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PHOENIX (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team to clinch a postseason berth, wrapping up their first NL West title since 2009 when they rallied past Arizona 7-6 on Thursday behind two homers from Hanley Ramirez.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's lower magic number to 4 for AL West title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner strikes out 10, Giants edge Mets 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the Giants felt right at home during the first leg of their extended stay in the Big Apple.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stenson opens with 64 to take lead at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Henrik Stenson changed his attitude and chose a different target at the Tour Championship.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden to get tested by Manning

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has never played against Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He figures the two will become well-acquainted Monday night in Denver.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers determined to get the run going

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - No matter that opponents are stacking extra defenders next to the line of scrimmage. The San Francisco 49ers are determined to run the football successfully, a key element of their offense that has been missing through the first two weeks of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Smith responds to lawsuit alleging shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former Niners tight end Delanie Walker have filed a response to a civil lawsuit filed by a Northern California man who says he was shot during a party at Smith's house.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reid's return a success as Chiefs top Eagles 26-16

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The look was strange: Andy Reid in all red on the visitors' sideline.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colts' new running back greeted by hoots, hollers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Trent Richardson's new NFL home has all the features he's wanted.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lawyer believes $765M concussion deal will succeed

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL believes the proposed $765 million settlement will go through, and lead to payments to injured players within 18 months.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones eyes crossover stardom after UFC 165

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On nights when Jon Jones' four daughters are in bed, when he's done with his training and video games and frequent trips to the gun range, the UFC's light heavyweight champion sometimes spends hours searching for answers online.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bolt backtracks on plan to retire after 2016 Games

LONDON (AP) - The world's fastest man is quickly backtracking on his retirement plans.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andy Murray to have surgery for back problems

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will have surgery on a long-standing back problem and miss the rest of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Giants, Royals ready for wild Series finish

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings building arena but focus on team

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron back home, Spurs back on top

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Teams affected by concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T Park was clear and direct: "When in doubt, sit it out."

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie coach aims high for Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dorsey returns to 49ers practice, Lattimore next

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore is ready to return to the practice field at last, ready to forget the devastating knee injuries, surgeries and countless hours of rehab.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New problems for winless Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Every week there's a new problem and the same result for the Oakland Raiders.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins end Cowboys’ 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals hope to light up clubhouse deer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins, and has a "W'' underneath a crown.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavys seek cable-car celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jake Peavy's son is eager for dad to bring home the World Series championship, and a cable car.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals grieving Taveras’ death

Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar Taveras.

October 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Athletics hire Aldrete as bench coach

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.

October 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders still winless after 7 games

CLEVELAND (AP) - One of these games, the Raiders will put it all together.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals outfielder dies in car accident

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants take 3-2 Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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