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Playoff beards back this October

OAKLAND (AP) - Many a bearded major leaguer disapproves of the bushy black mess hanging from Brian Wilson's chin these days.

October 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colon is Game! Starter for A’s

OAKLAND,(AP) - Bartolo Colon never expected to be pitching at age 40, not in the playoffs, and especially not as the Game 1 starter.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Whitner fined $21,000 for hit against Rams

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - Donte Whitner may start his own clothing line if he continues to get flagged for unnecessary roughness.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Optimistic Kings get back to work in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, (AP) - Ocean breezes drifted through the open gym doors while the Sacramento Kings ran the final wind sprints of their first practice Tuesday.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stanford looking to avenge loss at Washington

STANFORD, (AP) - The feeling of disappointment and despair in the locker room after losing 17-13 at Washington last season is something Stanford players will never forget.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tigers pick Scherzer to start playoff opener

DETROIT (AP) - From All-Star starter to postseason headliner - Max Scherzer is Jim Leyland's pick again.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates beat Reds 6-2 in NL wild-card game

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano showed up at PNC Park on Tuesday afternoon in a suit with his suitcase packed for a trip St. Louis.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tampa Bay earns wild-card spot

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - David Price, Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to playoffs again, getting there with a victory in their final regular-season game for the second time in three years.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brees leads Saints past Dolphins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees reminded a national audience why he's becoming Mr. Monday Night, and gave the Miami Dolphins another reason to regret not making a harder push to sign him when they had the chance seven years ago.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants miss playoffs after winning World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey glanced toward Tim Lincecum's locker and pondered what the Giants' clubhouse might look like without The Freak or fellow starter Barry Zito, and only because the catcher got asked about it last week.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants miss playoffs after winning World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey glanced toward Tim Lincecum's locker and pondered what the Giants' clubhouse might look like without The Freak or fellow starter Barry Zito, and only because the catcher got asked about it last week.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign Cousins to 4-year extension

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Vivek Ranadive has made a fortune in the software industry by betting on the right people.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders face injury questions for Chargers game

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders head into preparations for Sunday's game against San Diego with uncertainty at four key offensive positions.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes eager for big playoff run

OAKLAND (AP) - The family of Yoenis Cespedes is finally safe after a months-long ordeal that took them from Cuba to the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Miami and, at last, to the Bay Area to join him. Their arrival in itself is a major burden lifted for the Oakland left fielder.

October 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Flynn struggles as Raiders fall

OAKLAND (AP) - Matt Flynn heard a smattering of boos during pregame introductions before his first start with the Oakland Raiders even started.

September 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Ernst wins Portland in playoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Henley takes 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wozniacki’ stamina keys win in US Open quarters

NEW YORK (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers OL Boone agrees to new two-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


In earthquake, wine barrels turn into quarter-ton projectiles

NAPA (AP) - Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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