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Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made "mistakes," Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

August 22, 2013 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


A year after trade, Red Sox, Dodgers both better

BOSTON (AP) - Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Torres goes on DL with Achilles strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers' Wilson makes return from elbow surgery

MIAMI (AP) - Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn't pitched in 16 months.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kap gets strong praise from Jaworski

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Zito struggles in return as Giants lose to Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito understands how unpredictable a game baseball can be. Making his first start in three weeks only added to the mystery for the Giants left-hander.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s offense continues second-half slump

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics manager Bob Melvin was too angry at his team to be concerned with a close call at home plate.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after 4 weeks in Napa

NAPA, (AP) - After four weeks of training camp in wine country, the Oakland Raiders have packed up and headed home with hopes that their work here will translate to the playing field when the season starts Sept. 8.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ichiro gets 4,000th hit between MLB and Japan

NEW YORK (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki slashed a single the opposite way with his unique swing for the 4,000th hit of a career split between Japan and the major leagues.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chris Paul elected president of NBA players union

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chris Paul has already seemingly done the impossible by turning the long-languishing Los Angeles Clippers into a force in the Western Conference. Now he's taken on another big task - rebuilding the reeling NBA players' association.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Woods has stiff neck and back from hotel bed

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Another week, another nagging injury for Tiger Woods - this from a soft bed in his hotel.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Alex Rodriguez puts end to non-baseball talk

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez says he's cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh defends departed WR Jenkins

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - A.J. Jenkins no longer is in a San Francisco 49ers uniform after being dealt to Kansas City. Coach Jim Harbaugh is still coming to the defense of his former receiver.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Franklin leads M’s comeback over A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Nick Franklin broke out of a slump and then had to leave the game early. He's hoping it's not an omen.

August 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Hendrick to pay $185,000 in fines for crew members

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jazz beat Cavs on Hayward’s jumper at buzzer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gordon Hayward made a step-back jumper at the buzzer, one-upping LeBron James and boosting the Utah Jazz to a 102-100 victory over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Melanie Oudin needs heart, eye procedures

American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday for a heart condition, then surgery later this month for an eye problem.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lawyer: A-Rod admitted steroids use to DEA

MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer for the University of Miami's former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miller knows just what Smith is going through

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has another game left on his nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies, and Von Miller can't wait to see his buddy back on the football field.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oregon top 4 newcomer in 2nd playoff ranking

Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn held the top three spots in the second College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon joining them in the top four Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brady and Pats are No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back where they have been for so much of the Bill Belichick era.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers regroup after loss to Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Halfway through the regular season, the San Francisco 49ers know there's a sense of urgency in get things turned around.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, Orioles each win 3 Gold Gloves, Molina 7th

NEW YORK (AP) - All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw finalist for NL MVP and Cy Young Award

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is among the finalists for the NL Most Valuable Player and the Cy Young Award, in position to become the first NL player to sweep both honors since Bob Gibson in 1968.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US prosecutors: A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR penalizes 6 Hendrick crew members for fight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon avoided any penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday for their post-race fight at Texas. Two crew chiefs and four crew members from Hendrick Motorsports were punished for their roles in the brawl.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner cut but OK after knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner felt fortunate to be OK after getting cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Marcus Lattimore weighing football future

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore is weighing his football future less than a week after returning to the practice field following a two-year struggle with a devastating knee injury from college.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders competitive but still in search of 1st win

ALAMEDA (AP) - The four games since Tony Sparano took over as Oakland Raiders interim coach might have been more competitive than the first four under the fired Dennis Allen.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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