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PHOENIX (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team to clinch a postseason berth, wrapping up their first NL West title since 2009 when they rallied past Arizona 7-6 on Thursday behind two homers from Hanley Ramirez.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's lower magic number to 4 for AL West title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner strikes out 10, Giants edge Mets 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the Giants felt right at home during the first leg of their extended stay in the Big Apple.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stenson opens with 64 to take lead at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Henrik Stenson changed his attitude and chose a different target at the Tour Championship.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden to get tested by Manning

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has never played against Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He figures the two will become well-acquainted Monday night in Denver.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers determined to get the run going

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - No matter that opponents are stacking extra defenders next to the line of scrimmage. The San Francisco 49ers are determined to run the football successfully, a key element of their offense that has been missing through the first two weeks of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Smith responds to lawsuit alleging shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former Niners tight end Delanie Walker have filed a response to a civil lawsuit filed by a Northern California man who says he was shot during a party at Smith's house.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reid's return a success as Chiefs top Eagles 26-16

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The look was strange: Andy Reid in all red on the visitors' sideline.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colts' new running back greeted by hoots, hollers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Trent Richardson's new NFL home has all the features he's wanted.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lawyer believes $765M concussion deal will succeed

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL believes the proposed $765 million settlement will go through, and lead to payments to injured players within 18 months.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones eyes crossover stardom after UFC 165

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On nights when Jon Jones' four daughters are in bed, when he's done with his training and video games and frequent trips to the gun range, the UFC's light heavyweight champion sometimes spends hours searching for answers online.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bolt backtracks on plan to retire after 2016 Games

LONDON (AP) - The world's fastest man is quickly backtracking on his retirement plans.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andy Murray to have surgery for back problems

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will have surgery on a long-standing back problem and miss the rest of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Davis, Roman meet over tweet

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis is fairly outspoken. Still, he had little to say about his tweet that challenged his offensive coordinator's choices this year.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos see a much better Raiders team

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning won't be chasing history and Derek Carr won't be running from it when the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders meet in their regular-season finale.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie CB makes most of opportunity

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Keith McGill's struggled to get on track his rookie season because of injuries and the time it takes to adjust to the NFL.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suns outlast Kings for 5th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isaiah Thomas heard a sound he had never heard before in Sacramento during one of his hot-shooting spurts in the fourth quarter: silence, then a few light boos.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) - Josh Hicks ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina 40-21 on Friday night in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Louisville resume rivalry

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are now capable of going unbeaten.

December 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pass-rushers turn to martial arts tactics

DENVER (AP) - Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a mixed martial artist on the football field.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Crawford, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors 100-86

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 22 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors their second loss at Staples Center in three days with a 100-86 victory Thursday night.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick weighing offseason

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is in the process of considering how he might go about his offseason regimen to bounce back from a disappointing year, and employing a mechanics coach or quarterback guru as Tom Brady and other stars have done is being discussed.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs linebacker Houston setting sights on sacks record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Quarterbacks would be faring a whole lot better against Justin Houston this season if they avoided him as deftly as the Chiefs' star linebacker dodges reporters.

December 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos have league-high 9 players selected for Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gore hopes to stay with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For weeks, Frank Gore has been pondering the reality he could be playing his final game with San Francisco on Sunday.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders send Derek Carr home sick

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders sent Derek Carr home to rest after the rookie quarterback showed up Tuesday feeling ill.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy and Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy had no problem being patient as the San Francisco Giants pursued re-signing Pablo Sandoval and went after Jon Lester.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith says he didn’t drink at McDonald home

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith acknowledged Tuesday that he visited Ray McDonald's home for a short time the day the ex-49ers defensive lineman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.

December 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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