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Jeff Gordon wins rain- shortened race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - In a race marred by the death of a fan hit by lightning, Jeff Gordon earned his first victory of the season on Sunday, taking advantage of an accident sparked by teammate Jimmie Johnson and going on to win when the race was called because of a downpour preceding the fatal storm.

August 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bradley wins in stunning turnaround at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Keegan Bradley never looked like a winner over four days and 71 holes at Firestone until he poured in a 15-foot par putt on the final hole Sunday.

August 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Langer rallies to win 3M

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - Bernhard Langer was right on target in the 3M Championship.

August 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Athletics’ Griffin goes on disabled list

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder and outfielder Michael Taylor was optioned to Triple-A before Sunday's game with the Toronto Blue Jays.

August 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


ON THE BRINK

The city's top junior golfer will get to play alongside the state's best starting Sunday with the North/South California State Boys Championship at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno.

August 04, 2012 | Jonamar Jacinto | Pro Sports


Nationals acquire Kurt Suzuki from Athletics

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nationals acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Oakland Athletics on Friday for minor league catcher David Freitas.

August 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Furyk scrambles to 4-under 66, stays in lead

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods each carried momentum into the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational. That meant the best 36-hole score for Furyk in his PGA Tour career, and the worst start for Woods in nearly fourth months.

August 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Goldson, Whitner back in the thick of things

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For two guys who didn't know each other before last season, Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner sure look like they belong together on the back end of the San Francisco 49ers' defense.

August 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders want more from Heyward-Bey

NAPA (AP) - Oakland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey doesn't put much stock in the numbers he put up last season, even though he had career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns.

August 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Posey homers and Giants beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Bruce Bochy gave his players a pep talk before Friday's game at Coors Field, and the San Francisco Giants responded with their biggest offensive night of the season.

August 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Giants Jacobs, Manningham try to fit with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Jacobs never broaches the subject with his new San Francisco 49ers teammates unless he's asked.

August 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's to call up prized prospect to start Friday

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics plan to call up right-hander Dan Straily, who has more strikeouts than any other pitcher in professional baseball, to start Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

August 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Colon pitches A's past slumping Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer to back another strong outing by Bartolo Colon, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Thursday night.

August 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants continue slide with loss to Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey has a six-game hitting streak, the only Giants batter who has hit safely in more than two straight games.

August 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Mets spoil Pence’s debut, beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven innings and Ruben Tejada homered for the first time in almost two years and singled twice, leading the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday night.

August 01, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Tigers P Verlander has right shoulder inflammation

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Justin Verlander's sore right shoulder will likely force him to miss at least one start, the latest setback for the reeling Detroit Tigers.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders-Cowboys practice gets heated

OXNARD (AP) - The joint practice between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys went just about how the coaches scripted it Tuesday with high intensity in an emotional environment.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team's new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks say Lynch assault accusation ‘bogus’

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks say accusations that star running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property are "bogus."

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic gets ragged start in Cincy title quest

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Novak Djokovic had a ragged start in the one tournament that has always eluded him.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones injured, UFC title fight moved to Jan. 3

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has injured his leg, forcing the postponement of his title fight with Daniel Cormier to Jan. 3.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens, 49ers take off the pads for final practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens decided it would be wise to practice without pads Monday.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after three weeks

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders broke training camp Monday and prepared to head south for a pair of joint practices with the Dallas Cowboys.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s muster 3 hits, fall short in loss to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Josh Reddick plucked the ball from his glove after Omar Infante's single in the first inning Monday night and tried to routinely return it to the infield.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals get Willingham from Twins for minor leaguer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals bolstered their offense Monday by acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins, a move the long-suffering franchise hopes will help them end a playoff drought that stretches back nearly three decades.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Orioles 3B Machado leaves with right knee sprain

BALTIMORE (AP) - Orioles third baseman Manny Machado sprained his right knee taking a swing Monday night against the New York Yankees and needed help to get off the field.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pirates put McCutchen on DL, dating to last week

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have put star center fielder Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken rib after waiting a week to see how it would heal.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) - Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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