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Armstrong's fall from grace may help cycling

PARIS (AP) - Cycling supporters say that Lance Armstrong's fall from grace may actually benefit the sport by demonstrating to potential cheaters what can happen to them if they dope.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after more than 3 weeks in Napa

NAPA (AP) - Carson Palmer is running out of time to get the Oakland Raiders first-team offense into the end zone in the preseason.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Drug testing topic back in spotlight in Bay Area

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he's confident he's completely clean.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panama, California advance at Little League WS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Hance Smith's eyes widened in the dugout as he watched Quinton Gago send a homer well over the left-field fence.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One bad inning costs Ross as A’s lose to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tyson Ross is headed back to the minors in a new role after making one start for Oakland in place of suspended Bartolo Colon.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Zito, Sanchez lead Giants past Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Hector Sanchez's two-run double highlighted a four-run fifth and the San Francisco Giants rolled past the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Dodgers 8-4 to earn 3-game sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 2½ games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tommy Milone becomes a 10-game winner, beats Twins

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp has been tinkering with his batting stance to finally find something that works. Now that he's feeling it again at the plate, Crisp refuses to offer any details in fear of jinxing a good thing.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for positive test

OAKLAND (AP) - Make it two 50-game suspensions in exactly one week - both starters for contending teams from the Bay Area, both for testosterone.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers trying to improve protection for QB Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday that quarterback Alex Smith has become "savant-like" in his understanding of the San Francisco 49ers' West Coast system.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders' Leinart unlikely to play against Lions

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Dodgers to extend NL West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Put the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of Tim Lincecum and he can't help but get pumped.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Athletics send down Weeks to make room for Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Drew thinks a change of scenery will help jump-start his slumping bat. The Oakland Athletics hope he's right.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Melky Cabrera associate banned from ballparks

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has banned Melky Cabrera associate Juan Nunez from all team clubhouses.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants cancel order for Melky Cabrera T-shirts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants canceled an order for 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts just in time.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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200-plus opt out of settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 200 former players or their families have opted out of the proposed settlement of NFL concussion claims, fewer than 1 percent of the retirees covered by the deal, according to court documents filed Monday.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NTSB: Spaceship’s descent device deployed prematurely

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft's descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday.

November 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Storm ushers in wet season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California storm dropped about half an inch of rain on Los Angeles, causing a troublesome mudslide in the region but bringing a good start to a much needed wet season amid the state's drought, forecasters said Saturday.

November 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patriots break Broncos behind Manning TDs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady outdueled Peyton Manning, throwing for four touchdowns, and Julian Edelman returned a punt 84 yards for a score in leading the New England Patriots past the Denver Broncos 43-21 Sunday.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenya runners win NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) - Wilson Kipsang, a former world-record holder, needed to force himself to slow down.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


In Nevada desert, team wins 75 straight games

LAMO, Nev. (AP) - Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pernice wins Champions Tour playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Pernice Jr. won the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, beating Jay Haas with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers fumble away game

SANTA CLARA (AP) - James Laurinaitis and the St. Louis defense read Colin Kaepernick's mannerisms and were perfectly prepared for his quarterback sneak.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland rally comes up short in loss to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - Another close call. Another week where, no matter the improvement, the Oakland Raiders showed why they still remained winless.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings hand Clippers first loss of season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Sacramento Kings never beat the Los Angeles Clippers in four games last season. They made sure that wouldn't happen again with a dominant fourth quarter.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamilton wins US Grand Prix, moves closer to world title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Race by race and point by point, Lewis Hamilton is tightening his grip on the Formula One world championship and squeezing out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon angry with Keselowski after Johnson’s victory

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Brad Keselowski's face was puffy, and he took a couple quick drinks of water to wash the blood from his mouth. So close to a big playoff win, Jeff Gordon was left with a cut on his lip.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Novak Djokovic easily retains Paris Masters title

PARIS (AP) - Novak Djokovic became the first man to successfully defend his title at the Paris Masters with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Sunday, putting himself in a commanding position in his fight with Roger Federer for the year-end No.1 spot.

November 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders may be without starting CB Rogers

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are expected to be without cornerback Carlos Rogers for Sunday's game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.

November 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers LB Willis to be game time decision

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams.

November 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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