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Daniels forces 49ers to alter QB backup plans

SANTA CLARA (AP) - B.J. Daniels' NFL preseason debut at quarterback has forced the San Francisco 49ers to alter their plans a bit.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Taiwan Jones trying out position switch for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Taiwan Jones' NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the field for much of his first two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luna Rossa beats hobbled Emirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Azarenka win 1st titles in Cincy

CINCINNATI (AP) - Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with a first-time title. One set away from her own breakthrough, No. 1 Serena Williams wilted.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reed beats Spieth in playoff

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - In the span of a couple of strokes, Patrick Reed went from almost certain disaster to his first PGA Tour victory.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Europe finally wins the Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - The Europeans wanted to make history by winning the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Logano holds off Harvick for crucial win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Joey Logano gave Ford a Sprint Cup sweep in Michigan - and enabled team owner Roger Penske to celebrate a victory in his home state.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


California bats come alive at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Offense is what led Chula Vista, Calif., to the Little League World Series, and the West champions finally put their big bats on display Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bolt finishes worlds with another gold

MOSCOW (AP) - Usain Bolt stumbled on the track, even almost fell down.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Smith struggles as 49ers rally past Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh sought out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Friday night, warmly greeting him on the field before their preseason game.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brees starts strong, Saints down Raiders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees will need some unproven receivers to emerge this year, and could not help but be encouraged by way rookie Kenny Stills and second-year pro Nick Toon came through against the Raiders.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND,(AP) - Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be sidelined another three to four weeks and perhaps for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a lingering concussion.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt can really fly. Especially for a catcher, as he cheerfully points out.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pence powers Giants to 14-10 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - With a score that resembled a football game more than baseball, the San Francisco Giants came out on top with their best offensive performance of the season.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Phillies fire manager Manuel, promote Sandberg

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Phillies rally to beat Giants late

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Utley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New rule: Drivers can’t exit cars after wrecks

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincicome in front at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena advances in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of a tournament she has never won. Given her history in Cincinnati, she'll avoid thinking about the long-awaited title.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Livingston out 6-8 weeks

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl tosses gem at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins injures knee in practice

CHICAGO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepare to host Lions in exhibition game

OAKLAND (AP) - Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland's newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Royal treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two lead at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Lexi Thompson and South Korea's Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Controversy, on clouds Giants’ 7-run rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball's expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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