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Sac could be home to next MLS team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Expansion is coming to Major League Soccer. The only questions facing the league's board are how many teams, where to locate them and when to bring them into the fold.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Griffin gets plenty of support to beat Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knows just how dangerous Oakland's offense can be with everybody clicking. Usually, it starts with the Cuban slugger doing his part, as he puts it.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Obama honors Giants for 2nd title in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the San Francisco Giants are making a "habit" of dropping in at the White House.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cribbs relishes tackling as much as returns

NAPA (AP) - There's no arguing that Josh Cribbs will go down as one of the top special teams players in NFL history. He already shares the record for career kickoff return touchdowns and has done pretty well as a punt returner over the years.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Fun-loving Sapp smiles all the way to Hall

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Now headed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Warren Sapp smiles as he remembers accepting the challenge to turn around one of the worst franchises in pro sports history.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Olympic, Bandon to host new 4-ball championships

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Golf Association wanted to make a splash in its selection of sites for the new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championship announced earlier this year.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB may suspend A-Rod under labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tigers acquire reliever Veras from Astros

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rangers, Scheppers move past incident

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers said Monday they had spoken with two teammates who were with Tanner Scheppers and have a "full understanding" of what happened when the reliever was involved in a physical altercation in Cleveland.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano allowed one run over seven dominant innings, Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Monday night.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cibulkova outlasts Radwanska to win Bank of West

STANFORD (AP) - Dominika Cibulkova avenged one of the worst losses ever in a WTA Tour final, outlasting Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes helps A’s rally for win

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs on his most productive day since winning the Home Run Derby, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from five runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wood pitches, hits Cubs to victory over San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travis Wood did more than just pitch his way out of trouble.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis picks up yards after a catch during the 2012 season. Photo contributed

NAPA (AP) - Darren McFadden hopes that going downhill will be just the tonic to revive his career with the Oakland Raiders.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Barnes’ shot lifts Warriors to win over Suns

OAKLAND (AP) - Harrison Barnes hit a running shot in the lane with less than a second remaining, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a wild 107-106 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Playing for perfection

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Twenty-four years ago, UNLV arrived in Indianapolis for a coronation disguised as a Final Four.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Up to $99.95 to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao on pay-per-view

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect much change back from a $100 bill to watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight at home.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ko ties record of 29 straight rounds under par

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - Lydia Ko was in trouble Thursday in the ANA Inspiration. Trying to tie Annika Sorenstam's LPGA Tour record for consecutive rounds under par, the 17-year-old New Zealander was even par with three holes left and stuck behind five large trees to the left of the seventh fairway.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena, Djokovic, Isner, Suarez Navarro winners in Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - The previous two matchups between Serena Williams and Simona Halep were blowouts.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Piercy shoots 63, hold 1-stroke lead at Houston Open

HOUSTON (AP) - After his record-tying round Thursday, Scott Piercy let his thoughts drift toward qualifying for the Masters with a win this week.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former NFL QB Eddie LeBaron dies at age 85

STOCKTON (AP) - College football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and war hero Eddie LeBaron Jr. has died. He was 85.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s OF Crisp to have elbow surgery, could miss 2 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp will have surgery on his right elbow and could miss up to two months.

April 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner outpitches Kluber in Giants win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner outpitched AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, and the San Francisco Giants completed their Arizona portion of the exhibition season by beating the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday.

April 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chavez allows 3 hits in 6 innings as A’s beat Angels

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Jesse Chavez allowed three hits in six innings, Mark Canha homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Wednesday to finish their first spring training at HoHoKam Park with a 14-1 record.

April 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks beat Avalanche to boost slim playoff hopes

SAN JOSE (AP) - With seven points in their past four games, the San Jose Sharks finally seem to be hitting their stride. Whether the resurgence came in time to lead them back to the playoffs remains to be seen.

April 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Harden’s career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

April 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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


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