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Where, if anywhere, will unemployed vets land?

NEW YORK (AP) - Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Ronde Barber grabbed the headlines by retiring, walking away from the game when they almost certainly still could have contributed to NFL teams.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


The tales of a non-working fisherman

Everyone up here works hard. Really hard.

July 24, 2013 | By Jeff Lund “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Pro Sports


Bochy wins 1,500th as manager

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double to help Bruce Bochy earn his 1,500th win as a manager, and the San Francisco Giants split a straight doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-3 victory in the nightcap Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New code: Players don’t defend dopers

NEW YORK (AP) - Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros rally off Balfour for win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - A's closer Grant Balfour hadn't blown a save all season, and his streak of 44 straight saves was an Oakland record and the sixth longest run in major league history.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ sights set on Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Much like when they came together for training camp last summer, the San Francisco 49ers return yet again determined to take another important step this season - from Super Bowl runner-up to champion.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pay raise for Pedroia

BOSTON (AP) - All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Obama to salute Giants on World Series win: WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will honor the San Francisco Giants at a ceremony saluting their victory in the 2012 World Series. The team will visit the White House on Monday. The president will also honor the team for its community service work.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins gets 2nd shot with Team USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins has everything USA Basketball is looking for in a big man.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds rout Giants, Lincecum in series opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched a seven-hitter for his sixth career shutout, beating Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 11-0 Monday night for his first victory at AT&T Park and No. 100 with the Cincinnati Reds.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s blast saves A’s from ‘ugly’ loss

HOUSTON (AP) - There was only one word to describe Oakland's play through four innings on Monday night against the Houston Astros.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson chases career Grand Slam

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brewers’ Braun busted

NEW YORK (AP) - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the first penalty from baseball's investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wright fails physical; trade to SF voided

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers, nullifying a trade to bring him to Northern California from Tampa Bay.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


League, union may begin testing for HGH this fall

The NFL and players union are talking again about getting a test in place for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Marshall says Geno Smith did nothing to warrant punch

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has come to Geno Smith's defense, saying the injured quarterback was not at fault ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement have filed appeals that are likely to delay payouts ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Labor board blocks effort to unionize athletes

CHICAGO (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Yanks’ Sabathia says he ‘flipped out’ in Toronto street mess

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia says he "flipped out" and made a "bad decision" for getting involved in a shouting match outside a ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Francona to accompany longtime friend Farrell for treatment

BOSTON (AP) - Cleveland manager Terry Francona didn't hesitate when he was on the phone with Red Sox manager John Farrell and heard when his ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Ben Heeney makes good first impression

NAPA (AP) - Ben Heeney's exhibition debut went so well for the Oakland Raiders that he wanted to save his jersey as a keepsake with ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles stadium could shift NFL divisions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray returns, but Athletics fall to Orioles

Baltimore (AP) - Even Oakland ace Sonny Gray could not pull his team out of its hole.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Heston walks 5, gone early in Giants’ loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chris Heston didn't give the St. Louis Cardinals much to hit. The San Francisco Giants rookie pitcher couldn't find the ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goodson gives San Jose win over Colorado

SAN JOSE (AP) - Clarence Goodson scored on a header early in the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes ended a six-game winless streak with ...

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US women rout Costa Rica 8-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Christen Press scored three goals Sunday to power the United States to an 8-0 exhibition romp over Costa Rica in its first game ...

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Teen wins LPGA Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brooke Henderson won the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes Sunday to become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at 17 ...

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins 3rd Cup race of season

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR's rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway.

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


1975: Prep football game ticket prices raised to $2

Twenty years ago, on August 19, 1995, Manteca High football coach Joe Miller and his staff took some time from their early practice routine to ...

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brewers minor leaguer says he’s gay

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - It had been a long day and night for David Denson, in so many ways.

August 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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