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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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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


Woodson still going strong at age 38

NAPA (AP) - Charles Woodson is showing few signs of slowing down even at age 38.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chicago Cubs beat Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - The way Kyle Schwarber was hitting the ball, Joe Maddon felt he had no choice but to keep him in the lineup.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Leake on DL

CHICAGO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Mike Leake was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray throws complete game in A’s win

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Phegley had two hits and drove in a run, Danny Valencia hit a home run and Sonny Gray won a pitching duel ...

August 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s acquire minor leaguer Frias

OAKLAND . (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired minor league right-hander Dawrin Frias on Friday from the New York Mets as a player to be named in ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Golf Capsules

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Danny Lee made seven birdies for a 5-under 65 for a one-shot lead Thursday in his first time at the Bridgestone Invitational ...

August 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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