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Gore looking for another good performance vs Lions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are benefiting from the stellar start of running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.

September 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wisniewski to start at center for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland center Stefen Wisniewski has no doubt that running the ball early and effectively is critical if the Raiders are to avoid going 0-2 for the first time since 2007.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes delivers home run with sore right wrist

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics hardly needed any additional motivation for this key September series with playoff implications. Then injured pitcher Brandon McCarthy showed up in the clubhouse before the game.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Egan-Jones cuts US debt rating to AA- from AA

NEW YORK (AP) - Egan-Jones, an independent credit-research firm, downgraded its rating on U.S. government debt to AA- from AA on Friday, citing the Federal Reserve's plans to try to stimulate the economy.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Cap

OAKLAND (0-1) At MIAMI (0-1)

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers try to stop another top passer in Stafford when they face Lions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The overwhelming consensus on San Francisco's elite defense is that Calvin Johnson is the best wide receiver the 49ers will face. And perhaps the best there is, period.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


High wind wipes out play in Women's British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Play was called off for the day at the Women's British Open on Friday because of strong wind that disrupted the second round so badly that organizers declared early scores "null and void."

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dolphins hope steamy heat helps at home against Oakland Raiders

MIAMI (AP) - Following a midday practice in steamy sunshine, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks sat at his locker peeling off sweat-soaked gear as beads of perspiration dripped from his nose and beard.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bennett brothers brace for Sunday battle

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Whenever Michael Bennett got into a fight growing up in Texas, his little brother, Martellus, always seemed to be around to help out.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Niners Cap

DETROIT (1-0) At SAN FRANCISCO (1-0)

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lopez embraces unlikely title shot vs. Canelo tonight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Josesito Lopez has risen from near-anonymity to the heights of boxing this summer, fighting his way into a big-money Las Vegas showdown with beloved Mexican champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pence's slam helps Giants beat Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a grand slam, Matt Cain dodged trouble for five-plus innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Friday night.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Packers run fake FG, beat Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers rattled and robbed Jay Cutler while Aaron Rodgers and Co. sputtered at times against the stout Chicago Bears defense.

September 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's 12-game road steak ends with loss to Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - One troublesome inning interrupted what had been a sensational start to Brett Anderson's season following Tommy John surgery.

September 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


QB matchup takes a twist in USC-Stanford rivalry Saturday

STANFORD (AP) - The last time Matt Barkley and Josh Nunes played against each other came at the 2009 Under Armour High School All-America Game in Orlando, Fla., except the real competition came when they were away from the football field.

September 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Wichita State’s perfect run ends

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top freshmen headed home already

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum hit hard but rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lake hits 3 homers in Cubs’ win over A’s

PHOENIX (AP) - Junior Lake's big day helped bail out Jason Hammel.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pitching shines in Bay Area battle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit struck out seven in four impressive innings, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fresh start for Schaub in Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Schaub and the Oakland Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Kings for 12th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While a fast-paced offense has become more of a fixture in recent years, the San Antonio Spurs can still grind out games when needed.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins pole in Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott up 7 shots

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott’s 62 ties record at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal, Stanford in hunt after first day

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Olympians Brittany MacLean and Shannon Vreeland helped defending champion Georgia take the lead Thursday in the first day of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Williams survives tough 1st set

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Trailing in the first set of her first match at the Sony Open, Serena Williams grunted with every shot and screamed with every point she won.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reds’ Chapman ‘lucky’ to have only broken bone

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey Slugs grand slam

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants rocked opening day starter Andrew Cashner, rolling to an 11-3 victory Thursday night over the San Diego Padres.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Converted 49ers FB cashes in with 3-year extension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Miller recalls springtime three years ago when 49ers running backs coach Tom Rathman called to inquire whether he might be up for a position change. Defense to offense.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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