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Palmer plays it safe in Raiders opener

ALAMEDA (AP) - The high-risk, high-reward passes that characterized Carson Palmer's first half-season as Oakland Raiders quarterback were absent in the season opener.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Akers surprised with 63-yard field goal

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - David Akers' mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in - after bouncing off the crossbar.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's rookie Griffin 6-0 after win over Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - A.J. Griffin threw eight scoreless innings, becoming the second Athletics pitcher in 85 years to start his major league career with six straight wins, and Yoenis Cespedes homered for Oakland in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum pitches Giants past Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched effectively for six innings to extend his road winning streak to a career-best five straight, Brandon Crawford doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Wednesday night to continue their strong play away from home.

September 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's hold off Angels in 9th for 5th straight win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Marcel Reece to extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have finalized a multiyear contract extension with fullback Marcel Reece.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Davis literally a big addition to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Leonard Davis is one of the NFL's biggest men today because his parents, both of whom had lost spouses, found each other in small-town Texas and decided to add one more child to their already enormous blended family.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Patriots on top of AP Pro32 power rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - While Tom Brady cares for his damaged nose, New England Patriots fans can gain comfort from having their team lead the AP Pro32 power rankings.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders WR Jacoby Ford to have surgery

ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen has a lot more to deal with than just a loss in his debut as Oakland Raiders coach.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's McCarthy released from hospital

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from a Bay Area hospital Tuesday, less than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive and undergoing surgery.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers show they're serious NFC contender

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed all the same poise and big playmaking ability - not to mention dominant defense against NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers - in a season-opening statement victory at Green Bay as they did in coming so close to a Super Bowl last season.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner's bat helps Giants to win

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner hit a three-run homer on a night when he struggled on the mound and Brandon Belt drove in four runs, helping the San Francisco Giants hold on for a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in rainy conditions Tuesday.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chargers beat Raiders 22-14 in opener

OAKLAND (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers capitalized on their opponent's mistakes instead of making errors of their own.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Jarrod Parker, A’s slow down Angels with win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jarrod Parker pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Brandon Moss and Cliff Pennington homered, and the Oakland Athletics snapped the Los Angeles Angels' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Monday night.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rockies RHP White homers in victory over Giants

DENVER (AP) - Rockies pitcher Alex White homered and Colorado finally solved a struggling Ryan Vogelsong, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

September 11, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders O-line faces toughest test yet

ALAMEDA (AP) - Trying to stop Denver's pass rush tandem of defensive end DeMarcus Ware and linebacker Von Miller would be a tough challenge for the winless Raiders under the best circumstances.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Edler, Bonino lead Canucks past Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Alex Edler and Chris Bonino scored second-period goals and Ryan Miller preserved the lead through the final second as the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants turn all their attention to Pablo Sandoval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants are planning their offseason around efforts to re-sign Pablo Sandoval.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McDowell fires 67 in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) - Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. He opened with seven birdies in 12 holes and then hung on for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Champions.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns beat Bengals to move into 1st place

CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton's harried look summed it up. Cleveland's defense was all over him all night long, turning an AFC North showdown into a shockingly one-sided matchup.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Leafs’ Ashton banned 20 games for drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton was suspended for 20 games without pay by the NHL on Thursday after failing a drug test.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vonn’s knee on mend, Miller’s back still aching

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - Her right knee finally free of pain, Lindsey Vonn is actually considering moving up her return to racing.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blues hold off Devils for 7th straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games and the St. Louis Blues extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Lee to miss Warriors’ road trip with hamsrting injury

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee will not travel with the Golden State Warriors when they play at Houston and Phoenix this weekend because of a left hamstring injury.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockets stop Spurs as Howard nets 32

HOUSTON (AP) - Heading into a game with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale had his eye on a few matchups. A specific one that caught his eye was getting Dwight Howard in the post.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers running back Marcus Lattimore to retire

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore never played an NFL snap because of two serious knee injuries while he was in college, and he has decided his knees might not hold up through the rigors of a 16-game season.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A fun Battle of Ohio this time

Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors crush Clippers to remain unbeaten

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and seven assists, Draymond Green scored a career-high 24 points and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten with their most impressive performance yet, crushing the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104 on Wednesday night.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning and Woodson still a good matchup

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Staley says offensive line struggles costly

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley insists his strong comments after Sunday's loss to the Rams were not intended to question the coaching staff but rather point out how poorly the offensive line performed.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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