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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


Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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‘Deflategate’ judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge took a peacemaker's role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams ousted in 1st round at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (AP) - After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ravens’ Steve Smith to retire after this season

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, one of 12 players in NFL history with 900 catches, says he will retire after this ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Colts hope Gore Can provide boost to running game

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts are hoping Frank Gore can finally get their running game going.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rowers fall ill in test event

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships - a trial ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Government wants Armstrong medical records

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The federal government says it wants Lance Armstrong's medical records from his 1996 cancer treatments because they could prove just how ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets keep prospect Conforto in majors with Cuddyer off DL

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have chosen to keep top outfield prospect Michael Conforto in the major leagues despite activating Michael Cuddyer from ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wright produces in rehab game

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - New York Mets star David Wright got a hit and scored a run Monday night in his first minor league ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rehab over, Twins send OF Buxton to minors

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton will be staying in Triple-A for a while.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers place Kendrick on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed second baseman Howie Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring and ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox closer Uehara out for season

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays take momentum into series with Oakland A’s

TORONTO (AP) - When Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor felt the energy inside Rogers Centre during David Price's debut for the Toronto Blue Jays, it ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles proposes $4.1B budget for 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy declares himself to be 100 percent for PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Rory McIlroy says he's 100 percent and his game appears to be in order.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gordon’s farewell tour hits snag at Watkins Glen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Perhaps Jeff Gordon should have known what was to come this season, his final as a NASCAR driver, when he crashed on ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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