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Lester arrives in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain may miss rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blaine Gabbert learning 49ers system

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Although Blaine Gabbert may be fairly new in the locker room, he's had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers' playbook.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bergstrom adding center to his resume

NAPA (AP) - Tony Bergstrom already has a place in Oakland Raiders history as the first draft pick of the post-Al Davis era.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals Friday.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour rebuts report Johnson suspended

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ibanez home sinks A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong stumps Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong's strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet.

August 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Cespedes to land Lester

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Safety Bethea finding a groove with 49ers w

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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US beats Slovenia to reach semis at worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mercury crush Sky in Game 2 of Finals

PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petit tosses 4-hit gem

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get back in the swing

CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Donaldson checked out the video and figured out the problem. The quick fix led to a big night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers answer skeptics with stellar defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers release RB LaMichael James

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose battle of trenches in opener to Jets

ALAMEDA (AP) - The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

Ray Rice cut after release of video: BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stafford brilliant in Lions’ opener

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s bullpen fails again

CHICAGO (AP) - Eric O'Flaherty wasn't able to help the Oakland Athletics' ailing bullpen.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Josh Hamilton out again for Angels

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Hamilton's sore right shoulder is better, but not improved enough to get him back on the field.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams is building a new house, complete with a karaoke room and a purse room for her "bag problem."

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cilic tops Nishikori for 1st Slam title

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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