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A's honor retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera

OAKLAND (AP) - Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Moss has 2 HRs, Straily pitches A’s past Yankees

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer and a solo shot for his third career two-homer game, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 5-2 on Wednesday night to win their 10th straight home game.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates power past struggling Zito, SF

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Barry Zito doesn't believe his quality pitches just magically disappear whenever the San Francisco Giants venture away from AT&T Park.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Blackhawks beat Bruins in 3OT opener

CHICAGO (AP) - Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ A.J. Jenkins making strides in second year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - If A.J. Jenkins had yet to call his dad on a given day last season, he would receive a text asking him to do so.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Janikowski deals with more change in 14th season

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sebastian Janikowski has seen plenty of changes on the Oakland Raiders in his 13 years in the NFL.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nets hire Jason Kidd as coach

(AP) - The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers still mad after brawl with Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers remained upset Wednesday about their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and much of their ire was directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


2014 MLB opener in Australia: Dodgers-D’backs

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will bring their thunder Down Under.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kansas City teen throws 1st pitch via telerobot

OAKLAND (AP) - From some 1,800 miles away in Kansas City, Mo., 13-year-old Nick LeGrande threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees-Athletics game Wednesday night.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Yankees’ Rivera surprises longtime A’s employee

OAKLAND (AP) - Posing as a pizza delivery man, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants 2B Scutaro out with finger injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) - San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is out indefinitely with an injury to the pinkie finger on his left hand.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kontos suspended for 3 games by MLB, Bochy for 1

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mystery of Merion starts to unfold at US Open

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - The affection was genuine. Even better was beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. So when Lee Trevino got his hands on that U.S. Open trophy in 1971, the guy who never lacked for one-liners gushed, "I love Merion, and I don't even know her last name."

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LeBron not backing down on vow for Game 4

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A day later, LeBron James didn't back down.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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49ers LB Willis to be game time decision

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams.

November 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bye week helps Vernon Davis’ ankle and back recovery

SANTA CLARA (AP) - An extra week to heal has proved beneficial for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who says he can play without thinking again. And that's a good thing.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mack making impact for Raiders even without sacks

ALAMEDA (AP) - Khalil Mack has done just about everything the Oakland Raiders have asked of him his rookie season.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s decline to exercise Nakajima’s contract option

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints, Panthers tied at 0-0 after 1st quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Drew Brees had turnovers to end New Orleans' first two drives, while Cam Newton and Carolina couldn't take advantage as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter of Thursday night's game.

October 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A giant, indeed.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors whip Kings in season opener

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stephen Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors made Steve Kerr a winner in his coaching debut, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 95-77 on Wednesday night.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big match in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr prepares for tough test vs. Seahawks

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie center Marcus Martin to make NFL debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick offered a few encouraging words, and rookie Marcus Martin knew the quarterback believed in him to step in at center and do the job.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento breaks ground on new Kings arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have officially broken ground on their new downtown arena.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and playfully ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals’ dream season falls short in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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