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Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Chargers slam San Diego’s latest stadium proposal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city and county's updated plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium were immediately trashed by the Chargers, making it ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston Dynamo defeat Quakes

HOUSTON (AP) - Alex scored in the 77th minute and the Houston Dynamo outlasted the short-handed San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kerber outlasts hard-hitting Pliskova

STANFORD (AP) - Angelique Kerber pushed away any post-match fatigue or tired legs and relished yet another championship.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth closes with 66 in final round before PGA

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - If the rest of the year is any indication, Jordan Spieth is trending in the right direction heading to the final major ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


1985: Kevin Wentworth leads NorCal golf team at Junior Cup

Thirty years ago, on August 7, 1985, the Northern California team, led by the solid play of Manteca's Kevin Wentworth, tied for top honors ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford passes away

NEW YORK (AP) - From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fan hits NY player throwing back ball

NEW YORK (AP) - A teenage fan at Yankee Stadium showed off quite an arm Sunday - at the expense of All-Star outfielder Brett Gardner.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valencia powers A’s to win over Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - His new teammates can only shake their heads. Danny Valencia, acquired off waivers a week ago, continues to impress.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants shut down by Arrieta in loss

CHICAGO (AP) - Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants capped a rough road trip with a difficult weekend in Chicago.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carr gets receiving help in year 2 with Oakland Raiders

NAPA (AP) - For all the good that Derek Carr accomplished as a rookie starting 16 games at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, there was one ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phelps goes 3 for 3 at nationals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Having established himself as the shadow world champion in three events, Michael Phelps pondered the last time he felt this good.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49er linebacker Eli Harold has quick learning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eli Harold came to work Friday morning and was hit quickly with the realization there would be no more easing into his ...

August 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phelps leaves no doubt he’ll be ready for Rio Olympics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Michael Phelps held up one finger, leaving no doubt he's No. 1.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers release Aldon Smith after latest arrest

SANTA CLARA (AP) - More than missing one of the game's most menacing pass rushers, the San Francisco 49ers care that Aldon Smith can carry ...

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pliskova reaches semis at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic advanced to the Bank of the West Classic semifinals Friday, beating Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-4.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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