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Armstrong's fall from grace may help cycling

PARIS (AP) - Cycling supporters say that Lance Armstrong's fall from grace may actually benefit the sport by demonstrating to potential cheaters what can happen to them if they dope.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after more than 3 weeks in Napa

NAPA (AP) - Carson Palmer is running out of time to get the Oakland Raiders first-team offense into the end zone in the preseason.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Drug testing topic back in spotlight in Bay Area

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he's confident he's completely clean.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panama, California advance at Little League WS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Hance Smith's eyes widened in the dugout as he watched Quinton Gago send a homer well over the left-field fence.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One bad inning costs Ross as A’s lose to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tyson Ross is headed back to the minors in a new role after making one start for Oakland in place of suspended Bartolo Colon.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Zito, Sanchez lead Giants past Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Hector Sanchez's two-run double highlighted a four-run fifth and the San Francisco Giants rolled past the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Dodgers 8-4 to earn 3-game sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 2½ games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tommy Milone becomes a 10-game winner, beats Twins

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp has been tinkering with his batting stance to finally find something that works. Now that he's feeling it again at the plate, Crisp refuses to offer any details in fear of jinxing a good thing.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for positive test

OAKLAND (AP) - Make it two 50-game suspensions in exactly one week - both starters for contending teams from the Bay Area, both for testosterone.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers trying to improve protection for QB Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday that quarterback Alex Smith has become "savant-like" in his understanding of the San Francisco 49ers' West Coast system.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders' Leinart unlikely to play against Lions

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Dodgers to extend NL West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Put the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of Tim Lincecum and he can't help but get pumped.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Athletics send down Weeks to make room for Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Drew thinks a change of scenery will help jump-start his slumping bat. The Oakland Athletics hope he's right.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Melky Cabrera associate banned from ballparks

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has banned Melky Cabrera associate Juan Nunez from all team clubhouses.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants cancel order for Melky Cabrera T-shirts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants canceled an order for 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts just in time.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Selig’s imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

October 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals put parade on hold

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants hoped Game 6 of the World Series would result in a parade.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Niemi has 31 saves as Sharks top Avalanche

DENVER (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former 49er Gordon Soltau dies at 89

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Gordon Soltau, a wide receiver and kicker who played nine NFL seasons with San Francisco, has died. He was 89.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos are unanimous No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - Going into Sunday's highly anticipated matchup against the New England Patriots, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are the unanimous choice as the NFL's top team.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bailey calls it a career after 15 years in NFL

DENVER (AP) - Former teammate Brian Dawkins called Champ Bailey "a great conserver of energy," a rare superstar who was never in a rush to get anywhere "unless it was on a football field."

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys awaiting word on latest Romo back injury

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo's dramatic return from his latest back injury doesn't mean he is cleared to face the next opponent.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mississippi State, Florida State top list

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken - and it likes the SEC.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson, Guthrie starting Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After long waits to make their World Series debuts, Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie will get another opportunity to pitch Wednesday night.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Grieving Ventura shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yordano Ventura honored his close friend Oscar Tavares the best way he could.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockets rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe’s return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Free agency looms after World Series concludes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter's box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors co-owner regrets writing ‘hoodish’

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber wrote to team employees to say that he regrets if anybody was offended by his unintentional use of "hoodish" in an email.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lee likely to miss opener at Sacramento

OAKLAND (AP) - Power forward David Lee is expected to sit out Golden State's season opener at Sacramento on Wednesday night with a strained left hamstring.

October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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October 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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