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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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Tavares’ OT goal for Isles beats ailing Ducks 3-2

ANAHEIM (AP) - John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and the New York Islanders snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings beat Nuggets for 4th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 131-109 Wednesday night to extend their best start in more than a decade.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendrick to pay $185,000 in fines for crew members

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jazz beat Cavs on Hayward’s jumper at buzzer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gordon Hayward made a step-back jumper at the buzzer, one-upping LeBron James and boosting the Utah Jazz to a 102-100 victory over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Melanie Oudin needs heart, eye procedures

American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday for a heart condition, then surgery later this month for an eye problem.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lawyer: A-Rod admitted steroids use to DEA

MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer for the University of Miami's former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miller knows just what Smith is going through

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has another game left on his nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies, and Von Miller can't wait to see his buddy back on the football field.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oregon top 4 newcomer in 2nd playoff ranking

Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn held the top three spots in the second College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon joining them in the top four Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brady and Pats are No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back where they have been for so much of the Bill Belichick era.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers regroup after loss to Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Halfway through the regular season, the San Francisco 49ers know there's a sense of urgency in get things turned around.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals, Orioles each win 3 Gold Gloves, Molina 7th

NEW YORK (AP) - All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw finalist for NL MVP and Cy Young Award

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is among the finalists for the NL Most Valuable Player and the Cy Young Award, in position to become the first NL player to sweep both honors since Bob Gibson in 1968.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US prosecutors: A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR penalizes 6 Hendrick crew members for fight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon avoided any penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday for their post-race fight at Texas. Two crew chiefs and four crew members from Hendrick Motorsports were punished for their roles in the brawl.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner cut but OK after knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner felt fortunate to be OK after getting cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China.

November 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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