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Raiders pleased with QB Pryor's progress

ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor is still far from being a polished quarterback for the Oakland Raiders and isn't likely to move up the depth chart any time soon.

August 26, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Athletics slip past Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jonny Gomes changed the game in a hurry for the Oakland Athletics.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Gonzalez, Loney scratched amid trade talks

BOSTON (AP) - Boston's Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers' James Loney were scratched from their teams' starting lineups Friday night as the clubs tried to finalize a major trade involving the first basemen.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants Pagan gets 4 hits to back Vogelsong

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan had a go-ahead triple among his four hits to help back Ryan Vogelsong's first victory in three starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ailing Woods gets in the mix at Bethpage

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - A common phrase this year - "Tiger's back" - took on a new meaning Friday at The Barclays.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Djokovic, Williams sisters highlight Open

Somehow, it seemed so easy for so many people to write off Roger Federer.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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


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Rockies hand Giants their 5th straight loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado made a sensational falling catch over the tarp in foul territory, Corey Dickerson had an RBI single among his three hits and the Rockies established their best road start in franchise history with a 4-1 win against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Indians’ Carrasco hit in face with line drive

CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated at a hospital for a bruised jaw after he was struck in the face by a line drive hit by Chicago's Melky Cabrera.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rough start for Moliotor, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first week of the regular season.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


College bowl game payouts surpass $500m

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rampone, Brian and Solo among those on US World Cup roster

U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis thinks her World Cup roster includes a good mix of veterans and newcomers.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in "great pain" and blamed New York City police for causing a "significant injury" that knocked him out for the season.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rockies beat Giants to spoil SF’s home opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Colorado Rockies stood at the dugout rail and watched their division rival celebrate a third World Series championship in five years. Giants October ace Madison Bumgarner even mounted a horse to carry the flag around the outfield warning track.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler’s 3-run homer helps A’s beat Astros 8-1

HOUSTON (AP) - Entering the season there were questions about the power in an Oakland lineup that had lost Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson in the last year.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson scores 42, Warriors down Memphis 111-107

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson turned a meaningless game for the Golden State Warriors - and a huge one for the Memphis Grizzlies - into must-see TV for a moment.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Casspi helps Kings beat Lakers 102-92

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers are one loss away from the worst season in franchise history.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Teams battle for NBA playoff berths

With two days left in the NBA's regular season, the playoffs virtually have already begun for a handful of teams.

April 14, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Uncharted waters in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Instead of answering the annual questions about what it would take for San Jose finally to break through in the NHL playoffs, the Sharks are spending the start of this postseason facing even bigger questions.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


AP writers like Curry for NBA MVP but split on champion

The final days of the NBA regular season have arrived with a few things still to be decided, such as a scoring champion and exactly who gets what seed in the respective brackets.

April 14, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rod Thorn retiring as NBA President in August

NEW YORK (AP) - Rod Thorn returned to the NBA league office in 2013 with a commitment to stay two years.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Games finishing faster — so far

Baseball games have indeed been finishing faster this year.

April 14, 2015 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


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