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World cycling considers introducing doping amnesty

BRANDS HATCH, England (AP) - World cycling's governing body is considering an amnesty for riders and officials to confess to doping offenses, and says there is no plan to challenge the decision to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


New-look Raiders host Chargers

OAKLAND (AP) - From the Bay Area to down near the Mexican border, change has been the approach for two of California's NFL teams.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Contrasting styles for SF 49ers, Green Bay Packers in opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay is Exhibit A in an NFL trend that emphasizes mesmerizing passing games above all else, and Aaron Rodgers nearly passed the Packers to an undefeated season in 2011.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49er Record Cap

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 12-5-1; Green Bay 11-6

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic gets past del Potro to reach Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Locked in a taut, thrill-a-minute second set, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro headed to a tiebreaker and produced a 20-stroke masterpiece of a point befitting a pair of past U.S. Open champions.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy in tie for lead; Woods 1 behind

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard at the BMW Championship.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers linebackers becoming NFL's elite unit

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Two are All-Pros. One was the runner-up for the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. The other just received a new $44.5 million, six-year contract extension.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders get boost for receiving corps

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' thin receiving corps got a boost Thursday when Denarius Moore returned to practice from an injury and the team signed Derek Hagan.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Miller, Nelson among hoops Hall inductees

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - She was the first person he called after he got the call. And Cheryl Miller will be on stage to present her brother, Reggie, when he is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cahill carries no-hitter into 7th for D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Trevor Cahill took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Wednesday night in a game in which the benches cleared after a tag play at third base.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McCarthy struck by liner in A's loss to Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon McCarthy had just finished his delivery when Erick Aybar's line drive zipped back. It struck the Oakland Athletics pitcher in the head and knocked him to the ground in the fourth inning.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's McCarthy hit by line drive in head vs. Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy left in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels after Erick Aybar's hard line drive ricocheted off the right-hander's head.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Roddick's career ends with Open loss to del Potro

NEW YORK (AP) - More than an hour after hitting one last shot as a professional tennis player, then delivering one last, voice-wavering speech to an adoring U.S. Open audience, Andy Roddick exited the locker room one last time.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tyler Hamilton says book on Lance Armstrong provides relief

NEW YORK (AP) - At first, Tyler Hamilton was impressed with the power Lance Armstrong wielded in cycling circles, his ability to call the head of the international cycling federation at any time - and call him by his first name.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers begin season with big hopes for receivers

SANTA CLARA. (AP) - Randy Moss still carries himself with that same old swagger and avoids saying much about his NFL return after a year away. Mario Manningham has no qualms speaking out about how he wants to show the West Coast what he can do seven months after leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl title.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Duchene’s Pain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allen settles in with Bears; CB Rogers moves across Bay

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Defensive end Jared Allen turns 32 this week. He wants nothing to do with the idea of becoming a situational pass rusher as a 30-something Chicago Bear.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put the Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.

April 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PLAY BALL! LEAGUE STARTS

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona back home, SF open season in desert

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks played their "home" opener 7,800 miles away from Phoenix.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic stretched like a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped out forehands as if he was wielding a shovel. He ran forward to slice a ball off his shoetops. And he flicked a difficult half-volley past a weary Rafael Nadal for a winner.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wrigley Field marks 100 years

CHICAGO (AP) - It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak - a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal coach Mike Montgomery weighs retirement

STANFORD (AP) - California coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win NASCAR race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch's Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, in some ways, was like his career wrapped into one afternoon.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Power opens season with win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Preparations for the IndyCar Series opener began with a silly spat between the two top organizations over a perceived slight made by the president of Team Penske.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steven Bowditch wins Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nordqvist rallies to win Kia Classic

CARLSBAD (AP) - Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara for her second victory in her last four LPGA Tour starts.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Revolution beats Earthquakes for 1st win

SANTA CLAR . (AP) - Lee Nguyen scored in the 93rd minute, and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez wins 2nd Volta a Catalunya

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Joaquim Rodriguez won his second Volta a Catalunya title in his hometown of Barcelona on Sunday as he prepares for the Giro d'Italia in search of an elusive grand tour victory.

March 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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