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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At around age 10, Hunter Pence acquired a Barry Bonds poster from his elementary school fair. It was then that Pence started choking up on his bat just as Bonds did in that prized picture that wound up on his wall.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes, Moss homer to push A’s past Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, it's the Texas Rangers in town. The very team the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat in Game No. 162 last October for a stunning sweep to steal away the AL West crown from the two-time reigning AL champions.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Derby winner arrives in Pimlico for Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) - Orb has settled into the place reserved for royalty at Pimlico Race Course - stall 40.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tiger wins Players by not throwing it away

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus have never had a conversation longer than a couple of minutes, and rarely about golf. Maybe it's because they already think along the same lines when it comes to winning tournaments.

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL Playoff capsules

BRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA Playoff capsules

HEAT 88, BULLS 65

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Greinke could make debut on Wednesday: LOS ANGELES – Zack Greinke will pitch on Wednesday. Whether he does it against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium or the San Jose Giants in Rancho Cucamonga, where the Dodgers' Single-A team plays, remains to be seen. Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason but has been on the disabled list since April 12, the day after he broke his clavicle in a fight with San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin. He made a rehab start Friday and came out of a weekend bullpen session in good shape ...

May 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Spurs tops Warriors for 2-1 series lead

OAKLAND (AP) - Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half, Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Thunder one victory away from Kelly Cup Finals

STOCKTON - The Stockton Thunder earned a late third period goal by Maxime Boisclair and used a key save by Olivier Roy on a penalty shot with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to hold on for a 3-2 win over the Idaho Steelheads and take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals in front of 4,417 fans at Stockton Arena on Friday.

May 11, 2013 | By MIKE BENTON Stockton Thunder | Pro Sports


Hansen increases bid for Kings to $625M

SEATTLE (AP) - If this is Chris Hansen's final salvo in his attempt to purchase the Sacramento Kings, it's coming with an additional $75 million price tag to what already could be the richest franchise sale in NBA history.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cain helps Giants beat Hudson and Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight strong innings and San Francisco beat Tim Hudson for the first time in seven years in the Giants' 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle’s Iwakuma shuts down A’s in win

SEATTLE (AP) - Bob Melvin is still trying to figure out what happened to the consistency Oakland had the first month of the season.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


British rookie trying to catch on with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye was one of the last players to leave the "pitch" Friday afternoon - one of several things that set the big Brit apart from other newcomers at the San Francisco 49ers' rookie minicamp.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NHL capsules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Garcia goes 1 up on Tiger at Players Championship: PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sergio Garcia had one of those stretches where it felt like every putt was going to drop. He needed every one of them Friday for a 7-under 65 to match his best score on the TPC Sawgrass and take a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods among early starters at The Players Championship.

May 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Stewart: ‘No desire’ to get back in sprint car

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - For Tony Stewart, there was no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car. He loves the feel, the way they drive, the purity he finds at all the tiny dirt tracks across the country.

September 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy sharp in final start

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched seven innings for his third consecutive win, Seth Smith hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.

September 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s 3 RBI lead Oakland

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Reddick drove in three runs, Scott Kazmir won for the first time in seven starts and the Oakland Athletics moved ever so close to their third consecutive playoff appearance with a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donnell catches on as Giants rout Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Larry Donnell kicked his right leg high as he fell to the turf in the east end zone, then did the same with his left leg at the west end. Touchdown catches that mirrored each other.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants hold off Padres after clinching playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The playoff-bound San Francisco Giants blew a six-run lead, and then rallied for a 9-8 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night to stay within one game of Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Beltre homer in 9th sends Rangers past A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adrian Beltre hit a walk-off homer in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers kept Oakland from getting closer to clinching an AL wild-card spot with a 2-1 victory against the Athletics on Thursday night.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Getting to know Kerr

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr played golf with Stephen Curry, traveled to Australia to meet with Andrew Bogut and spoke with every other player on the Golden State Warriors in some form or fashion this summer.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Video addressed to NFL security chief

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patrick Willis will play against Eagles

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A wrist injury that limited San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis in practice will not prevent him from playing Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Baptism by fire for all 3 US Ryder Cup rookies

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - The U.S. rookies are being thrown straight into the mix at the Ryder Cup.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter gives Yankees win at stadium finale

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter didn't want the night to end.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


George making rehab progress on leg

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul George is getting back on his feet.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big-play Bruins roll over Sun Devils

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Ishmael Adams returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and an interception 95 yards for another score, sparking No. 11 UCLA's 62-27 trouncing of No. 15 Arizona State on Thursday night.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Marlins to offer Stanton contract despite injury

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins still plan to make a multiyear contract offer to NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, despite his recent season-ending injury.

September 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hughes turns down chance for $500,000 bonus

DETROIT (AP) - Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes turned down a chance to pitch again this weekend, even though one more out would have earned him a $500,000 bonus.

September 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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