings

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey has 2-run double in Giants’ loss to A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey got off to a strong start as he doubled in two runs and walked in his first appearance of the spring.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry shoots Warriors to win over Bucks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry needed just over a minute to turn a rough shooting night into a good one.

March 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings hand Knicks worst loss of season

NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Gay scored 25 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 22 and Ben McLemore finished with 20 and the Sacramento Kings handed the New York Knicks their worst loss of the season Tuesday, 124-86.

March 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nieto has 2 goals and assist as Sharks beat Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

March 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hayne signs 3-year deal with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL.

March 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings bring back Divac in front-office role

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff.

March 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No franchise tag for Detroit’s Suh as deadline passes

DETROIT (AP) - Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.

March 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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