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Wallace getting a chance to compete for backup QB job

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Seneca Wallace stepped on the practice field for the first time with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday as the most experienced quarterback on the roster.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gaffney puts baseball aside to return to Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Every time Tyler Gaffney attended a Stanford practice last year, Coach David Shaw teased his former running back that he had one year of eligibility remaining.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Murray aims to defend 1st major title

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Murray chuckled as he explained the very best part about owning a pair of Grand Slam titles, one from the U.S. Open last year, the other from Wimbledon last month.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Helio ready to go in Sonoma after scary crash

SONOMA (AP) - After Tony Stewart wrecked his NASCAR season by breaking his leg in a sprint car crash, Helio Castroneves admits he wondered whether it was such a good idea to drive a Brazilian stock car on an unfamiliar street course in the middle of the IndyCar season.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kuchar leads after short day at Barclays

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Matt Kuchar made the most of his short day at The Barclays.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Busch dominates Bristol to win Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - The crowd showered Kyle Busch with boos Friday night as he celebrated yet another Bristol Motor Speedway win in Victory Lane.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Michael sparks Seattle in win over Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks' offensive juggernaut hit a speed bump at Lambeau Field.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates come out swinging, beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer homered, Jose Tabata hit a three-run double, and the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 on Thursday night.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders to get 1st game look at 1st-round pick

OAKLAND (AP) - D.J. Hayden finally gets the chance to answer the critics who thought the Oakland Raiders made a risky bet when they drafted him 12th overall in April.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign quarterback Wallace to one-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have added another quarterback to the competition to be Colin Kaepernick's backup, signing nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract Thursday.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle gets lesson on Gen. James Doolittle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sean Doolittle tugs gently on his bushy red beard and soaks in a history lesson as he strolls in silence along the 872-foot wooden flight deck of the USS Hornet. He checks out old war planes while gazing at spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay, then climbs dozens of stairs to take a turn in the ship's "air boss" seat.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made "mistakes," Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

August 22, 2013 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


A year after trade, Red Sox, Dodgers both better

BOSTON (AP) - Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Torres goes on DL with Achilles strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers' Wilson makes return from elbow surgery

MIAMI (AP) - Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn't pitched in 16 months.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Miami, Stanford meet in NIT final

NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Hurricanes were down to their fourth point guard. They had four freshmen on the court during one stretch, and players found themselves in roles they never filled during the regular season.

April 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis coming up big in Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Being Kentucky's smallest player on the floor hasn't prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats.

April 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


UConn women not looking past opposition in Final Four

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Four No. 1 seeds are in the Final Four of the women's NCAA Tournament for only the third time, yet there's still a distinctive feel it's really two-time defending champion Connecticut's title to lose. Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland merely are a distant best of the rest.

April 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Will Indiana law force 2016 women’s Final Four to relocate?

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - As pressure builds for the repeal or revision of Indiana's new religious objection law, the NCAA faces a decision about whether to look for a new venue for next year's women's Final Four.

April 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry and Thompson help Warriors beat Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 Tuesday night for their 10th consecutive victory.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


United States hold on for 1-1 draw at Switzerland

ZURICH (AP) - The United States held on for 1-1 draw with Switzerland in an international friendly on Tuesday after veteran forward Jozy Altidore was sent off.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

NEW YORK (AP) - Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barry Zito’s scoreless streak ends; A’s beat Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito's spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate in a 13-10 victory.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Randle sets record, leads Stanford past ODU

NEW YORK (AP) - Chasson Randle came into the NIT semifinals 11 points away from setting Stanford's all-time scoring record. The Cardinal needed much more than that from their senior star after blowing a 21-point first-half lead.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


St. John’s confirms Chris Mullin will be coach

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Mullin is coming home to St. John's.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods played practice round at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National, a strong indication that the four-time champion could make his return at the Masters.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic defeats Dolgopolov in Miami; Venus Williams loses

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Before the first set ended Tuesday, Novak Djokovic had busted a racket in anger, drawn jeers from the crowd and received two code violations, which cost him a point penalty.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR finds Ryan Newman’s race team manipulated tires

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Grizzlies maul Kings to snap 3-game skid

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies were delighted to snap out of their recent losing spell, no matter what opponent they dispatched.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Free agent linebacker Lance Briggs visits 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers were hosting free agent linebacker Lance Briggs at team headquarters Monday.

March 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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