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Stern to retire as NBA commissioner in 2014 after almost 30 years on job

NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


All quiet as deadline for full NHL season nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL's deadline for playing a full, 82-game season arrived Thursday with no new discussions between the league and its locked-out players.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lakers lose again to Kings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a winless preseason with a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Suds taps give insight into Tigers, Giants fans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While the Fall Classic between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers pits clubs from two very different cities, the distinctive style and taste of each team's partisans also pours through the beer taps at their ball yards.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders insist they're not dirty

ALAMEDA (AP) - After the Oakland Raiders set NFL records in 2011 for penalties and penalty yards, rookie coach Dennis Allen made it a top priority to field more disciplined team.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers can up sacks total facing Arizona Cardinals

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The pass rusher in Aldon Smith is getting a little more excited than usual this week.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With small ball, Giants win for 2-0 WS lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


whats the score

FOOTBALL

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Palmer wants Raiders to be more balanced between passing, running

ALAMEDA (AP) - As prolific as he's been in his career, Oakland's Carson Palmer is on an unparalleled pace for him.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' lefty gets another shot in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dangerous way for kids to emulate pros

What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bettman says full season 'not going to be reality'

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports




Series gets awfully hairy with wild beards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is going to be a very hairy World Series.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL Thursdays tough on players, especially on road

NEW YORK (AP) - In today's "any given Sunday" NFL, the thinking goes, any team can win - or lose - any game. What about any given Thursday? Turns out those matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Raiders look to revive running game

ALAMEDA (AP) - As a coaching disciple of Bill Parcells, Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano has long believed that a powerful offense starts with a strong running game.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Prosecutors: Peterson smoked marijuana

HOUSTON (AP) - Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson should be arrested anew after admitting during his court appearance on a child abuse charge that he had "smoked a little weed" while out on bond, Texas prosecutors said Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders place Roach on season-ending IR

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders placed starting middle linebacker Nick Roach on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a concussion in the preseason.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson reaching career milestone with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching at a high level again.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Josh Beckett retires at 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, has retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series championships.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Battle of AFC South powers

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Run game key in balancing out attack for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have found the offensive balance that helped the team reach the NFC championship game in each of the past three seasons.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL owners discuss personal conduct

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners spent five hours discussing the league's personal conduct policy, domestic violence and discipline for misbehavior during their fall meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Valeri scores twice, Timbers beat Quakes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Diego Valeri scored twice and Donovan Ricketts had his fifth shutout of the season to help the Portland Timbers beat San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 on Wednesday night.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Homegrown talent key for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers feeling blue

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm - and he didn't really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter's box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base.

October 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Opportunistic Giants finish off Nats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are on another October roll in their every-other-year pattern of postseason success.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Conduct policy, Bills vote on NFL owners’ agenda

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners will meet Wednesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy, vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills and look at further international play.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peterson case prompts dialogue about spanking

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yes, Adrian Peterson said, the allegation that he struck his young son with a branch is true. No, he does not believe he committed a crime.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders claim LB Armstrong off waivers

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have claimed Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the St. Louis Rams to upgrade their depleted linebacker position.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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