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49ers sign former Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Twins sign NorCal prospect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain to meet with elbow specialist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alameda County approves Athletics lease

OAKLAND (AP) - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anderson Silva returns Jan. 31 vs Nick Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders relying on healthy Watson to solidify line

NAPA (AP) - Menelik Watson's rookie season proved to be mostly a waste.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Athletics lose to Orioles in 13 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) - In a disappointing season filled with frustrating defeats, the Oakland Athletics added one more lamentable loss to the ledger.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A 63, a Spieth rally and a storm delay at PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - The second round of the PGA Championship offered a little bit of everything Friday.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Farrell says he has ‘highly curable’ cancer

BOSTON (AP) - Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a "highly curable" form of cancer and has taken ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants get in the mix for Phillies’ Chase Utley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants got into the mix for Chase Utley, making a trade offer to the Philadelphia Phillies after the second ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray’s back improves, hopes to start Monday

BALTIMORE (AP) - Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray could return from a nagging back injury as soon as Monday.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to players: no fighting

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The NFL warned teams about fighting during games in response to inter- and intra-team altercations that have erupted in training camp, including ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams sweeps way into Toronto semifinals

TORONTO (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night, beating Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Gulbis in Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived two match points and rallied to beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-1 on Friday night in ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Without mentioning Geno Smith, Enemkpali says he’s sorry

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Without mentioning New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith - the player he sucker punched - by name, linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali said he's ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Settlement discussions in NFL ‘Deflategate’ case continue

NEW YORK (AP) - For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players' union met separately with a federal judge to try to ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cotto, Alvarez finalize Nov. 21 bout in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez agreed Thursday to fight Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bowman nearing return to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In a trying offseason for the San Francisco 49ers that featured a number of key losses, one star player's comeback is ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baseball retains search firm to help prepare candidates

CHICAGO (AP) - Major League Baseball wants to help the top contenders for openings in baseball operations, especially women and minorities.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Iwakuma’s gem ends AL no-hitter drought

SEATTLE (AP) - After years of waiting, the drought finally ended thanks to the Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray misses start, A’s fall to hot Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Sonny Gray's sore back forced the Oakland A's to juggle their rotation, and cost them a chance to send their staff ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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