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Stern to retire as NBA commissioner in 2014 after almost 30 years on job

NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


All quiet as deadline for full NHL season nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL's deadline for playing a full, 82-game season arrived Thursday with no new discussions between the league and its locked-out players.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lakers lose again to Kings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a winless preseason with a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Suds taps give insight into Tigers, Giants fans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While the Fall Classic between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers pits clubs from two very different cities, the distinctive style and taste of each team's partisans also pours through the beer taps at their ball yards.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders insist they're not dirty

ALAMEDA (AP) - After the Oakland Raiders set NFL records in 2011 for penalties and penalty yards, rookie coach Dennis Allen made it a top priority to field more disciplined team.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers can up sacks total facing Arizona Cardinals

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The pass rusher in Aldon Smith is getting a little more excited than usual this week.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With small ball, Giants win for 2-0 WS lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


whats the score

FOOTBALL

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Palmer wants Raiders to be more balanced between passing, running

ALAMEDA (AP) - As prolific as he's been in his career, Oakland's Carson Palmer is on an unparalleled pace for him.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' lefty gets another shot in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dangerous way for kids to emulate pros

What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bettman says full season 'not going to be reality'

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports




Series gets awfully hairy with wild beards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is going to be a very hairy World Series.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL Thursdays tough on players, especially on road

NEW YORK (AP) - In today's "any given Sunday" NFL, the thinking goes, any team can win - or lose - any game. What about any given Thursday? Turns out those matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Unites States beats Trinidad and Tobago 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Abby Wambach scored in the 54th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Wednesday night in their opening Women's World Cup qualifying game.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos gallop to top

NEW YORK (AP) - As he nears yet another milestone, Peyton Manning has the Denver Broncos back as the top team in the NFL.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCovey makes ballpark return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hall of Famer Willie McCovey returned to the ballpark Tuesday for Game 3 of the San Francisco Giants' NL Championship Series win against St. Louis after being released in recent days from a lengthy stint at Stanford Hospital.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith agreed to continue discussing changes to the league's personal conduct policy following a four-hour session in New York on Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants work late-inning magic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Americans try to solve Ryder Cup with task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women prepare for World Cup qualifying

World Cup qualifying for the U.S. women's team looks like an easy road.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


L.A. Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman from the Tampa Rays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds recovering from hip surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Barry Bonds hobbled to his car with the help of crutches post hip surgery, and well before the start of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, the home run king insisted he can hardly remember the World Series of 12 years ago.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers throttle Rams for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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